Cool Websites and Links

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This is a list of websites I think are cool, inspiring, pretty, useful or insightful!

I will be expanding it with new websites I run into every now and then!

Art

Poly Haven

The Public 3D Asset Library

Shadertoy

Build and Share your best shaders with the world and get Inspired

Eyecandy

Visual Technique Library

Art Collections

High Quality Collections of Digitized Art and Archival Finds

Randoma11y

Get random, accessible color combinations and train the robots by voting.

Mecabricks

Build & Render your 3D LEGO® models online

pouët.net

your online demoscene resource

ies library

Make better renders with real-world lighting

dwitter.net

Dwitter.net is a challenge to see what awesomeness you can create when limited to only 140 characters of javascript and a canvas. Give it a go!

the html review

the html review is an annual journal of literature made to exist on the web.

Emoji Kitchen

Unique illustrations of combined emoji, cooked up in Google's Emoji Kitchen, and comprehensively available on the web

Cameron's World

A love letter to the Internet of old

WWWTXT

WWWTXT digs deep and resurrects the voices of digital pioneers as unedited, compelling, and insightful 140-character excerpts.

IOR List

Index of Refraction values (IOR)

Suricrasia Online

Suricrasia Online is a Toronto-based ISP staffed entirely by anthropomorphic sharks in maid outfits.

CSS Zen Garden

The Beauty of CSS Design

allRGB

The objective of allRGB is simple, to create images with one pixel for every RGB color (16,777,216) not one color missing, and not one color twice.

Superbad

Welcome to my Home Page on the WWW.

Chip Player JS

Web-based music player for a variety of video game and chiptune music formats.

noclip.website

A digital museum of video game levels.

Physically Based

A database of physically based values for CG artists

Coolors

The super fast color palettes generator

Big Box Collection

Remember when video games game in big boxes?

The Zoomquilt

A collaborative infinitely zooming painting

Same Energy

Visual Search Engine

Winamp Skin Museum

Infinite scroll through 80k Winamp skins with interactive preview

Canvas Cycle

See the original versions of Mark Ferrari's worlds in their full glory!

World of Pixels

Our World of Pixels is an art-based sandbox game where players can draw on and explore a giant communal canvas

Don't You Lecture Me With Your Thirty Dollar Website

Meme Sound Sequencer

Cardinal

Virtual Modular Synthesizer

Inkarnate

Turn your ideas into incredible fantasy maps

A Number From the Ghost

Virtual worlds for listening to music

NIPPON COLORS

The Traditional Colors of Nippon (Japan).

(we)bsite

(we)bsite is a living collection of internet dreams from people like you, inhabitants of the internet.

MyRetroTVs

Channel-surf the past now

2Bit

A website about 2Bit stuff

the end of town

(scroll down)

RaveDJ

Looking for a mix for the gym or a party? Want to create mashups of your favourite songs? Mix and mashup your favorite songs and playlists from YouTube and Spotify for free using the world's first artificial intelligence DJ.

ASCIIFlow

Infinite ASCII diagrams, save to Google Drive, resize, freeform draw, and export straight to text/html.

Every Noise at Once

Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 6,274 genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify

Radio Garden

Explore live radio by rotating the globe.

Nano Gems

A curated selection of the best tiny intros from the demoscene

The Consumer Aesthetics Research Institute

CARI, or Consumer Aesthetics Research Institute, is an online community dedicated to developing a visual lexicon of consumer ephemera from the 1970s until now.

Wavacity

Wavacity is a port of the Audacity audio editor to the web browser.

Photopea

Photopea Online Photo Editor lets you edit photos, apply effects, filters, add text, crop or resize pictures. Do Online Photo Editing in your browser for free!

OSCII

OSCII is a web software for drawing and live-coding textmode visuals and sounds

ASCII Art Archive

A large collection of ASCII art drawings and other related ASCII art pictures.

ertdfgcvb

Studio for design and code based in Lugano, Switzerland.

