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.

(No, it’s not web3, it’s web0.)

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. NodeKit

    The successor to Site.js, NodeKit brings back the original ease of buildless web development to a modern stack based on Node.js that includes a superset of Svelte called NodeScript, JSDB, automatic TLS support, WebSockets, and more.

    View the NodeKit source code

    Status: pre-alpha

  2. Domain

    A tool to enable people and organisations to run Small Web domains where people can have their Small Web places. Currently runs under SvelteKit + Site.js and is being ported to NodeKit.

    View the Domain source code (SvelteKit + Site.js, NodeKit) and watch a video demonstration of Domain.

    Status: alpha

  3. Place

    The goal of Place is to be a reference personal Small Web place where people can express themselves and communicate both privately and publicly.

    Status: conceptual