Building this website
I have started building this website back in September 2020. At the height of lockdown and working from home, unable to go anywere and with a broken car, it felt like the right time.
I set myself one goal: to make a simple website, which would not only look like proper old web stuff, but built to the constraints of the time. 100% accessible to a machine running, at the very least, Internet Explorer 4 or Netscape 4.
I am very rusty. Haven't done any real web development work in ages.
The plan was not to go for a super plain 1994 web look. That I can
manage using only notepad. Even Word.
I sourced both Internet Explorer 3 and 4's websites, and went to work on editing them.
Took me way too long to rebuild that logo with my URL on it.
I quickly gave up on the IE4-based version. It was too bland.
Still, I kept experimenting over the IE3 site template until around November/2020. Not much was going to my liking, so I shelved the project.
Repurposed that edited IE3 logo, centered it on a white page as a placeholder and called it a year (or so).
Of course I knew about FrontPage and FrontPage Express. I had used
both of them back in the day.
I tried running FrontPage 98 on my main system, but Windows 11 refused to launch it.
So I dug our Dimension E520 out of storage. My plan was to install
Windows 2000 or XP and then run FrontPage in it.
I took out the fan, tested it on my Optiplex (which uses the same fan header), and it spun.
Upon further inspection, I found some oxidation right by the Dimension's fan header.
With that machine out of order, I had to resort to VMware.
But here we are. :)
Friday, March 11, 2022 01:44:56 AM
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