September 23, 2008 3:54 PM   Subscribe

Webmaster Wink Tidyman writes:

"Hi-Lux, the net's best homepage, celebrates its 12th anniversary today with awesome new features*, important browser enhancements, and vintage web design. Amuses everybody. Really puts on a show! Uses technology developed by NASA. Offers superior performance. Works everytime. Trusted everywhere for its problem solving solutions. Useful and revealing. It's amazing how much money it can bring you!"

Learn more at hilux.com.

* 16% new content

Hi-Lux is my original net.art project, but today is my first formal announcement. I registered hilux.com in 1996, and it reached its current form about five years ago. Hi-Lux featured a rotating gallery of browser-based art projects until about 2003, when I ignored it for more grown-up pursuits. But I miss the sense of freedom and discovery that Hi-Lux gave me, so it's time for me to revive it.

Hi-Lux represents the opposite of professional web design. Content is crap, usability is ignored, feedback is absent, and nothing is explained.

Hi-Lux's artwork is reclaimed from Soviet science fiction movies, farmer’s almanacs, out-of-print magazines, 8-bit videogames, the Johnson Smith catalog, obsolete textbooks, low-resolution video captures, and original photography. JavaScript is the glue that holds it together.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Ahh. I clicked before I read the [more inside] and was throughly confused. It kind of resembles an online zine, of sorts. It's cool though. :)
posted by saxamo at 4:40 PM on September 24, 2008

Fun to explore. Needs more Toyota pickup repair manuals!
posted by wzcx at 9:10 AM on September 25, 2008

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