My home page was getting a bit stale, so I decided to “update” it. Unbelievably, it’s been nearly 20 years since my first web page, so I thought I would go retro with it, but using modern techniques.
Here’s how I did it:
This is just a form, using a Google Search restricted to boulter.com.
No FRAME tags here; it uses a div with CSS floats.
Weblog and Twitter
Something you used do with server-side includes can now be done with jQuery and jQuery plugins.
Select box navigation
You used to do this with lots of font tags. Today, you can use the CSS font-variant: small-caps.
Thick table borders
There’s no tables in the page. The div uses the border-style: ridge style.
Formerly accomplished with an inline image next to each item, CSS supports this with
You can see all the CSS in my web10.css file.
The web surely has come a long way in 20 years. I’m sure in another 20, it will be nearly unrecognizable to us today.
When should we expect v3 of this?
Whoah there. Are you sure these technologies are supported by enough browsers now? I was thinking of easing into the 2000s with some Java Applets or maybe this new Adobe “Flash” thing.