The teenage girl’s internet of the early 2000s

melissa mcewen
7 min readNov 13, 2017

Cliques, webrings, and blinkies

I started this “business” when I was a teenager. I had zero clients haha.

Recently I revamped my personal website, which was hard, because I’m a web developer by trade, not a web designer. Last time I did it was as a teenager making websites for fun in the early 2000s. I thought I might try to reuse some of that, as some of the trends back then (pixel art! Monospace fonts!) are now trendy again. But I found myself lost on…