I've been quite inspired recently by finding a ton of cool personal websites and wikis and thought I would share my views on how freeing it is to make your own: https://ritualdust.com/craft/make-yourself-a-website/
@ritualdust Very nice article.
I don't like this phrasing: "Don’t bother looking into static site builders or deployment services until just uploading your files on your server is too much work."
[until just] is tough.
Don’t bother looking into static site builders until your website has grown enough that manually uploading your files becomes too much work.
@neauoire +1 on excising "just", makes tutorials & similar resources so much more welcoming (also excellent article!!!)
@z428 @neauoire @ritualdust @cblgh @pixouls This statement is true, but I’m not sure the situation is better now, as opposed to just bad on a different axis. Given the way every tech is deployed, certain types of “accessible” (e.g. screen readers) were much better back then. It often feels like we’ve made creation more accessible but consumption less, which I’m not sure is a good trade.
@a Well... get your point, am torn here. Do you think it's better to make consumption easy but leave production / publication of information only to people who are _technically_ trained? That feels quite a bit like the middle-ages where writing / copying books was knowlegde and skill reserved for a small elite. I always considered access to far-reaching (global) "writable" channels as one of the best thing digital technology could possibly do for people.
@a Hmmm... yes, but I'm unsure here. Is the fact that there are more readers than writers not at least to some extent also caused by the fact that writing is (also technically) more difficult than reading? I don't completely disagree, but I think we should strive to get technical complexity out of the writers way. Like: Does a writer have to still know about IP addresses, markup, styles, ... in the 2020s? Or should a writer be an expert in ...
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