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Early 2000s webdesign
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This was from the late-2000s but I think it counts
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>>445832
Yeah, that counts. Lots of color and use of various shapes for links.
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>>445831
I want to know what this aesthetic is called. I saw a lot of these early 2000s websites, my brother had one.
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>>445831
From someone from that time who hated it at that time: no
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>>445844
No what? i didnt ask a question retard.
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>>445845
I'm saying this shit sucks, dumbass. literal fucking zoomer autism
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>>445846
im 35 faggot. i was there at that time as well idiot if you dont like it, bye.
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>>445831
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>>445878
>affiliate links
Miss those, more human system at finding related content instead of relying on algorithms and hashtags.
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>>445839
its callled pretend youre a SONY walkman
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>>445878
hoverdesk looks p cool
sad all those desktop alternatives bit the dust
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>>445831
Http://www.lyricus.org
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>>445926
>Http://www.lyricus.org
what the fuck is this lol, trying to find shit on this and can only find this: https://www.amazon.com/WingMakers-Anthology-Teaching-Invitation-Japanese-ebook/dp/B00CC9HQRC/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1687831935&refinements=p_27%3ALyricus+Teaching+Order&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Lyricus+Teaching+Order
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>>445988
more. what in the everfuck is this lol
https://soundcloud.com/wingmakers-com

this is like that aesthetic in sound form
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Anyone have any remember Spoono?
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>>446210
I do, I was dabbling in web design back then and they had some great content... and one of the better executed pixel art style websites.
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>>446210
Which also reminded me of GUIstuff.com. You could hardly count all the websites that ripped off their design back then.
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>>445831
This nigga is alright. You can definitely feel the age of the design though.

https://www.worldsaway.com.au/daysofasha.php
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>>446215
Glad you have a screenshot of it. I always remembered a blue version of their layout. I also recall a website that was orange called Axangec (I think), I was only 12 but the guy still made me a mod of his forum lol.
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>>446302
Spoono had a nifty style sheet switcher where you could choose like eight different color schemes, I replicated it on my own website at the time. I had an account on their forums too, but I spent a lot more time on Tutorialforums.com.
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>>445831
I remember one or 2 years ago I stumbled upon a couple of twitter accounts that were still making/sharing these kinds of designs. Can't find them anymore, if anyone has an idea, I'll take it
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neocities.org
Lots of new websites being made in classic late 90s early 2000s fashion.
Cool and all, but the content on those sites are sorely lacking.
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>>446458
Seems like a bunch of gay shit
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>>446488
yeah, a bunch of gays found there way there, i had to dig for anything remotely reminding me of the dbz sites of yore, but its mostly lain shit and stuff from tumblr users. I dont know what happened to the guys that used to make websites back then.
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>>446492
they all are gone and neocities was overtaked by foids and trannies who make shitty anime websites and have slapfights over "code stealing"
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>>445839
Y2K
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>>445831
http://cm.thran.uk/archive/betahotel/index.html
It's a bit cringe but this is something I had in 2007 and revived in 2011, it almost fits the aesthetic. It was for a habbo hotel retro.
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>>446865
Not at all: this is kinda nice!
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http://www.kobash.com/tetris/
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>>446893
fun & games & fun & games &
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http://ivibes.org/
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>>445839
We called it tech back then
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>>447009
nooo don't bring your millennial 'i actually remember this and made similar things', it's akchually bunkochonko9ddesign, a subcategory of chungobongobillcosbynightrider
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bump for curiousity
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Why don't they look like this anymore? This is so nice!
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>>447978
Not "edgy" enough, apparently.
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>>447998
What does that mean? Is today's design "edgy"?
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>>447999
I used it as a buzzword, but by that I mean becoming more and more grotesque with each day for some sort of shock "humour" nonsense.
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>>448021
I still don't get it. Where is there shock humour in modern graphic design?
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>>448021
what the fuck are you babbling about you fucking retard
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>>448026
Scroll up to picrel, fool.
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>>446458
This is amazing. it seems like it's kind of turning into myspace.
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>>446458
try the Gemini protocol
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>>447021
Unhinged
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>>445839
>I want to know what this aesthetic is called.
early 200s web design
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>>445839
Deviant Art looked like this early on.
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https://www.d2jsp.org/
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This was cool web design. Now all have the same style and there is zero info when you land on a page. Waste of space having a big ass picture covering the full screen.
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>>447998
>>448021
>>448126
I wonder who could be behind these posts
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http://cafelog.com/
A sample B2 blog straight out of the early 2000s
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bump
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>>449162
shit like op's image contains like 3 paragraphs of text total

if you go one of those archives with the 'cool' early 2000s flash/background image websites, that's mostly the theme - bunch of images distract from that it serves only couple of txt paragraphs in 9px font for display on 1024x800 with 7 ie toolbars, including the '01 09 11 launched the site, still under construction'

