Posts Tagged with 'indieweb'

Owning your own data is great. I’ve been using this website as the central IndieWeb point of my online life for over five years, and I love it. However, the joy of owning your own website comes bundled with great responsibility: as the website owner, I am responsible for what’s on my site and for what’s stored “under the hood” to make this website work. It’s not a huge issue as long as I only post my own content on my site, but the cool thing about the IndieWeb — as opposed to “regular” Web — is its social aspect, the ability to interact with other people running other websites.

IndieWeb tech

tl;dr – Kapowski is a simplified tool for finding and posting reaction GIFs to your personal website. It works without a sign-in and gives you HTML to copy-paste into whatever posting interface you use for your website. It's "progressively enhanced" with IndieWeb building blocks, so if your site supports them it becomes faster and easier to use. Search and content are currently powered by Gfycat. A Kapowski search for "candy" Preview of selected GIF with HTML source ready to copy-and-paste IndieWeb building blocks, you say?

IndieWeb development

Most #IndieWeb capable services allow you to log in with just your domain name, which is pretty awesome. But then they display login info like

Logged in as

which looks strange to most people. Since they're also parsing the h-card, I think we could make this look nicer. We could display the person's name instead of their domain. Or if we wanted to make it look closer to the fediverse, we could use nickname@domain. Of course, we could always fall back to using the domain if none of the above are available.

I'll be making this change on my personal services soon.

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