Trying to collect websites that are intersting, free-standing, with a bit (or a lot) of personality. Preference given to “hand-made” websites ;)
The art of building “personal” websites is a thing of the 90s, it appears.. (See also the idea of IndieWeb).
- Joe Roberts
- For What It’s Worth [Offline]
- George Hart
- Peter Norvig – needs no introduction for anyone familiar with computer science.
- Dubno.com – a family website.
- Mark Irons’ Home Page – a huge inspiration for this page. I made a note of his passing here.
- Zuckershack – friend of MLI mentioned above.
- kirk.is|archive by month
- HomePage for Brian Harvey (bh at cs.Berkeley.EDU) author of Simply Scheme: Introducing Computer Science
- http://www.thattommyhall.com/ creator of SICP distilled. also see his “101 Goals in 1001 days” project.
- Patterns — Gordon Brander
- Thorsten Ball – good frontpage for developer
- Laurence Tratt – good frontpage for developer
- The Murgia Hack System – good use of simple, multiple column layout.
- Jason Goldstein | Developer uses Matthew Butterick’s Equity Text typeface for body. nice.
- Jordan Vincent | UX Designer & Software Engineer
- kevinlynagh.com – very readable, text first website design.
- Gwern.net – in depth articles. in his own words – “psychology, statistics, and technology; I am best known for my writings on the darknet markets & Bitcoin, blinded self-experiments & Quantified Self analyses, dual n-back & spaced repetition … “. Built using Hakyll.
- Dan Luu in depth articles on hardware and software engineering. (eg: Do programmers need math?, HN: the good parts)
- byuu | byuu.net – game emulator resources.
- ~hl – “an online dustbin where you leave your collected written thoughts” — someone describing this website. Programming and stuff. Arrived there via XML is almost always misused.
- Jeff Kaufman
- Fabulous Text Only Websites, 2018 Edition
- Peter Schaffter; the creator of mom groff macros.
- Evan Jones - Software Engineer | Computer Scientist
- Minid.net – Diego Martin Lafuente’s personal website & blog
- Cal Paterson, programming essays. See How a SQL database works.
- Kragen Javier Sitaker’s home page – programmer, long essay writer. Worked with him for short duration (few emails?) in 2008, when I was working for Aaron Swartz.
- John Salvatier ai and machine learning researcher. See: Reality has a surprising amount of detail
- Simplifier – diy website. plenty of projects on the homepage. hosted on neocities. really cool. This is one of the best examples of a “High Signal/ Low Ceremony” websites you can find. Even the webpages appear to be written “by hand”. Amazing. The fact that the creator did not even put a name on it makes it even more impressive.
- Sumit Khanna – A History of Personal and Professional Websites – nice recollection of his websites ’90s to now.
- Show your personal websites | Lobsters Jan 2020. Interesting collection of websites, mostly static (expected, considering its a lobste.rs user).
- Search engine for searching people’s personal websites: https://wiby.me/
- Text-only websites by Sijmen J. Mulder
- Zoroastrianism portal.