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Tags: Websites


“Casio fx-9750GII Webserver”

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I don’t know much about the technical background, but it’s kind of cool to see that a website can be hosted on a calculator (archive link).

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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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