RetroChallenge Complete (04/29/2018) – Final Update

I’ve done it! I completed my website for old computers, NoCSS!

Before I get into the details of the site, I will finish the last update, the Mail system. The mail system is pretty simple, and includes what you would expect in a very minimal webmail. You can only message users registered on the site (didn’t want to research/create an actual e-mail compatible system). You can read your inbox and sent messages, compose a new message, reply to a message (including the feature of embedding the msg you are replying to), and read messages. That’s really about it… Not much more I could implement that would function on vintage hardware.

Link (READ DISCLAIMER AT THE BOTTOM): //www.nocss.ml/

If you are on a mac and want to get on the internet: //68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/54013-connecting-old-macintosh-to-the-net-using-serial/

Screenshots on my laptop for now, but I will create a big post with screenshots of all the functions on my Macintosh after this post.

Here is the feature list for the site:

  • Registration/login
  • Chat
    • Rooms capabilities. Only MAIN room for now, but you can request to have some added if you want.
    • Includes timestamps
  • Forum
    • Create posts
    • Per-forum new post permissions
    • Reply to posts
    • Open source
    • Reg/login separate from the main site (but if you use the same login, it automatically logs in when you visit)
  • Messaging
    • Send message
    • read sent messages
    • reply to messages (including the old message being appended to the reply)
  • Web proxy
    • Supports https
    • Removes all modern technologies to make it load correctly on new sites
    • All links are proxied
  • Google search
    • All links are proxied to the site’s web proxy

Update links:

RetroChallenge April 2018 is under way!

RetroChallenge Update (04/09/2018) – Search finished

RetroChallenge Update (04/10/2018) – Proxy finished

RetroChallenge Update (04/12/2018) – Surprise forum! (MicroForum)


A disclaimer: account login is stored IN THE URL and sent to the server via a GET request. This is VERY insecure and you should not use the same login password you use for other sites!

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