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Does anyone remember their first website? I mean, really remember?
I think I remember my first website more than I remember other “firsts” in my life. What better way to encompass the 90s than in a website loading on Netscape 1.0. As a thirteen year old brimming with optimism and geeky passtimes, I always tried to find ways to marry several interests in one. The web, even back then, was a way to do all that.
My first website was a Sailor Moon fan site. Coded together on Microsoft Notepad on a Pentium I computer on Windows 95, using screenshots and images downloaded on a 14.4 baud modem. The search engine of choice was Web Crawler I remember clicking to download a 200KB image and leaving to have lunch. This first website was a dark color schemed one — basically, also showing my bias with light on dark designs early on.
It was also hosted on Geocities back when they only offered 2MB of space. I believe the site was nestled in a community called “Tokyo Ginza” page 5437. I, unfortunately, do not have any screenshots to show you of this beauteous creation. It has been lost to the abyss of the web and old junky computer parts.
What was your first website?