Our Discourse forum is live! We are so excited to expand our horizons from just Discord into a longer-form and longer-lasting medium. Our goal is to be around for a long time, and moving to both a forum and having a Discord server is the best way for us to do that. There is also a new Discourse 101 guide to help navigate the new platform for those who might not be used to this type of software.
If you haven't wanted to take the leap and join our Discord, consider joining us over at our forum! Hope to see you there!
So happy to announce that Loren has organized our first Valentine's Day event! The 32-Bit Valentine Cafe will be running from February 5th to February 12th, and even if you don't quite know how to code yet, you can participate. Check out the submission guidelines for more information. We're so excited to show some love!
The 2023 Holiday Event has wrapped up, and you can see all of the submissions on the display page. Thank you to everyone who participated! We had a huge turnout of blog posts, page submissions, and pixel art. Even the background was a submission!
Big thank you to our Event Planners! This took a lot of brainstorming and coordinating!
Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2024 with a 32-Bit Cafe Recipe Book, a cookbook made up of recipes from members of the Cafe. A big thank you to Jay, who ran the project! If you make any of the recipes, be sure to share it with us and let us know how it went.
Our 2023 Holiday Event will be finishing up in a few days, so be sure to get your submissions in before January 10th!
The end of 2023 is near, and we're kicking off our 2023 Holiday Event, which celebrates our favorite end-of-year holidays and the New Year!
There's a ton of ways to participate, including a Secret Santa, so check out the event page. The submission deadline is January 10th!
Our Event Planners worked really hard on this one. Thank you so much to them!
As the year begins to conclude, we're gearing up for some exciting events around the Cafe. Our Discord anniversary event is in full swing there, but stay tuned for our website's anniversary event in March!
Our year-end event is just around the corner, and we're all super excited about what our Event Planners are up to. We'll give more details about that event in December.
If you're not into Discord much, join us over on our Discuss forum, where we're sharing links and resources with each other and the personal web at large.
Keep building up the independent web! We're counting on you!
The month may have just started, but I hope you're all ready for Halloween! Our Event Planners project team have planned a Halloween event that starts on October 11 and runs through October 25. Even if you aren't confident in your web-building skills, there's a ton of ways to get involved and participate.
Thank you so much to our Event Planners for their hard work on this!
We hope you'll join us on August 20th for our next code jam that runs through August 26th!
New event alert! Inspired by Sunday Sites, we are kicking off a monthly event: our first Community Code Jam starts July 16 that will run until July 22. The theme is That Special Thing Close to My Heart, where you create a webpage for your fleeting interests during that 7-day timeframe. It could be about your favorite book, movie, or any of your favorite things; maybe something you enjoyed growing up or a hobby you had during the global pandemic. Whatever it's about, as long as you make a webpage dedicated to that topic during this week, send it in!
Thank you so much to our Event Planners for their hard work on this! So excited to see what everyone does!
We have started work on a massive Resources List, so feel free to share far and wide! The list is a simple, compiled reference for anyone looking for help and guidance for building websites on the personal web or utilities to help pull back from the corporate web. The best part is it's completely managed by and added to from our community! Check out the 32-Bit Cafe's Resources List for the Personal Web.
Super excited about our new Postmill instance, Discuss! If you're looking for a Reddit fix, or didn't want to join our Discord server, join us over there to participate in discussions. New forums are being added via community suggestions. Hope to see you there!
Only a few days left to submit a submission for our Pride 2023 zine, which is our mid-year event this year! Send in your submissions by 11:59 p.m. PT on May 31st for inclusion in the table of contents on the Pride 2023 event page.
it's great to see so many new faces here these past couple of days! this community is really starting to take shape, and i think now might be a good time to go over our goals and what we have planned for the near future.
so, if you're just joining us, welcome! we're an indieweb space for adults who want to get away from the corporate-centric modern internet and embrace the creative, people-oriented, community spirit of the old web. this discord server is where we started, but we hope to build something great together.
this is the exciting part. we have a lot of improvements planned for the next couple of weeks; in no particular order:
32-bit cafe is a community project, and everyone is welcome to help build it! you can contribute in many different ways, but here are just a few:
cheers and stay tuned!
The final day to submit for the Spring 2023 event! The gallery of sites will be displayed tomorrow with all the submissions. Thank you to everyone who participated, and we look forward to the next community event!
We are now live, thanks to Kaylee! We are also open for theme submissions to showcase your CSS skills. Feel free to submit a stylesheet to help the 32-Bit Cafe look its best! And don't forget to join our Spring 2023 event, which ends on March 21st, and open to all.