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web0?

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With all the hype (or bullshit) about “web3”, it’s good to see a counter movement as well. Whether this site is really “web0” or just pre-“Web 2++” (my term for websites overloaded with frameworks, JavaScript and CSS) remains to be debated…

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“The Web Is Fucked”

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Kev Quirk has written a manifesto showing what bothers him about today’s web:

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Today’s web experience

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Guangyi Li has created a page that demonstrates quite well the current state of the web. You search for something on Google, land on a website and then the click torture starts, until you finally land on the content, but then you have to click again…

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The Web’s Timeline

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I had this link on my Reading List for a long time, today I finally took a look at it and I am thrilled: The Web’s Timeline.

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Gemini

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Manuel Moreale puts my thoughts about Gemini into words:

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“The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML”

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Terence Eden has written memorably why it is important to write simple HTML. Especially for pages that might be important to some people.

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“Why The Web Is Such A Mess”

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Tom Scott made a great video about “Why The Web Is Such A Mess”, explaining cookies and GDPR in a simple way.

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Clean start for the web

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Tom MacWright shares some thoughts around how the web loses on performance and accessibility because web pages continue to grow in size and complexity.

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Obese websites and planet-sized metronomes

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Kevin Galligan wrote a metronome with HTML, CSS and JS, which has a total size of less than 1 KB. Because the existing ones were as large as 11 MB without more functionality. In the accompanying blog post he rants about the modern web (with data-based proofs) and explains how he achieved to make the metronome app as small as 1 KB.

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Why 543 KB keep me up at night

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The problem is not this specific website or how fast it loads, but that shipping seems to be so much more important than performance, usability, accessibility, or user experience.

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