Fantastic collection of user-tagged content at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
Archive: November, 2006
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."
Chris J. Davis has turned my life stream thingy into a plug-in for Wordpress. Nice!
"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."
Paul's book will be out in a few weeks. Looks like it'll be a good one.
Handy Firefox keyboard shortcuts, courtesy of Derek.
Nice online colour tool from Adobe labs.
A new site dedicated to design, both on the Web and off.
"The repetition this week of the weary old canard that atheism is 'a faith proposition' shows that our archbishops need a lesson in semantics."
Apple's variant of Myriad has a very nice "ff" ligature.
Sarah mocks up an interface for importing contacts across social networks.
It's funny because it's true.
Identity consolidation with the XFN rel="me" value. RTFM on sharing information across social networks.
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.
Stuart posts a really handy string for testing internationalisation: Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn
Andy showed me some pages from the book over video iChat today. It looks great.
A dashboard widget for Twitter courtesy of Ben Ward.
A mashup of Pandora and Last.fm. While you listen to Pandora, the track information is uploaded to your Last.fm account.
Via Reverend Dan Catt on Twitter comes word of over 10,100,000 getagged photos. Mazel tov!
Flickr's aggregate camera data (preceded by a paid placement from Nikon). Scroll down for graphs.
The Times redesigns.
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.
A new site for tracking what's hot and what's not.
Find the antipodes of your location. Remember, most of the world is ocean.
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).
Jon redesigns too. It's lovely, but a bit wide for my taste.
Matt Mullenweg redesigns. I like it.
Read it and weep (for joy). The updated graded browser support table from Yahoo! "Termination of A-grade Support, IE5.5, Win"
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.
New kids on the block.
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 origins and history of copyright. Copyright was originally designed to subsidize distribution, not creation. Not much has changed... until now.
There's a new Apple reseller in the heart of Brighton. Very handy.
Generate your own animated .gif for Ajax apps.
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.
It's here... Patrick and Dan have unveiled their event management system and pretty sweet it is too.
More about the microformats that can now be found on Last.fm.
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.