The Flash Goofy site that defined an Internet age

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Created by Mike and Matt Chapman, aka The Brothers Chaps, HomestarRunner.com was more than just a dating lookout in the wild west of the internet. This is a great example of creators creating something from scratch, platform included. It’s the story of Homestar Runner, the age of the destination website, and the predictable pattern that makes the moment so special.

Take a trip back to the early days of Web 2.0, before the information superhighways presented rest areas like YouTube or Twitch, and you will experience the heyday of the “destination website”. Bringing to the fore in the early 2000s, you’ll find the cheerful, armless Homestar Runner and a motley team of viral thrill-driven friends like Trogdor the Burninator, Teen Girl Squad, and Strong Bad responding to his email. Created by Mike and Matt Chapman, aka The Brothers Chaps, HomestarRunner.com was more than just a dating lookout in the wild west of the internet. This is a great example of creators creating something from scratch, platform included. It’s the story of Homestar Runner, the age of the destination website, and the predictable pattern that makes the moment so special. Written by Clint Gage and Michael Swaim, edited by Michael Huynh. For more on our 25th anniversary celebration, be sure to subscribe to IGN wherever you like to watch! How Batman and Bond Perfected the “Gritty Reboot” – https://youtu.be/dn8amjWuV-A How Gargoyles Redefined Anime Villainy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyvOw7gt- iA


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