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186: Tantek Çelik—web standards, toolchains, and the decentralized web

The Big Web Show


Legendary computer scientist, web standards pioneer, and indie-web proponent Tantek Çelik is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. The secret history of standards in our web browsers. How web standards moved from academic ideas that sometimes couldn’t even be implemented to the foundation of our modern web. The rift between standards-oriented, CSS-and-accessibility-loving web developers and those who rely on powerful and sophisticated toolchains: can it be bridged? The Flash years and today. Indieweb tools and the independent web community: what it’s about and how to get started. Readers versus social readers. Taking back privacy and the ownership of our content. Links for this episode:Tantek Çelik (@t) | TwitterTantek ÇelikTantek Çelik - Wikiwand5by5 | The Big Web ShowIndieWebMicro.blogMicrosub - IndieWebreader - IndieWebBrought to you by: Blockstack (The Blockstack ecosystem is hard at work and we’d love to have you, learn more and get started at Robinhood (Robinhood is giving you FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at

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