The Old Frontier

In the late 90s the website was built and

rendered using Userland’s Frontier.

[This post from Brent


is a fascinating look back at what was happening during those heady times. I

loved Frontier and still miss using it.

Here’s what I wrote about it

back in 1999.

Managing our web site with Frontier allows us to experiment with the look and

feel of the entire site at the same time. Simply change a template and

presto! – a whole new site appears. Add a macro or two and pages can be

created based on a nearly unlimited set of criteria. It lets us implement

design changes and add content without worrying about the gory details of the

site’s structure.

In addition to site management, our popular “Talking Server” is implemented

using Frontier’s scripting and CGI capabilities. We also use it to manage

server log files and to maintain WebStar’s realms and user information.

Ah, the good old days.