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Michael Tharrington (he/him)
Michael Tharrington (he/him)

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What's your favorite old-school website based on design?

Got a favorite old-school website based on design?

Whether you're a fan of that flash-y 90's aesthetic, drawn to the rugged ridiculousness of brutalism, or ya prefer take a stroll down the GeoCities of yesteryear, I wanna know what you're into.

Let me know what kind of old-school design you are particularly fond of below and if you can drop a link or a screenshot for specifics, even better!

p.s. you might find The Wayback Machine helpful for excavating images of those old sites.

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Aqeel-Zeid

My one is the 1996 Space Jam Website
spacejam.com/1996/
I like how much effort they put into making the orbital layout (remember no flexbox , no grid , simply table view ) , they broke the rules and they were creative

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Aw yayeah, that's a classic! πŸ€

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Jeremy Friesen

I love basic plain text-ish pages: plaintextsports.com (even though I'm not a sports fan)

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Oh heck yeah! With artwork like this πŸ‘‡ how could you not love it?!

NCAA Championship medal drawn in ASCII Art

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

I personally love Brendan Fraser's website here - brendanfraser.com/

Also quite a big of fan of the band Vulfpeck's site - vulfpeck.com/

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Lorraine Lee
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Ken Bellows

Gotta go Kingdom of Loathing kingdomofloathing.com/

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

lol, I loved already it for the name alone. But now that I've visited, I'm a fan through and through.

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