This is not really an FAQ, because nobody asked these questions yet, but I feel like some of them might interest people.

FAQ

Why is littr.me so ugly?

There are some of the reasons.

  • You might be using an older browser. I am a lousy frontend developer and as such I used the latest and shiniest features of HTML and CSS and they may not be all supported by your browser.

  • I want littr.me to be as compatible as possible with modal browsers like Qutebrowser. This means that all links should be accessible by hinting and filtering them by names or alt properties.

  • I wanted the site to be as minimalist as possible, sometimes known as the brutalist style, and at the same time keep its roots in the old reddit layout.

Why was littr.me created?

The short explanation is that I dislike reddit as a whole, but remember fondly the good old days of its beginings. A longer explanation can be found here.

But why was littr.me created, when there are already federated alternatives around?

Even though at the time of this writing the project is not fully functional as a federated service, its inception started a long time ago, predating a lot of the current federated link aggregators. The fact that we had to build a lot of underlying functionality from the ground up proved to be quite an intensive labor that spanned the course of multiple years.

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commit 1b976030af7b18a772d990f890420665e090e198
Author: Marius Orcsik <marius@habarnam.ro>
Date:   2020-06-26T17:46:03+02:00

Added specific wording for separating instances from projects with respect to the guidelines
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