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January 09 2015

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The Only Thing We Know About Cyberspace Is That Its 640x480: Geocities archeology from 31c3
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October 18 2009

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October 01 2009

The blog format is responsible for a thousand tawdry tablogs: hideous half-breeds of tabloid and blog built around odeous content, cluttered site designs, and optimised for pageviews alone.

Tabloggers aren’t writing; they’re creating content — content that hopes to satisfy self-inflicted quotas [and] boost traffic. Tabloggers write from a sense of obligation; a feeling that their content must be regular and — worst of all — useful.
Yet tablogs publish the ugliest kind of useful information: vacuous lists, tutorials, and recycled how-tos that try so hard to be handy as to become meaningless, soulless, voiceless and occasionally dangerous.

Add to this the machine gun calls to action in the form of me-too social networks, overpriced affiliate promotions, and chocolate box ad matrices, and what you have is a shit tip of information design.
Rise of the Tablog → Put Things Off

(Die, SmashingMagazine, die!)

March 28 2009

HTML is not an output format. HTML is The Format. Not The Format Of Forever, but damn if it isn’t The Format Of The Now.
Mark Pilgrim
Tags: wonder web
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February 16 2008

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The original version of Fray, started by Derek Powazek in 1996, is still my all-time favorite creative web project.

From way before blogs existed up until 2003, it was an online collection of personal short stories, sorted into the categories Criminal, Hope, Work and Drugs, and told in hypertext in a way only possible on the internet.

The lack of a content management system or templates meant that each story's hand-crafted HTML gave it a different feel from any other, with a level of attention to detail you just don't see on the web anymore: Some stories are illustrated with animated GIFs, some are creatively split up into framesets, each with short paragraphs optimized for online reading, powerful one-liners as "next page" links, and a question encouraging readers to send in their own stories at the end.

Here are some favorites, have a look: The Scar, The Worm Within, Homecoming, Baker Beach, Reality Check, Mugged and Geographic.
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