What is the IndieWeb?
The IndieWeb is a people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.
Join the IndieWeb
- Interested? Get Started Now! Or learn more: Why IndieWeb?
- View current discussions and recent changes to this site to see what we've been working on lately
- Check out projects we're building and join the discussion
Beyond Blogging and Decentralization
The IndieWeb effort is different from previous efforts/communities:
- Principles over project-centrism. Others assume a monoculture of one project for all. We are developing a plurality of projects.
- Selfdogfood instead of email. Show before tell. Prioritize by scratching your own itches, creating, iterating on your own site.
- Design first, protocols & formats second. Focus on good UX & selfdogfood prototypes to create minimum necessary formats & protocols.
Perhaps most importantly, we are people-focused instead of project-focused, and have regular meetups where everyone is welcome:
Homebrew Website Club
Homebrew Website Club is a (bi)weekly meetup of creatives passionate about designing, improving, building, and actively using their own websites, sharing their successes and challenges with a like-minded and supportive community.
We typically meet every other Wednesday* right after work, 18:30-19:30, across cities and online. Some locations also have a 17:30-18:30 Quiet Writing Hour beforehand.
The next Homebrew Website Club meetups are:
- - local time. Homebrew Website Club in Brighton (UK), Göteborg (SWEDEN), Portland OR, San Francisco, Bellingham WA
- - local time. Homebrew Website Club in Göteborg (SWEDEN), Los Angeles, Portland OR, San Francisco, Bellingham WA
IndieWebCamp is a gathering of web creators building & sharing open web technologies to advance the state of the indie web. We get together for a weekend to discuss how we can empower people to own their identities and data, then spend a day hacking & creating.
IndieWebCamp has a code-of-conduct.
The next IndieWebCamps are:
- When: to
- Where: Portland, Oregon
- URL: http://indiewebcamp.com/2016
We are planning many IndieWebCamps in 2016!
Jump on in and help organize and/or suggest dates & locations for more!
How can I join the IndieWeb?
- Join the IRC Channel and say hello! We're friendly. :)
- Get Started: set up your own domain and personal site.
- Come to events! Homebrew Website Club & IndieWebCamps
- What next? See how your site does on:
How to support the IndieWeb:
- Add buttons and badges to show your support on your website
- Help with to-do next steps for IndieWebCamps and this wiki
- Sponsor an IndieWebCamp with a venue, food, or donation.
You may read and edit IndieWebCamp articles in other languages:
- Català (Catalan)
- Deutsch (German) (so far only principles-de)
- Español (Spanish)
- Français (French)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- See also other-languages, and how-to-start-a-new-translation.
- Read posts about the IndieWeb
- Watch videos about the IndieWeb
- Follow news about the IndieWeb
- Check out Live Videos of Previous IndieWebCamps through the Google+ silo