Archive: November, 2006

Powerhouse Museum | Sydney Australia

Fantastic collection of user-tagged content at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

Resolution vs. browser size vs. fixed or adaptive width | 456 Berea Street

Roger hits the nail on the head: "fixed widths are used for the wrong reason - designer vanity. Come on, you’re designing for the Web, which means it’s your job to let things be flexible when you can."

Sillyness Spelled Wrong Intentionally » Lifestream, ala WordPress

Chris J. Davis has turned my life stream thingy into a plug-in for Wordpress. Nice!

Daring Fireball: 'Beta' Is Not an Excuse

"You can’t “semi-release” your 1.0 just because you want it out there but aren’t yet finished. Being semi-released is like being semi-pregnant."

HTML Mastery - Semantics, Standards and Styling by Paul Haine

Paul's book will be out in a few weeks. Looks like it'll be a good one.

box of chocolates » Firefox Power Moves

Handy Firefox keyboard shortcuts, courtesy of Derek.

kuler

Nice online colour tool from Adobe labs.

design fckr™ keeping track of design stuff so you don't have to...

A new site dedicated to design, both on the Web and off.

Comment is free: Gotta have faith?

"The repetition this week of the weary old canard that atheism is 'a faith proposition' shows that our archbishops need a lesson in semantics."

decaffeinated archives :: Shuffled ligatures

Apple's variant of Myriad has a very nice "ff" ligature.

Velvet Unravelled » Blog Archive » Portable social networks

Sarah mocks up an interface for importing contacts across social networks.

National flags with client comments

It's funny because it's true.

XFN: Services & Technologies

Identity consolidation with the XFN rel="me" value. RTFM on sharing information across social networks.

Mircoformats and portable social network

Glenn weighs in with his thoughts on portable social networks through microformats. Looks like the Backnetwork app might be the first to start doing this.

as days pass by » Blog Archive » Internationalisation

Stuart posts a really handy string for testing internationalisation: Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn

Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design by Andy Clarke

Andy showed me some pages from the book over video iChat today. It looks great.

Ben Ward » Announcing Twitgit, a Dashboard widget for Twitter

A dashboard widget for Twitter courtesy of Ben Ward.

PandoraFM

A mashup of Pandora and Last.fm. While you listen to Pandora, the track information is uploaded to your Last.fm account.

Twitter / Rev Dan Catt: 10,000,059 geotagged photo,...

Via Reverend Dan Catt on Twitter comes word of over 10,100,000 getagged photos. Mazel tov!

Flickr: Camera Finder

Flickr's aggregate camera data (preceded by a paid placement from Nikon). Scroll down for graphs.

After 221 years, the world’s leading newspaper shows off a fresh face - Comment - Times Online

The Times redesigns.

The Six-Word Memoir Contest: presented by SMITH Magazine and Twitter

Send a six word message to Twitter prefixed with "smithmag" and you could win an iPod nano. Go on, give Earnest Hemmingway a run for his money.

BuzzFeed

A new site for tracking what's hot and what's not.

If I dig a very deep hole, where I go to stop?

Find the antipodes of your location. Remember, most of the world is ocean.

Contactr : a bird's eye view of your Flickr contacts

A cool way of looking at photos from your Flickr contacts, built using the Flickr API by Jason Garber and Jeremy Carbaugh (who are here with me at Refresh Orlando).

hicksdesign: design for print and new media Ο°

Jon redesigns too. It's lovely, but a bit wide for my taste.

Photo Matt » New Blog Design

Matt Mullenweg redesigns. I like it.

Graded Browser Support: Q4 Update » Yahoo! User Interface Blog

Read it and weep (for joy). The updated graded browser support table from Yahoo! "Termination of A-grade Support, IE5.5, Win"

Ma.gnolia Blog: JSON, HTML, and Microformats. Oh, My!

Magnolia is providing microformat feeds: simple HTML documents marked up with xFolk, hReview or hAtom. It's basically a simple sort of API. Very nice.

Happy Cog Studios: About us [People of Happy Cog]

New kids on the block.

Web pioneers call for new 'web science' discipline - tech - 03 November 2006 - New Scientist Tech

Sir Tim Berners-Lee and others call for the creation and recognition of a new discipline: "What we really want is for people around the world to start calling themselves web scientists."

The Promise of a Post-Copyright World | QuestionCopyright.org

The origins and history of copyright. Copyright was originally designed to subsidize distribution, not creation. Not much has changed... until now.

Solutions inc.

There's a new Apple reseller in the heart of Brighton. Very handy.

Ajaxload - Ajax loading gif generator

Generate your own animated .gif for Ajax apps.

Google Talk: Google Talk Help

How to set up iChat to use your Gmail address for a Jabber account (useful for Twitter). I set this up a while back but recently a few people have been asking about this.

Event Wax | Web-Based Event Organization Lubrication

It's here... Patrick and Dan have unveiled their event management system and pretty sweet it is too.

Microformats - Audioscrobbler

More about the microformats that can now be found on Last.fm.

BBC NEWS | UK | Human species 'may split in two'

Hilariously stupid pseudo-science article that takes a scythe to the BBC's credibility. Read on to the last line to get the source of this nonsense.