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Got a desire to make an old school website like this? Submissions for Project Cisco are now open, so this is a great opportunity to get your work showcased in a video that may very well be even more ambitious than Bigeye.

Join the Discord server linked at the footer and read the top message at #cisco for details. Remember, HTML3 is art!

Welcome to Razorback, a new website for your old browser! Whether you're enthusiastic about old hardware and software or you just want to waste time reading some unfiltered writings about anything that comes up in front of a small CRT, this website should be of use to you.

About Razorback

Razorback is not a one-off project that simply lets you giggle about how you're browsing the web in Windows 3.1 in 2020, 2022, or whenever. This is an ongoing thing that represents the forgotten heroes of the internet, the hobbyists who hand-coded their sites to convey their passion for the niches they stuck to. All too often, people forget that the internet can truly be anyone's place; you have the power to create your own realm and establish a landmark for all to witness. These landmarks collectively give the internet the meaning it was always meant to have, undominated by any single entity.

Do not fear total creativity. Others will tell you to stick to very flat user interfaces with strange pastel-ish clay colors, but don't let the pressure get to you. Chromatic contrast and 3D objects are beautiful things, and are much easier to navigate from an objective standpoint. Currently, this site's design is pretty minimalistic like so many others, but in a way where it's mindful of 256 color display adapters. Trust me... someone out there is still using one to this day. I do hope to make it look more intuitive while remaining as lightweight as it is now, so... just when the time comes!

But Razorback is not simply a website. This isn't just all me putting out whatever I've got out there, it's the name of an effort to build a new infrastructure for old computers to thrive on, sort of like a digital appliance that supplements anyone's old computer whenever it is needed. There will be yet more to come here, including an IRC server, another website for even older browsers that extensively documents old Windows prereleases, maybe a telnet BBS, and hopefully some larger-scale programming project in the long run. All plans are subject to change, as this website was enough work as it is. Either way, I'm determined to do everything I can to bring new life to a 200MHz computer.

Razorback does not use any client-side scripts or activity trackers, nor does it ever use cookies. These factors help keep Razorback lightweight and much safer than the bulk of all these other websites that are so chock full of scripts that they'll give you the impression your bandwidth hasn't improved at all in the last 15 years.

Don't forget to check out the affiliate links for more websites you can visit from your old browsers!

Watch the intro: razrback.avi