Great web design tips every web developer should become familiar with:

@dredmorbius Actually makes that website a disaster with CAPTCHAs that demand running non-free javascript.

@resist1984 Sigh. I think I knew that.

I don't run Tor much on this device, though it's been my mainstay on desktop for a couple of months. I do feel that pain.

(The amount of web shut off by Tor is ... large.)

Even goes all Cloudflare on Tor, so that alternative doesn't work....

(Wikipedia, Mastodon generally, and Diaspora generally, have no problems, which covers much of my use case.)

@dredmorbius still works, but it's unclear how long that will last since they announced some kind of partnership with . Once CF has pawned 70%+ of the web, CF and will collectively have enough power to render Tor practically useless.

@whirli Now we need a search engine that gives the option of highlighting or giving high rankings to results that qualify for the 512kb Club.

@resist1984 :)

You can maybe add this to a searx instance to combine it with other search engines if you want.

@resist1984 Annoyingly, this purist website still manages to find time to stick Google Analytics tracking on.

@david indeed. You would think the would have improved on that, or surely would have, but no. Guess the state of the art still needs to evolve.

@TheDoctor @resist1984 @david pretty is nice if you've got the budget for polish.

And, ugly works really damn well, and often communicates better than super subtle nuance...

@resist1984 @david I actually put together an opinionated guide inspired the Motherfucking Website and the actual best motherfucking website. Text-oriented websites should work just fine in browser engines that don’t have a billion-dollar annual budget (NetSurf, Dillo, w3m, lynx, edbrowse, etc).

Also see the other small-web clubs: the 1MB Club, 512 KB Club, 250kb Club, 10 KB Club, NoJS Club, 1024B Club, and 0kb Club. I managed to get on all except the last two; my brotli-compressed homepage is a whopping 4-5 kilobytes (depending on which icons your browser loads).

I’d say that for a text-oriented website (most blogs), a 50kb JS-free homepage should be good enough.

@resist1984 Why is that website behind a CAPTCHA? It literally takes more resources to deliver the CAPTCHA than it takes to deliver the actual website!

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