The Things a Web Developer From the 90s Will Remember

#History

Thu, Mar 6th, 2014 22:00 by capnasty NEWS

And, judging by some of the things Zach Holman has dug out, you'll probably cringe as you'll fondly recall the many Geocities pages one encountered back in the day.

      

Are images too advanced for you? HTML For Dummies doesn't cover the <IMG> tag until chapter four? Well, you're in luck: the &nbsp; tag is here!

You may be saying to yourself, "Self, I know all about HTML entity encoding. What is this dastardly handsome man going on about?"

The answer, dear reasonably attractive reader, is an innovation that youth of today don't respect nearly enough: the stacked &nbsp;. Much like the 1x1.gif trick, you can just arbitrarily scale &nbsp; for whatever needs you may face:

PLEASE SIGN <BR>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;MY GUESTBOOK
BELOW: <HR><HR>

If I had a nickel for how many times I wrote &nbsp; in the 90s, I'd have enough money to cover the monthly overage bills from AOL.

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