That Time MooTools Almost Broke the Web
June 19, 2019
This post was originally published on CSS-Tricks. On March 6, 2018, a new bug was added to the official Mozilla Firefox browser bug tracker. A developer had noticed an issue with Mozilla’s nightly build. The report noted that a 14-day weather forecast widget typically featured on a German website had all of a sudden broken and disappeared. […]
May 2019 Weblog: Ask Me Anything!
May 31, 2019
The web’s history is always being written, and not just by me. So each month I like to go through and share bits of research and great posts that continue to explore the heart and history of the web. It’s my sites own personal weblog. Ask Me Anything If you’ve never been to Cake, it’s […]
April 2019 Weblog: Giving the Web Its Spirit Back
April 30, 2019
The web’s history is always being written, and not just by me. So each month I like to go through and share bits of research and great posts that continue to explore the heart and history of the web. It’s my sites own personal weblog. Bringing Back the Indie Web With the many, many failures […]
What Happens When You Enter a URL In Your Browser of Choice
April 15, 2019
There’s this scene in the second season of The Crown (if you watch enough old movies, you’ll see the same kind of thing). The scene depicts Princess Margaret, away from England and distraught after hearing news of a former love, as she attempts to get in contact with her sister, the Queen of England. She tells […]
Special Announcement Edition: The Web Turns 30 and Time for a Big Change
March 12, 2019
TL;DR I’m changing things up a bit. I’ll still be sharing history, but that history will look a bit different, and come to you little less frequently than every week. First one goes out next week. Also, a redesign! Haven’t signed up yet? Now’s your chance: Thirty years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee handed his employers at […]
What Does AJAX Even Stand For?
March 4, 2019
The term AJAX may have not been coined until 2005, but it’s origin stretches all the way back to the early 2000’s, when browsers provided developers with the glue between clients and servers.
The World Wide Web Recap, February 2019
February 25, 2019
Each month, I send out a list of links from my research or around the web. Here’s the very best links I found in February. Recreating the First Web Browser at CERN After rebuilding the first ever website back in 2013, the CERN hack team came back together this year for an even more ambitious […]
How to Use the Web To Show the Truth
February 18, 2019
Ushahidi is a platform that uses the democratizing power of the web to open access to citizen journalists on the ground and shine a light where the truth is hidden.
Alt.zines and Memories of a Media Transition
February 11, 2019
By Emerson Dameron In the late ‘90s, tiny magazines were having a moment. The popularity of underground punk and indie rock, together with the wide circulation of the review zine Factsheet Five, gave rise to zines, a subculture of shameless self-expression that was thriving around the same time millions of living rooms got their first […]
February 4, 2019
By 2000, Salon had made quite the name for itself with their quick, pithy headlines and stories that posted all hours of the day, around the clock. Their coverage of President Clinton’s impeachment trial was particularly exhaustive, with up to the minute updates multiple times a day. It was the closest you could get to watching the […]
The Web Recap, January 2019
January 28, 2019
I like to cap off each month with a few links I’ve found from my research or around the web. Here’s some cool links I found this month. The Other Art History: The Forgotten Cyberfeminists of ’90s Net Art Loney Abrams takes us back to the early ’90’s, when the ubiquity and accessibility of the […]