An introduction to the movement that's called the "small web."
Modern Internet's Walled Gardens
The web used to be a place for small, personal websites full of diverse expression. Nowadays, the internet has become largely monolithic with most new websites being created for businesses.
A push for regained independence
However the small web is a movement is trying to change that. Focusing on encouraging people to make small, personal websites sharing what they love presented how they like.
Websites can be more than just products.
There is a common implication that websites only serve to either deliver a product to its users, or provide a service of some kind. However, that ignores that, at its core, the internet's main purpose is to connect us all with each other, and the sites we make are how we reach out to others.
- Creative expression
- Demystifying the web
- Sharing the things you love
- Web shrines on media you love
- Post content without relying as much on social media.
- Hone your web developer skills, putting them immediately into practice.
Reasons to make your own personal website
There are many reasons to join the small web movement and create own website! if you'd like to get started, feel free to download the source code for this site and mess around with it!
Comparison of webhosts
- Free - $5
- Free - $5 (for lowest tier)
- Free - $5
- Social media-like site following.
- Free dynamic hosting.
- Linking owned domain is free.
- Drag-and-drop site editor for Mobile.
- Limited to a single site.
- Can only be used for hobbyist reasons and must complete a screening process.
- Requires some technical experience. No free subdomain offered.
- No direct HTML or CSS editing. Strawpage branding.
- Good for complete beginners:
|Hosting site||Price||Features||Drawbacks||Good for beginners?|
|neocities.org||Free - $5||Social media-like site following.||Limited to a single site.|
|leprd.space||Free||Free dynamic hosting.||Can only be used for hobbyist reasons and must complete a screening process.|
|digitalocean.com||Free - $5 (for lowest tier)||Linking owned domain is free.||Requires some technical experience. No free subdomain offered.|
|straw.page||Free - $5||Drag-and-drop site editor for Mobile.||No direct HTML or CSS editing. Strawpage branding.|