In the third week of the semester, I learned a lot of information by experimenting with older software and HTML for my subdomain. An exciting topic we covered in class was Geocities. Geocities was a website that allowed people to create and publish software for free. Geocities shut down in 2009 and is now known as Yahoo, one of the most successful web companies.
I found an archived Geocities page on Oocities.org: https://www.oocities.org/area51/1025/ (This page stuck out to me because the creator implemented a side note that their site was hacked in 1989! The creator also has a link to Amazon on their site with its old logo, which I thought was cool.)
Here is a hypercard that I found entertaining because it reminded me of a more modern phone application: https://archive.org/details/hypercard_piano-keys-v-513 – It was impressive to see how the amount of people who made hypercards and expressed their creativity in a time when the web wasn’t as advanced as it is now. Learning about the variety of hypertext software in the late 90s and how excited individuals were for it makes me reflect on how much technology has evolved and how much it will continue to change into concepts we never thought possible.
Some of the methods I plan on using to learn about HTML are following along in class, readings, and videos. I also plan on looking at credible websites that help individuals navigate HTML and watching educational YouTube videos.
Link to subdomain: http://dgst395.emdesignlife.com/applied_dgst_395.html