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eli
eli

Many folks share screenshots of their phone home screens. These are often intriguing to look at, but what I'm really interested in knowing is what you set as your browser homepage? Here's mine!

cm
cm

@eli nice, super clean page. Custom coded? Or a template of some kind?

kordumb
kordumb

@eli this is awesome!

eli
eli

@cm I threw it together using tachyons.io

eli
eli

@Kordumb thanks!

hisaac
hisaac

@eli haha, I use about:blank!

eli
eli

@hisaac good call!

oyam
oyam

@hisaac @eli about:blank indeed. It’s the best option.

eli
eli

@oyam @hisaac but doesn't that blank canvas just BEG you to fill it with pixels!? 😬

oyam
oyam

@eli not really, why? I open a new tab when I need something, and search. The “homepage” is there for less than a second. Why bother with it?

eli
eli

@oyam I don't think home pages are necessary, I just was interested in if anyone else on m.b has put together a custom one.

amit
amit

@eli This is neat. I can get something similar, ah.. you keep introducing me to new stuff that I can, have to, work on :P

amit
amit

@eli btw I always use about:blank. I want a blank canvas :D

cm
cm

@amit @eli I used writeTab when I used chrome. feint.me/articles/... I’m on safari now so blank tabs it is. For now.

oyam
oyam

@eli yeah, haha, it was just my reaction to the blank canvas that begs to be filled. I like the minimalistic feel of the blank canvas, and it gives nothing to distract my brain from the task I came there to do.

smokey
smokey

@eli For irrational historical reasons, new tabs are blank, but new windows use the local (and not quite identical) version of my actual fake[1] homepage. It’s just comforting sometimes to see something familiar.

[1] I still consider this to be my actual homepage.

adamprocter
adamprocter

@eli that is very nice, going to look at that web pack. I mainly use Firefox’s topsites and recommended by pocket page now. I remember when I use to love dashboard netvibes though. 😂

eli
eli

@adamprocter I loved yahoo's dashboard for a long time...

eli
eli

@smokey that is also a really interesting point -- the root of a domain vs. the "front" of a domain. For a while I kept my blog away from the root of my domain name, but I never knew what too put at the root of my domain name, so eventually I just moved my blog there.

eli
eli

@cm I adore most of the stuff that feint.me makes -- saved.io has what I beleive to be one of the best interaction models for saving content of all time on the internet.

amit
amit

@eli @smokey I always believed my homepage should just be my blog list in reverse chronological order. Not just titles, full content. Then I shifted to having one, my current one, where I just had a random selection of posts. My thinking was people rarely reach homepage for list, may be I should control what I serve them.

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amit
amit

@cm @eli WritePad is amazing. So is saved.io. Never knew of Feint - all apps from him look useful.

vasta
vasta

@eli Love that page. I've always just used about:blank, but that's a really great idea.

eli
eli

@vasta thanks! I've had a version of it for a number of years now. I haven't saved all the iterations, but sometimes wish I had.

jhull
jhull

@eli well there goes my Thursday. Thanks for sharing!

cm
cm

@eli so true. I just love things like this... text as the interface! Any other examples of this kind of interaction?

cm
cm

@amit @eli we need to bring him here to micro.blog :D

grayareas
grayareas

@eli Looks great! I've been using this on Firefox lately: addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir... #NoComment

grayareas
grayareas

@eli I use this in Safari: www.myfav.es

eli
eli

@grayareas I am in love 😻

grayareas
grayareas

@eli Haha. With the Tab-bies? I can't see which comment you're replying to, but I have a strong guess....