Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tacopalypse, May 10, 2010.
I didn't :/
"When visitors land on your site, you don?t want them to immediately receive the content they are looking for. Why? That makes you look like a total newb."
Lol @ that one.
Today it's to laugh at, but back when I started (1999/2000), that was top notch advice.
In 1998 every single website had an animated "under construction" gif on their site. Ahh the good ol days..
I remember back in 1998 I was just getting into programming, learning how to make my own WWF/WCW wrestling website because I was 14 and big wrestling fan back then. I literally had all of these things listed on my Geocities page including looping midi. All my friends thought I was so smart. Looking back if I was really smart I wouldn't have went to off to college for CS and instead did business finance and taught myself IM.
In addition to those, having content that's able to load quickly over a 28.8k 3200 baud rate dial up connection.
Loooool! Thanks man! Really!! That one made me burst out loud!!
I had one too at that time
"The Dancing Baby" gif...
It was as popular as the Y2K bug
Even before then my first PC 40 Meg hard drive and a whole whopping 2 meg of ram win 3.2 and DOS. The most useful program on my PC Norton Commander.
Oh yeah and the pain of setting up interrupt requests for drivers and hardware.
I didn't LOL but I smiled...I made some awesome, actually really awful sites circa.1999...I wish I could see them now
But I do still have my amazing gif collection....
ahh the memories from when i was a teen, the guestbook, geocities, visitor counter...those were good times
Oh wow that was the most awsome advice I've ever heard
I remember when AOL was the standard of online browsing.
Don't forget flaming letters, one can never have enough flaming letters on a website.
And how many of us are GUILTY of this? ... like.. all of us? If you could use a computer you could put up a construction sign.
LOL I remember I spent more time putting these up on my first website than the time I spent actually building the thing.. lol ohhh the memoirs!!! :flypig:
i love looking at waybackmachine and webarchive. i just love the look of retro websites. i think some retro looks may make a comeback sooner or later.
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