This is where I document the internet-related projects I've completed or am working on.
The Yesterweb is a Discord server community created on 2/20/21. It is an all-ages (13+) Discord community of old web and nostalgia lovers. Perhaps it's wishful thinking because the server is still in its infancy with just under 100 members (at the time of writing this), but I am SO endlessly grateful to have received so much touching feedback about how it feels like a truly welcoming and kind community.
What inspired me to create this space is the fact that you cannot respond to comment replies on Neocities. I really enjoyed posting 'messages' and getting replies but I felt like I wanted to continue some conversations - and there's no option for comment replies! After immediately submitting feedback to Kyle Drake, I thought, what if I made a Discord server and everyone I've been talking to on Neocities joined? I didn't think about it too hard
Aside from making small servers for up to 2 friends each (but more frequently one per friend lol), I never really attempted to start a community. I didn't even attempt to start one with this! I had my eye on a few cool people I really wanted to get to know, and shockingly - they JOINED. And since then, despite only sticking it up on this page and advertising it in ONE other small Neocities Discord, it's been growing slowly every day.
I strive to keep the peaceful, cozy atmosphere in this friendly shared-interest community. There is so much negativity and toxicity not only in real life but ESPECIALLY on the internet. I've already met so many cool people and been introduced to so much more than I ever imagined.
The Yesterweb Ring is a webring for handmade websites. Its inception began with the Yesterweb Discord server, but it can be joined by anyone (within reason; toxicity and negativity has no place here). To join, simply read the rules on the page above and send me an e-mail (or contact me via Discord). As an extra challenge, I also created a way to 'surf' the webring page by page, or view sites at random - I'm kinda proud of this, and I made it myself (as opposed to the webring code which I 'repurposed' haha.
Yestersearch isn't much of a 'project' since it took me about all of two seconds to slap together, but I still think it's kind of a neat idea. It's basically a search engine that exclusively searches Tripod, Angelfire and (some) Geocities sites. I'm limited by icky Google to only 10 pages of results per query, but it can come in handy for less general queries.