1990s

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The 1990s was a decade that saw the invention and growth of the web, dominated by independent websites, as well as nascent silos like Geocities, with a particular aesthetic that would come to define the era like under construction graphics, dancing animals, site counters, ornate backgrounds, and guest books.

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Aesthetics from the 1990s, especially on websites, are a popular form of nostalgia that harken back to when the web was much quirkier, weirder, and more diverse, across a plethora of independent sites exploring a new medium without strict rules or expectations.

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  • Angelfire was established in 1996 and is still running least some of its original services (allowing for updates), while supporting links to user profiles

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