Geocities came online around 1995 as a free web page service. Soon, gaudy-looking web pages with GIF animations and retro graphics were popping up faster than a colony of rabbits could reproduce. In 1999, Yahoo! bought the service for around 3.5 billion dollars. It was closed ten years later. As Yahoo! released in a statement, “we have decided to focus on helping our customers explore and build relationships online in other ways.”
But now, you can relive the nostalgia! The website WonderTonic has provided a free tool to make almost any website look like it was made “by a 13-year old.” It takes you back to the days when tiled backgrounds, GIFs, and site hit counters ruled the Web. You can find this tool at http://wonder-tonic.com/geocitiesizer/. Happy Geocities-izing!