If you’re into the Web, I suggest you watch What Comes Next is the Future. The documentary dives deep into the history of the Web, and where it’s headed.
A week ago, I came to the realization that I’d hit app overload. So I took action. I deleted a number of apps from both my iPhone and iPad, my two primary iOS devices. The hitlist included Facebook, Twitter, MeetUp, Google Plus, Tumblr and more. In the last week, I’ve used only the web versions of […]
Jeremy Keith gave a talk recently on hypertext that covers the history of the Internet and the Web. It’s a fascinating look at the strengths and weaknesses of the world’s largest system of knowledge.
My colleague, Mark Armstrong, has written an excellent post about how social networks can’t replace your own domain and website, no matter what they offer. … I think it’s a stretch to suggest a proprietary social network can or should replace one’s website. Give What to Consider When the Platforms Show Up with Money a read.
I’ve hit app overload. I realized this when I glanced at my phone recently. I saw quite a few apps I hardly used. Turns out, people have a limit. Users are spending more time on mobile apps each year, but the number of mobile apps actually used each month hasn’t changed much over the last few years. I […]
Remy Sharp has a nice post on his blog about his love for working on the Web. It’s worth a read, and maybe even a response on your own site. He refers to Douglas Crockford’s famous quote: The Web is the most hostile software engineering environment imaginable. And says: This hostile environment is what gets me […]
Bruce Lawson gave a keynote talk recently at Velocity Conference in Amsterdam called Ensuring a High Performing Web for the Next Billion People that you should watch. He’s written a blog post discussing the talk a bit if you’d like more information. It’s fantastic because it touches on all the parts of the Web that […]
We become obsessed with tools and methods, very rarely looking at how these relate to the fundamental basics of web standards, accessibility and progressive enhancement. We obsess about a right way to do things as if there was one right way rather than looking at the goal; how things fit into the broader philosophy of […]
Dave Shea, creator of CSS Zen Garden, gave a talk called A Brief History of Web Design that takes you through the time and space that is the first few decades of the web design. When I watched this talk, it made me excited for the future, and wishful that I had found the Web sooner. […]
Will the Big Think piece you just posted to Medium be there in 2035? That may sound like it’s very far off in the future, and who could possibly care, but if there’s any value to your writing, you should care. Having good records is how knowledge builds. If we’re constantly starting over how can […]