• Raphael LoderRaphael Loder, almost 7 years ago

    I have to say, I really despise this 1-joke-website movement.

    The web allows us to move fast, to improve fast, to iterate fast. It allows us to tackle real issues (may they be related to the web or otherwise). And people use that power to create a single web page that doesn't serve any purpose other than a lame joke, which could have been done in a tweet or status update.

    Posted by someone who describes himself as "I’m not a designer, developer, writer, or photographer. I’m a creator. I enjoy creating and capturing experience on and off the web." and further explains on his website, that "(...) I enjoy keeping up with the latest design and development trends that make the web a more beautiful and usable place."

    And these people dare to ask for forks? "Made with love"? If by love you mean the 4 minutes you invested in creating this website, alright. If you really cared deeply about what you created, alright. But if you just put up a web page for fun and because you could do it really quickly, don't call it love.

    There's nothing wrong with joke or a little bit of fun. But use the right channels for this kind of stuff. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

    14 points
    • Lucian MarinLucian Marin, almost 7 years ago

      Do you really expect everyone to be smart on Internet?

      7 points
    • Nick Hehr, almost 7 years ago

      Wow, I apologize for having fun. I am a big fan of Daring Fireball and I do get why he hasn't changed his website yet, so it is a joke. I am not asking for forks; I am saying you can see how it was built and have the opportunity to contribute to something open source.

      Yes, I built it in a few hours because I had some free time and wanted to have a little fun. It isn't for showing off or publicity, it was just fun for the sake of it.

      I guess I missed the part of the DN Rules that says "No fun websites". I hope to do better in the future.

      13 points
      • Raphael LoderRaphael Loder, almost 7 years ago

        No need to apologize.

        And this has nothing to do with rules. All I am saying is, that I don't like this. I don't speak for the DN community nor for any community in that matter. Only for myself. If someone upvotes it, it means it is valuable to them. And that's fine. But you should also be aware that not everyone will always like your work. And by posting it here you presented it to the world and basically asked for opinions. That's what the comment section is about. Discussions around the promoted subject, criticism or praise. You could have said: "I don't want any negative comments" on this and I would have just ignored this article.

        As I said: this seems something for a micro interaction with an audience and it could be on Twitter or Facebook. A single web page for this just seems... decadent.

        4 points
      • Braden HammBraden Hamm, almost 7 years ago

        As a daily DF reader who gets annoyed by reading it on mobile, but also gets Gruber's reason for not caring, this made me laugh and I thank you for it.

        Don't feel bad.

        1 point
  • Sean O'GradySean O'Grady, almost 7 years ago

    Forever Cmd & +

    5 points
  • Nathan NNathan N, almost 7 years ago

    You'd think for someone who makes as much money blogging as John Gruber that this wouldn't be a hard thing to implement.

    4 points
  • Chris GwynneChris Gwynne, almost 7 years ago

    I hope this is auto updating and not manual. I now expect this to tell me the very second Gruber updates his website!

    1 point
  • Sarah RobinSarah Robin, almost 7 years ago

    fuckin' lol. Made my morning.

    1 point