this is gutz, a little website where i can live out my web nostalgia. back in the day, circa 2000-2008, i used to run various websites across various platforms. (i was 9 when i first started coding, if that helps anyone know how old i an.)
i started with a humble little site hosted on geocities that i don't even remember the name of. at that point, everything was basic html and tables. from there, i learned some css on neopets, coding user lookups and guild layouts. everything was still basically tables (fun fact: i still love using tables to really tweak stuff lol) but there was at least div placement and i didn't have to manually include the html for every page background. eventually i turned into an edgy 12 year old, and i was still hosted on geocities, but i got a .tk short domain, resulting in effyoo.tk. (another fun fact: in middle school i wrote my web address on my binder to promote my site; i got in trouble with my teachers.)
then myspace happened
from an edgy 12 year old i graduated into a full-fledged edgy emo teen. on top of a myspace, i had a vampirefreaks, and you bet your sweet ass i kept them both looking stylish. my coding prowess grew, and i finally decided i would build a personal website akin to the greats, such as strawberry-gashes.net (goodnight sweet prince.) the result was the fondly remembered wonderland syndrome. this time around hosted on angelfire once geocities became geoshitties. (there was a code to remove angelfire ads at the time, and in all seriousness they're still a fairly good host, considering og wonderland syndrome is still technically up right now!) i distinctly remember being a scene kid and making a raquel reed layout, and i thought it was soooo cool because i used a paintbrush to make wings on her that matched her hair, and honestly? i peaked with that design lmao
wonderland syndrome lasted a good 5 years! i eventually succumbed to the pressure of being a highschool upperclassman, along with devastating depression/anxiety and undiagnosed autism. wonderland syndrome was just... never updated again. it was a good run, though!
so, here we have the spiritual successor to wonderland syndrome, gutz! it really reminds me of something i'd name it when i was a wee lass lol. hell, it actually features some recycled pages from the old site (please don't look up the old site lol i was a terrible teenager