you arrive at the dark, rainy wetlands...the wetlands...
The ground is moist with midnight dew, trees are bristling in whispering wind. The buzz of caged led lights is amplified by reflective metal. Trains rush mere metres above your head, illuminating the swamp streets for a couple of seconds at a time. The patter of rain can be heard upon corrugated roofs. Moonlight flails helplessly, drowning amongst brighter, artificial competition. You turn, back and forth, side to side. There are signs everywhere, each one with a tantilising invitation.

...which way will you go?

Site Network


message me if you'd like to trade links & regularly chat/check out eachother's sites x

Site Neighbours:
mycorner kyumiare sira-sira 9ties BBST antikrist Bytemoth MystSaphyr rice's link button Macchiato's link button
some of my favourite sites

Cool Links
A Soft Murmur - An excellent site that lets you customise white noise/relaxing sounds to play in the background. I find this to be really good for concentration and when I'm feeling stressed and I love playing around with the combinations. Great for creating the tumblr atmosphere we all dream of (or maybe that's just me?)

Humans of New York - Documenting the lives of New York City's residents through photography and interviews. A personal favourite of mine that gives a lot of insight into a lot of interesting people.

Shan't we tell the vicar? - The blog/newsletter of Mara Wilson (as in Matilda, amongst other roles) - I've followed her for years on social media and I really enjoy her writing.

Introspection at SEP - The entry for 'introspection' at the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. Contains an introduction to the philosophy of introspection.

Smithsonian Open Access - A gem I recently discovered, the Smithsonian Museum has an open access archive where you can view/freely use some of their images!

Unsplash: Brutalism - Unsplash is a great stock photo resource, and my particular favourite category is the brutalist architecture stuff. There are some beautiful, freely useable images of great (or hideous, if that's your view) buildings.

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer - This site lets you zoom in and out of an interactive tree of all life on earth, showing how species and classifications relate! Warning: slightly addictive.

r/InternetIsBeautiful - A subreddit of cool single-page sites!

Stripe Generator - generates stripes init

Noclip - This site generates levels from different games for you to explore them in your browser! my favourite is the wii sports resort island lol what a meme

Soft Heart Clinic - a lovely lil site that contains information on self-care, mental health themed pixel art and links to lots of cool project videos on different topics.

Evolution of the scrollbar - Play with the scrollbars time forgot

Deep Sea - Visual online representation of the different life found at different sea levels! Very relaxing and easy to get lost in.

Make everything okay - A magic button for making everything okay

Start Here - A very retro web portal.

100,000 stars - Start at the sun and zoom out to see thousands of stars and planets, as well as distances and names!

Neon Flames - Make pretty flame designs on this interactive site!!

This is sand - Play with virtual sand

Never ending chart rendering - A useful tool for visually displaying your favourite albums in a saveable chart!

Whomst Zone - This one's better if you just see it for yourself

How far away is andromeda? - Answers the question on the tin. Hint: it's far away but moving preeetty quick

cmburns - random simpsons episode generator! (good seasons only)

Cachemonet - cool trippy visuals that look awesome on screen and even better through a projector. recommended for chill parties!

Bored Button - randomly generates cool sites for when you're bored

NSTMF Gravity - a lovely game that models the effect of gravity on space objects! WARNING!! - it's easy to lose hours to this relaxing site.

Edz' site - cool vapourwave artwork to check out

Marxists Internet Archive - super useful archive of historical and public domain leftist texts, great for studies and research on political topics and perspectives! this has come in really handy over the course of my degree
Link Back

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Useful Software
G.I.M.P - a neat free Adobe Photoshop alternative that is heavily featured and made by the open source community! i use this to make stuff for this site as photoshop is expensive and a bit of a hassle for what i'm actually doing.

LMMS - free DAW (digital audio workstation) for making beats if you don't have any of the major softwares! not as fully featured as the likes of logic & ableton but pretty close, and good if you're used to the FL interface. works with lots of plugins too.

Inkscape - the GIMP of vector graphics, Inkscape is a great piece of design software with features similar to Adobe Illustrator.

Brackets - A free, open source textcode editor with live preview feature (I use this sometimes for coding my site).

Canva - Excellent free browser-based publishing software. Premium version available.

Krita - Free, open-source painting programme - also includes animation functions.

Moebius - A free ANSI and ASCII editor/drawing programme.

Lunacy - More free design software built for creating UX/UI type stuff. Similar to Sketch/Adobe XD.

Pixlr - Photoshop-esque image editor based in your browser

Photopea - Another photoshop clone with advanced features!
Site Resources
Here are some links to free resources around the internet that might come in handy when making your own website!

