Today, Yahoo killed its once-ubiquitous free hosting service, Geocities.
Let us have a moment of silence for the thousands of ugly, not-updated-since-the-90s websites that have met their demise today.
My favorite web comic xkcd was quick to pay their respect as well:
Distracting background, scrolling marquee, garish colors, animated GIFs, broken links…it has it all!
My very first webpage was built via Homestead back in 1999. And I am DAMN PROUD to say that it, along with its successor, had all the elements of horrible web design listed above. I only wish I had saved a copy of it, or at least taken a screenshot.
Did your first website(s) suffer from bad design as well? How will/have you paid tribute to Geocities?