Building blocks are key design-patterns, technologies, and methods for building and improving your independent website.
See also: IndieMark, a way of measuring "how indieweb" is your website, and a good step-by-step guide to what feature(s) you should consider implementing next.
WhyWhy building blocks? This early quote from Tim Berners-Lee's Weaving The Web Chapter 4 page 39 summed it up well:
... if I had insisted everyone use HTTP, this would also have been against the principle of minimal constraint. If the Web were to be universal, it should be as unconstraining as possible. Unlike the NeXT computer, the Web would come as a set of ideas that could be adopted individually in combination with existing or future parts.
As was the Web, so is the IndieWeb.
The IndieWeb also comes as a set of (additional) ideas (as building blocks), that can be "adopted individually in combination with existing or future parts".
It is for these reasons that the IndieWeb is built with a set of building blocks, instead of on a monolithic "stack".
The act of having a personal website immediately creates an online identity which can be better established with:
Posts and variants are perhaps the building block of an indieweb site:
Stuff in/of posts:
The ability for one webpage to let another know the first has linked to the second is a vital indieweb building block.
The key mention technology for the indieweb is:
The ability to use your online identity (domain) to authenticate yourself on the web.
A web action is the interface and user experience of taking a specific discrete action, across the web, from one site to another site or application.
A link preview is what posts show about one or more embedded links, e.g. a headline, image, summary from the link destination.
A reply context similar to a link preview, except is the information that a reply post shows about the original post that it is in reply to. E.g. original post author (name, photo, link), original post content (or abbreviated summary).
- SWAT0 originally from the 2010 Federated Social Web Summit.
Pages in category "building-blocks"
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