Website as…
Web design as…
Surfing the web as…
Programming as…
Protocol as…
Network as...
Browser as…
“Interactive” directory as….

Inputs:
Frank Chimero, The Web’s Grain, 2015
Laurel Schwulst, My website is a shifting house next to a river of knowledge. What could yours be?, 2018

Take a look at this website: www--arc.com
Then, spend some time writing your own version.

You could take one of the phrases above as a starting point for a metaphor of your own creation. Or start with one of the metaphors mentioned in the readings (website as room, website as shelf, website as garden, website as zine, web design as teaching a bear to ride a bicycle, internet as neighborhood, etc…).

Then… Make a simple html page with your text and style your response.

Since we’re working with metaphors, think of a visual reference for your text. What if you typeset it to look like a menu? Or a screenplay? Or a childrens’ book? Or a protest sign?

Experiment with any CSS properties, but you here's a list to start with:
padding, margin, border, position and top, right, bottom, left, display, height, width

If you want to get into typesetting, here are some useful properties:
font-style, font-weight, font-size, text-align, line-height, letter-spacing, text-transform
font-family lets you change the font of an element. Here's more on how to load your own font.