A Cambridge Diary

Changing the way you see Cambridge

The Daft Punk Historian

A hub of curated Daft Punk content, history, databases, and articles.

Origami Simulator

This app allows you to simulate how any origami crease pattern will fold.

Visual Language Lab

The website of Neil Cohn and the Visual Language Lab

かわいいフリー素材集 いらすとや

いらすとやは季節のイベント・動物・子供などのかわいいイラストが沢山見つかるフリー素材サイトです。

Tech

Tildeverse

we're a loose association of like-minded tilde communities.

SDF Public Access UNIX System

a community platform for inspiring, facilitating and implementing new ideas

Hundred Rabbits

Hundred Rabbits is a small artist collective. Together, we explore the planned failability of modern technology at the bounds of the hyper-connected world

Archive Team

History is our future, and we've been trashing our history

The Eye

The Eye is a website dedicated towards archiving and serving publicly available information.

Easing Functions Cheat Sheet

Easing functions specify the rate of change of a parameter over time.

permacomputing

Permacomputing is both a concept and a community of practice oriented around issues of resilience and regenerativity in computer and network technology inspired by permaculture.

Fediverse.party

Explore Federated Networks

Fedifinder

Join the Fediverse in 5 easy steps

FediDB

Fediverse Network Statistics

Nitter

Nitter is a free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy and performance

BTDigg

BTDigg is the BitTorrent DHT search engine.

PCjs Machines

Home of the original IBM PC emulator for browsers

v86

v86 is a x86 emulator for the browser.

KeyOxide

Verifying online identity with cryptography.

AssetBundleStat

A WinDirStat-like online Unity asset bundle inspector

ffmprovisr

Making FFmpeg Easier

GTFOBins

GTFOBins is a curated list of Unix binaries that can be used to bypass local security restrictions in misconfigured systems.

VirusTotal

Analyse suspicious files, domains, IPs and URLs to detect malware and other breaches, automatically share them with the security community

Shodan

Search Engine for the Internet of Everything

Project Gemini

Gemini is a new internet technology supporting an electronic library of interconnected text documents

Project Euler

Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve.

The Restart Page

Free unlimited rebooting experience from vintage operating systems

Flightradar24

Flightradar24 is the best live flight tracker that shows air traffic in real time. Best coverage and cool features!

Learn X in Y minutes

Take a whirlwind tour of your next favorite language. Community-driven!

PhET Interactive Simulations

Interactive Simulations for Science and Math

CollabVM

A website that lets you take turns controlling online virtual machines with complete strangers!

Crusty Windows Wiki

the wiki for the extensive Windows bootleg archive of Computernewb and CollabVM that anyone can edit.

decomp.me

Collaboratively decompile code in your browser.

Homebrew Computers Website

The Homebrew Computers Website is open to any computer project featuring a home-built CPU.

WebVM

WebVM is a server-less virtual Linux environment running fully client-side in HTML5/WebAssembly

8bitworkshop

Write 8-bit code in your browser.

Uiua

A programming language for point-free enjoyers

Simplifier

Creating a stable foundation of technology that is reliable, understandable, and practical for an individual to build for themselves.

Yume 2kki Explorer

A tool for visualizing and exploring the content of Yume 2kki

LLM Visualization

A 3D animated visualization of an LLM with a walkthrough.

Latent Dictionary

DistilBert embeddings of the Oxford 3000 word set + whatever you search for, reduced to 3 dimensions using PCA.

QuantaMagazine

Illuminating mathematics, physics, biology and computer science research through public service journalism.

ProofWiki

An online compendium of mathematical proofs

Archiveteam

Archive Team is a loose collective of rogue archivists, programmers, writers and loudmouths dedicated to saving our digital heritage.

Macintosh Garden

The Macintosh Garden is an abandonware archive, dedicated in particular to supporting the Macintosh computer platform.

