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Dream of the '90s is alive with Websites From Hell

The true mystery of Websites from Hell isn't that it's a website that exists for the purpose of housing hideous Web pages that harken back to the eye-searing era of '90s Web design. It's that, so far anyway, there are only 423 websites chronicled there. True, we've come a long way since GeoCities, glitter GIFs and Hamster Dance.Then again, as WFH only hints at, there's still plenty more hideous s
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The true mystery of Websites from Hell isn't that it's a website that exists for the purpose of housing hideous Web pages that harken back to the eye-searing era of '90s Web design. It's that, so far anyway, there are only 423 websites chronicled there. True, we've come a long way since GeoCities, glitter GIFs and Hamster Dance.

Then again, as WFH only hints at, there's still plenty more hideous sites to be found, and you're invited to contribute:  

you can submit your own website, a website of your ex-client or the page of the rest home from your grandma who slaps you every time you visit her. the only requirement is: the website should be ugly! there is a heavy use of gif images, more frames than you can count, java applets used as navigations, rainbow backgrounds and so on? yes, that would be a great candidate for hell! use the submit form! Now!

As the WFH About page notes (in all-lower case letters per the bad Web aesthetic it celebrates) "this project is never finished and always 'in progress'. If you have a great idea or find a bug: please let me know."

My idea: Change "in progress" to "under construction," and add some poorly animated gifs of construction workers — the type of notice common to the '90s, when most all Web pages were "in progress" — one way or another.

-- Via The Next Web

Helen A.S. Popkin goes blah blah blah about the Internet. Tell her to get a real job on Twitter and/or Facebook. Also, Google+.

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