Ugly Websites Bonanza


Scan originally appeared in Wired 05.07, July 1997.

A colleague of mine introduced me to a saying: 'If the baby is ugly, let’s just say it’s ugly and get it over with'.

Oh, Geocities, your babies were ugly. Just look at the screenshot of the site used in the ad - if that's the posterboy, imagine what the rest of the sites looked like...

In 2009, the plug was finally pulled on this mainly Frontpage-'designed' bonanza of wall-to-wall ugly.

But hey, it was free and it got us what we all wanted in the 90’s: A home on the Infobahn.


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