Imponderables from a galaxy far, far away...
Archive: April, 2009
A nice description of RDFa ...but once, just once, I would like to see someone use an example that *isn't* contact details or events—situations already handled by microformats.
A visualisation of Twitter messages designed for display in public spaces. From the mad genius that is Cameron Adams.
This looks like a nice book reading app.
Phil Gyford on why he will miss Geocities. "It’s only thanks to the efforts of people like the Internet Archive and Archive Team that we’ll have a record of what people, rather than companies, published in the past. As companies like Yahoo! switch off swathes of our online universe little fragments of our collective history disappear. They might be ugly and neglected fragments of our history but they’re still what got us where we are today."
The manager of Brighton's Duke of York's cinema has a blog.
A nice concise look at the ampersand.
The perfect person for the job—George will be working on the Internet Archive's Open Library project: a webpage for every book ever published.
A sobering article on the cost of being a truly global website. This gives some context to Last.fm's recent pricing model decision.
"We're done with the tired old fontstacks of yesteryear. Enough with the limitations of the web, we won't have it. It's time to raise our standards. Here, you'll find only the most well-made, free & open-source, @font-face ready fonts."
A blog of all things webkit, itself showcasing some of the CSS niceties in the rendering engine.
A thoughtful piece by Cennydd on the state of UX in the UK.
Hilarious interview with Ev and Biz from Twitter.
An excellent take on font-linking from someone who designs typefaces for a living.
Caroline Lucas MEP » Blog Archive » Green MEP Joins Forces With Music Legend To Protest ‘Corporate Bully’ Copyright Proposals In Euro-Parliament
My representative in the European Parliament is full of WIN!
Mark Pilgrim knows the score.
This is me battling the zombies of the linkrot apocalypse. With a squirrel.
A good piece from Steven Johnson on the future of e-books but alas, it completely ignores DRM which is a show-stopper to the bright future he imagines.
Ethan follows up his Fluid Grids article with an equally excellent piece on resizing images.
A nice overview of Glenn's XFN Firefox plug-in.
Here's a different kind of browser stats graph. It shows numbers instead of percentage. Percentage-based graphs don't show just how much the pie has grown over time.
This is kinda sneaky but quite clever. Subtly encourage IE6 users to upgrade.
I think Scott McCloud would enjoy this.
This could be a handy iPhone app for the Clearleft office.
Pictures of some prototypes of the clock of the Long Now.
An editorially managed collection of type-related goodies: "Think of it as FFFFound for all things type, typography, lettering, & signage."
A quick round-up of typographic best practices applied to the web.
Remy explains how to get Firefox 2 and Camino to recognise HTML5 structural elements.
Blaine is doing his bit to battle the great linkrot apocalypse with an archive of short urls and their corresponding endpoints.
The New York Times covers Everyblock, Outside.in, and their ilk.
An online animated spaceship and experimental aircraft art magazine. Gorgeous.
Dave Gorman understands Twitter. Many do not.
Vintage advertising of science and technology.
Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read this flag and to aim them in the right direction to reach their goal.
John Gruber provides a PHP-based way of busting out of Digg's 90s-style framing. I shall be implementing this forthwith.
Chris Shiflett gets behind the rev="canonical" movement. This thing is really gaining momentum.
A person-specific portal generated using Google's Social Graph API. And it's less than 5K!
rev="canonical" has a posse.
A lovely set of letterpress printing
A logo designer accused of ripping off his own work — kind of like what happened to Dan.
Trust Tom to use the Guardian's new API for the purpose of answering those pressing questions, like "is fuckknuckle *really* the new cockbadger?"
Equations to live by.
Allow your Twitter location to be automatically updated from FireEagle. The process of connecting you, FireEagle, and Twitter is beautiful: 1 x OpenID + 2 x OAuth.
Step by step instructions for making your own Internet Explorer voodoo doll to stick pins into.
Help keep your culture error-free by proof-reading small pieces of literature from Project Gutenberg.
The UX Brighton website is sporting a new lick of paint and looking rather lovely.