As of today GeoCities has been closed.It was once a very popular web hosting service founded in 1994 and purchased by Yahoo in 1999. Because of it’s whopping 15 megabytes webspace and the free, although with advertisements, price it became a very popular site in the early nineties.

Their main focus was primarily aimed at first-time or new internet users. The most notable about webpages on GeoCities was an amateurish layout, lots of animated gifs and sometimes embedded midi-sounds.

A tribute to GeoCities can be found in the webcomic Xkcd, who has done a complete redesign of their site:

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