Around 2000, there weren’t that many “tutorial websites” out there for web development. The tutorials available were hard to follow or not that well-written. All but the ones on Webmonkey.
I had to search for hours for a good tutorial on anything related to web development, before great learning resource sites like Codecademy, Smashing Magazine or MDN were available.
Considering I didn’t have an internet connection at home, and internet cafés were pretty expensive at the time, this was less than ideal. When I did get a dial-up connection at home, the prices were still terrible.
But looking around, one of the websites especially stood out. That was Webmonkey.
I found it through Tripod.com, a free ad-supported web hosting service by Lycos that was popular then. Tripod.com gave you a whole 20 MBs of storage space, and a
*.tripod.com subdomain, for free!
Lycos also owned Webmonkey, so naturally they were pointing future “webmasters” to it.
There were also lots of articles on other things like browser sniffing, frames, or XSS, which influenced how we did web development for years.
Lycos shut down Webmonkey formally in 2004, but it’s still online today in a basic news format.
For all the nights I stayed up reading your tutorials, wanting to learn more because it was so much fun, I just wanted to say thank you!