Website Preserved in Amber

Full of frames, starry wallpaper, animated gifs and bizarre font/background colour combinations, the Space Jam website remains unchanged since 1996. You remember the film Space Jam. Michael Jordan teamed up with Bugs Bunny, and that “I Believe I Can Fly” song was somehow involved.

With the sad demise of Geocities, it’s nice to see there are still fragments of this ancient history preserved for all to see.

My favourite slice is the browser icons page:

Tired of that glowing “N” up in the corner? Change it to our hypercool spinning basketball.

Unfortunately, this only works on a Macintosh running Netscape; sorry, Windows users.

Click the basketball above to download a small file containing the new icon resource.

Installing it is simple:

Using ResEdit (which you can download from Apple if you don’t have it), open up the Basketball Icon file and a copy of Netscape.

Click on the “cicn” resource of the Basketball Icon file. Copy it with Command-C.

Click on the “cicn” resource of Netscape. Select Paste with Command-V.

A dialogue box will appear, asking if you want to replace resources with the same ID number. Click “yes”.

Save Netscape.

Quit ResEdit, and run your new version of Netscape.

Note: This will only work if you set “Show Toolbar As” to “Pictures and Text” under Netscape’s General Preferences.

Enjoy your new icon!

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