Web

Things about the web.

How do we design a "healthy" site?

What is a healthy site?

[Chromium's Web Vitals] is a Google initiative to log a variety of information about a website served over the internet, particularly to assess the website's behavior and efficiency in Google Chrome. [The library] offers an easy-to-use way to disseminate performance to a series of values, locally or in CI, that can then be tracked and reported.

Visions

[Xanadu] is Ted Nelson's dream of a hyperconnected world.

Interesting Specifications

Webmentions

[Webmention] s are ways to notify URLs when their sites are mentioned, helping construct a more social web; this notifies some publisher B when website A links their site, so that they can backlink to it!

Unfortunately, this protocol isn't standardized - but it's fun : ).

Do not

Use ads

[Should I Block Ads?]

web hostility

[article]

"Facebook is at odds with the open web that I love and defend..."

Netscape Navigator (small internet) -> big internet!

The modern web is being destroyed -- personalized content, growth hacking,

social media activation, CMS and user experience. These websites are not

built to appreciate the visitor -- they are constructed to make the user a

customer. Cookies bad! Small blogging good!

How do browsers work?

[Good question! Here is a good article].

SEO

[how seo is ruining the web]

[Google's vaguely worded SEO advice handbook]

Can we reverse-engineer SEO with big data, lots of time, and search results? Is this just one neural network vs. another producing nondeterminism?

Alternatives

DNS

[Beehive: CoDoNS] is an alternative DNS server with a better distribution profile while offering backwards compatibility.

[Handshake - A Namespace For The Decentralized Web] is an article pleading for an actual, decentralized namespace - the ICANN licensing system just isn't cutting it. Handshake uses a decentralized blockchain to register, track and resolve unique domain names with proof of work - this is not dissimilar to ENS.

Serving

[Planktos] allows users to serve content from users directly to other users by cacheing static files as a torrent. It's a cool peer-to-peer system that can cache both simple and complex static sites!

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