Kalisto 9 was launched in 2013 and ran until 2015. It was actually the indirect result of the launching of Cailen’s Sweetshoppe for our daughter. I liked the CMS system I chose for her site and I decided to design a version for Kalisto. Kalisto 9 was based on the ZenPhoto CMS and marked the first version where the core site featured dynamic content (forums and other features already did, but Kalisto itself was statically coded up until this point). I loved how I could simply upload a directory structure with images and other media and the CMS would automatically create categories, albums, and sub-albums accordingly the next time the site was loaded in a browser – that is one feature I do sorely miss.
The Kalisto name originated in 1997 as a location in a graphics calculator RPG game I wrote in high school called Mystic Realm.
Kingdom of Kalisto launched on September 21, 2001.
You can open images in a new tab/window to bypass the “SwipeBox” and load the image directly.
The first version of Kingdom of Kalisto was written in Microsoft Word 2000.
In its beginning, Kalisto was hosted on a Pentium III 500MHz PC running Windows 98.