Author: Daniel Appelquist

Browsers play a pivotal role in the web, but does the web need multiple browsers? I think most web professionals would say yes, but how about browser engines, the underlying software platforms that browsers are built on? Does the web …

Diary of an Engine Diversity Absolutist Read More »

This is a repost of something I originally posted to the Samsung Internet blog on Medium. This week, we have been celebrating the 30th anniversaryof the invention of the web. However, the celebration is tinged with anxiety about the current state of the …

We Need a More Ethical Web Read More »

The following is an excerpt from a post from all the members of the Samsung Internet Developer Advocacy group on web ups and downs foe 2018. I encourage you to go read that post and hear what others in my …

Ups & Downs of the web 2018 Read More »

If you’re like me and you hate everything Facebook has become and everything they do as a company but you keep using it because nice people you really want to stay in touch with are on it, then here are …

How To Put Facebook in a Box Read More »

Today, I have sent the following letter to Chuck Schumer, senator from New York State and Senate Minority Leader urging him to take further strong action regarding the horrific abuse of human rights that is currently being perpetrated by US …

An Open Letter to Chuck Schumer Read More »

For what it’s worth, I’ve moved this blog over onto new host (Tsohost) that supports one-click installation and auto-renewal of LetsEncrypt certificates. So now, after years of hammering on about moving the web to https, I’ve finally made my own …

This Blog is Now Secure Read More »

Does the URL need defending? The URL has been under attack seemingly since the beginning of the Web. When I was busy launching web sites for magazines and journals in the mid-90s, I remember a radio ad (have no idea …

In defense of the URL Read More »

Jeremy Keith’s post on owning his own words has reminded me about the importance of running your own blog in your own space that you control. Of course, I’ve long been a supporter of this idea, but I’m afraid the …

Sigh… Read More »

Why are Web Companies Biting the Hand that Feeds Them?

I posted the following on Medium earlier today. Basically I have just had it with Lanyrd’s downtime and the seeming unwillingness of parent EventBrite to make any investment in this important service. Let me know what you think and more …

WTF Lanyrd? Read More »

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