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October 26, 2009

My First HTML Website – Strictly NO LOLs



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My first HTML website hosted by Geocities is officially shut down by Yahoo today, yet another four days to go before its 10th anniversary!!! Boohoo!!! What a shame! I couldn’t remember when I stopped updating the homepage but it was created on Nov 1999!

Back in the heydays, when there was no Facebook, no Twitter, no Web 2.0, Geocities was about as close as what we know today as social networks. It offered free web hosting services and that was where I learnt to write HTML to create my homepage and share travel photos online with friends!┬áBack then, blinking gifs, marquee text and MIDI were very popular! Oops! Have I revealed my age? … :P

Luckily, I got this news earlier so all the files are already backed up! It’s quite embarrassing to showcase the screenshots of my super old HTML homepage here. Whatever. Just LOL if you want. I just realized that I was already building a small and simple travel site featuring my overseas trips way before TravelerFolio was created! @_@

geocities-eunicekhong

See? Back then, I was trying hard to “retain” visitors with these “blazing hot” games like Tic-Tac-Toe, Slot machine and Video poker. -_-|||

geocities-games

This is what we called a blogroll now! And I was so niceeee to share useful sites online! XD And I was really inspired by the photos in Webshots!

geocities-linkpage

Wow! I did a page about Singapore too! @_@

geocities-singapore

Feeling a bit nostalgic now. Will WordPress and Blogspot shut down their services in the future too? :P

Good news (at least for me)! My old HTML website is now hosted here! http://travelerfolio.com/geocities/ . Strictly NO LOLs. Anyway, you won’t see the travel photos as I have already disabled that feature.

Thank you and Goodbye Geocities!!!

18 Comments Leave your comment

  • Asit said on October 26, 2009 9:26 pm

    Pretty good job. Do you do any programming also?

  • peteformation said on October 26, 2009 11:17 pm

    Ahh, you know MIDI, I can guess your age already! ha ha ha!

  • eunice said on October 27, 2009 12:21 am

    @Asit: hah thanks! er.. programming… I can never learn it :(

    @peteformation: chey! but then, maybe I’m younger than you? HAHAHA

  • Asit said on October 27, 2009 12:33 am

    The reason I was asking is because you could integrate a slideshow on your website to show your travels. Something like this:

    http://www.codeplex.com/SlideShow2

    I have integrated it on my website and it works great. You can look at it here:

    http://www.justthinkart.com/General/Contests/Contests.aspx

    Note: You might have to install a small plugin from Microsoft the first time.

  • eunice said on October 27, 2009 12:51 am

    @Asit: Oh I got it. For this blog, I did the designing and my hubby did the programming. :D

    Btw, I went to this page and it showed me this http://www.justthinkart.com/General/BrowserNotSupported.aspx . It’s not supported by Google Chrome. I’m using Google Chrome nowadays as it’s faster than Firefox! :)

  • Asit said on October 27, 2009 1:13 am

    Good combination to have.

  • Asit said on October 27, 2009 1:20 am

    Yes. It is not supported right now as there are are some features in the site that are not supported in Chrome. I have IE, FF & Chrome. I use Chrome for almost all my stuff. Use FF for testing and debugging JavaScripts. And use IE for MS sites that don’t support the other browsers. Many of MS site do support FF. But not Chrome.

  • Kikey Loo said on October 27, 2009 5:03 am

    i love ur blog design a lot~

    p/s: yes, i can see ur both comment. thanks.

  • eunice said on October 27, 2009 10:15 am

    @Asit: I see… actually I like Firefox, however, I dunno why recently my Firefox is very slow so I changed to Chrome and I’m really not quite used to it but it’s faster. Haha! MS dun support Chrome, is like Microsoft dun support Google. :P Hey thanks for sharing! :)

    @Kikey: Thank U :D See u again!

  • henry said on October 28, 2009 6:02 am

    wow… back in 1999… I think I was still playing with marbles or police and thief…
    but if you were ever still trying to use back the same layout for your present blog (2009)….
    I would say LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLL…….

    Huahahahaha! I’m just too naughty :p

  • henry said on October 28, 2009 6:05 am

    serious question, btw how did u actually started writing blog? i wonder what actually caught ur interest into writing one? I thought that time icq or irc chat was pretty hot… 911 and spice girls generation, if u still remember :)

  • eunice said on October 28, 2009 12:15 pm

    @henry: haha that’s funnieeee Police now also wearing long pants lor LOL
    u mean writing that HTML site? Hey actually that time learning HTML and creating homepage was also the “IN” thing during the dot.com era. hulloooo wat does tat got to do with 911 :S hahahaha

  • Cecil Lee said on October 29, 2009 12:07 pm

    Wow! You started writing HTML since Nov’ 99!? And still it looks decent to me!
    Your hubby+you combo in creating this photo travel blog is just perfect with beautiful design and wonderful contents! :)

  • J2Kfm said on October 29, 2009 4:37 pm

    hahah .. Geocities. yeah, i do remember them, as we opened free sites in our computer classes back then, while learning the net.

    still in secondary school then. :)

  • Asit said on October 30, 2009 12:28 am

    If you are using FF, you might want to use:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9148

  • eunice said on November 3, 2009 10:00 am

    @Cecil: ya HTML is simple yet useful!

    @J2Kfm: haha thanks for sharing that you did that in your secondary school days.. so at least some ppl (like peteformation) won’t think that I’m as “young” as him. LOL!!!

    @Asit: okie thanks!

  • Mark H said on November 7, 2009 7:22 am

    What a great piece of web nostalgia. You should be mighty proud of your first webpage. It does make you wonder how many of these companies will be around in 5, 10 or 50 years time.

  • eunice said on November 7, 2009 11:03 pm

    @Mark H: Gee… I’m! haha! Yeah I got what you mean… in fact, there aren’t many companies that can make it pass 5 yrs.

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