(This is as good a time as any to say that I am not affiliated with any of these sites, I'm not responsible for whatever you do with the links here or whatever you find on the other end,
yada yada yada...) Web development
Alternative(s) (to) social media
Dreamwidth - an open-source web journal based on Livejournal code and maintained by old LJ staff.
DeadJournal - a web journal for intelligent pissed off people.
InsaneJournal - a web journal that is generally anti-censorship.
The Midnight Pub - a text-based pub/blogging platform served over https, gemini, and gopher.
Smol Pub - a blogging/journal platform written in Gemtext.
TiddlyWiki - a non-linear personal web notebook that functions SIMILAR to a Wiki.
BUS STOP - an ephemeral and chill imageboard where posts are deleted after a day.
The Orb - not quite sure what this is but it is definitely a forum
The diaspora* project - a FOSS decentralized social network connected by independently run servers.
SpaceHey - the Myspace revival!
Multiverse - a micro-blogging platform that lets you get super creative with it
LandChad.net - a site that teaches you to setup your own internet platforms
Host Things Yourself! - a fork of landchad.net (sans memes) that uses 100% free software Web utilities
Temp Mail - Disposable Temporary Mail - what it says on the tin. good for accessing sites/programs that want you to sign up before you can browse their contents.
SharkLasers.com - another temporary email service.
Internet Archive - non-profit library digitizing and archiving TONS of stuff on and offline
Catbox.moe - simple file upload/sharing site.
Have I Been Pwned - see if your email/phone/passwords were in a data breach.
12ft Ladder - bypass any article paywalls
DeepL Translate - an actually really good translation tool
Shodan - search engine for internet-connected devices
inter.tube - a "music locker" that you can store your music files in and stream over subsonic protocol
cobalt - actually good online video-to-mp3/mp4 site with compatibility with multiple sources including youtube/tiktok/twitter Cool software
Fraidycat - program that lets you follow/organize accounts and feeds all across the web
MusicBee - the best customizable music player and manager IMO
TuxGuitar - the ONLY good (not to mention free), simple-to-use guitar tablature software
Obsidian - super customizable personal offline knowledge base + notetaking app (its like Evernote but better)
Syncthing - p2p file syncing program (I love this)
Open-Shell-Menu - windows start menu/taskbar skinning tool that can emulate previous windows versions
Calibre - comprehensive e-book library management software
HTTrack - offline website backup/mirroring tool
BatteryInfoView - utility for laptops that lets you view battery info and health Artist tools
DID Research - super comprehensive resource for info on dissociative identity disorder (and some other dissociative disorders)
Out of the FOG - coping toolbox and information resource for victims of emotional abuse (note: framed as actions of abusive cluster b folks)
Mental Hellth - a newsletter exploring how the current world affects our mental health
I feel like shit - an interactive self care guide
My Fridge Food - recipes based on what you have in your kitchen at the moment
Therapy Shoppe - sensory toys, fidgets, motor skill tools, and other assistive stuff. only thing that requires money on the list bc i love this place.
Getselfhelp.co.uk - lots of printable therapy worksheets. partially geared toward therapists, but still a great self-help resource for anyone no matter what they struggle with.
Habitica - a gamified to-do list/habit tracker in the form of an RPG. has alot of mental health guilds that are very motivating.
The Analog Brain - a tool that guides you through your executive dysfunction to find out what you want/need in the moment LGBTQ Resources
diyhrt.cafe - a listing of suppliers that sell hormones geared towards MTFs. use at your own risk
DIY HRT Directory - a guide to safely perform hormone replacement therapy on one's own. again, use at your own risk
Transbucket - photo-sharing site for transgender surgery outcomes (account required)
Phallo.net - an informative and comprehensive resource on FTM phalloplasty
Okazu - a blog from 2002 focusing on yuri and lesbianism in Japanese media
Black Trans Archive - a really trippy and creatively made art project about black trans identity and experience. Games
lain game - a playable browser version of the serial experiments lain ps1 game with english text/subtitles
Diablo Web - a web port of the original diablo?!
Taiko Web - an unofficial web implementation of Taiko no Tatsujin
Board Game Online - very weird online board game, playable with friends or strangers
Fallen London - a gothic supernatural text-based rpg
Kingdom of Loathing - a funny surreal rpg adventure game
Flight Rising - a dragon-raising and breeding browser-based adventure game (think neopets)
Furcadia - i think this is a furry web-based mmorpg? seems cool!