Guestbooks/Comment Systems:

SmartGB - Popular free guestbook host with customiseable features

Atabook - Another free option from

Free GB - Yet another free guestbook option

Bravenet Guestbooks - Bravenet's guestbook tool - I haven't tried this but it looks like it has lots of features

HTML Comment Box - A comments system that can be added to any HTML page

cBox - Add a shoutbox to your website for free!

Shoutjax - Another shoutbox provider (I have not tried this one)

Kalechips' PHP Guestbook Script - A free guestbook script that can be hosted on your own website (this will only work on Neocities if you have a supporter plan).

Art/Design/Web Resources:

The Last Melon's Scraps - Lots of web materials, pixels & graphics for your site.

Pixel It - Generate pixel art from images

Dafont - Respository of thousands of downloadable fonts. See font terms before use.

Emoji in Blog - Pasteable emojis that will show up in your HTML blog

ACA Systems Button Maker - Make 80x15 web buttons in your browser!

Stripe Generator - Generate striped backgrounds for your site

Patterncooler - Generate cool seamless patterns of your choice

Photomosh - Generate glitchy photos and gifs

Zonelets - Very simple free javascript-based blog script for your html sites

CSS Gradient - Create CSS gradients

Mesher - CSS Mesh Gradients Generator

CSS Scrollbar Maker - A codepen that allows you to generate a customised scrollbar code

Image Color Picker - Pick out colours & their codes from images

StickPNG - Free transparent PNG images/cliparts

Glitter Graphics - lots of awful 90s goodies from the old (fun) internet!!

Web Badges World - Lots of badges to use on your site

Animasta - CSS animation effects (e.g. background gradients) to make your website pop!

Doodlenerd CSS Text effects - Different text effects for your site

Heongae Favicons - Some cute favicons for your site's title bar.

Tinify - Tool for compressing image files without losing quality (which can help to make your web pages load faster).

Bennett Feely's CSS Resources - Lots of useful free CSS resources for your website, including image effects, gradient tricks and layout guides.

Layoutit! - A tool for generating CSS grid layouts.

Box-shadow generator - A tool for generating CSS box shadows.

Hotglue - Very fun looking actual 'drag-and-drop' site-builder. Also a downloadable script if you want to upload the framework to your own server.

Ichi - A very small and simple html site host.

Status Cafe - Display your latest 'status' (microblog style) on your website. You can also customise your profile with HTML & CSS.

Textanim - Animated .gif text generator in your browser!

Webneko - Add a cute character to your page that can follow your visitors' cursor.

Wobble Town - Adopt a pixel character.

Texture Town - Thousands of seamless background textures for you to use, with a handy live preview feature.

CSShake - CSS hover shaking effects.

Fat Strawberry - More free backgrounds & graphic resources.

Salvaged - Archive of recovered photoshop/paint shop pro resources from the sites of olde.

Cursor Effects - Cool cursor effects that you can add to your website.

Smol Pub - A very small & minimal blog platform.

Dither Me This - Dither images in your browser

Fluffmoth's buttons database - A variety of identity buttons for use on your website or online profile.

Slideshow Generator - Create javascript image slideshows for your website!

Pilssken's Artist's Toolbox - Useful list of various resources for art/design/web design work (incl. software, font repositories, free-to-use images)

Tinytools - A directory of small/free experimental tools for games, websites and interactive projects.

Simplilearn SEO tutorial - A very long (but free!) introduction to SEO.

Neocities - a great place to make free html sites with tutorials abound, founded in the ashes of 90s favourite yahoo geocities! also my lovely host

Gifcities - search engine for archives of yahoo geocities, lots of vapourwave-ish gifs and 90s pixels to be found! i get some of the pixels in my content section from here

MagicPattern CSS Background Patterns - Generate seamlessly repeating background patterns of a variety of different shapes.

Premade Website Layouts:

Foollovers - HTML/CSS Layouts (Japanese Web Style)

Almost Sweet - Free layouts right here on neocities!

Sadgrl - More free layouts

Createblog - Mostly created in the late-2000s, this site is filled with themes!

Loveblush - Cute, customisable stylesheets!

Dorkistic - Neat free blog themes

Jubilee Themes - Excellent tumblr themes that can be made to work on websites if you know what you're doing

Celestial Star - Even more 2000s-style layouts!

HTML5 UP! - Free, professional and responsive web templates

Codes By Laighlin - More awesome tumblr themes that can be adapted!

Nycto Themes - Even MORE great tumblr themes

Egg Ramen - Nice simple CSS templates, great for learning how to position things and make certain layouts. Hugely recommend if you're getting started with neocities!

Websets by Lynn - Awesome, cute early 2000s style web layouts! Great for a dose of nostalgia x

Templaterr - HTML themes & guides for neocities!

UserStyles World - CSS styles for various sites/apps.

Neothemes - A selection of responsive themes to use as the base of your site