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About This Site

Welcome to Fabled.day! Here, you can follow my return to web development and coding as a hobby. I’ll also be sharing some ancient tales and legends from the web of yesteryear. Fabled is a brand new site, opened on April 13th, 2024; nothing (and I mean nothing) except this page works yet…

Lots of sites on neocities focus on coding tutorials, graphics resources, and the like. This site, while having a similar purview, will be tailored towards those wanting to create larger (in terms of number of pages and files, not megabytes), text-based websites. I’ll, in fact, be prioritizing keeping my sites small in terms of disk space, and hopefully can gather tips about that, as well.

For the Expression

I want to learn to better express myself online in this unique environment, and maybe I can help others, too. I think that too many people ignore the potential neocities (and similar places) have for that kind of sharing. Larger sites, showcasing everything from stories to research, definitely should be more encouraged.

You do not see this often enough on the “small” static web, nor the web at large, which is dominated by videos and images. I think it can be agreed that large posts don’t work well on most social media platforms, which tend to either have a “microblogging” or “tweet-like” format.

For the Aesthetics

Social media is, also, we’ll agree, dull for many of us who grew up on the colorful web of yesteryear. Really now, all those white backgrounds drenched in wasted potential bore even the most devout cybernaut.

Aesthetics, then, also play a role here - my goal is not just to explain and explore methods for creating and maintaining larger sites, but also to share how this might be done in a beautiful, accessible, and elegant fashion true to the creative roots of the internet.

Fabled is not a site that features graphics or templates, but rather, simple code snippets, tips, and tutorials, as well as small articles about relevant topics. Expect a section for links to sites with useful templates and graphics, though.

Tales of the Before Times

Lots of cool and interesting things happened back in the early years of the internet. I want a place to talk about that, too! This site will contain, ultimately, some tales of life growing up back then - online. I’ll share these memories of sites (long since vanished) and dear communities of the early years, things like that, but also funny stories about how I learned to use America Online and Yahooligans at school. I’m not quite sure what extent this section will have, nor exactly what it will include, but have plans for several little articles so far.

Why FABLED?

So, why is this site called Fabled, in case you’re curious? The word, after all, shares much in common with terms like legendary and renowned, of deep historical significance, too. It also, though, carries the connotation of mythological or even fictitious. And why Fabled.day, of all possible TLDs? It certainly doesn’t have much to do with the content of the site, and was chosen for aesthetics, yet…

The phrase sounds nigh apocalyptic, doesn’t it? Meaningful on many levels if one thinks within the mindset of a millennial. Much of our lives has been fabled in one way or another, and often in many different ways at once. Draw your own conclusions, and maybe choose what it means to you, personally, if anything at all.

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