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Published on in 💬 Micro

Just a small comparison to show that many websites are completely obese: My bachelor thesis in PDF format (which I handed in yesterday) has a size of 1.4 MB. It contains several images and 85 pages of text. With a high information density, this is a much smaller size than most websites have. And it would have been probably also possible to compress or optimize the PDF further.

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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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Kilobytes clubs

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It’s kind of funny how all those “.clubs” pop up, featuring lightweight sites: 1mb.club, 250kb.club, 520kb.club.

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Search personal websites

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Michael Lewis had a pretty great idea, he created a search engine for personal websites. I really like that idea because I like exploring personal websites and especially reading personal blogs. It’s always interesting to read about people’s thoughts, hobbies, lives, experiences and point of views.

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"Hunting the Nearly-Invisible Personal Website"

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This is probably one of the coolest articles I have read in a long time. “Hunting the Nearly-Invisible Personal Website” is absolutely worth a read!

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The Whimsical Web

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Max Böck created a nice site featuring “whimsical websites”. Websites that have special features and “spark joy”. A nice idea. 👍

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Like of: 20th Anniversary

Congratulations! It is exciting to see that some people run websites that are (almost) as old as I am. In 2000 I was just one year old. What will the Internet look like in another 20 years?

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Best Motherf*cking Website

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I don’t really like the language of this website (it would also have been possible to communicate the content in more civilised language), but I agree with the content:

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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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How to create a basic website?

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Kev Quirk started a series of articles on how to handcraft a basic little website. It is always better to self-host a simple website, e.g. with links to contact options, than using services (and silos) like All My Links. His example (with instructions) is available on MyLight.Website. The series isn’t complete yet, but it will probably be useful for everyone looking to create a website with just HTML and CSS, which looks good though.

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Jan-Lukas Else