Archive: March, 2009

sydneypadua.com » Blog Archive » The Lovelace Adventures Pt 2

I think this has to be my favourite contribution to Ada Lovelace day. Brilliant!

LegiStyles™

Typographically thoughtful themes for NetNewsWIre. Even if you don't use the RSS reader, check out the gorgeous design of this site.

FeraLabs » Blog Archive » Where the world’s first transatlantic email was sent from

The start of a campaign to get a blue plaque for Sussex Uni, site of the world's first transatlantic email.

Amazon.com MP3 Downloads: Free Indie Sampler Bonanza

Indie compilations for you to download for free.

WebAIM: Screen Reader Survey Results

This list of screenreader survey results is required reading. Conclusion: "there is no typical screen reader user."

Kai Chan Vong - script snippets

Kai has written a handy little CSS diagnostic script to help you identify problems with your markup.

Wikirank

A Cederholm-designed site for tracking trends on Wikipedia. Check out the HTML5-based class names.

Noah Stokes - Front End Developer and Other Crap

Best. Portfolio/resumé. Site. Ever.

Is Spec Work OK?

A single-serving blindingly obvious answer.

northtemple - Accessibility to the Face

An excellent rumination on the meaning of accessibility, prompted by real world experiences.

Derek Powazek - Now is a Great Time to Be a Media Maker

Derek weighs in with his view on the current state of publishing. I agree with his conclusion: "There has never been a better time to be making media. There are more tools to help than ever. There are more media consumers and media producers than ever. The world is more literate and media savvy than it’s ever been."

Psychic Origami » Blog Archive » A Huffduffer Widget

John Montgomery has created an embeddable Huffduffer widget that you can add to your own site with one line of JavaScript. Hurrah! ...I really need to get 'round to documenting the (somewhat primitive) Huffduffer API.

When is the right time for accessibility? » box of chocolates

Prompted by the Bespin fuss, Derek shares his thoughts on *when* accessibility should be integrated into products.

Multicolr Search Lab - Idée Inc.

A beautiful use of the Flickr API that allows you to browse photos with a colour picker.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Bruce Sterling - Prophet and loss

I know this sound uncharitable but there's a good chance that the reason why Bruce Sterling's books aren't selling is because he's just not a very good writer. And I say that as a big sci-fi fan. I mean, really... have you read Distraction? I tried ...and failed.

openhacklondon | Open Hack 2009: London

The next Yahoo hackday will be on May 9th and 10th in Covent Garden. I've registered my interest. You should too.

Scenes from 30,000 meters above - The Big Picture - Boston.com

This is the dictionary definition of awesome: schoolkids send a camera into space.

home | WaSP InterAct Curriculum

Announced at SXSW, this is the curriculum that the Web Standards Project has been working on. Education, education, education.

HOT SHOTS photography course with lomokev | Garage Studios

Lomokev is teaching photography in Brighton. Learn from the best.

Goodbye Google | stopdesign

Douglas explains why he's leaving Google. "I won’t miss a design philosophy that lives or dies strictly by the sword of data."

Latest Videos from TIME.com

A great video reportage of this year's bloggies featuring a bit of a mandolin performance by yours truly.

Forever's Not So Long

Un film du Garrett Murray.

arc90 lab : experiments : Readability

An excellent bookmarklet designed to help you read more easily on the web (by hiding all that filthy, filthy advertising).

Identify - Firefox entension | Madgex Lab

Okay, I know I said "holy freakin' crap!" the last time I linked to one of Glenn's Social Graph API experiments but now he's gone and created a Firefox plug-in: press alt-i and you can see the social graph for anyone's site. Holy freakin' crap!

Scanwiches

Sandwiches. Scanned.

Practical, maintainable CSS | Natalie Downe

Natalie has put up the slides and video from her excellent Girl Geek Dinner talk on CSS in The Eagle last week.

"Social Media is Here to Stay... Now What?"

danah boyd addresses the Microsoft Research Tech Fest.

Data Store: Facts you can use |

The Guardian has released a shedload of data for us to play with. Go forth and hack.

Digital Web Magazine

With heavy heart, Nick announces the end of Digital Web magazine. It will be missed.

The original proposal of the WWW, HTMLized

This is the ur-spring: Tim Berners Lee's original proposal for "Mesh", later "World Wide Web."

Social Graph Explorer | Madgex Lab

Holy freaking crap! Glenn's Social Graph Explorer is bloody brilliant!

PixelApnea

Andy answers some questions about Clearleft's way of working.

Ariel Waldman » Blog Archive » pico projects

Ariel talks about labours of love; pico projects; £5 apps; call them what you will.

Forget the mobile web: One site should work for all - at ZDNet.co.uk

Great article by Bruce defending the principle of One Web.

as days pass by, by Stuart Langridge — A WAI-ARIA “stylesheet”

Stuart has an interesting take on ARAI attributes. Why can't they be set declaratively in an external file in the same way as we set styles?

Greg Rutter's Definitive List of The 99 Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet Unless You're a Loser or Old or Something

There goes your day.

globeandmail.com: Art of playing nice

Here's a great compromise solution for parents. Yes, your kids can play that violent video game but with one condition: they must abide by the Geneva Conventions.

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click | Stevie Wonder interview

Stevie Wonder talks about assistive technology. I think this finally proves that yes, accessibility *is* sexy!

A List Apart: Articles: Fluid Grids

Superb article by Ethan on calculating percentages for liquid layouts. Read it. Do it.

Volunteers Put The Economist Into Chinese - NYTimes.com

Andy Baio gets his first by-line in a national newspaper (based on an article from Waxy.org).

BBC Builders: Web developer Simon Cross on personalisation and the semantic web |

A lovely shout-out to Clearleft from the BBC: "Along with other awesome UK companies like ClearLeft, we hope the work we're doing influences more web companies to adopt more best practice, like following the principle of 'progressive enhancement'."

StupidFilter :: Main / HomePage

Because the internet needs prophylactics for memetically transmitted diseases.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Morph flashmob honours Tony Hart

This is beautiful. Really beautiful.