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retro web fad Halfbakery

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As a comment on the unchanging, pared-down UI of the Halfbakery, this is a reimagining of the Halfbakery showing how it would look at different points in the internet’s history if it had adopted the currently fashionable web fad. E.g., not necessarily in this order: 1. everything in a FRAME, 2. accessible only via clicking on a splash screen, 3. accessible only via an OS-specific app which has slightly less functionality than the HTML site, 4. with pop-up ads, 5. with rampant collection of user data for onward sale to the highest bidder, 6. everything rendered with Flash, 7. built in Wordpress, etc.
hippo, Dec 09 2019

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       YOU ARE IN A LARGE SPACE SURROUNDED BY IDEAS.
YOU HAVE 23CROISSANTS 4 FISHBONES.

> go north
YOU ARE IN AN IDEA CALLED PANIC PIN .
THERE ARE 16 ANNOTATIONSHERE.
THERE IS A [UNABUBBA] HERE.
THE [UNABUBBA] IS ATTACKING YOU.

>run away
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO run away
THE [UNABUBBA] IS ATTACKING YOU.
THE [UNABUBBA] IS RIPPING YOUR LIMBS OFF.
YOU ARE DEAD.
GAME OVER.
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8th of 7, Dec 09 2019
  

       Need a Web 2.0 croissant logo, with a nice gradient
calum, Dec 09 2019
  

       BBS   

       Gopher   

       Vannevar Bush's Memex   

       Mobile-first   

       Tor hidden service   

       Serverless
notexactly, Dec 10 2019
  

       tsk, don't forget nntp. (could actually be done, but would get zero traffic).   

       Oh wait... Yahoo! Gropes
FlyingToaster, Dec 10 2019
  

       Baudot punched paper tape ?   

       Actually, given its text format, halfbakery-on- ASR33-Teletype would be entirely practical ... very Steampunk.
8th of 7, Dec 10 2019
  

       We could also have a version designed to be accessed from retrocomputers, like (IIRC) retro.hackaday.com (which, IIRC, just displays a static set of blog posts now, not the most recent ones from the actual blog?). It wouldn't even be difficult—last time I checked, the halfbakery was already using '90s-style HTML for everything.   

       Though I guess it's not really necessary, with the /lr/ version already available.
notexactly, Dec 20 2019
  

       I'm quite interested in the weekly periodical magazine format
hippo, Dec 20 2019
  

       We're quite interested in the 70-round drum magazine format, as used by the PPSh-41.
8th of 7, Dec 20 2019
  

       71-round (Russian savant Dirty Harry).   

       Carry on.
pertinax, Dec 21 2019
  
      
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