There's a lot of lingo around the wider web so this is one of a series of short definition posts.
The wider web is inherently more intimate than the flat web that you hold in your hand or that sits on your desk. Especially on immersive displays where the experience can be literally in your face, the potential is huge for abuse and harassment that can lead to real and permanent emotional damage to you and those you love.
It took us a few decades of the flat web to learn how to handle abuse and harassment and it's clear that wider web experiences must include management and moderation tools. If we fail to build in these tools then we've failed to build the wider web.
Tools for the wider web must drop the pretense that their design decisions are neutral and not political. This has never been true and this stance has led to grand failures like the trashfire cultures of Twitter and Facebook.
"If you are are obsessed with community decline, humiliation, victimhood, unity, or purity then you are in violation of this code of conduct.
If you propose the abandonment of democratic liberties for redemptive violence, internal cleansing, or expansion without ethical or legal restraint then you are in violation of this code of conduct."
I took that definition of fascism (mildly tweaked) from Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.
Develop wider web apps for three display modes (flat, portal, and immersive) using just your desktop browser.
As we watch growth companies flourish and then disappear when acquired or sold for parts it seems useful to have a name for companies that actively choose to make tools that are durable and anti-fragile.
Using Three.js to build a reusable border geometry for spatial UIs!
🌸 Updated potassium style system (KSS), now with margins!
🌸 The path to the vNext
🌸 A couple of new spatial controls
🌸 A brief intro to the existing samples
🌸 Building UI components that work in flat, portal, and immersive display modes