Dear IndieWeb, it may be time to start considering the user, not just the technical spec. by Eli MellenEli Mellen (

From my experience, error messages of the sort found across the IndieWeb are symptomatic of early-stage, in development platforms, e.g. those platforms that are still being debugged.

I think that if the IndieWeb is aiming for wide adoption it is time to start designing for the user, not the spec.

I don’t know which generation my website is, but I’ve owned a domain and hosted many websites since 2000. I discovered and added the IndieWeb technology a couple of years ago. It was a frustrating experience, but I’m appreciative of the work being done. It’s improving.

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