The Unlikely Pioneers of the Early Web
Published: April 23, 2018
How many websites are there? That’s not an easy question to answer. The web is, by its very nature, decentralized […]
Bringing the Laughter, Week after Week
Published: July 21, 2020
The comedy web series was one of the more interesting and influential adaptions of the web medium. It reversed the principles of traditional entertainment to create videos that were more approachable.
Making a Framework for the Web
Published: May 7, 2018
It started with a simple manifesto. A manifesto posted online with 37 guiding principles, small phrases showcasing big ideas like […]
A Mini Browser for the Masses
Published: July 10, 2018
If you don’t know much about the Opera browser, that’s probably because their market share in the United States has […]
Reddit v. Digg: A Difference in Approach
Published: June 25, 2018
Jessica Livingston has a passion for the web’s future. It’s what lead her, in March of 2005, to quit her […]
The Browser Engine That Could
Published: July 7, 2020
From a browser engine that started as the lesser known option used in an obscure browser to one that would take hold over the entire browser market.
That Time MooTools Almost Broke the Web
Published: 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 […]
What Does AJAX Even Stand For?
Published: 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 Power of the Pixel
Published: October 23, 2017
A lot can be done with each pixel on a website, but only a few people have tried creating websites one pixel at a time.
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.
The mid-90’s was the era of the City Guide
Published: October 19, 2021
1996 was the year of the city guide. By 1998, they were already gone.
A Tale of Two Standards
Published: April 17, 2017
It was 2004, and Ian Hickson had just got out of a W3C workshop organized by Adobe. The topic was how […]