Internet Protocol overview

I'm still learning about all of this so some information may be incorrect


HTTP

1991, Hypertext Transfer Protocol


HTTP can still make light websites but there is no way to tell besides a pages filesize. Lighter websites are no longer common.


Terms

HTML = HyperText Markup Language

CSS = Cascading Style Sheets


+ Most popular

- HTML is obtrusive to make simple pages with formatting

- Potentially privacy evading with javascript enabled

~ Most features available, for better or for worse


Free Hosting

https://neocities.org


Search engine

https://searx.neocities.org

wiby.me (For light websites)


My recommended client

LibreWolf for desktop and Mull for Android


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Gopher

1991


Terms

Gophermap = site structure file

phlog/rlog = blog


~ Very minimal

~ No text wrapping

- Difficult to make a gopher site


Free Hosting

https://SDF.org

(you will need to know a verified member to prevent your account from expiring)


Documentation

https://gopher.zone

Help for creating a gophermap


My recommended client

Kristall (QT) for desktop

Pocket Gopher for Android


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Gemini

June 2019


Terms

Gemtext (.gmi) = text format for gemini sites

Example


+ Easy text formatting

+ Easiest to make your personal page with a free hosting site

+ Customization friendly clients

+ Automated text wrapping

+ Transport Layer Security (TLS) support


//geminiquickst.art

This site does a better job at explaining than I ever could, so I will just simplify it here


Free Hosting

//flounder.online


My recommended client

Kristall (QT) for desktop

deedum for Android


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Finger

1971


My recommended client

Kristall (QT) for desktop



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