Things I Miss About the Vintage Web

#1 Websites with ~ in them.

My own personal page had one... I think I was:

 

http://ix.netcom.com/~idontremember

 

Sadly, that goes nowhere now.   I'm sure it looked just as cool as this ~ website.

#2 Netscape Navigator 3.0 (Gold!)

Surfing the web AND being able to edit web pages all at once? What an amazing concept. Actually, what I miss most is the comforting little wagon wheel thing.

Check out the full history of browsers - amazing image timeline!!

Via - commons.wikimedia.org

#3 Jeeves. Yes, I miss him.

Jeeves added personality to the search... while maybe not the best at actually searching... he was a clever fellow nonetheless! Side note - take a look at this site which offers an awesome look at the history of search engines!!!

#4 This Sound

It was so much fun to figure out how fast things were going to go based on all the little noises... like a game within a game!

The Dial Up Noise - YouTube

3 minutes, 25 and a half seconds of nothing but the dial up noise.

And all these great soundbites from AOL

AOL 9.0 Sounds - YouTube

These are all the AOL 9.0 sounds you may hear!

#5 All the Fun Graphics and Pictures

Like the ever popular "Under Construction"...

#6 Original Animated .GIFs (2 states only please!)

While finding the perfect example - I stumbled upon this version of Lego's homepage (yes, the real one!!) from quite some time ago... Beautiful!

#7 Rainbow Horizontal < HR > 's

#8 Counters!

Credit the site below for continuing on and providing this service still today!

#9 Matt's Script Archive

Ahh...the good days of Perl Scripts.   What would we all have done without Matt's wonderful site!?

#10 ALT.TV.SIMPSONS

Before the luxury of Facebook came along to help us kill time... Alt.TV.Simpsons had every little soundbite, icon, image, and whatever else we needed !

#11 Napster!

While the days of downloading 73 different concert bootlegs of the same song may be over... Napster.com still redirects to brand-new ShareASale Merchants Rhapsody - check them out!

The following sites have some great blasts from the past as well - check out for further reading

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 05:14:00 PM in Stuff
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