This web page is an effort to introduce the term to the web development nomenclature.
Mumblecore sites are not exclusively informational, the style can be utilized by any web production that wishes to speed development and focus on functionality
and the quality of user experience and satisfaction. While few examples of enterprise sites exist (Craigslist perhaps being one; it has not
changed much in the decade it has existed. It did not mean to be classifed as "Mumblecore" but it nonetheless gives a good idea of what a Mumblecore site might look
like at a commercial level).
The point of doing a website in Mumblecore HTML are several:
- Speeds website development, dramatically
- Reduces production cost of a website, dramatically
- Returns the publishing power of the web to regular people
- Maximizes reach across browsers and devices
Mumblecore HTML should not be used by unlearned or perhaps lazy web developers but seasoned web developers who want an "ink and paper" framework to
carry the same professional grade weight and reputation a graphic-rich one does.
Mumblecore HTML Example Sites
Any website that lacks CSS and graphic images might be considered an example of Mumblecore HTML, but to be truly "Mumblecore" a site should be developed with
the design strategy in mind at the outset. Here are at least two projects I've worked on that exemplify the spirit if not outright rule of Mumblecore:
Developing the Mumblecore HTML Concept
codification and development. With this website and initial "push" of the format I am only introducing it and evangelizing its continued evolution.
Join the Movement
If you think you want to be part of the movement you might consider following MumbleCoreHTML on Twitter.
You will notice that this explain page for Mumblecore HTML is not itself in Mumblecore, but its actual home page MumbleCoreHTML.org will be. I recently registered the domain and will update the movement agenda there moving forward.
Oh, Why "Mumblecore?"
I was inspired by the native meaning of the word "Mumblecore" which is used to describe a form of cinema where actor dialog and indeed acting form are both
presented as natural and authentic to an audience. There is no pretense, no orchestration of manner. Content is exhibited in real time and as genuine to the
point being expressed as possible. It works in films of that genere, and I believe it will work fantastic as a web composition approach. Here's the Wikipedia Entry that explains all.
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