The Indie Web
2.2.2020 code

Minimalist note-taking has never been easier.

Note-taking is as old as time and over the years there have been various note-taking apps with new takes on what works… and since everyone is different, each app has its own audience!

Manifest.App is a great grid-based, sticky-note-esque note-taking app, (built by Jonathon Toon) that runs nicely in your browser.

Manifest utilizes a neat grid structure, ensuring your notes sit nice and cleanly on the page. You can click and drag, adding as many notes as you like. The pinboard streteches nicely to your whims, working great on both big and small screens.

In an effort to keep things as simple as possible, features are scarce (in a good way). This keeps your notes short and precise, without the need to overflow the page.

What's running behind the scenes?
1.12.2020 design ascii typography

Ascii glyphs, if you need 'em, this site has 'em.

Ever see a close button that uses the letter x rather than the glyph ×?

Glyphy has you covered on this front. Whether it be the correct ×, , or the elusive © … all the glyphs are just a click away!

The site is beautifully designed, the url is simple to remember, and it works super cleanly on your phone.

Who made this?
1.11.2020 code

Take a step back and see how other developers do it.

As someone who has been writing code for a long time, I find that I really get stuck in my ways. Over time new editors roll around, new hardware, new everything. is a fantastic website by Wes Bos, providing an almanac of developers’ websites, linking out to their respective /uses pages.

What is a /uses page?

A “uses” page, in this context, is, as the website describes: a page detailing developer setups, gear, software, and configs. Still confused? Here are a few great examples.

Now, why is that useful? Well, if you’re like me and are stuck in your ways, its always healthy to take a breath and see how other people like to work. You just might learn something new!

How can I add myself?