But in the days of Geocities, sites often stretched the limits of bandwidth and processor power at the time, and were spiderwebs of PHP glistening with Perl sewage.
The same people who think more is better now, thought it then. At least minimalism in design is popular now.
In 2015, becoming a Web developer is all about learning Ruby or figuring out Node.js
Hubski is Arc transitioning to Racket. :D