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Web sites of interest that I have discovered over the years.
- AAAAAAAAA!: AAAAAAAAA!
- AnonFile: No-nonsense anonymous file hosting and sharing, which you should be using instead of Google Drive.
- Berkshire Hathaway: I heard one remark online that wondered if Warren Buffett himself maintains this site in his spare time.
- cdecl.org: A helpful tool for C programmers, which translates even the most bizarre declarations within the language.
Yeah it's mail with cocks
- Computernewb.com: Most of the time, people will use the Collaborative Virtual Machines to browse to a porn site or somewhere on the deep Web, which is always funny to observe.
- FriendProject: Experience Myspace circa 2007 all over again! Offers Myspace-levels of profile customization; unfortunately, it is not very populated.
- GameCopyWorld: Download no-CD/no-DVD patches, trainers, and other utilities for a great number of PC games. The site has always been full of ads, but you can still download everything for free.
- GeaCron World History Maps & Timeline: A very impressive interactive world map of national borders; it begins from the year 3,000 B.C. and includes every year after that, up until the present year.
Make Any Webpage Look Like It Was Made By A 13 Year-Old In 1996
- Heavenly-Angels.org: I have done it. I have found the final form of the Web.
- Heaven's Gate: The Web site of the Heaven's Gate religious group. Apparently, all but two of the members committed mass suicide in 1997, and those two survivors still maintain the site. (Bored? Try e-mailing them.)
- IT and communication, by Jukka Korpela: An interesting and useful collection of writings, mostly about Web authoring.
- Mayhem.net: This is some sort of Web art (I think).
- Motherfucking Website: It would be perfect if it weren't for that Google Analytics bloat the author places at the very end.
- Mozart Tower: Digital recordings of Mozart's compositions, all available for download.
- NearlyFreeSpeech.net: Dirt-cheap Web hosting and libertarian terms of service? Sign me up! (I've used them to host some of my previous Web sites before.)
- NirSoft: A collection of Windows freeware utilities.
- Steve's Old Computer Museum.
- Project Gutenberg: A very large library of e-books, most of which are in the public domain. It is a good repository of older works.
- Rashid Bin Muhammad's Home Page: The personal Web site of a professor. It is mostly a bunch of small articles and links.
- RL Vision: Another collection of Windows freeware utilities.
- ScapeRune #462: A RuneScape private server, it is a July 2007 emulator, so the developers will not introduce any garbage that's not supposed to be there: meaning, of course, that the only content that will be included is content that actually existed in RuneScape during July 2007. (Take note, Old School RuneScape community: this is the course that your game should have taken.)
- SmoothVideo Project: Watch any video at 60 frames per second! A truly excellent program.
- Space Jam: A Web site made back in 1996 as a promotional tool for a film. The design is radical!
- StartPage: A privacy-oriented search engine, which is a valuable tool in today's climate of widespread Internet surveillance.
- TempleOS: The holiest operating system in existence. (RIP in peace, Terry.)
- The 386 Experience: Download various versions of DOS, early versions of Microsoft Windows, and DOS applications and games.
- The Bauman E-mails: A Dramatic Reading: Complete with a Baroque trumpet concerto and enthusiastic applause!
- The Black Tie Guide.
- The home page of Randy Constan: The personal Web site of a Peter Pan cosplayer, who is quite the interesting fellow.
- The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine: An enormous archive of Web sites and pages stretching back to 1996. Relive the glory days, every day!
- The Jargon File: An interesting resource about the hacker culture. The only flaws are that it is somewhat outdated, and that it is critical of Microsoft.
- The LaTeX Wikibook.
- The PC Guide.
- The personal Web site of Paul Falstad: Lots of neat mathematics and physics Java applets, among other things.
- TheSiteWizard.com: Lots of articles on Web site design.
- VidLii: A video-sharing site with a design modeled after late 2000s YouTube, which you should be using instead of YouTube.
The search engine for old school websites
- Wolfram MathWorld.
- Worlds.com: A virtual-reality chat program from the 1990s. It was, apparently, quite popular at one time, but has long since faded into obscurity, and now only a few dedicated regulars still log on. Exploring it is a strange experience.
- Zombo.com: Welcome!
Political and Advocacy
Web sites of organizations that do good work.
Web Design Wall of Shame
These are Web sites I have encountered that have such a terrible design (regardless of the content of the pages themselves) that I feel I must point them out as examples of what to avoid when making a site.
- Apple: An awful design by an awful company.
- Burger King: This link leads to the United States version of their Web site. However, I also took the time to visit the French, German, British, Saudi Arabian, Finnish, Chinese, Japanese, Bangladeshi, and South Korean (which, to my surprise, is designed even worse than the other ones listed here) versions of their Web site, and each time I was sorely disappointed by the design.
- Coda: Nowadays far too many software start-ups (including this one) embrace flat design on their Web sites so they can look
trendy, but what it really does is make them look juvenile and amateurish.
- Code and Theory: The home page is so plain and bare that I do not even think it has any design at all. The
Why We Make section, meanwhile, wastes the visitor's time by forcing him to scroll each time he wants to just read the next sentence.
- DRC Computer Company: It seems even a computer hardware-oriented company fell victim to the flat design fad.
- GitHub: In addition to the horrid design, GitHub doesn't even support Internet Explorer anymore, so why should I even bother with hosting my source code on it?
- GitHub Pages.
- Internet.org: I will put it simply: a Web site is not a slide show.
- Logitech: Logitech is a very good company that makes very good products, but if you looked only at their terrible Web site, you wouldn't be able to tell.
- Pollen London: This is, without a doubt, the worst one on this list. Never have I witnessed a
Web site with a more ludicrous design: the video is unnecessary and hogs my computer's resources, the pictures are too large and waste space, the text is too sparse, the entire site is terribly bloated, and the important information—namely, who they are—is hidden away in a tiny menu at the top-right corner. Be careful, as these crooks offer Web design services to the general public.
- Randomwire: Why does the author feel it necessary to leave such large sections of the page blank and empty?
- Skype: A terrible design by none other than the sublime Microsoft!
- Tatamagouche Brewing Company.
- Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe.
- Todo - Creative agency: There is such an absurd amount of scrolling that each visitor must do for such a small amount of content; do the authors of this site not know that there are a hundred better and more efficient ways to present this information?
- Torch Browser: Another Web site which wastes my time by forcing me to scroll just so I can read the next sentence.
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