Superbad

When i started to make things for showing online, i did have some friends who i met on the internet. Erika, her name then – it has changed now – was one of them. She maintained a website called the Archeology of the Frivolous. Even though she did stop maintaining it, the website is still online, i’m happy to say.

I remember when i started out and wrote to her about it, she wrote back giving me the url superbad.com. I immediately fell in love with that work, the moment i saw it. Ben Benjamin made the website in 1997. I’m really happy to see the website is still online right now.

Superbad is essentially a maze. Hopefully i have seen all the pages. I’m not sure though. It uses html and javascript and gifanimations amongst other things to show the contents. The names of the sections are ranging between silly and thought provoking.

Lotus, trunk, ape, muscle, puppet, reel, accident, green, bingo. Among other things.

Our current monitors are a bit too wide really for this website. I intentionally made the window smaller. A 1064 x 866. I did look for a window resizer, in which i could type the usual size of that time, a 1024 x 768. I didn’t find it, sorry to say. I had no intention for installing an addon for it.

Looking back at it, i see the influence this website had on my work. Especially homebase. Not the content, that is all mine. But the way of navigating through it is all influenced by superbad. I admit, this is the first time i can see it this clearly. It feels like this is so obvious. I almost feel embarrassed about this now.

All i can say now, please go through superbad.com. This is the work of someone so creative, so playful with the material he has. In looks, in code, in titles, in naming. I love it. Still.

Enjoy.

I do hope this site will be online for a very long time.

Published on May 23, 2017 at 6:00 by

2 Comments

  • Ron says:

    I really like this kind of arty nerdy stuff!

  • Ellen says:

    I’m thinking of another post about old links i made. I’m sure i still have the page somewhere on my computer. So many back-ups. Sometime next week. All pretty much arty nerdy stuff 🙂

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