there ever was a game that combined sex, drugs, aliens, pop
culture references and rock and roll, Duke Nukem 3D was it.
Released in 1996 it spawned and won over millions of fans
from all over the world. And some of these fans made websites.
Today we'll take a look at the hard work and determination
that goes into a D3D Fan Site and step by step instructions
to create your own!
Forget about tables. Forget style. Forget everything. For
in the realm of Duke Nukem 3D fan sites there is no room for
the afore mentioned traits/things. In this realm, you MUST
resort to crappy java apps and background midis or you will
If you want a true Duke Nukem 3D fansite you'll want to set
up your free account filled with banner/pop-up ads at fortunecity,
The more pop-up ads the better!
After the visitor has closed about 40 pop-up windows they'll
be very eager to read the title of your site. THIS IS WHY
YOU MUST PUT THE TITLE IN BIG RED FONT with DANCING STRIPPERS
and/or FLAMES ON BOTH SIDS! The title, as flexible it is,
must include the words "Duke Nukem 3D", your name,
and the words "Awesome" or "Best" or "Boobtacular".
I mean, that's just class.
Site Ever Line
Now that the visitor knows the name of your site, they'll
need to know if it's any good or not. This is the reason for
what I like to call the "Best Site Ever!" line.
This, like the title, is really up to you after you follow
a few simple instructions:
the visitor know that your site is infact the best Duke
Nukem 3D site ever created
the visitor know that your site is the source for everything
ever related to Duke Nukem 3D
those simple instructions you'll have them hooked!
is now a good time to add a random screenshot. This'll show
the visitor that you have actually played the game to some
extent and maybe have made your own levels. You can add the
title of your site into the screen shot just incase the visitor
has forgotten it already.
Now it's time for the content of your site. The meat. Here
you want to put everything you have sitting on your hard drive
onto this one page. People don't like sifting through organized,
well designed pages. No, they want to have all the information
right in there face, although you may want to organize your
junk into sections on the main page. Insert random java applications
where applicable. Some sections you'll need are "Downloads",
"Maps", "Links", "Contact",
and maybe you have some "Duke RTS Files" on your
computer. Each link should be accompanied by a graphic from
the game... like... say... the button graphic.
You'll need one of these to show the visitor that they are
indeed one of the first people to visit your hot new site.
You'll need to join a webring because webrings are cool. Your
site would severly lack in coolness if you lack a webring.
Always refer to yourself as "us" because websites
made by more than one person are much more awesome.
A broken picture here or there doesn't hurt either. It give
you that "I'm too cool to do anything about it"
feel that everyone loves.
Don't use l337 sp34k. This isn't Counter Strike.
my sample page to help you along.
that's how you do that.