Triage

Explore Triage's Malware Analysis Sandbox to dissect your malware samples. Access malware trends, and a customizable environment for in-depth analysis and classification.

Infinite Mac

Infinite Mac is a collection of classic Macintosh and NeXT system releases and software, all easily accessible from the comfort of a (modern) web browser.

wiki.vg

wiki.vg originally started as a place to store technical documentation on reverse engineering efforts for the popular Minecraft game. However, the wiki now accepts any kind of technical knowledge.

Graphviz Online

Graphviz Online

Don't kill my app!

Hey Android vendors, don’t kill my app!

Map of the web

Network visualization of 50k blogs and links

VR

VRChatの世界

VRChat内で訪れることが出来るワールドをご紹介

VRCList

VRChat World List

VRCLibrary

A wiki for VRChat creators to learn, share and collaborate.

NeosLove

Welcome to the metaverse

Avatar Network

Avatar Networkは、BOOTHの3Dモデル(アバターやアイテム)を、対応アイテムや対応アバターがあるか?

VRC Prefabs

VRC Prefabs is a VRChat community that has focus on helping and sharing with others.

VRChat API Docs

Here you'll find Community-created documentation about the VRChat REST API, an OpenAPI specification, and generated SDK's in several languages.

vvtimeline

Timeline of VRChat music club events

Kuté Muté

Welcome to the Kuté Muté page!

VRChatイベントカレンダー

VRChatで行われているイベント情報をまとめています。

バーチャルライフマガジン

VRChat、VR SNSのイベント情報や流行を特集するWEBマガジン。VRChatでの遊び方、Oculus Questユーザー向けのイベント情報。HTC VIVE、VALVE INDEX、VR体験サービスなど。

VRChat API Metrics

VRChat API Metrics

VRC School

Everything you need to know to make VRChat Avatar Systems

Linux VR Adventures Wiki

A collection of links, useful resources and guides for the amazing world of VR on Linux.

Game

E.B.O.N.Y

The Weirdest Riddle Game On The Internet

neal.fun

a tiny website by neal

WASM4

Build (and play) retro games using WebAssembly for a fantasy console

SpaceTraders API

A unique multiplayer gamebuilt on a free Web API

Yume Nikki Online Project

Play Yume Nikki and Yume Nikki fangames in multiplayer with your friends, no account or downloads required.

NationStates

NationStates is a nation simulation game.

A Dark Room

A Minimalist Text Adventure

NotPron

The hardest riddle available on the internet

NandGame

An educational puzzle game. Solve a series of tasks where you build increasingly powerful components. Starts with the simplest logical components and ends up with a programmable computer.

Untrusted

A user javascript adventure game

Candy Box 2

You have 5 candies...

The Unix Game

The Unix Game is a fun, low-barrier-to-entry programming contest where players solve coding challenges by constructing "pipelines" of UNIX text processing utilities to compute the solution.

Pencil and Paper Games

Pencil and Paper Games is devoted to games you can play with nothing more than a pencil and a piece of paper.

Epitaph

Epitaph is a procedural narrative idlegame about existential risks and the death of civilizations.

increpare games

Makes small mostly free games and tools

Lean Game Server

A repository of learning games for the proof assistant Lean (Lean 4) and its mathematical library mathlib

lichess.org

Free online chess server. Play chess in a clean interface. No registration, no ads, no plugin required. Play chess with the computer, friends or random opponents.

Static Chess

Plain, brutalist, no bloat chess. Every page is only html and css. Every chess move is made by clicking a link

Libregamewiki

LibreGameWiki the free gaming encyclopedia for games developed as open source and using open media.

