Reply 180 of 199, by creepingnet
Jo22 wrote on 2022-07-13, 01:25:
I see, thanks a lot for the information! 🙂👍 It's great that some parts of Geocities survived, I think. It had such a huge cultu […]creepingnet wrote on 2022-07-12, 19:38:Jo22 wrote on 2022-03-31, 08:01:
Quick update. Saw an obscure "COMX PC1" computer at eBay and looked it up online. This brought me to that Emma02 emulator that […]
Quick update. Saw an obscure "COMX PC1" computer at eBay and looked it up online.
This brought me to that Emma02 emulator that doesn't run on old Windows releases,
but also Jaap's Computer Garden.
That used to be a fine little site in 2000, I suppose.
Unfortunately, geocities is no more and the few sites that survived are incomplete. 😔
Anyway, if you feel nostalgic, please have a look at http://www.geocities.ws/SiliconValley/Station/4283/
Actually, on a side note - Geocities.ws is where Geocities was sold to and is still an active webhost. I use them for my future vintage PC resource site, and to host the downloads for my NeoCities site as they allow hotlinking. It's basically unlimited space for free on a free account with FTP access so might not be a bad site for people wanting to make a retro site. It's also reachable with a vintage PC web browser the last time I checked.
I see, thanks a lot for the information! 🙂👍
It's great that some parts of Geocities survived, I think.
It had such a huge cultural impact to teenagers and hobbyists at the time.
People who had no own PC, but visited an internet café or a library could create their own personal site within a few minutes.
I suppose that really lowered the initial hurdle to many.
All it needed was a browser, some creativity and some content. Pictures, sounds, ZIP files.. 😁
Shoot, I was surprised to find out my old band Lithium's page survived the changeover there. - http://www.geocities.ws/lithiumempyre - me, our rhythm guitarist Hawk and his ex-fiancee made that page on O.G. Geocities in 2001. It seems very ad driven though (got an ad for TikTok on my phone accessing that so probably better off hit with Firefox with adblock and noscript).
The original premise moved to NeoCities - which is where my main site is. Only thing is they don't have FTP, and their version of "SiteBuilder" would be their on-page HTML editor - so you have to learn HTML. That said, W3schools seems to be good for that these days. I'm at the point I don't need a WYSIWYG anymore to make pages. Even write some pages on my vintage PC's using DOS edit.