522: Jay Hoffman and The History of the Web

Jay Hoffman talks with us about his History of the Web project and takes us through some of the important markers of the web's past including when ad money started, Web 2.0, Facebookification, RSS, CSS, and fads that have come and gone.

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Jay Hoffmann

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Lead Developer at Reaktiv Studios. Creator of The History of the Web.

Time Jump Links

  • 00:28 Dave's not here
  • 01:29 Guest introduction
  • 02:53 The old days in the current days
  • 05:00 A brief history of the web
  • 07:51 Academic distribution of knowledge documents
  • 11:14 When did ads and money start?
  • 14:44 Sponsor: Notion
  • 16:03 What are the bigger takeaways from the past?
  • 19:34 Web 2.0 in 2005
  • 22:39 Facebookification in 2010
  • 25:33 XML vs HTML
  • 31:39 RSS feeds
  • 34:01 The history of the history of the web project
  • 39:49 The invention of CSS
  • 41:42 Laying out websites with tables
  • 47:02 Thinking about fads and trends

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