A Love Letter to HTML

25 years ago, the web was started as an idea for how to organise communication between a diverse group of people on a wide variety of devices. At the core, HTML holds it all together. Why did HTML and the web grow to dominate all other hypertext systems that came before, and go on to revolutionise human interaction? What is it about HTML that we should remember and respect, even as the web platform grows and changes?


I’m a designer who builds stuff, too. I host The Web Ahead, a podcast about changing technologies and the future of the web. I’ve been creating innovative sites and products since 1996 using the latest web technology, pushing the envelope of what’s possible. I’m also an independent consultant and trainer, helping teams transition to a responsive design process and envision implementations of the HTML5 APIs.

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