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XXIIVV - the wiki of Devine Lu Linvega Half of the dynamic duo that runs Hundred Rabbits (also on Terra), Devine Lu Linvega runs this wiki. Lots of really cool projects documented here, as well as information about Devine, their research and music, and the 33 foot sailboat they travel the world on. personal, exocortex, wiki, tech, design, art Added by reed

Alexander Greene The personal site of Alexander Greene, this site is covered in beautiflu small watercolors and neat articles, including Arts & Crafts and Recipes sections. personal, design Added by reed

Monokai "Monokai is the lab of Wimer Hazenberg" the website says. Indeed it is! The scrolling animation and the curious web experiments are fascinating. Wimer Hazenberg is the designer of the Monokai color palette, which is ubiquitous in syntax highlighting for code editors. While the site isn't as intricate or deep as some, the content that's front and center is awesome. design, personal Added by reed

meyerweb.com The beautiful personal and professional site of Eric Meyer. He's a web designer, and the site has been around since 1999. It's beautifully designed, and his writing is excellent - the articles on CSS are a real treat, as are the smalll tools he has designed and published. personal, web, design Added by reed

SIX EYES A personal site of ... someone? It's really awesome though - they seem to be a big fan of synthesizers, and their webpage strikes an awesome mix between being beautiful, mysterious, informative, and simple. personal, mystery, design Added by reed

The Whimsical Web A web directory much like Terra, The Whimsical Web is focused on whimsical web design - fun, silly websites. A lot of the featured sites are the portfolio or professional sites of web designers, and feature great art as well as fun effects. web, design, personal, art, discovery Added by reed

2bit A personal site all about 2-bit graphics. The kind of fun retro site that's just about someone's personal interests, with no ulterior motives or inventives (though there is a web store selling their designs {which are really cool!}). There are lots of little easter eggs all over the site, so it's quite fun to explore. personal, design, retroweb Added by reed

Elkins DIY The webpage of Paul Elkins, a self-taught vehicle designer. He focuses primarily on small bike campers, emergency shelters, and boats, all constructed from corrugated plastic. Fascinating and affordable designs, and he sells plans as well. personal, diy, design, boats, low tech, mechanics Added by reed

Max Bittker The personal site/portfolio of a web developer, this site is full of some fascinating projects. The author is the developer of orb.farm, broider, mojulo, and lunar bocce, all other Terra entries. Beautifully weird website, with lots of hidden interactions and fun controls. design, personal, web, art Added by reed

Mojulo A beautiful lo-fi visualization of mathematical functions. math, web, design Added by reed

Broider A small lo-fi tool for making 9-patch borders. Draw that you want, and then copy the CSS to your own page for neat retro style. art, design, web, retroweb Added by reed

Orb Farm A beautiful little game (or maybe art piece?) designed around the experience of building a small aquarium ecosystem. Styled like those old 'falling sand' games, this is surprisingly peaceful, and you'll be surprised at how sad you feel when the page reloads and your fish are gone. It's ok though - you can rebuild. web, retroweb, design, virtual desktop, art Added by reed

Elliot's Computer The personal page of a web developer (creator of special.fish and Gossip's cafe, two other Terra entries {check them out!}), this page arrays its content in a multitude of little blocks, each one devoted to single purpose. Fun to explore, and a great gateway into a small artistic bubble, here in the web wasteland. personal, design, web, culture, discovery, music, art Added by reed

Hundred Rabbits The creators of some totally FASCINATING software, Hundred Rabbits is a studio run by a duo consisting of a cartoonist/writer and a programmer/musician. Together, they travel the world in a small sailboat, building fascinating experimental software focused on self-reliance. personal, computers, boats, open source, design, sustainability, web, hacking, art, tech Added by reed

ZineOS A whimsical online desktop complete with zines, accessories, and games virtual desktop, emulation, retroweb, design, web, art Added by uelen

Special Fish Part web directory, part social media network, all fascinating. This experimental page groups people by interests and who they follow on the site. At the same time, it only has space for a few questions about individual users and a free-form text file, plus links to personal pages. textboard, web, design, directory, personal Added by reed

href.cool A web directory, run by Kicks Condor (see below for their website.) A beautifully simple site tracking things that appeal to Kicks Condor's peculiar and wonderful style. web, culture, art, hackers, tech, personal, media, design, retroweb, directory Added by reed

~gwern The Website of Gwern Branwen - this is a fascinatingly complex personal site/wiki, with extensive writing on a variety of topics. Worth it just for looking at the beautiful web/graphic design. Also a great example of a minimalist and fast site that still has all kinds of interface niceties like link previews and drop capitals. personal, blog, design, tech, hackers, journal, web, culture Added by reed

This Vessel Does Not Exist AI generated pictures of vases. Sounds boring, but the website is oddly compelling as the generated vases morph and shift, adopting a wide variety of colors, patterns and forms. Genuinely mesmerizing, depending on your affection for amphorae. machine learning, culture, art, open source, design Added by reed

~kickscondor Who knows, really? This is a fascinating blog/web-directory/art piece? Honestly just worth exploring for the weird style and incredible variety of bizarre web animations. blog, journal, culture, design, media, web Added by reed

Lost Art Press Blog A blog published by Lost Art Press, a small publisher focusing on historical woodworking. Lots of fascinating articles on the design of furniture and tools throughout history - really neat for those into UX and product design. Occasional material that, although not political really, touches on the founder's peculiar brand of anarchism. diy, blog, anarchism, design Added by reed

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