I started this site with animated gifs and splash pages while living in a cheap rent stabilized apartment. PageSpinner was my jam. I was in love with HTML and certain that the whole world was about to learn it, ushering in a new era of DIY media, free expression, peace and democracy and human rights worldwide. That part didn’t work out so well, although the kids prefer YouTube to TV, so that’s something.

Jeffrey Zeldman’s personal and nostalgic lookback on the 20th anniversary of his website — as much a part of the history of the web as anything can be.

The guy was blogging way, way before it was cool.