Cameron Askin has created a wonderfully giddy collage of the animated GIFs and other mad decorations that completely covered our Geocities homepages back on the 90s. And follow the links to see archived pages care of the WayBack Machine too. I wonder if he used that Geocities Torrent.
A love letter to the Internet of old – Cameron’s World
In an age where we interact primarily with branded and marketed web content, Cameron’s World is a tribute to the lost days of unrefined self-expression on the Internet. This project recalls the visual aesthetics from an era when it was expected that personal spaces would always be under construction.
I came across this via a recent B3ta newsletter, but this animated tribute to clashing colour schemes and Comic Sans and Times New Roman has been blasting away since 2015, going by the links to all the press about the project Cameron has collected.
Revisit everything wonderful about Geocities with one impeccable website – Fast Company
Travel back in time to the best and weirdest GeoCities sites – Vice
RIP GeoCities: what the internet looked liked before the internet was cool – It’s Nice That
Gaze deeply into this loving tribute to the heyday of Geocities web design – AV Club
Cameron’s World – BoingBoing
Hundreds of Geocities images organized neatly – Hyperallergic
This nostalgia project is keeping GeoCities alive – The Daily Dot
Witness a glorious graveyard of Geocities GIFs – The Next Web
Think today’s internet is weird? Check out this madness from back in the day – Huffington Post