UPDATED, 08 Feb 2019. My work is being done for me. I’m just scooping links up from this post on Hacker News, which led to this thread. Such a landslide of links that I don’t even need to ask.

I know this seems lazy—yeah, certainly, agreed—but I do have some upcoming ‘href hunts’ that should be pretty sweet. If you’re reading this and you have a personal blog that I don’t know about it, just send me a message, though—no need to wait until a certain time.

  • Chris Beckstrom Colorful, whimsical bleep-boop page—love the pistachio neopolitan background. Self-awards these adorable badges. Let’s be friends. Screenshot

  • link…link Damn—this is a sweet modern take on a Geocities-style site. Bit shaky. For hell’s sake, the blog posts are green text. TIL section—nice idea. © Sriharsha Bangaru. Screenshot

  • Felipe Tavares This is a cute little site, but I LOVE the ‘BULLSHIT SLASH SHORT STORIES’ section. It’s rare to see that kind of careless whimsy in hypertext in the present day. Screenshot

  • Christine Dodrill Four-year old blog. One of the better dark color palettes I’ve seen. The raw Markdown and fixed font gives it a nice ASCII feel. The writing is really good! I’m going to follow this one—feels like she fits into the h0p3 and sphygmus conversation. Screenshot

  • Jack McDade Smooooth type and coloring. In the Stranger Things vein. Thoroughly polished and unique. (BTW I’m sorry that so many of my comments today are just comments on the design rather than the text—however, many of these sites are blog posts that are more like tutorials or advice columns. And I’ve really only got a good feel for homestyle, maybe amateurish, writing at the moment.) Screenshot

  • Nav Chatterji Single-page blog made in Google Docs!! Never seen anything like this. This triggers some nostalgia in me and I can’t figure out why. I think it’s just seeing Arial again. I love that you’re just supposed to use its tags by hitting ‘ctrl/cmd-f’. Screenshot

  • Project Nayuki Impressive writing on this blog that has some wiki-like touches. I really like that it has its own conventions—hand-drawn icons, tight line heights, lots of e-mail inlining and just very clean. Software and math focused. Screenshot

  • Lite social hacking—love how the fantasy-colored theme matches the mischeviousness of the text. ‘Hard mode’—wowowow!! Screenshot

  • Ivan Reese Ok, there’s some interesting organization here. Just a personal site, that can be viewed by ‘type’ or ‘time’. Like my categories on, I think these loose categorization systems can work well as way of expression—not just organizing. Screenshot

  • Łukasz Kupś Extremely clean. Nice muted colors. Calendar on the blog is cool—wonder if it gets used. Seems like another design alternative for the minimalists to add a bit more. Screenshot

  • Tabletop Whale Sweet science illustrations. Some animated. This has got to be popular already. Screenshot

  • Tobias van Schneider A home page, portfolio, blog, mixtapes. Somewhat ‘brutalist’ design. Very colorful, so points for that. Lots of cool layouts on these pages to get your juices going. Design juices. Not any other kinds of juice or juices. Screenshot

  • The New and The Next I almost passed this by because I thought it was a Medium blog. But this is Wordpress—and I think this modern design could still have legs in personal hypertext. Would be interesting to see an Indieweb site that took its cues from this kind of blog. I like the ‘Inspiration’ area. Screenshot

  • Preet Dalal Beautiful artwork and slideshow-style pages. Would be interesting to see a hypertext game done this way. Screenshot

  • Man page style. I collect these. Screenshot

Href Hunt Archives

  • January 2020: Just random personal pages - 24 of them I came across.

  • November 2019: 22 personal and pro sites from linked lists on the blogs I follow.

  • May 2019: 15 personal sites from Twitter etc.

  • April 2019: 24 personal sites from Hacker News. Four or five wild designs. One Google parody that’s quite good.

  • February 2019: 15 neat personal sites, plucked from HN and Twitter.

  • November 2018: A few sites from tweets and Pinboard. 10 blogs and web pages.

  • September 2018: Plundering graphic design forums and Reddit. 19 home pages and portfolios.

  • August 2018: A whole lot of stuff from Hacker News. 59 home pages and blogs.

  • July 2018: The first attempt. 1 home page, 1 podcast and 11 blogs.