Archive: October, 2006

Information Architects Japan » Blog Archive » Web design is 95% typography

There's a good list of resources about typography at the end of this article.

Amazon.co.uk: Penetrating Wagner's "Ring": Books: John L. DiGaetani

It's very childish of me, but I got a kick out of the reviews here.

API and RSS | irrepressible.info

Here's an API for accessing material that is censored in countries like China or Iran.You can use this API to republish that information on other sites, circumventing the censorship.

Five Simple Steps: Designing for the Web

Mark Boulton is self-publishing a PDF book on design. Let the eager anticipation begin.

Documentation of the Programmatic Interface (API) to The W3C Markup Validation Service

The W3C Validator now has an API. It's SOAP only unfortunately, but this could still prove to be immensely useful for rolling into a CMS.

Web Directions North » Blog Archive » Web Directions North open for business

Registration is now open for Web Directions North in Vancouver in February. Come for the geeky presentations, stay for the skiing.

The Dilbert Blog: Good News Day

Scott Adams lost the ability to speak but by hacking his brain through the use of rhyme, regained it again. Paging Dr. Sachs, paging Dr. Pinker.

Toronto Interacts presentation, 2006.10.25

Joe's notes make for great reading, specifically "Accessibility is a precursor to usability."

Did Starbucks Copy my character design? on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

It looks like Starbucks is ripping off Elsa's Oddzballz. Either it's a blatant rip-off or a quite a coincidence.

Did Starbucks Copy Oddzballz character design?

rel-lint lint tool / validator for XFN, rel-tag and stuff - tools.microformatic.com

A lint tool for microformat values on the rel attribute, courtesy of Drew. It works via a bookmarklet making it really easy to use. Excellent work, that man.

Transcript: Where the rubber meets the road — Web Accessibility and Pragmatism / Geek in the Park 2006 / Bruce Lawson and Patrick H. Lauke / splintered - freelance creativity and design / the portfolio and experimental playground of patrick h. lauke aka

This transcript of Pat'n'Bruce's talk at the Geek in the Park makes for a great, thought-provoking read.

W3C Web API Working Group

Who says the W3C don't have a sense of humour? Check out the logo of the Web API Working Group (who are doing great work, by the way).

Coming Soon: Mobile Web Design, The Book (authored by Cameron Moll)

Cameron is writing a book. You know it's going to be good.

veerleman at nafta

This is just plain creepy.

Flickr: Photos from Space Explorer

Photos from space by Anousheh Ansari.

MILK&TWO

The ultimate Web 2.0 social application: a bunch of people sign up to be in a tea group. People in the group issue requests for cups of tea. The app randomly picks someone to make 'em. Genius!

About Last.fm – Careers - Last.fm

Last.fm are looking for a designer. Want to be part of an exciting Web 2.0 startup without moving to the valley? Now's your chance.

Battersea Power Station and Grosvenor Bridge on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Dave Gorman tells of being stopped under the Prevention of Terrorism Act while taking pictures of Battersea Power Station. It's all very civilised. One of the coppers uses Flickr herself.

Battersea Power Station and Grosvenor Bridge

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : Web 2.0 Thinking Game

Go on, take a pot-shot. You know you want to.

Flickr Services: Flickr API: flickr.tags.getHotList

This new method in the Flickr API could be used to create some fun zeitgeist-driven mashups.

The 9th Incarnation of ShaunInman.com // ShaunInman.com/post

Shaun is pushing the boundaries of CSS as an indicator of the passage of the time. I'm really happy to see this kind of experimentation: this is exactly why we want separation of content and presentation.

dog or higher: Why blogging as we know it is over

Not if John keeps writing posts as good as this is, it's not.

Istd - Kern up the Volume

Erik Spiekermann is speaking in London at the start of November. For just £15, this event looks like great value.

The Observer | OMM | 'Does music still matter? Yes ... and no!'

Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, and Beth Orton get together to dance about architecture.

YouTube - Liverpool Street mobile-clubbing.com flashmob, October 11th

This looks crazy! Everyone is dancing to the beat of a different drum... I mean, iPod.

Photo Matt » The Most Frustrating Thing

Matt points out that we can get sidetracked by taking what matters most to us and assuming that it matters most for success.

Mac News: iPod: Apple's 'Pod' Police Dropping Hammer on Trademark Offenders

Apple are chasing companies that use the word "podcast", even though they have no claim to that word. Asshats.

UsedWigs Radio Podcast 18 « USEDWIGS RADIO

Podcast interview: Greg Hoy of Happy Cog Philadelphia.

mikroformate.org - Kollektivblog zum Thema Microformats

A German language blog devoted entirely to microformats. Klasse.