Remember when websites used to be comfy?

Remember when websites used to be comfy?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    there's fricking nothing there, how is a site with nothing on it comfy? Frick you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It says right there it will get better

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because of the possibility space it presents

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Let me guess, you're an zoomer who needs things constantly popping and flashing in your face to get any satisfaction

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You mean like those animated gifs there? You sound like you get bullied on the shortbus a lot.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        These old ass websites are full of things "constantly popping and flashing in your face".

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      my website still is comfy. yours still can be too. what's stopping you?

      comfy is just a code word for boring tbh

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      As opposed to modern webshit where 80% of the page is padding and the other 20% is carousels with stock photos?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it has cool pictures, links to cool sites and some windows 95 games. moron

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    better than any React website with 10000 scripts going off all at once

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Empty website

      >moronic backgroung makes text harder to read
      What causes this type of blind nonsensical nostagia... It's like millenials thinking the 1950s were a better time to be alive

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You wouldn't get it if you weren't there.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      For all the zoomies, a key part of the comfyness of a page like this is that it took a few minutes to load on dial up internet. For instance that image of the sea turtle would probably take at least 2 minutes, slowly downloading and rendering line by line. The internet back then enforced relaxed web surfing by default.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      better than any React website with 10000 scripts going off all at once

      https://i.imgur.com/TkfBxV6.png

      Remember when websites used to be comfy?

      its crazy how much better the internet was back then

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, no racists spreading vitriol everywhere

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          stormfront.org was launched in 1996

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Where can I get some of those retro website wallpapers / resources in general? Google seems absolutely useless.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my website still is comfy. yours still can be too. what's stopping you?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Website was designed to explore the internet and the creator's world
    >Nowadays corporate websites contain everyone's interests under their own format and prohibit flexible expression
    Nothing is really stopping anyone from making their own website, it's just a matter of whether you can get views

  7. 1 month ago
    daiz

    We didn't know what we had until it was gone

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      buy an ad

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        For what?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Avif

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i miss this website style.. whatever it is called.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's called pedo scum style

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      sorry, it requires too much suspension of disbelief
      there is (approaching 0) chance that someone who is familiar with old shoujomanga and geocities sites and has made a neocities page specifically to emulate (and in some ways, even improve on) their aesthetics, can actually be a young girl. at the very best it's a woman in her 30s. it's likely a man.
      the experience of browsing this site is like looking at the communications of an alien that has superficially brainscanned me for my preferences, and is then aping them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/TkfBxV6.png

      Remember when websites used to be comfy?

      SOVL
      O
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  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the best thing of old internet was
    >lack of javascript
    >lack of comments sections
    >lack of social media integrations
    >ads only as banners to other sites

    websites shouldn't be the place for comments and discussions

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Play Hypnospace Outlaw

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    wiby neocities marginalia

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yeah
    penisland.com

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Really miss the autism of the old net, sites like bibanon and ED having huge writeups about mundane chan happenings, every game having a 200 page text file written up over months by some faq gay, shit like that.
    Seems long-form text content died over the past 10 years, replaced with 2 hour long video essays read out by bad AI voices instead, sad

