i’ve recently gone down a bit of a rabbit hole (again) exploring digital homesteads and the handmade web. the internet has undoubtedly evolved tremendously over the years - for which i am incredibly grateful!! however, as the years have gone by, i’ve also seen a slow but sure shift in the way websites are created. i didn’t exactly grow up in the neocities/tumblr/myspace era, but visiting the sites from these times sparks a sort of joy in me that the oftentimes complicated yet rather cookie-cutter (for lack of a better term) websites i visit now have yet to reproduce.
j. r. carpenter's piece on the handmade web made me realize just how much i love the idea of hand-coded websites that serve as these ever-evolving outlets for individuals to express themselves!!!!! as far as we've come technologically, i think that one of the very reasons why the internet was created - to help connect people, has been a bit neglected as of late. seeing this small but incredibly passionate community of creatives and builders looking to preserve and maintain the best parts of web 1.0 has really inspired me to build a silly little home of my own on the wonderous World Wide Web™!!
i built this site as an homage of sorts to the people and things that make the internet a nice place to visit. hope to continue adding things to it until i die!!!!
i'm feeling lucky demo (filmed with a ham sandwich apparently)