Posts Tagged with 'indieweb'

I like surfing the web in the traditional sense of the word, going from site to site in search of interesting websites. I enjoy doing this because there are so many unique websites to explore in terms of design and content. While social media sites may have set a precedent with regard to similar user experiences, personal websites mostly have their own identities. Website owners—irrespective of whether they coded their site or used a tool to generate their site—can use their website as a method of expression. The owner can choose a design. The owner can write content that they want to share with the world.

IndieWeb

About two weeks ago, I started thinking about IndieAuth. I have implemented a few IndieWeb specifications in the past but IndieAuth was one that I had put to the back of my mind until recently. I was not confident in implementing an authentication endpoint so I decided to move on to other projects. I just came back to the spec and, with some encouragement from the people in the IndieWeb chat, realised that there was no reason why I should not try and build an IndieAuth endpoint. So I did. Now I have an IndieAuth endpoint that I can use to authenticate to any service that uses IndieAuth for authentication.

IndieWeb development

A couple of months ago, I started to work on my own webmention receiver. Instead of relying on webmention.io, a service commonly used to receive webmentions, I wanted to challenge myself to create a receiver from scratch. To do so, I realised I would have to read, understand, and interpret a W3C specification, something I had not done up until the point of deciding to work on a webmention receiver. While I knew there would be challenges, I wanted to take control over how I received webmentions and build my own service.

Hopefully, you already received my webmention for this bookmark post and you get another webmention for this update.

IndieWeb development
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