m: Howdy, I got a bit before my battery dies.
pc: oh cool. hmm. I haven't written questions yet.. I'm just gonna go for it lol
m: Ooo, off the cuff. I like it.
pc: alright it starts in 3
pc: Hey Magnum, how are you?
m: Pretty good right now, yourself?
pc: Pretty good, pretty good.
m: I understand that the format of your interviews is generally question and answer, yes?
pc: Yup. First question then.
m: Fire away.
pc: Since you are relatively new to neocities, I wanted to ask this. What made you want to join?
m: Well, I've been around for a while, actually. Somewhere out there there's another site or two floating around. What made me want to join initially was the aesthetic. I came back for the community.
pc: Ahh. Cool. You liked the 90's-00's websites mixed with the social media aspects. I guess that is Neocities' selling point. haha
m: More specifically I was interested in the creativity that the site spawns. I love the fact that almost no-one uses bootstrap, so sites are always so much more refined. Hand crafted rather than sheet-stamped.
pc: Interesting. I've got the second question. I've seen you've got on your site 'the vibe zone.' I haven't gotten around to listening what you listed there. So what kind of music do you like?
m: It changes often, but at the moment I've been listening to mostly sorta alt rock stuff, with some synth and lo-fi.
pc: Neat. I'll have to check that page out. Next (and final) question. How did you come up with the aesthetic of your site?
m: That, is an interesting question. I guess, over time, I developed a style. I've always preferred dark themes and high contrast palettes, so the white on black was an obvious choice. Back when I was going by a different name, and actually had access to a stable internet connection I ran a webserver, specifically, I ran a TOR hidden service. That's where I picked up the usage of a monospaced font. The art was inspired by the mountain view from my cabin, which I purposefully limited the resolution and palette for. Finally, I layed out the site in a way as such to imitate the menus of old MS-DOS programs, hence the use of solid white borders and drop-shadows on the boxes, and the invert-on-hover monochromatic palette of the navigation bar.
pc: That's pretty cool actually. I think that wraps it up. Thank you for your time!
m: Pleasure doing doing this with you.:]