From IndieWeb

IndieWeb Summit 2016 demos took place June 5, 2016.

Shane Becker

published the first 5 of a long series of blogposts, starting with the What, Why, How, Where and Who of the Indieweb. Index here. All articles are syndicated to Wordpress.com, Medium and tumblr.

Ed Borawski (znmeb)

is currently writing a book using Bookdown, set up a site for it, added rel-me links and set up webmention.io and Bridgy for it.

Emma Kuo

showed the first version of her IndieWeb crawler/reader thready, which makes long threads easier to read. Given a post, it crawls and shows the entire comment tree on one page.

gRegor Morrill

added local search to his home page. He hasn't found the best place for the UI yet, but he can search for text in all his posts and limit the search to specific time ranges.

Lillian Karabaic

updated the front page of http://anomalily.net for the first time since 2010 (after she tried to redesign the entire page at IWS 2015, which was way to much). It now has up-to-date information and pictures. She also helped Shane Becker editing his articles.

Kyle Mahan

added a service worker to Woodwind. For now, it displays a nicer error message when offline, but the goal is to cache articles and allow for offline reading as well as responding.

Sandro Hawke

started to make a reader optimized for pictures, which shows the most-liked photos in the IndieWeb community. Right now, it only parses Kyle Mahan's, Aaron Parecki's and Amy Guy's page as test-cases, and counts how often they have liked different posts. http://hawke.org/indie-liked.html shows the 20 most-liked posts.

Tom Brown

uses Jekyll on his site, and worked on automatically sending webmentions. Since he builds locally, he can't send them during the build, so he added post-receive git hook to the server he uploads to, were a script then checks the RSS feed for new posts and sends Webmentions for them. (Sources: hook and sender script)


fixed the blog for https://sensible.mn/blog, which was partially broken beforehand due to being installed at a sub-path.

Jesus Fernandez

improved the jekyll workflow for his site. He moved images and other media to Git-LFS, added proper timestamps to his posts and wrote an /about page.

Jim Pick

interviewed 2/3 of the IWS participants on what they would recommend a newcomer to the community to do. The most common advice was "Don't use GoDaddy!", followed by "it depends". If you own your domain name, you can start your site on tumblr or Medium or ... and start to publish content and move later to a better platform. The full results of his survey can be found here.

David Shanske

improved the webmention endpoint for WordPress. If you called it directly (without parameters), it returned only "source" is missing, now it shows a nice (and correctly themed) form for the two parameters that allows to manually send a webmention.

Julie Anne Noying

took awesome photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tollwerk/sets/72157669305156105

Aaron Parecki

got distracted from his original plan and extended the app he uses to post food and drink posts (Teacup) to take and post photos of the things he eats. "Not super happy about that I kind of enjoy doing that [...] We'll see what happens." example post

His main goal was to add screenshots to his bookmark posts. Using wkhtml2pdf, pages are rendered in a headless browser and converted to images. examples

Tantek Çelik and Will Madison

improved the wiki homepage to be more accessible to users with screen readers. Some issues found and fixed:

  • bad default-alt-texts added by Mediawiki
  • table-based layout
  • manually formatted text, instead of proper sub-headings with <hX> tags
  • image before content of HWC section, leaving a badly-labelled image/link before the text
  • Links with markup like [http://indiewebcamp.com/] are shown as just [1] and are not useful, since their text gives no indication if they are worth following
  • image with alt-text that duplicated text below, replaced with "photo of "


  • try a screen reader, e.g. TalkBack on Android
  • if you develop apps, use tools to check for proper labels
  • ...

Scott Gruber

added rel-me and microformats to his site, and now can post articles and notes, organize them in categories and add links to related posts.

Kyle Mahan

cites some bridgy statistics