you will be reminded that a lot was novelty and visual noise to distract from the lack of substance and today's designs (outside of product landing pages that nobody but search bots read) are more objective and to the point and merit, making it absolutely obvious when there isn't any - a paragraph of text is a paragraph of text and nothing more
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Kinda ironic that webdesigners did this kind of stuff without css3, which - when it first arrived sround 2010 - was supposed to *improve* and expand capabilities and tomake it even easier, to have a unique look. But now everything just looks the same about everywhere
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Will these ever make a comeback?
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>>450447
everything has a beginning and an end. Because these had their run they hold their value. If you keep making them in perpetuity, eventually it will lose all of its appeal.
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>>445831
we had perfection and abandoned it, and for what?
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>>450478
because nothing lasts forever, bitch nigga faggot
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>>445831
>>445839
Im going to redesign my website to look like this, but i dont know how it will clash with my content that I make.
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>>450595
redesign my balls on your mom's face too, bitch
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>>450606
considering the absolute extend of your creativity I tend to doubt any mom has seen your balls ever.
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>>449067
i member.
I think these websites developed partly because earlier website like on geocities or angelfire, were poorly laid out ,and a mess with jpegs floating in thr void. So this style was an attempt to organize things
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>>445831
>pre blog web
they took our weebs
>>445844
>niggers hate creativity
tell me something new
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God this thread is so fucking nostalgic, 12 years old using some of the first CMS's to host a tiny website for myself on my Sony Vaio before I even knew what port forwarding was.
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>>450654
>hosts a page
>port stay closed
kek, nice.
>>450634
>this style was an attempt to organize things
And it fucking worked. Especially compared to google basically dicatating the usage of MARGIN and PADDING and WHITESPACE and even CAPS in BUTTONS in their shitty design these days.

Web designers/devs bitched about everything being unmaintainble, because you had to have custom pictures for every part of the page. Then CSS got better and instead of using that, we went on to design everything in some kind of fucked up minimalism. You cannot make this shit up.
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Peak early internet
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>>450760
>vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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>>450760
Damn, Joe Cartoon, not thought about that in a long fuckin time. Thanks anon.
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>>450607
doesn't take creativity to dunk on your mom with my balls
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>>450806
indeed not to dunk. but to get in the situation of dunking
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>>451081
>Red Rocket
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Why did we obsess with making everything Arial, 11 px big? Just monkey see, monkey do, huh
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>>451497
As one anon said, it was to organize what was already a disorganized website layout.
I'd also say that they look like an extension of windows 98. The bevel emboss stuff didn't start until XP and Flash hit. There were a mix of the two during this era because not everyone jumped to XP right away.

Look at the browser window and see how its the same as the website layout
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Old deviantart
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This is insane.
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>>451545
DeviantArt peaked years ago, I'm not sure when, but the latest iteration is bad.
I vaguely remember that you posted but the green one that came later seemed better.
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>>446233
possibly the realest motherfucker in this thread
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Here are some ccTLD registry websites that haven't been updated in a long while
https://pastebin.com/iz574u66
some of them are from the 90s some 00s
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>>445839
Early skeumorphism.
Links designed to look like physical buttons, image areas made to look like screens or windows surrounded by matte textures where text is placed to resemble real world signs/posters, etc.
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>>445832
R.I.P. UNIQUE web
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>>446458
I fucking love neocities
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Back in 1999-2000, all internet connections were dial-up. Modem's max download speed was 56k, around 30k-to40k was the norm.
When we built websites, the home page had to download in 10 seconds or less. The different colors used in the background, divs,etc were either coded or an image consisting of a single pixel with the color you wanted was repeated . for backgrounds with alternating lines of diferrent colors, an image of a column te width of a single pixel was repeated.
Images were compressed to the exact size in pixels the you needed it at 72dpi. All images were preloaded. common monitor resolutions were 640x480 and 800x600 so you had to code your HTML and JavaScript accordingly.

Nowadays, most web developers don't know shit., only use CMS based websites(wordpress, joomla,drupal,etc)
If something goes wrong, they can't code, can't fix, can't modify, etc.
Can't make a CMS from scratch with a text editor like notepad.
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>>449114
>https://www.d2jsp.org/
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>>452272
>Can't make a CMS from scratch with a text editor like notepad.
Actually you can, but very few people in this world would be insane enough to do that...
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>>445831
>>445839
this makes me want to install winamp
good times
>>446316
I'd take a 1 month probation period over a discord server any day
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>>452272
Mobile killed it.
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My father-in-law is a webmaster. It is difficult to get his attention when looking at a magnificent UI because he is lost in wonder. We were in a looking at a website together years ago and I asked him what it would cost to build it today. I will never forget his answer… 'We can’t, we don’t know how to do it'.
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>>453321
>digital blasphemy
Holy sovl
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>>452272
know any tuts on making old websites like
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good ol days
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If anyone knows how to make their sites like that please tell me mine looks like absolute dogshit
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>>451545
If only I had an email back then
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behold
the owner moved to ugly social media, tumblr etc. but the site remains in all its glory

https://historyofhyrule.com/
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Kind of an /wsr/, but does anyone remember which gaming news website in the 2000s used a white/faux-translucent plastic theme and used pixel art icons for the game platforms (GC, PS2, XBOX, GBA etc). I looked on archive.org and it doesn't seem to have been GameSpy, IGN or GameSpot. Anyone know what I'm talking about, or remember other game news portals from that era?
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i really miss all of the old communities that were around in early 2000s here in sweden. this is a legendary swedish hiphop site that had very active forums. lots of rappers got their start here uploading mixtapes, cyphers, rap battles and stuff. also had a good market place. what sucks is that only the log-in screens of these communities are available in the archives and i can't find any screenshots of what the sites looked like inside anymore.
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You're using it.
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Why dont we start making websites like these on our own, lamenting aint gonna bring these web designs back, we have to spit in the eyes of corporate minimalism and the Phooners



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