i vaguely knew about neocities (a revival of the geocities vibe) before now, but i've only just started browsing them properly. i probably should have created this site with them; but i'm used to ghp/jekyll now. ~i hope to join a webring maybe perhaps at some point~, i have now joined two webrings, yesterweb & geekring although the widget would go against my "no JS" policy…
anyways, i'll link some of my favourites and those i feel truly encapsulate the 00's here, with gifs to keep the nostalgic style. i'm sure there are more great sites out there, but i haven't found them yet
this page will probably be quite volatile as i don't want it getting too long, so 'sites may be culled periodically…
|Auzzie Jay||ztodo manifesto worth reading|
|virtual (iframe) web browser with netscape UI (reasonably performance heavy).|
|dios mio the nostalgia. edgy, metal based|
|truly hideous in the best possible way. also, chill midi tunes (but no button? i had to choose one from the page and it's bigger than 88×31).|
|very pretty 1bit style 'site. most objects are interactable.|
|edgy and depressive - introduced me to a new artist (Mr.Kitty).|
|ztodo add descript. mb?|
|whole bunch of cool stuff, some great badge/stamp art, nice music (top middle was my choice). just a pretty good 'site all around.|
|ztodo add descript. lots of interesting stuff. large list of button gifs.|
|ztodo trivia page|
|she was the catalyst for this page! if you only visit one site on this list, let it be this one. (full manifesto)|
|a nice 'site with a half decent gallery (ironically, i couldn't find a button).|
|very pretty, i also liked the comic on the front page (at time of writing).|
- Yesterweb: this would be the ring i'd hope to join if i could
- Geekring: ztodo add descript.
- Hotline: ztodo
- Nerdlistings: Meta ring
- NetEscape: ztodo
- Netizens: portfolios?
- Null: descript.
- OpenBooks: descript. here
- Retronaut: may well be dead
- Tilde Ring: ring of tilde.town users
- Weird Wide Web: The web needs a little more weird
- Dust: calls itself a clique, but seems basically a ring
- JAUP: not really a ring, but a list of pages of a similar calibre
- NC Landmarks: neocities "landmark" pages
- Peelopaalu: also not really a ring, but a list of bookmarks
|as i'm linking these with gif buttons, i guess i should create my own.|
|i prefer amber (as one can tell), but here's a green version if you like^|
using web safe colours, no transparency, and 5hz for the authentic feel. the font is tiny mono, modified with fixedsys slashes.
the piskel file is [here](/assets/images/web/cities/button.piskel), ^feel free to request (or make) a version themed to your 'site.