The final heartbeats of our beloved www.
This is going to be a long one, so the short version is summed up in this screenshot:
That's from the top of this page: unicyclic.com/indieweb, which is a feed combined from different sources, commonly referred to as a planet. Up until now I've been adding new feeds to that page as people join th...
the year of the indieweb directory ❧
I’ve seen a few somewhat similar directory projects like this that might have some useful ux/ui/design ideas:
- https://personalsit.es/ with repo at: https://github.com/andybelldesign/personalsit.es
For additional metadata, one could run a microformats parser on the homepages of these sites and return social media presences in other locations using XFN’s
rel="me" set up. Something like this is done by Jeremy Keith on his Huffduffer.com service where one signs up and inputs one’s website. His service then doesn’t need to ask for Twitter, Facebook, or Github handles explicitly. Instead it relies on the service going to the homepage listed and pulling out the
rel="me" values and doing it automatically on their behalf. Since many web platforms have this microformat value it can make the data acquisition easier and less manual in many cases.
I think I might collect links to sites of folks who are posting notes on their personal sites on GitHub. It’d be great if y’all could send me some links so I can start it off with a nice healthy list!
Personal sites are awesome, so this site was built so we can all discover each others. All the links are by folks that want to share their site with the world.
It’s built by IndieWeb aware. I’ve added the example to the IndieWeb wiki page for directories. While interesting and useful, like some of the other directories I’ve seen floating around, there is a small hurdle that one needs to be able to fork a GitHub repo, edit it, and send a PR to be included, though I do like that he has an email option to bring the technical hurdle down. The other benefit is that it allows people to modify or delete their data as well. I do like the decentralized nature of of it, but I wonder about scale and search-ability.who has been building his own website and is at least
I can’t help but wonder about building a similar directory site that aggregates its data by Webmention and uses the h-cards from websites to automatically update itself. Naturally having an OPML file(s) (think various versions that are sortable using tags/categories) or some other exportable and/or subscribe-able ability for feed readers would be highly useful.
In addition to resources like chat-names, Indie Map‘s list, as well as some planets, OPML resources like my own IndieWeb list, and the IndieWeb web ring, this could be another interesting directory creation method for IndieWeb-specific websites.