Wow, so some big news breaking this past week with SmugMug buying Flickr from Oath. Aaron and Michael start this week’s episode off by looking at some of the history of Flickr, and what the implications of the purchase are for users.
- Together, SmugMug+Flickr platform info via SmugMug
- SmugMug Acquires Flickr via TechCrunch
- My Thoughts on the SmugMug Flickr Acquisition perspective from PetaPixel
After that, we spend the episode looking at where we started in web development. From the tools and resources that were available, to how that impacts kids today looking into web development and how their experiences will and won’t mimic the experiences of the late ’90s and early ’00s. This episode extends some of the message from Codin’ 9-to-5, where we reviewed how you can find resources to help you start in a career as a web developer. It’s lightly seasoned with some of our own nostalgic anecdotes from the early days of the Read Only Web.
Anthony Jones had a great comment on this subject:
I built my first #website in 1998. It featured:
•A yellow background
•A pic of me wearing a tie
•A greeting: “Welcome to Anthony’s Webpage!!!!!!!!”
•A dancing frog #GIF
•A hit counter
— Anthony Jones (@_AnthonyJones) April 23, 2018
- The Captain’s Yacht early snapshot at Archive.org (Michael’s first website)
- Coranto, a CGI based content management system
- Developer Survey Results 2018 research from StackOverflow
- Holy Crap, Is This Mark Zuckerberg’s Embarrassing Childhood Angelfire Website? at Gizmodo
- The ‘Space Jam’ Website Hasn’t Changed Since 1996 overview at NME
This episode of The Drunken UX Podcast brought to you by Gas Mark 8.