Web 1 Land
The web is more a social creation than a technical one. I
designed it for a social effect—to help people work together—and
not as a technical toy. The ultimate goal of the Web is to support
and improve our weblike existence in the world.
Tim Berners-Lee, Weaving the Web,
Web 1.0 was all about connecting people. It was an interactive
space, and I think Web 2.0 is of course a piece of jargon, nobody
even knows what it means.
Web3 is not the web at all.
Web 1.0 was amazing. Geocities and Angelfire. Altavista and Dogpile. The Yahoo! Directory. CGI web chats. Homepages. Animated GIFs. Guestbooks.
People keep trying to reinvent the web, but the web doesn’t care. Web 1 lives on, simple and pure, beneath the cruft that has been added over the past three decades.
Web 1 Land is a place for people who remember and love the best parts of the web—or people who missed that era and want to experience it today. It’s a place where you can have fun writing HTML without the overhead of today’s “modern” content publishing ecosystems. A place where you can be yourself, do your thing, and make your web pages.
And if you don’t know how to make web pages, we’ll teach you.
Coming in 2024.