GeoCities-ize Your World And Recapture Your Youth

by SUSANNAH LONG · April 28, 2010

Geocities may not be the go-to for bitchin' websites anymore, but its legacy will never die, especially not if Wonder-Tonic's Geocities-ize has its way. "Make any webpage look like it was made by a 13-year-old in 1996!" boasts the site, which will tart up any URL you choose.-

Of all the things we miss most about the 90s, eye-stabbing repeated background patterns, awkward blocks of Courier text, hella wasted space, vibrating icons, yellow words on lime-green backgrounds, and gifs of galloping Unicorns top the list. Now we can lean back, put on some Ace of Base, grab four boxes of Dunkaroos, and soak up the sights (and MIDI background-music sounds) of vintage Geo.

We took a vote around the office, and we're overhauling our own website to reflect its Geocities-ized version:

Yes, that is a Ty-Fighter shooting a laser.

And the NY Post website is similarly awesome:

Those little computers and books? They spin around.

Remember the dancing baby? Now you don't have to, because you can watch it in person every day of your life.

Of course, if you're jonesing for an even more authentic chunk of the Geocities corpse, you can visit ReoCities. When Yahoo finally killed the original in 2009, David Feinman scrambled to save as much content as he could. as a result of his efforts, sites like The Arabian Knight's homepage and The Bunion Museum's awesome collection of "over 1000 images!" are still archived on the web today. There is nothing that human ingenuity can't do.