I decided what the front of my site and the theme of it will be: a "chat site" (not really) called Onio Cafe! It was pretty much the first thing that came into mind when coming up with a website idea. I remember visiting chatrooms in the browser back in the 90s and early 2000s as a kid, and now I want to create my own, just for the heck of it! Will it catch on? Almost definitely not. Does the Internet need another place to chat? Not at all. Am I having fun? Yes!!
Of course, that's not all it'll be. It'll also be my personal (non-professional) homepage on the web
But the front page is donning a big, fat Cbox. If I knew PHP and Python, and had money for hosting, I'd prefer to make my own, but for now, Cbox. I have a little logo drawn up, and I've almost finished the layout, I just need to fill the front page with content!
Anyway, I have some questions:
1.) Do weather widgets typically send cookies? I've been thinking about adding a weather widget, but I wonder if that would clash with ideals of privacy/no-cookie mentality. If they happen to, should I avoid the addition of a weather widget? Thoughts on adding one?
I mostly want to add one as a subtle prod for small talk (on the very small chance that two people ever hold a conversation on my website.)
2.) What is really considered Web 1.0? I know the website might only contain HTML and CSS, but I wonder about the potentials of CSS3 and how I might eventually use methods or add components that weren't possible during the Web 1.0 ages. I'm also not trying to strictly adhere to Web 1.0. Would it be better to call the website part of the Indie Web?
3.) Are there any alternatives to Cbox?
4.) What would you want/expect to see in a small "chat café" website? So far I plan on adding a weblink and webring directory, the personal blog, a guestbook, buttons and an about section.
Thanks for reading and I can't wait to share the project when it's finished!