Linguistics

(=^ᆺ^)ノ日本語

Japanese Learning Resources

TheMoeWay

Japanese Learning and Immersion Guides

News Web Easy

やさしい日本語で書いたニュース

Omniglot

The online encyclopedia of writing systems & languages

toki+pona

Toki Pona is a human language I invented in 2001. It was my attempt to understand the meaning of life in 120 words.

lipu pi++ ijo pi+ toki+pona

lipu ni li jo e ijo pona

lipu [_lipu_ijo_nimi_ku_utala]

interactive toki pona dictionary

Chinese Etymology 字源

Search 100K+ ancient Chinese characters and etymology.

Language Reactor

Your language learning toolbox. Discover, understand, and learn from native materials, including Netflix and YouTube.

Japanese Conjugation Practice

Learn how to conjugate Japanese verbs and adjectives! Includes present tense, past tense, te form, and adverbs.

sona+pona

Welcome to sona pona, the wiki for the micro-language Toki Pona.

The Anglish Times

The latest world news written in Anglish, a kind of English without borrowed words.

ROIS-DS Center for Open Data in the Humanities

ROIS-DS Center for Open Data in the Humanities (CODH) is developing humanities research in the era of open science.

Lojban

Lojban is a carefully constructed spoken language. It has been built for over 50 years by dozens of workers and hundreds of supporters.

lojban.io

A free and open-source platform for studying the artificial language Lojban.

Earth Species Project

Earth Species Project is a non-profit dedicated to using artificial intelligence to decode non-human communication.

Personal

Acko.net

Hackery, Math & Design

Inigo Quilez

Tutorials and articles of Inigo Quilez on computer graphics, fractals, demoscene, shaders and more.

Alan Resnick

alanresnickwebsite

Scarecrowkid

Welcome to my sunflower field! We're at a simple farm off the beaten path of the Internet, filled with all the things I like and hope to grow.

Oimo.io

I make something. 何か作ってます。触って楽しいものが好き。

Gwern.net

This Is The Website of Gwern Branwen.

Imaginantia

思ったことを書きます

C82

Digital Art

Cadnomori

This is a place of wonder and whimsy. Find the many rooms, environments, and secrets that fill this place, and maybe take home or leave a souvenir or two.

Geouniversal

everywhere is space

max-bittker

Artist building tools for play, creativity, & communication.

dimden's hotel

Welcome to DIMDEN.DEV! This is my little website and blog.

Fionn's Hotline Cafe

You've arrived at Pavilion City's most famous cybercafe.

bugman123.com

On this site, you will find some of my favorite hobbies and interests, especially science and art.

Rafał Pastuszak

I'm a product developer, working at the intersection of technology, design & mental health.

Dave Stucky

Sitzfleisch-induced life veteran, Spartan disposition, writer/author/essayist, public speaker, incessant dabbler, übergeeksch

Things Of Interest

Today in Things Of Interest...

XXIIVV

A ghost enters the Library.

maria

hey! i'm maria, a web developer from the uk · i hope your day is going great and you enjoy browsing my little web nook!

jan [_ken_e_ken_a_nasa]

Learn Toki Pona, because it's fun and free!

Ritual Dust

Write your own folklore

Louie Zong

illustrator, musician, animator, etc.

The Copetti Site

Technical writings for hungry readers

lipu pi++ jan [_nena_esun]

mi jan [_nena_esun]. ni li lipu mi pi+ toki+pona.

Beyond Loom

I like tinkering with code, especially when it comes to obscure and beautiful new languages.

jzhao.xyz

Welcome! I’m Jacky. This is my little hypertext garden on the Internet — make yourself at home!

Misc

Wolfram Alpha

Compute expert-level answers using Wolfram's breakthrough algorithms, knowledgebase and AI technology

Effect Index

Effect Index, which is currently under construction, is a resource dedicated to establishing the field of formalised subjective effect documentation.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Neocities

Neocities is a social network of 605,400 web sites that are bringing back the lost individual creativity of the web

Shepherd

Discover the best books

Library Genesis

Library Genesis is a file-sharing based shadow library website for scholarly journal articles, academic and general-interest books, images, comics, audiobooks, and magazines.