Pokemon Eclipse RPG - an online pokemon browser rpg with a lot of fun minigames and events
Everskies - a pixel doll dress up site with forums, very pro-black which is nice.
Bimboland (18+) - a satirical bimbo dress up site with a very supportive user culture. currently known as Ximboland.
Flowergame - grow some plants... :^)
Cube 2: Sauerbraten - a fun little open source fps. semi-inactive but its still fun.
Vimm's Lair - downloads of classic games, manuals, and more from consoles released between 1985-2006
My Abandonware - download old games from 1978-2010 for free
Pretend You're Xyzzy - a cards against humanity clone.
Revenge of the Sunfish - official website of Bizarre Wound games (some very unique games here)
The Asenheim Project - play classic visual novels online through your browser
Hidden Palace - a video game media preservation wiki. check out project deluge!
Dark Pattern Games - a game review site that points out dark patterns/psychological tricks in mobile games.
ROMhacking.net - website dedicated to romhack news, hosting downloads to hacks, and teaching how to learn romhacking
SEGA SKY - a Polish Dreamcast news site (also the only place I've been able to find certain game downloads) Fansites
Kirby's Rainbow Resort - a super cute kirby fansite with lots of stuff. hasn't been updated since last 2020, but i have hope.
NFC - the internet nirvana fan club. probably not being updated, but the forum is still active.
thought experiments lain - lots of interesting stuff about lain. no longer updated.
OMNIPRESENCE - another lain fansite. a neat relic of the past.
The Fade - a QOTSA fansite that stopped getting updated in 2006 or so, but has alot of cool info and freebies (like guitar tabs!)
Lookin' Bratz - a Bratz fansite with an unbelievable amount of info and content on it.
Empty Movement - an ancient Revolutionary Girl Utena website with a crazy amount of content (and official images) on it.
TamaTown - a Tamagotchi fansite with tons of information, news, and guides.
Ricky-starks.com - a fansite dedicated to the wrestler Ricky Starks, currently signed to AEW.
tha waltens files - fansite about The Walten Files, an analog horror Youtube series
HOMESTUCK.NET - huge fan resource archive for Homestuck
Disco Reader - creates graphs based on conversation paths in Disco Elysium. Interesting sites
The Quantitative Study of Dreams - resources for reading about and conducting dream research
Windows93 - a fun operating system in your browser :^)
Our Mother Tongues - a Native American language revitalization project
Smithsonian Open Access - millions of free-to-use images and data from the Smithsonian
17776, What football will look like in the future - a genuinely phenomenal webseries about football in the year 17776
BLOODSAD - the worst possible feeling. a web project by one of my favorite artists.
Textfiles.com - a huge collection of text files that got passed around on BBSes back in the day.
Everything2 - a lowkey website full of original writings (of different genres, topics, etc) submitted by users
Web Design Museum - a gallery and timeline of trends in web design from 1991-2006. hugely inspiring.
SerenityOS - a turbo cool, retro, unix-like operating system!
Virtual x86 - emulate an operating system in your browser
Riseup - a tech collective that provides communication tools to radicals
Black Socialists of America - website of the black socialists of america, cool design + interesting tools
Buy Nothing Project - a community-building social movement/app that promotes hyper-local sharing as opposed to selling.
Kayla's World - the neat portfolio site of a web sorcerer and artist.
Brunch Bureau - a noir detective streamer's website... I THINK? super cool style and has a 'newspaper' of sorts.
SCUMSUCK.COM - fun and cool artist's website showing off their work including ocs, a webcomic, and a shop (with fun goodies)
ANNIKA IZORA - website of a black designer who enjoys exploring tenderness, dreaming, and digital gardens as praxis
Lackadaisy - a comic about a bunch of dubious cats running a speakeasy during Prohibition.
Solaria's Webspace - cool art and some pretty unique web design tutorials/resources.
Free Music Archive - tons of genuinely free music with license information for each.
Radioooo - a musical time machine... radio! by decade and genre.
Comradery - a co-operative alternative to Patreon
Little Free Library - a nonprofit org that aims to build community and increase book access with mini library boxes.
