Small Technology Foundation

Research & Development

The Small Web logo: Multi-coloured circles, arranged around the circumference of a circle, connected to one another by dashed lines.

We’re building the Small Web.

In a digital network, public space is not a place; it is the interconnections between individually-owned and controlled places.

The Small Web is a public space comprised of places you own and control.

Big Web vs Small Web

The Small Web is the opposite of the Big Web (even though it is built using some of the same underlying technologies).

Big Web Small Web
Trust the server Don’t trust the server
Don’t trust the client Trust the client
Owned by corporations Owned by individuals
Call people “users” Call people “people”
Servers have many users
(multi-tenant)
A server has one owner
(single-tenant)

The projects

  1. Domain

    Status: alpha

    A tool to enable people and organisations to run Small Web domains where people can have their Small Web places.

    View the source code and watch a video demonstration of Domain.

  2. Place

    Status: pre-alpha

    Based on a fork of Site.js, the goal of Place is to be a reference personal Small Web place where people can express themselves and communicate both privately and publicly.