Tantek Çelik is the co-founder of IndieWebCamp and works on open web standards at Mozilla.
I'm collecting requests from IRC here when they're something I can't handle quickly and immediately. Roughly FIFO, feel free to re-arrange if you have reasons to suggest a specific prioritization
- blog about, describe, how to do notification first design and text only design
- ... add here
my indie web setup
In general I treat silos as building blocks for my own indie web architecture. They're just another [LEGO] brick in the wall as it were.
However there are some content types that I still post to silos, and am using a PESETAS architecture with two destinations as a stopgap / copying mechanism.
My hope is that by aggregating my silo posting into just two destinations like that, especially Tumblr with a microformats2 supporting theme, that as I add support for content types like photos, video, metrics, jams to my own site, it will be easier to port over past content to my site for historical reference.
Silos I'm using without a copy destination (in alphabetical order):
- Foursquare - I treat my Foursquare checkins as semi-private to friends on that silo, and thus I don't have a public PESETAS setup for it. I'm hoping to skip the PESETAS/PESOS step with checkins and implement native checkins directly on my site, and POSSE them out to Foursquare (as Ben Werdmuller does with idno).
- GitHub - I use GitHub for both some of my own open source projects, and to contribute to others. I have a redirect url of http://tantek.com/github setup for now just so I can use URLs with a domain I control. This solution has restrictions/limitations, yet is still a stepping stone:
- I am dependent on github's URL design for now - whatever they put after /tantek, I have to support after /github on my site.
- I can delay design of my own non-vendor/silo-specific path (e.g. /source instead of /github) until the point in time when I feel like doing so.
- I should eventually host my own source/issues/gists etc for all the usual reasons why
- At that point, I can figure out the URL design of a generic source path (e.g. /source instead of /github), and implement the redirects from /github to /source (or whatever).
- PBWorks - I have a wiki (AKA PBWiki) hosted there via redirect URL of http://tantek.com/w/ - and again, hope to skip the PESETAS/PESOS step and directly switch to wiki pages on my own site.
my indie web projects
Stuff I've written to advance the Indie Web (and runs live on tantek.com) some of which you may be able to re-use hopefully for your own IndieWeb site!
need help with
Things I'm either stuck on, have been unable to make progress on, or appear to be taking me too long to get to that I'd welcome help with.
- everything #indieweb_community - if you see something in the "indieweb community" list below you think you could help with, go ahead and let me know on IRC (!tell tantek ...) that you're working on it and go for it - no need to ask, just give me a heads-up and start (maybe add it to your own User page too per wikifying). Thanks!
These are roughly ordered itches, which may/often translate into specific working on items, but may also be large/challenging enough to generate a number of building block working on items.
- Taking photos with time/location information (optional manual location) captured/created offline, optional later posting to own site syndicating elsewhere (COOLPOSSE)
- Adding notes to such photos, at the time of taking, or later, both offline.
- Taking notes with time/location information (optional manual location) same COOLPOSSE.
- Tracking running with a series of times/locations (optional manual location) same COOLPOSSE
- Tracking venue arrival/departure semi-automatically, with optional manual checkin offline, like COOLPOSSE
- Falcon: Itches
Rough order I'm trying to follow when working on things:
- Things to wiki
- Things to blog
- Things to design
- Things to code
to enable others, myself
Particular things I'm working on for IndieWebCamp and my own site. As well as Itches.
personal site functionality
Personal indieweb site functionality (adding to tantek.com) using my own personal content publishing software Falcon
High level goals:
- Replace all usage of Twitter with using my own website instead
- Replace all usage of Facebook with using my own website instead. Key use-cases:
- Then similarly replace all other #silo_posting.
Community things I'm working on - which I welcome help and collaboration on, up to and including taking charge, though I'd like to at least contribute
- blog post about 2014-in-summary
- blog post about 2015-commitments
- goal: document how to use your indieweb site instead of your Tumblr
- fully document all explicit Tumblr post types (from their UI) and then:
- indie web equivalent posts - pages specific to those post types
- "How to Markup" for each such post type
- "How to POSSE" for each, listing Tumblr with instructions how to explicitly use correct Tumblr post type
- document How to Import from Tumblr into specific (implied?) indieweb post types with markup fidelity per "How to Markup" instructions for each.
- How to backfeed interactions on your Tumblr POSSE copies back to your indie posts (including Bridgy option / github issue)
- continue documenting vouch
- document seamless reply-interface (UI) needs and plan: indie-action webaction markup, indie-config, , web component, x-tag etc. from IndieWebCamp UK 2014
- fix location wiki page definition, add h-entry p-location h-geo p-latitude (p-longitude) example markup
- iterate on IndieMark, at least detail specification of Level 3 (every axis), since more people are now pointing at IndieMark
- create geo-tagging wiki article with at least a stub and link to location
- document IndieWebCamp 2014 Cambridge demos similar to 2014/UK/Demos
- process h-card#Issues - blocking several indieweb community member personal use-cases
- read Open Source, Teamin' Up, The Stack, and Looking Forward (including comments) and:
- expand invitation based on brainstorm in IRC re: POSSEing, backfeeding, proxying etc.
- Document using dated permalinks (from IRC) for both archive.org search enabling (recovering 404d links), and longevity, perhaps on permalink design.
- Add slides, video, etc. links of PdF IndieWeb talk to https://pdf14.hackpad.com/Save-the-Internet-Keynotes-Zb58Z1QFrJq
- IndieWebCamp 2014 NYC - blogging about it afterwards.
- CASSIS - update all NewBase60 code to be cc0 (it's good enough, and Will Norris needs it for his Go port!)
- projects - continue significant update per projects#About_This_Page
- reply vs comments - split reply permalink vs. comments display under a post.
- link-preview - something standard for silos to implement (in addition to all their variant site-specific approaches) when providing link previews of my permalinks
- code-of-conduct - fairly done, worth reviewing/iterating periodically. Keeping here in this list until indiewebcamp shows consistent diverse participation.
- review and simplify comments presentation display to remove conditionals that overlap/wrap in odd places (collected 2014-049)
- add some test examples for ellipsizing here: https://github.com/tantek/cassis/issues/14 (collected 2014-049)
- social web map
And these too which need to get integrated by priority order into Falcon Working On / Itches sections:
- citation UI - to provide simple copy/paste UI for citing posts (articles (done), notes, other) from my site.
- webactions - to achieve and exceed UX parity with Twitter's UI on notes on my own site
- wiki - I'd like to implement static-file based wiki-like editing/versioning functionality on the static pages on my site, perhaps with explicit "save" edits posted to my updates as d - diff, edit, change posts.
Other community projects that I contribute to to help enable the Indie Web and everyone owning their own data.
I used to contribute to these too:
- http://activitystrea.ms/ - formats for sharing "activities", largely defunct except for a low value mailing list (google group). See ActivityStreams on this wiki for latest thinking.
- http://federatedsocialweb.net/ - community/forum for discussing how to federate among indie web (and other) sites. Started a slow death after W3C took it over. Now just a noisy W3C mailing list populated mostly by armchair architects.
I am comfortable with the following indieweb creator skills:
- information architecture (taxonomy, hierarchy)
- URL design
- interaction design
I am working on learning better:
- visual design
want to work especially with
- visual designers - especially those who have an indieweb presence and want to discuss coding and information architecture improvements.
- UX designers - can never work with too many UX folks.
- good writers/bloggers
- type nerds. who doesn't?
Things I feel like I've figured out pretty well, have shipped on my own site, can depend on, and am available to help explain to others.