Six Degrees Of Wikipedia

Six Degrees of Wikipedia traverses hyperlinks on Wikipedia to find the least number of clicks it takes to navigate between any of the nearly six million pages on the world's largest free online encyclopedia.

Windows93

hug + hack = infinity

Apollo in real time

A real-time journey through the Apollo missions

IcebergCharts

Iceberg Charts are an information format in which things that are well known are put at the top and the truly obscure at the bottom.

Astronaut

These videos come from YouTube. They were uploaded in the last week and have titles like DSC 1234 and IMG 4321. They have almost zero previous views.

Atlas Obscura

The Definitive Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

World's Births and Deaths

World Births and Deaths, Simulated in Real-Time

z0r.de

Flash loops collection

Mini Tokyo 3D

A real-time 3D digital map of Tokyo's public transport system. This data visualization was produced by Akihiko Kusanagi

The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences

The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences is an online database of integer sequences.

TEXTFILES.COM

A glimpse into the history of writers and artists bound by the 128 characters that the American Standard Code for Information Interchange allowed them

BugMeNot

Access and share logins for websites that require you to register in order to view content.

PsychonautWiki

PsychonautWiki is a community-driven online encyclopedia that aims to document the emerging field of psychonautics in a comprehensive, scientifically-grounded manner.

OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open licence.

The Cutting Room Floor

The Cutting Room Floor is a site dedicated to unearthing and researching unused and cut content from video games.

Recursive Recipes

A recursive recipe is one where ingredients in the recipe can be replaced by another recipe. The more ingredients you replace, the more that the recipe is made truly from scratch.

Wetfish

The best internet on the internet that anyone can edit.

Periodic Table of Tools

A periodic table of tools

ambiphone

Ambient music + sounds for work, study and relaxation

WaterwayMap

A unique, topological, view on rivers & waterways in OpenStreetMap, showing how they are connected. Find mistakes and make better maps.

Pl@ntNet identify

Pl@ntNet is a tool to help to identify plants with pictures.

StreetCatWiki

StreetCatWiki aims to document cats and other visitors of the Hello Street Cat (哈啰街猫) streams.

meow.camera

explore and share chinese cat feeders

37 Heaven

37 is an important number for lots of reasons. I collect "37 factoids".

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.

Roche Biochemical Pathways

The Biochemical Pathways Wall Charts have enjoyed worldwide popularity as a standard reference for over 50 years. Because we care about science and scientists, the charts can now be accessed as an interactive online service with additional features.

Calculus Made Easy

What one fool can do, another can.

List

Whitedesert

A collection of surrealism and horror

The Whimsical Web

A curated list of sites with an extra bit of fun.

Terra

Cool sites, straight from earth

Moonjump

Moonjump is a server that redirects you to a random page harvested from the arcane depths of the web.

The no-JS Club

Promenade for Javascript freed websites

Wiby

Search Engine for the Classic Web

PersonalSit.es

This site was built to share and revel in each others' personal sites

Marginalia Search

This is an independent DIY search engine that focuses on non-commercial content, and attempts to show you sites you perhaps weren't aware of in favor of the sort of sites you probably already knew existed.

Brutalist Websites

In its ruggedness and lack of concern to look comfortable or easy, Brutalism can be seen as a reaction by a younger generation to the lightness, optimism, and frivolity of today's web design.

The Big List of Personal Websites

It's a big list of personal websites

1MB Club

1MB Club is a growing collection of performance-focused web pages weighing less than 1 megabyte.

The Useless Web

The Useless Web... because some websites, we just couldn't do without.

districts on Neocities

your internet neighbours

The Garden of Computational Delights

Beneath the utilitarian purpose of computation, computing is also a source of delight and wonder.

Wiby

Search Engine for the Classic Web

Sharkle

The site that takes you randomly to amazing stuff. StumbleUpon alternative to find cool things.