I use to write for TechCrunch where I covered "sexy" startups. This is my startup, but it's not at all "sexy". Aside from building this site for my father and others that dislike change once they feel comfortable with a technology, this site was also built for you. If you are the designated "geek" in your family, as I am -- you now have an answer to the question, "How do I get my old homepage back?"
My name is Steve. I'm a father, husband, son, and geek. I'm also from Buffalo, New York.
I built this website in a weekend during the famous Buffalo Snowstorm of 2014. With over seven feet of snow, our city was basically shut down. It was the perfect opportunity to build this website.
The idea for this website came about after having a conversation with my non-tech-savvy father that asked me, "They changed my MSN, how do I get my old one back". He was referring to his homepage that is set to MSN.com, but MSN.com had just rolled out a new design. He didn't like the new design. So I created his old homepage and took inspiration from his trusty MSN.com design that he liked. Then I designed some more old homepages inspired by "classic" designs from Yahoo! (and there are more coming).
This website is for people who liked the home they had on the web just fine. This site is not here to trick you or spam you. Signing up gets you an email with a link to your homepage, so you'll never "lose" your old homepage ever again (read: such as if spyware or a toolbar changes your homepage).
OldHomepage.com is built in PHP w/ Bootstrap and hosted on Amazon EC2, so it's not going anywhere. Built with love from blustery Buffalo, New York.
This is thee some of the intertetext that has to go here so that we have a place to putthings in place