I’ll start my embarrassing story of the past of my Websites.
- The Xprofile
It all started sometime in the year 2003. It started with a Xprofile.
Unfortunately, back then, I took everything away from my pages, but man, was I proud of the crap I had on that profile.
My aim was to be on the Top Ten List of Xprofile.net. I made it once and only got rude Guestbook Entries. Dumbasses all over.
- The AOL Hometown
After I got too mature for that I moved on to AOL hometown.
I spent hours on my pages there. I was a proud coder, oh yeah, dragging and dropping images made me a proud coder.
- The Geocities
Yes, I did get too mature and a too good coder for that site too, so I made the big step – Geocities. Glitter images were still rocking my socks and there wasn’t one page without them.
Blinkies were a cool thing too. I also wrote cool tutorials, for example “how to direct link correctly”. I never direct linked though, although I didn’t know what it was for a long time. I put a lot of effort into my “Frame Tutorial”. More than half my images were .bmp but hey, .gif, .jpg and Photoshop were foreign words for me back then. When I started studying we were introduced to Photoshop and I started making amazing layouts and pixels. I also thought Dolls and Dollsites were big shit! Don’t tell me you started great!
- The First Domain
After I thought Geocities was for babies I thought about buying my own domain. The big day has come, I bought Lilalicious.com. The layouts were still crappy and the coding didn’t contain body tags, but I was happy. (The browsers were not).
I have no idea how long I had that domain. I got sick of it eventually.
Domain Nr. two was Cuddle-bug.net. I had that until I got this domain and you can see some of the layouts posted here.
schatzi.me has totally different layouts and css styles than cuddle-bug.net. Not as colorful, no images in the layout.
Oh yes, time as a coder was tough back then. Receiving comments on how my site and layout sucks was a mental burden but I managed to continue my life and websites as a normal person, although nightmares still obsess me. I’ll get over it eventually…