In my last entry, I spoke a bit about my slight confusion with the state of the Web as it is today. I also highlighted a bit on my confusion on the state of affairs for writing entries for my personal site. I want something that works particularly to my needs but also be extensible. A (non-exhaustive) list of items I’d want my website to handle follows:
- WebMention support
- WebMentions are a modern form of pingbacks for the Web. I’d want my site to handle the parsing, formatting and statistical aggregate of information when it comes to handling WebMentions. It’ll slightly eliminate my need to look into using things like Isso for handling comments - the act of replying could be on any place you find the post in question!
- MicroPub extensibility
- MicroPub is a specification that makes the act of handling content on one’s site as straightforward as consuming a resource using a REST API with a sprinkle of authentication. Something like this will allow me to make edits to my site on the fly with little effort from services that supports it!
With these two alone, I’d have something I can post from anywhere (namely the
Indigenous Android client) and even ween off using other “first-party”
clients to handle and interact with people. I’ve been working on this on the
side for a few weeks now but a considerable amount of progress has been made.
I have a rolling demo of it at
nextgen. This is one of those projects
where it’s a bit difficult to just explain but a lot easier to just show.
So I’ll do that. Once it’s in a good place, that is.