Welcome! If you came here to learn how to solve the Rubik's cube, you came to the right place! Just start with the Introduction" under the "Beginners" section and start! Good luck!

You might also be looking for the printable versions of the beginner solution. Or my F2L guide.


(Note: By "updates" I really mean "just some ramblings by the webmaster." Enjoy!)

July 26, 2015 - The Java cube applets (which have been broken for years) have now been replaced with JavaScript cubes, which should work for computers as well as mobile phones! Also, the website should be more mobile-friendly now. Thanks to Umang for encouraging me to make these changes!

July 8, 2013 - Thanks to Professor Keith Conrad, I have fixed some typos and updated the copyright notice from "2004-2011" to "2004-2013." (In other words, I still care about this website!) As some of my friends have pointed out, the "About me" page is out of date yet again, but I think I've given up hope on that, haha. By the way, some time between now and my last update, I met Feliks Zemdegs!

February 18, 2012 - Added a Google Plus button onto the main page! But more importantly, I fixed some errors in step 3 of the beginner solution. Thanks, Pratik, for pointing them out! (Also, I removed the silly button at the bottom of the main page telling people to use a super-outdated version of Firefox.)

January 23, 2011 - Added a Facebook like button onto the main page!

January 21, 2011 - This website now uses cookies to remember your cube display preferences (image or Java) so you don't have to change to Java on every page. I've also added "explanations" to Steps 2 and 3 of the beginner solution, with the intention of making it easier to understand how the algorithms given work. Step 5 also needs some explanation. I'll try to get that up soon! Last final tomorrow! (Despite that fact that the finals are spread out over a 2-week period, my 3 finals happened to end up on the last 3 days of the finals period.)

January 17, 2011 - Instead of studying for finals like I should, I decided to update my website today! I didn't have anything in particular that I wanted to do, so I just browsed the pages looking for things to fix or improve. One change I found pretty noticeable was the addition of the Favorites Icon (). The three sides are of the cube are supposed to spell out L2C, but that's nearly impossible to tell. I've also made the Intuitive Last Layer section of my website public. I made that back in the summer, but wasn't sure if it was very understandable. Actually, I am still very unsure, but maybe if I have it public, that will give me more motivation to work on it. Lastly, my About Me became out of date again. (I'm not a senior in high school anymore!) So I changed that page, and during the process of doing that, I decided to check if my old FreeWebs account was still accessible! It was! The hard part was figuring out what email I used back then so they could send the password to me. I recreated the old website using the Internet Archive's WayBack machine and did some reminiscing. Well, now it's back to studying for finals. But I made a list of things to do for this website when finals are over! (List includes: use cookies to remember mobile/regular display, image/java cube display; move that very old website to this server so it won't disappear; improve F2L page; improve intuitive LL page)

December 24, 2010 - Happy holidays everyone! A bunch of broken links have been fixed. That is all. Sorry!

August 30, 2010 - This list of updates is getting quite long, so I've moved most of it to the Old Updates page. Now there is space to add some random banners to the bottom! Additionally, I have been working on a smartphone version of this website. It currently works with iPhones and Android devices. Actually, it should work on many other mobile devices, but my current way to detect mobile browsers is pretty bad. I'm using it for now just to test the browser; I'll find a better way later! Although... I'm leaving for college soon, and I don't really know how busy college will be for me.

July 25, 2010 - I apologize for the downtime a few days ago. My host moved some files from one server to another while I was in Europe for the International Olympiad in Linguistics. I was able to get the problem fixed eventually. Also, I fixed a typo in the Get Faster page, thanks to Diane L.!

July 2, 2010 - BIG MAJOR UPDATE. (But no new content. Sorry!) I've rewritten the entire template in Perl, since I've been running into a lot of PHP problems. However, that change shouldn't be noticeable. I've been doing a lot of testing so the transition should be pretty smooth. If you see any broken links or other errors, please let me know. The thing that I changed the most content-wise is the way the cubes are displayed. Now, you have the option (on almost every page) if you want a static image or a Java applet. Currently, you have to manually change from image to Java on every page, but I hope to figure out how to use cookies so you can set your preferences. Another change is the F2L submenu on the side. (You can only see it if you're on the F2L pages. Otherwise the menus would become so long!) Then there's the print settings. If you try to print something, I have removed the menu so it's not in the way. Finally (or at least I think it's the last one), there's a show/hide menu above the menu. That probably doesn't help that much though.

For older updates, visit the Old Updates page.

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