you're so right you put my thoughts into words
I resonate with this a lot. The one good thing is there actually is a lot of people who feel the same way - we're just overshadowed by loud ones who hold faux nostalgia and act like this is twitter.
really well said!
thanks for the feedback, i'm glad to see i am not alone in some of these concerns! hopefully there is a culture shift around here soon 6_6
this is a very insightful post, and you're totally right on a lot of these points. i was actually really overwhelmed by some of the intense tribalism happening on some of these accounts and it scared me a away from neocities for a bit. happy to know there are other sane people out there that recognize that this is supposed to be fun!
your themes are so cool I'm in love
oh im obsessed w this
I loved learning about bootstrap and the history of flexboxes in your post, and it's awesome that you're working so diligently to grow your skills. I didn't realize how ubiquitous flex boxes were until my partner, a pro web dev, was like how did you make a layout without one ??? lol I had never heard of them until last year when I started my site since the last time I wrote code was in ~2012. XD
i used tools that were built off of flexbox (like bootstrap grid) but it was so mysterious to me until i finally just sucked it up and learned. so much of css (like grids & variables) still feel so newfangled to me...the world has changed a lot since 2012!!