Everything I Know about Web Design I Learned from Geocities

Originally written as a lightning talk for Railsconf 2016 in Kansas City, MO. I had been developing this talk since the previous year’s WindyCityRails, and had a great time squishing it to fit in five minutes. In this talk, I discuss brutalist web design in the era of Geocities, and what lessons we can take from hit counters, “under construction” banners, and Comic Sans.

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