Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jan 2016 19:09 UTC
Internet & Networking

Let me start by saying that beautiful websites come in all sizes and page weights. I love big websites packed with images. I love high-resolution video. I love sprawling Javascript experiments or well-designed web apps.

This talk isn't about any of those. It's about mostly-text sites that, for unfathomable reasons, are growing bigger with every passing year.

While I'll be using examples to keep the talk from getting too abstract, I'm not here to shame anyone, except some companies (Medium) that should know better and are intentionally breaking the web.

This is an amazing and hilarious read we can all agree with it. I doubt there's going to be any pointless bickering over this one.

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tidux
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2011-08-13

I think the bubble bursting will be the death of a lot of centralized stuff we have on the web today. Serving a lot of HTTP to a lot of people all over the world gets REALLY freaking expensive after a while, so I think we'll see a move towards more decentralized systems like IPFS (https://ipfs.io) that don't need "a webserver" and that actually get faster as more people access a piece of content. Existing tools like static blog generators and anything that's purely client-side will continue to work, and of course HTTP and WebSockets will still exist for streamed data and real interactivity, but the awful old "just stick everything in a MySQL database and use PHP lol" paradigm would no longer be the path of least resistance.

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