tl;dr: It's a periodic table, start using it!
This periodic table is a bit different from the traditional kind, and not
only because the lanthanoids and actinoids are arranged as Alfred Werner
suggested in 1905. Each element has its own view with a description and
links to other resources. Elements are connected to their neighbors, with
the ends of the table glued together. In other words, Hydrogen, Helium,
Francium and Oganesson are next to one another, as well as periods being
connected so Beryllium is next to Boron and Strontium is next to Yttrium.
This makes it topologically a torus which is great because donuts are
sweet. This project is primarily written for
myself as explained in the
Motivation section. I have parked it here at
tilde.club because I see it set squarely
in the community culture of fun within the fediverse. There are easter eggs
to be found!
This project began as a way to facilitate learning facts about elements by
the method of loci,
also known as the memory journey, memory palace, or mind palace technique.
My hope is that this will help me (and hopefully others!) to learn more
basic facts about these chemical elements. This version does not have a
completely text-based interface, which was an original goal, but because of
this it attempts to take maximum advantage of the features of HTML, JS and
CSS while still preserving the plain text aesthetics. Along the way
Abigail suggested to me that this
could be well-suited for people for whom visual information is not useful,
as a result I would like to make it as accessible as possible, and
I welcome any suggestions along these
If you like periodic tables, then you should definitely know about these:
This project would not be possible without
whose idea for the original table is a hallmark of scientific thought. Also
thanks go to all of the scientists, engineers and others who contributed to
initially discovering the elements.
It began and remains a Twine
project, but as it has progressed it has become more and more customized,
utlimately using shell, python, JS, CSS and HTML.
It also uses the wonderful
The Periodic Videos series is
amazing, inspirational, and certainly has had a hand in rekindling my
interest in the elements, and the table.
IUPAC makes the names official.
Thanks to tilde.club for keeping the
lights on. Finally, thanks to testers including
Nevette and the rest.