Published: November 16, 2021
From Yahooligans! to Club Penguin, the kinds of sites we made for kids on the early web were a bit unsteady, but formative and fun for the first web generation.
Published: November 2, 2021
In 1998, Netscape announced a bold new plan to the world. One announcement was expected. The other took the tech world by surprise.
Published: October 19, 2021
1996 was the year of the city guide. By 1998, they were already gone.
Published: October 5, 2021
The mid-2000’s were often referred to as the era of Web 2.0. That may have been an overused term, but it undeniably changed the way designers and developers approached their practice through patterns.
Published: September 24, 2021
A single website changed his life, and set him on a path to activism, and ultimately, exile.
Published: August 31, 2021
My ongoing research has me taking another look at the Browser Wars and thinking about how they’re retelling themselves in real-time today.
Published: August 17, 2021
You might be surprised by what options you have. Already, in the late-90’s, travel was abuzz on the web. And the competition was fierce.
Published: August 3, 2021
There are plenty who make the case that the web makes us lonely. But sometimes, the opposite is true.
Published: July 21, 2021
In 1995, it would be hard to believe that you could win a million dollars from surfing the web. Then, AOL made it possible.
Published: July 6, 2021
Pseudo.com is a forgotten relic of the dot-com era. Was it ahead of its time? A moonshot that went too far? Or simply a piece of elaborate performance art?
Published: June 1, 2021
A look at how we can save our websites from ourselves, and the stories that keep us going.
Published: May 18, 2021
You can link to anything on the web. That’s a strength. And yet the right to link has been dragged into court on a regular basis for decades. Why is that?