Published: September 7, 2023
I just learned that Molly Holzschlag has passed. She was a tireless advocate for the principles of the open web. […]
Published: December 13, 2022
The history of JSON is the history of the people that created it, and what they set out to do with the software they wrote.
Published: November 8, 2022
On the early web, some content pioneers experimented with interactive, community-fed, literate smut.
Published: September 20, 2022
News used to be behind a paywall, or not. But then a publication figured out how to do both.
Published: July 19, 2022
Way before social media, listservs acted as a glue that held the web community together.
Published: June 21, 2022
When the iPhone was released, two apps rushed to market in a battle over geolocation that would come to be briefly known as the “location wars”
Published: March 22, 2022
When Paul Phillips the web is at its best when its being useless he did the only thing he could think of. He built his own useless site to catalog it.
Published: February 1, 2022
In 1999, the word “community” took on a new meaning on the web. One that would have a lasting impact for years to come.
Published: January 19, 2022
In 2007, the web standards project entered the scene once more to push Microsoft to build its most standards-compliant browser to date.
Published: January 4, 2022
A decade before modern day web components, Microsoft had already hit on a formula for their success.
Published: November 16, 2021
From Yahooligans! to Club Penguin, the kinds of sites we made for kids on the early web were a bit unsteady, but formative and fun for the first web generation.
Published: October 19, 2021
1996 was the year of the city guide. By 1998, they were already gone.