Sara Joy





Colourful speech bubbbles in watercolours


Please sign my guestbook!

In the spirit of a (welcome, and overdue!) resurgence of nostalgia for the old, decentralised web, where many of us bashed out our own personal homepages and filled them with whimsical, social stuff not only intended to make us look good for prospective clients or employers, I've built myself a this little guestbook.

Don't expect instant updates, new messages will be moderated, and added when I next deploy my site :)

Privacy Policy

I do not track you, I do not run analytics, I do not set cookies.

I do write to session storage, so that you don't get surprised when your chosen high contrast or dark/light modes turn on or off as you navigate around the site. This disappears the moment you close the tab, or browse away.

The only data I receive from you, is that which you freely give me though the email or guestbook forms. Should you want a copy or would like me to delete anything you sent me, I will happily oblige - contact me in whichever way you prefer to ask for this.


beep boop!

Marina Wottschal


Sarah (11918) Rainsberger

Great site! It's so fun! I love your section for "thorts" and reclaiming micro-blogging. You've made a fun little corner of the web! πŸš€

Tyler Mumford

It's great to see another front-end developer having fun and doing awesome things on the web! You're one of my favorite people to follow on Mastodon, too. I love the section of tech logos on your site, and the word "Scwerpunkt." πŸ™‚


Cool tabbed design you’ve got going on! Many web greetings from this Dutchie πŸ‘‹

Linus Bohman

Yikes, I might've sent you an e-mail instead of signed your guestbook? Regardless, love that you revived the guestbook concept - it's so nostalgic to me. I also appreciated the honest reflections on how you became a developer. We need more of that on the web. Keep doing awesome stuff!


Moin Sara’s guestbook 🀘

The Web Glowworm

I have been sleeping since 1999 when back then I would leave my glowing messages across many a guestbook on a then young web. Today I've woken up to a glorious renaissance of a time that makes me glow strong and puts a smile on my chubby cheeks - thank you for having a guest book. I now leave you in search of more guestbooks to leave my mark as I continue to crawl around the web. With love, - The Web Glowworm


This is so nostalgic! Love the site!


Yayyyy! Guestbook! Amazing work getting this going so quickly!

henry ✷

omg what a site! the CSS art! the sticky tab layout! wonderful, @sarajw β€” thanks for adding your site [to]. (Reproduced with permission from GitHub)


nice site :D


Generalists ftw! Enjoy the throwback guestbook, remember eBay reviews? would navigate to again A+++++++ quick shipping nice beanie baby

Xan Surnamehere

Nice website! Found it from your tweet from October about buying the domain from Porkbun (which is a great registrar)


Dear Sara, we met only recently on Mastodon thanks to the kerfuffles of a certain billionaire. Happy we did, I really enjoy what you write and create. Case in point: this very guestbook here – how cool is that <3 <3 <3 Here's to keeping the spirit of the web alive and well!


Cool, a guestbook! This is rad. Takes me back. I'm old enough to remember everyone using them in the 90s on their personal sites. Why'd we stop? Love it. πŸ˜€


OMG.lolving your site. Awesome work. Adding your blog to my RSS now.


Love the site - and really enjoyed reading your "Senior Generalist" post - well done! :)


1337 h4x0r!!!!

Robb Knight

Hello Sara!





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