Who remembers the 88x31 icons on art sites from back in the days?

Who wanna add button icons to their webring entries?

@pcy geocities/deviantart is back in the days for me.


@neauoire yeah fair but I meant that as in, there are still websites out there doing this

@neauoire those were so important

i especially miss graphics like "best dogz fansite march 1998", i should make those for people

@neauoire i'll join the merveilles webring as long as it does not require javascript or css :)

@neauoire Haha hey I remember that. I use to have the floating astronaut as my phone background for a long time.

@neauoire it looks like the mask of a League of Legends character named Jhin.

@neauoire this is the 2004 vibe i didn't know i want but am now convinced i need

@neauoire alright, i'm in. give me a moment to meditate on this...

@neauoire what's the criteria for inclusion? like how to qualify as an artist or developer?
@neauoire asking because I'm a developer and would be interested to add my site if it's appropriate

@Yujiri If you're doing audio/visual/interactive works, artistic side-projects, etc.

@neauoire oh damn. I submitted mine and it was a png. I’ll have to change it to a gif in another pull.

@jameschip it's not pink but all pixelated between two colors, is that normal/intended?

@neauoire its not intentional but I liked it so kept it. It’s the dithering set a bit high.

@rek @neauoire That's gonna be a visual mess super fast, I'm half-tempted, half-afraid.

@neauoire @thomasorus @rek This all reminds me of the Hotline banners back in the days. Makes me wonder if that would be a better fit for this format.

@esi @thomasorus @rek yeah I'm familiar with those :) But I don't think they're very common for art sites, I prefer the 88x31 format that's all over already.

@neauoire I got inspired by this and just sent a pull request for adding my site to the ring.
I dusted off some very old neurons to remember how to make custom index palettes, but managed to get my button gif down to 305 bytes. Entirely unnecessary, but felt in keeping with the theme.

@tendigits it was so great to see a PR from you, I was looking forward to merging this one :)

Welcome to the webring :maru:

@neauoire Very nice! Time to start a "new" trend them :)

@neauoire some serious system shock vibes going on there.

@neauoire the deviant art stamps at a weird, different size... but they still do a bunch of the 88x31 stuff on neocities. :) i have one for

@neauoire Yeah, using stroke on text to be readable :D
My first website (, true story it was'nt a porn website) with a lot of ads and a lot of micro-ban. Good old days!

@neauoire lol i mean just like forums, sooo many personal forum tags/signatures

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