Free Geek - a nonprofit that promotes digital access to all and refurbishes technology to give it to people in need
Gods And Monsters - website about mythological creatures that feels pleasantly personal
DEEP HELL - a webzine analyzing what we can learn from video games
Blood Knife - a webzine about cyberpunk, sci-fi, horror, and communism... and the culture in general
Wrestling Arsenal - a blog for gay guys who love pro wrestling (it's life-changing)
Floating Neutrinos - website of a family who lived on floating scrap rafts
Ted's Caving Page - the internet's first creepypasta
Poolsuite - internet leisure suite.
Big Soy Naturals - sexy and cool podcast where two they-devils discuss happenings of the internet.
DIY Feminist Cybersecurity - cybersecurity tips aiming for safety in digital spaces.
unixsheikh.com - articles and tutorials about open-source, unix/gnu, sysadmin, and other techy stuff of that nature.
digital love languages - a 10 week course exploring code as a gentle, healing, and loving practice
GUIdebook - an older site that preserves and showcases GUIs and info about them
The Cutting Room Floor - wiki that compiles information and research on unused game content
Unfuck Your Habitat - both a guide to cleaning your house/habitat and making your life better
Slipshine (18+) - sex-positive porn comic publisher (check out The Rock Cocks!)
Permacomputing wiki - a resource on permacomputing, a permaculture approach to computer and network technology
Listen to Wikipedia - listen to musical notes play every time there is an edit on Wikipedia
HBR1 - homepage and online radio of the electronic/trance/ambient record label Hardboiled Records Miscellaneous
The Very Real Decline of All We Hold Dear As Told Through the Progressively Shittier Spider-Man Movies - They really could be better movies.
Reimagining Care-full Communities - Do we [as people of color, as queer-identified people] feel truly unsafe on the Internet?
The Day the Good Internet Died - For a small slice of time, being online was a thrilling mix of discovery, collaboration, creativity, and chaotic potential. Then Google Reader disappeared.
In Memory of Dump.fm, an Endlessly Collaborative Image Poem - Dump.fm died a quiet, seemingly definitive death this month, after having survived a number of rumored deaths over the years.
This webcomic made it okay to be sad online. Then its artist vanished. - The author of ‘Pictures for Sad Children’ went AWOL after a 2014 Kickstarter drama. In an exclusive interview, she explains why she had to unplug from the internet.
A Study of Physical Education - A short essay written by Mao Zedong on the importance on physical education and assessing where current methods of promoting exercise have failed.
How To Pirate - Written by a fellow Neocities user.
The Gospel According to Pusha T - The artist raps about cocaine with effortless dexterity. But in lionizing the antics of the dealer, he fails to fully comprehend the life of an addict.
Growing Up Kinky: Research Shows How Kink Identity Is Formed - New research sheds light on the formation and development of kink identity.
Yakuza 3 Reviewed by Yakuza - What it says on the tin. A very fun read analyzing the accuracy of Yakuza 3.
On the (In)security of Social Media Callouts - A criticism of the current "callout" phenomenon on social media sites.
'LOVE YOU GUYS (NO HOMO)' - How gamers and fans play with sexuality, gender, and Minecraft on YouTube.
The Unified Theory of Ophelia: On Women, Writing, and Mental Illness - On young girls driven mad by the world and seeing Ophelia everywhere.
standing on the shoulders of complex female characters - am i in my fleabag era or is my fleabag era in me?
I Should Be Able to Mute America - The rest of the world should not have to know the name Bari Weiss.
How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation - I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.
Everyone needs to grow up - Whether it’s people who mention their Hogwarts house on their Hinge profile or literal white supremacists, culture is awash with adult babies.
what happened to yesterweb? an investigation - A pretty accurate summation of what went on with the Yesterweb, in case you weren't there for it. Interesting videos
Fuzzy N Chic - sells handmade Tamagotchi covers and other Tamagotchi accessories.
itemLabel - a revenge based company that sells Peepys and other collectible creatures, plus some neat accessories.
JJGames - super affordable used games
Hirbawi Kufiya - the last and only kufiya factory left in Palestine.
Online Ceramics - a streetwear clothing company that's partnered with A24 (expensive)
Ragstock - recycled and vintage clothing (not SUPER affordably priced)
Lazy Oaf - streetwear brand with colorful, eye-catching designs (not cheap)
Better World Books - socially-conscious bookseller with loads of cheap new/used books
House Plant Shop - actually reasonably priced house plants.
Houzz - home decor store with alot of cool rugs
READY! Computer Corp. - newer, small company that makes very stylish portable computer kits
miniSUPER Sticker Club - the cutest stickers u ever done seen