Friday, April 7, 2023

"I do think we'd all benefit a little from continued awareness that our websites are made by a few guys who may or may not suck"

From Brian Feldman's newsletter:

I prefer the web most when it's kinda messy and janky, and things move quickly inter-platform as opposed to intra.


Fundamentally, I think people are mad and freaking out about this because they have spent the last decade slowly ceding all of their creative power and infrastructure to some other guy. Everything's moved a layer or two up in terms of abstraction. Whereas a web user could once change an <img> tag, and font size, and page layout, and what happens when you click a button, they can now only get the instant gratification of changing the web by updating their profile pic on someone else's thing.