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What did the first website you ever built look like? Mine was with my dad age 10(ish?) and well, uh, see for yourself:

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I was super impressed with his coding skills. The domain used to be 'adamspokemonplace.me.uk' and was hosted on NTL World our free ISP hosting.

I'd always been a fan of the computer but creating this really sparked a passion for the web. I would update the Card of the week weekly from my collection. From here I went on to Neopets where I would customise the HTML pages they would give you for your pets.

Those top banners weren't wonky by the way, they were marquees. Oh yeah. 😎
 
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I have no idea. I definitely don’t have it still available.

I think it’s one I built on a tool called FreeWebs I believe. 😅
 

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I still know what it was but don't have the source. But I could recreate it easily.

It was my school timetable in a HTML table with black background, white borders and text and red text for lessons that have changed compared to regular.

I made it after we had HTML in school, so I was ~13. So I can officially announce that I develop more than half of my life already. 🤯😲👨‍💻
 

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Omg @Adam I love it!

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Despite going through several computers and even OSes I've always been good at backups... so I still have the HTML of my first site! I was at primary school so 10 or 11 years old. The logo was a gif that rotated! It was very cool. I hardcoded some of the URLs so I know it used to live at http://free.hostdepartment.com/s/sibrow/home.html alas not archived with Wayback Machine 😢

I'm tempted to put it as an easteregg on my current website, but all of the content was flash games and videos and e-pets I got off the internet which no longer work (and aren't mine anyway). It's pretty empty without 😅

(edit: yes it's terrible)
 
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I did find a more recent version of my site on archive, the content is meh don't read it but I always liked the cloud header links; click on them and they animate. It's pretty cute 💖 Simon George
You were way ahead of the times with that navigation! Love it.
 
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Yeah! They didn't do much other than sit on your site moving a little, making noises, and I think you could click them. The company still (kinda) exists even adoption centre - bunnyhero labs

Ooh you should! I've been thinking about making a CLI pet or tamagotchi clone for ages. Or one for a smartwatch.
 

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Ooh you should! I've been thinking about making a CLI pet or tamagotchi clone for ages. Or one for a smartwatch
The smartwatch would be easier. Doing a good game on CLI is so hard. First of all the limitation to some colors and only ASCII chars and second the limitation of the drawing cycle. It's a lot of work to create super basic things that just work in webpages or apps.
 

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No way I still have a screen let alone it being online but the first site I ever built was a Star Trek RPG site using something called the Starship Management System by Anodyne Productions. Learning how to theme a PHP application (before frameworks became a thing) was not only a challenge but taught me a lot about PHP. I actually miss those days when raw code reigned supreme.
 
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No way I still have a screen let alone it being online but the first site I ever built was a Star Trek RPG site using something called the Starship Management System by Anodyne Productions. Learning how to theme a PHP application (before frameworks became a thing) was not only a challenge but taught me a lot about PHP. I actually miss those days when raw code reigned supreme.
That sounds like lots of fun! I used to love playing around with software and customising it. Well, I still do, you're currently looking at a prime example. 😆

Is there no trace on the Wayback Machine?
 
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That sounds like lots of fun! I used to love playing around with software and customising it. Well, I still do, you're currently looking at a prime example. 😆

Is there no trace on the Wayback Machine?
I actually just looked it up and nothing. Would have been cool to see it again.
 
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