The Key Principles of the IndieWeb.

β€” Own your data, content, metadata and your identity.
β€” Publish data for humans first, machines second.
β€” Scratch Your Own Itches. Make tools, templates, etc. for yourself first.
β€” Use what you make!
β€” Document your stuff.
β€” Open source your stuff!
β€” UX and design is more important than protocols, formats, and data models.
β€” Build platform agnostic platforms.
β€” Longevity. Build for the long web.
β€” Plurality.
β€” Have fun.

indieweb.org/principles

@neauoire

Although I very much like the initiative, I have to disagree that UX and design is ought to be more important than protocols, formats, etc.

Personally, I think it is the other way around; form follows function. More than often, that exact principe is the foundation of open source. But hey, just my two cents.

@h3artbl33d Reading through their guidelines, it seems like they work like this: Prototype first, and implement function later. Their approach to dogfood is, create content and a front-end first, build managerial tools later, based and around that content.

@neauoire Might be dependent on the phrasing I guess. Most software is developed to satisfy a need, to achieve a certain goal.

From that perspective, I'd say the architecture comes first, function second and user interface third and last.

@h3artbl33d Yeah, that's the thing right. I'm sort of defending IndieWeb's approach even tho it's not personally how I am doing things now. But their thinking is that the specs will adapt to the person's designs(xml classes), and the designs do not have to adapt to their specs(json-ld).

@neauoire Interesting and valid point! Didn't think about it in that way. Spending too much time with web hipsters can mess with one's mind.

@neauoire Especially the last point resonates with me. But this seems like a pretty good list for outside work projects

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