New Survey of Simplest Way to Have an Indie Site was a session at IndieWebCamp SF 2019.
Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/simplest
IndieWebCamp SF 2019
Session: New Survey of Simplest Way to Have an Indie Site
When: 2019-12-07 14:30
- Dietrich Ayala
- Johnny (tw:@generativist)
- Andi Galpern
- Add yourself here… (see this for more details)
- How do we setup and build a site with ease?
- There are many academics who want to host and hack their own stuff. We need to target them and make it easier for them upload content.
- In a portion of academia there is the A Domain of One's Own aka DoOO which is broadly run by Reclaim Hosting, who tested it out of University of Mary Washington
- What is considered an indie web site?
- depends on your use-case
- Starts with a domain and ownership/control of one's URLs
- Micro blog
Steps to setup a site
Minimum set of requirements so you can connect with others in the indie web community.
- Register domain
- Add Content
Persuasive reasons to setup your own site
- Own your own content independently of third party silos
- Aggregate content from multiple sites to draw traffic to personal site
- Keep all of your content in one location
Two ways to use the indie web
- Post on your site and then publish on third party sites
- Publish somewhere else first, then use third party APIs to pull into your own personal site
- If you're not on their site they will shut down
- There is GDPR
Wants something as simple as Github pages to sign up and create content
Is Indie Web at scale a thing? Do we want to grow the indie web?
- The core of the indie web community is building things for themselves, but how do we create a user-friendly experience for a big audience
- The number of people who have indie web sites who are non-technical is small
- Interested to see how we can grow the indie web beyond technical people
- Greg Greg McVerry will be using Known sites and Glitch with middle school and high school students
- Teach the non technical to be technical
- Come up with a simple way to set people up without reading the instructions, create a guided tutorial
- Ben tried to do this with KNOWN
- Host photographs on your own personal site, take a small slice of the indie web, post your pics in a way that you have a full record in everything you ever took
- people at the lego league challenge were blown away by ability to post videos and pics... Good idea
- Connect with local art organizations. Many artists sick of Etsy/Instagram...Teach them to build their own