The Web is smothering in useless images. These clichéd, stock images communicate absolutely nothing of value, interest or use. They are one of the worst forms of digital pollution because they take up space on the page, forcing more useful content out of sight. They also slow down the site’s ability to download quickly.
Here’s the talk I gave at Webstock earlier this year all about the indie web:
In these times of centralised services like Facebook, Twitter, and Medium, having your own website is downright disruptive. If you care about the longevity of your online presence, independent publishing is the way to go. But how can you get all the benefits of those third-party services while still owning your own data? By using the building blocks of the Indie Web, that’s how!
Maybe I’m weird, but it just feels good. It feels good to reclaim my turf. It feels good to have a spot to think out loud in public where people aren’t spitting and shitting all over the place.
The fascinating history of India’s space program is the jumping-off point for a comparison of differing cultural attitudes to space exploration in Anab’s transcript of her Webstock talk, published on Ev’s blog.
From astronauts to afronauts, from cosmonauts to vyomanauts, how can deep space exploration inspire us to create more democratic future visions?
Do you live in Stockholm? If so, you’ve got a device lab you can visit.
So feel free to drop by and test your responsive/mobile designs.
As always, systems thinking makes a lot of sense for analysing problems, even if—or, especially if—it’s a social issue.
This is a wonderful piece by Maciej—a magnificent historical narrative that leads to a thunderous rant. Superb!
Shutterstock are running a series on their blog called “The Best Thing I Ever Created” and they asked me for a contribution. So I wrote about The Session.
A communal device lab in Stockholm.
Matt has transcribed the notes from his excellent Webstock talk. I highly recommend giving this a read.
I really enjoyed Matt’s talk from Webstock. I know some people thought it might be a bit of a downer but I actually found it very inspiring.
The video of my talk from Webstock, all about wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff like networks and memory.
I’m genuinely touched by Matt’s kind words on my Webstock talk. It really means a lot to me, coming from him.
I love these sketchnotes from my presentation at Webstock.
I can’t fave this picture enough. One moment of Webstock captured by Michael B. Johnson.
The cumalative effect of these captioned pictures will ease you through any financial crisis.
Clean, businesslike icons by the icon artists behind Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux.
A nice collection of royalty free texture photos using the Flickr API.
They're funny because they're true.