Published: November 24, 2020
Chapter 5 of my series is out now, so make sure to get caught up! Plus, the weird web of the past and the independent web of the future.
Published: October 28, 2020
This month, making a website has never been this easy. Understanding the web, however, is another story
Published: September 29, 2020
If you’ve been following along with my series on CSS Tricks, well now you can listen to all of that great history, narrated by Jeremy Keith.
Published: November 19, 2019
You are reading this somewhere. On your laptop or on your phone or in your email or RSS reader. If […]
Published: May 18, 2021
You can link to anything on the web. That’s a strength. And yet the right to link has been dragged into court on a regular basis for decades. Why is that?
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: January 4, 2022
A decade before modern day web components, Microsoft had already hit on a formula for their success.
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: 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: July 19, 2022
Way before social media, listservs acted as a glue that held the web community together.
Published: May 4, 2021
If you’re a developer today, you likely take advantage of built in tools for web debugging every day. They came from the smallest places, and it took years to get them where they are today.