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Webzones that Kick Ass (2022-11-14)

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Of course, we have the obligatory links page! This is a collection of sites I've been known to enjoy visiting now and again, and perhaps you will as well.

Returning Champions

Some sorta proto-wiki loaded with fascinating nodes. You can get lost in this place finding all sorts of cool knowledge and hype stories.
Questden (formerly tgchan)
Super creative imageboard where users suggest actions for characters to take. Loads of wild tales being told in here, but here's all the must-reads.
December Communications
A classic web portal with extensive links and HTML info.
Sixteen Colors
The web's premier gallery of ANSI art, old and new.
The Daily Motivator
Daily words of wisdom to change your life by.

P2P Darknets

Freenet I2P TOR ZeroNet

Powerful Newcomers

[Internet Archive]
Digital history only exists for as long as it is deliberately kept around. If it means something to you, spread copies.
Media Bias/Fact Check
Indicates how left/right and correct/wrong common news sources are.
Powerful reverse image search.
Tropical Weather Outlook
Check whether the latest hurricane is about to slam into your city.
Removes the uncertainty from random shortened URLs.

Geocities Reuploads

ReocitiesRIP to the OG. Oocities Generally reliable, but slow. Displays the site at 800px alongside ads. Combination webhost and archive that usually has the /username/ sites. Geocities Archive Never used this one; don't have anything to say about it. Geocities Gallery Zippy, plays MIDIs, and has most of the /Neighborhood/1234/ sites. Torrent it! Got 650GB to spare? Keep a part of WWW history with you always. 1TB of the KB Age 72 daily screenshots showing how homepages looked when they were updated for the last time.

[This website is a Level 1 Member of the **Internet Free Zone**.]

Gopher and Gemini

Now, these aren't websites, but where the hell else am I gonna talk about 'em. If your web browser is a monolingual loser that doesn't know these protocols, then try using Lagrange or the Plaintext Protocol Proxy.

Baud Baby
Cat's colorful hole with a variety of projects and the Fax Sex phlog.
Circumlunar Space
Solderpunk's trio of Tilde servers, hosting all sorts of creative peeps.
Gopher Black
Tomasino's hole, where interesting topics are always on tap.
Medusae Space
New to Gemini with no clue where to fly? Find a place to be in this directory.
A Gemini-protocol microblog service where internauts chat.
Cosmic Voyage
An enthralling collaborative science-fiction universe.


Classic internet services kept alive for use on retro systems.
Caps Wiki and Repair Wiki
Crowdsourced repair guides for all types of computers and electronics.
Privacy Guides
How to use and fight for your right to privacy online.
Tilde community where users artfully write 512-byte chunks to a diskette.
Oldschool PC Fonts
System fonts from classic computers, now available as TTFs.
Crypto Is A Meme #craptocurrency Got no dang idea what I'm angry/laughing about? Here's a crash course. Extremely Fungible Tokens Loads of right-clickables for those who believe art was made to be shared. Web3 Is Going Just Great Everything's perfectly fine in the coiniverse. No problems at all for us to laugh at.

Walkable Wikis

All The Tropes
TVTropes with no ads, less ego, and zero bullshit, all available under the CC BY-SA license.
Recalling the history of fandoms, where they are and were, and all the zany drama and legal challenges that happened along the way.
[SCP Foundation]
Reports from an organization working to document and contain the supernatural.
Public Domain Super Heroes
Comic book characters with lapsed copyrights that you could be using right now.

Web Apps

After Dark CSS
The classic screensaver suite, recreated entirely in your browser.
Cyber Threat Map
A real-time visualization of cyber-attacks.
Online Teletext Viewer
A glimpse into the world of Teletext, which is a very fascinating and Aesthetic information service we didn't have here in the States. Read the description of this video for an explanation of how it worked.
The only megahuge social media site that's actually social and not a bunch of advertising delivery mechanisms in a manufactured-outrage trenchcoat. Chronological posts, superb custom themes, and zero algorithms. Be a lot cooler if it still had porn, but whatever.
Windows 98 Icon Viewer
Explore those great historical PC aesthetics.

Website Resources

TUICSS CSS library for creating webapps resembling text-mode DOS programs.
98.css CSS framework mimicing the Windows 9x/NT4 user interface.
XP.css CSS framework mimicing the Windows XP user interface.
7.css CSS framework mimicing the Windows Vista/7 user interface.
New Dawn CSS framework mimicing the Mac OS 8 user interface.
HTML+CSS+JS Help sadness's collected knowledge on DIY webweaving.
The Resource Vault Where to find things you can use when making your site.
VastRecs-ources Webdev things recommended by Ryan.
Card Pages Example website that's also a valid RSS feed.
XML Deep DiveThings you didn't know X(HT)ML could do.
RSS Advisory Board Specs of and example feeds for all versions of RSS.
MIDIjs Go full Geocities and play MIDI files on your homepage.
WebAmp Javascript version of Winamp 2 for blasting MP3s classic style.
WebAudio Mod Player Add some supa dope MOD/S3M/XM tunes to your VPS-hosted domain!
htp A simple HTML preprocessor makes layout consistency a breeze.
Zonelets Basic blog generator used by a fair number of Neocitizens.
SSG Masterlist Need a site generator to manage a more complex webzone? Try them all.
No WWW Got a www. on your .com? Not necessary; get rid of it.
Yes WWWSocial and technical arguments for keeping the old ways.
Extra WWWBut everyone knows real ballers slap on a second www!
Index Dot HTML Actually designing for older browsers? See which tags are supported.
Legacy HTML Tutorial How to really party like it's 1999.
You Don't Need JavaScriptseriously some of this CSS shit is advanced
You Might Not Need jQuery Cross-browser ways to do things people grab libraries for.
Good Intros to Current HTML/CSS GTmetrix Website speed analysis and comparison. MFin HTML Entities Get the &#number; code to display special characters. Web Pages That Suck Learn good design by knowing bad design.

Teh Edn >:(

Recommended reading/articles are now listed on Bold Type.

['Reject modernity/Embrace tradition' meme with tweets vs a button wall.] Social media suxx. Ditch the feed; make a website!

Now that you're through with my links page, here's some made by other people that I also enjoyed! Have fun out there.

Censorine's Weblinks GioCities Recommendations Gio's list of Things You Should, most of which I also agree with. Jam's jams Sampler pack of the web's tastier flavors. Links Taccola Useful, cool, and pixelated links flown in by jackdaws. Video Rex Rex's playlist of important YouTube videos. Web Theory LHFM's recommended reading list of internet-discussing thinkpieces. You Should Have Seen This 198 viral hits from the 2000s that everyone already ought to know about. Green Internet Linklist Thinkpieces regarding how to build a more sustainable WWW.

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