WDRL 300

Threehundred and the web still evolves fast

Hi, I’m Anselm Hannemann. Freelance webdesigner, frontend engineer, advisor. Curating WDRL, growing vegetables on a market garden farm.

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this is number 300 of my article recommendation summaries. It’s crazy to see where this project is now compared to when I started: I always read a lot of resources and missed some sort of summary. Back then, I was blogging more often myself and so I just published my first summary on my blog. Quickly after, I realized that this makes more sense for many people to get it via email and I started using TinyLetter for my first 12 subscribers. It grew quickly to about 100 subscribers and then onwards to 500. At some point Vitaly Friedman from Smashing Magazine asked me whether I wanted to publish the summaries on their site as well and I agreed. This gave the project a huge boost and I had to switch to the self-hosted Mailcoach + Amazon SES sending service which served me well until this year. Today I send out the mails via Mailcoach and SES to 19k subscribers. I’d never thought this would reach so many people and am humbled by the feedback and reviews I get. Over time, my own focus changed a bit but writing this newsletter is still fun and I want to do this for many more editions.

One last thing: I rely fully on your financial support with this project so if you can give something back from time to time, I appreciate it a lot.

I hope you enjoy my work on this and now will give you another few articles I found interesting to read the past weeks:






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