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Seems long-form text content died over the past 10 years, replaced with 2 hour long video essays read out by bad AI voices instead, sad
      Zoomers hate reading.
      I'm literally the opposite, I vastly prefer text over videos because I can read / study at my own pace. Also text is searchable. Also it can be better archived. Almost no one archives YouTube videos.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I vastly prefer text over videos because I can read / study at my own pace
        This is also why smut > porn, because you can internally play out a scene with your imagination at your own speed, and can rewind indefinitely using nothing but your mind.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Video is more natural though. Before there was the written text, people transmitted knowledge through the spoken word for thousands of years. Listening to someone is in our DNA.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He's right, though. For the vast majority of types of information transfer, text is superior. When I'm watching video for information transfer, it's also usually at 150-200% speed, because the speed of casual speech is intolerable in comparison.
          Video conveys body language and other forms of information better, but that's only useful in certain circumstances. A vlog can be better than a blog (though is not necessarily), in part because you can (though not necessarily always) develop a stronger sense of the creator's personality through things like their body language, where they film themselves, what their studio/home looks like, etc.
          But about 95% of my time on the computer is text-oriented, and it's usually a huge bummer if a piece of information is only available in a non-text format.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Agreed. I also frequently get annoyed having to manually fast-forward through videos when they cover a topic that I already know some limited information about. If I were reading, I could simply skim through it, but with video I find myself seeking the exact spot where they start talking about new information, and frequently I wonder if I actually saved any time vs just sitting there and listening to them cover something I already know. Video content only shines for me when the concept is entirely unknown, so I can fully engage in the video's narrative.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          text is superior for learning materials, unless the task itself is visual. text is more organised, accessible, searchable, can be ingested easily at any speed, you can literally see an overview of the contents and seek through it as fast as your eyes can move, and so on
          as an example, one time i tried following a recipe from a youtube video, just thought i'd try it. even though i had it playing nearly 2x speed, i ended up spending as much time poking the pause and rewind buttons, and rewatching parts due to rewinding than i did actually using the information. i'll stick to just printing them off

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >2024
        >doesn't archive youtube videos to vhs

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I like audio and it's about parallelization. If I read something, that is really all I can be doing. I have to strap the frick in and Read that shit. If it's audio, I can do other things at the same time as it's going on and it really doesn't reduce my comprehension much since speech is way slower moving than reading.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah I remember when popups werent blocked by default and every private website was filled with empty "under construction" pages

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that the demographics of the internet have changed enormously. It wasn't just that these websites were comfy but they were written by real people with some intelligence

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    nothing stopping you from making a comfy site in 2024

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      nice

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it is impossible because the web itself isn't comfy anymore

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Personally, I think this Geocities/AngelFire style of website with the gifs and tiled backgrounds look dated and shit.

    The real beauty of these kinds of sites is the simplicity, de-bloat, and passion that went into them. Everything these days is just flat aero shit with round corners, generated from some prebuilt template with unecessary scripts running in the background.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Everything these days is just flat aero shit with round corners, generated from some prebuilt template with unecessary scripts running in the background
      Yeah...

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They're still comfy, you're just on the wrong websites
    https://koshka.love/

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That's why I created Wiby

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Holy fricking shit this bring back so many memories. I used to go to Anipike daily! There was even a point where my parents took my PC away as punishment for a few months, and I used my Dreamcast browser instead to sneak in a little bit of time on the Hentai pages. Good times.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    apod.nasa.gov
    >Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is a website provided by NASA and Michigan Technological University (MTU).
    >Launched: June 16, 1995; 28 years ago
    >APOD was presented at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in 1996. Its practice of using hypertext was analyzed in a paper in 2000. It received a Scientific American Sci/Tech Web Award in 2001.
    >During the United States federal government shutdown of 2013, APOD continued its service on mirror sites.
    >The site was awarded the International Astronomical Union's 2022 Astronomy Outreach Prize.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Those ignoring-css-exists sites are the best.
      Just like https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >picture of the day
      >visit site
      >not even a picture but a video
      >hosted on a 3rd party server
      >probably plays ads too
      Not based

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My tripod website that I made as a teenlad in 1997 is still online, pretty crazy.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i became aware of geocities around 2003 and found it to be ugly low quality garbage nonsense, just like ppl ricing of myspace and youtube profiles later.

    blogs, rss, phpbb forums and dcpp hubs were sort of interesting though.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >scrolling marquee in the status bar
    pure sovl

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wrong. This is the peak of web design:
    https://gwern.net

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Tries to imitate print media too much. What fits a book can look boring on screen.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The original heavens gate cult website is still up. It's truly a sight to behold if you haven't seen it already

    https://www.heavensgate.com/

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the logo itself is divinely inspired, you can't take that away from them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Also the original space jam movie website from 1996

      https://www.spacejam.com/1996/

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are you feeling lucky?
    https://wiby.me/surprise/

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