November 2020 Weblog: Weird Web, Independent Web
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.
October 2020 Weblog: Finding the Web and Making Your Place
Published: October 28, 2020
This month, making a website has never been this easy. Understanding the web, however, is another story
September 2020 Weblog: Own Your Stuff, Learn About Fanfic
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.
Sorry Computer, You’re Not a Teapot
Published: November 19, 2019
You are reading this somewhere. On your laptop or on your phone or in your email or RSS reader. If […]
The Right to Link
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?
We Made These Sites for Kids?
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.
Web Components Before Web Components
Published: January 4, 2022
A decade before modern day web components, Microsoft had already hit on a formula for their success.
21st Century Community
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.
Gowalla, Foursquare and the (very) brief history of the Location Wars
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”
The Long Tail of Uselessness
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.
Spiderwoman, Wise-Women: Listservs to connect
Published: July 19, 2022
Way before social media, listservs acted as a glue that held the web community together.
It’s Time to Pay the Meter
Published: September 20, 2022
News used to be behind a paywall, or not. But then a publication figured out how to do both.