What Are These Buttons?

The buttons in the footer of this website are a whimsical way to express my support for certain topics, or, for instance, proudly display my operating system of choice. When I grew up, the internet was a much more untamed, less corporate place, and Netscape Navigator inadvertently introduced the format of a button of dimensions 88x31. This spawned a lot of a Web badges for all kinds of serious and non-serious activities, and to this day, people affiliated with the hacker culture of yore—like yours truly—still use them.

Their design evokes memories of when the web was a more creative and less ‘bland’ place, and I am glad that some communities, like Neocities, keep this culture alive.

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