Take a moment to consider the profound impact each of us has in the fediverse.
The fact we can communicate across the world using open source technology is pretty amazing.
We also have a responsibility, as developers, to ensure platform privacy and safety are legitimate priorities and not just buzzwords used in marketing.
We can do it better than Silicon Valley if we step outside our bubbles and listen to the people. The fediverse depends on it!
That's the entire source code you need for an HTML document that displays hello world. Thirteen bytes. It works in all web browsers since the beginning of time.
Doing this with a modern website building library will run you into the megabytes range.
Are modern website building libraries worth increasing your overhead by tens of thousands of times? Is writing 300 lines of code ten thousand times easier than writing one?
This is how we might end up with right to repair legislation.
"404 Page Not Found" by Kate Wagner https://thebaffler.com/salvos/404-page-not-found-wagner
"Because websites had to either become apps or self-optimize for mobile, web design declined from its creative, more variegated heights to become flat, highly minimalistic, and multi-platform, and the results are, frankly, fucking boring."
Loved everything about this post. A great homage to the old, user-centric web.
A while ago I asked my patrons what features they'd like to see in future Mastodon releases. Now, I'd like to ask you, my followers. I'd like to hear what people outside of GitHub think.
Oops supposed to be #pattern. Teaches me to toot this out at midnight.
Designer & Illustrator. Opera Software alum. Ook!
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