90s is forgiving. I was doing this stuff well, well into the mid 00s, haha.
I definitely carried this into the mid-00s too... no shame.
BEST PART! you can utilize many of these techniques—we'll call them that—in your latest HTML email because apparently no one wants to bring email out of the 90's.
Whoever does that might become a bazillionaire.
I've never seen anyone used "1x1.gif". We used to name the file "space.gif".
We used clear.gif
This makes me feel old.
There are so many memories of flame gifs, guest books, and themed hit-counters.
It's dynamic HTML, not distributed HTML. But otherwise yes, 10/10, would spacer.gif and add white text in a feeble attempt to improve SEO again.
This misses the one true layout element:
Oh, what magic has been done in
What about late 90s damask patterns and grunge brushes? Loved it. And image replacement methods.
I took a coding course in my school this year, and we were taught how to use marquee and tables…
I took one in college a few years ago, and we were taught SOAP and Java applets :-/
Someone should tell Holman about this trick.
Oh please... In '97 we couldn't use nested tables on Logitech.com... for performant reasons.
Is it sad that the websites I deal with still use these techniques? :'(
Yep, sounds like 2005 for me. Funny how things change!
Aren't we all glad we no longer have to use tables for layout and weird substitution techniques (image replacement, sIFR, spans and negative indents) just to render alternative fonts?
Maybe I’m a buzzkill, but I don’t miss it at all. Nostalgia is a dangerous drug.
I think he was gentle to say 90s I remember well doing this into the 00s too :)
Oh my this brings back some memories, especially as the writer himself was my source of learning in those days! My favourite website of all time back then www.good-tutorials.com
What's a table?
Also, where's the burning text animated gifs...