Archive: April, 2009

Star Wars WTF

Imponderables from a galaxy far, far away...

Tokenising the semantic web | webBackplane

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.

Visible Tweets – Twitter Visualisations. Now with added prettiness!

A visualisation of Twitter messages designed for display in public spaces. From the mad genius that is Cameron Adams.

Eucalyptus: The Library, to go – on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

This looks like a nice book reading app.

Ugly and neglected fragments (Phil Gyford’s website)

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."

SPLENDOR CINEMA

The manager of Brighton's Duke of York's cinema has a blog.

H&FJ News | Hoefler & Frere-Jones

A nice concise look at the ampersand.

kewlchops: A new leaf.

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.

Internet Users in Developing Countries Drag on Sites’ Profits - NYTimes.com

A sobering article on the cost of being a truly global website. This gives some context to Last.fm's recent pricing model decision.

The League of Moveable Type

"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."

WebKitBits · A tumblog about the browser engine built into Safari, Chrome, iPhone, and Android.

A blog of all things webkit, itself showcasing some of the CSS niceties in the rendering engine.

Complex inferiority: user experience in the UK

A thoughtful piece by Cennydd on the state of UX in the UK.

Op-Ed Columnist - To Tweet or Not to Tweet - NYTimes.com

Hilarious interview with Ev and Biz from Twitter.

Tal Leming » Web Fonts

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!

Fuck the foundries [dive into mark]

Mark Pilgrim knows the score.

CSSquirrel : Comic

This is me battling the zombies of the linkrot apocalypse. With a squirrel.

How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write - WSJ.com

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.

Fluid Images — Unstoppable Robot Ninja

Ethan follows up his Fluid Grids article with an equally excellent piece on resizing images.

Identify: Google People With Two Keystrokes - ReadWriteWeb

A nice overview of Glenn's XFN Firefox plug-in.

Asa Dotzler: Firefox and more: what's the web look like?

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.

IE6 Update

This is kinda sneaky but quite clever. Subtly encourage IE6 users to upgrade.

The Brads - a comic about web design » Blog Archive » The Brads - Diggbar

I think Scott McCloud would enjoy this.

Wheel of Tea

This could be a handy iPhone app for the Clearleft office.

Long Now image - Photos: The 10,000 Year Clock - CNET News

Pictures of some prototypes of the clock of the Long Now.

we love typography. a place to bookmark and savour quality type-related images and quotes

An editorially managed collection of type-related goodies: "Think of it as FFFFound for all things type, typography, lettering, & signage."

8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography In Your Designs • Blog Archive • AisleOne

A quick round-up of typographic best practices applied to the web.

html5 and Firefox2

Remy explains how to get Firefox 2 and Camino to recognise HTML5 structural elements.

tinyarchive.org

Blaine is doing his bit to battle the great linkrot apocalypse with an archive of short urls and their corresponding endpoints.

‘Hyperlocal’ Web Sites Deliver News Without Newspapers - NYTimes.com

The New York Times covers Everyblock, Outside.in, and their ilk.

concept ships

An online animated spaceship and experimental aircraft art magazine. Gorgeous.

Dave Gorman: When Twitter Gets Weird...

Dave Gorman understands Twitter. Many do not.

Science and Tech Ads - a set on Flickr

Vintage advertising of science and technology.

tweenbots | kacie kinzer

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.

Daring Fireball: How to Block the DiggBar

John Gruber provides a PHP-based way of busting out of Digg's 90s-style framing. I shall be implementing this forthwith.

Chris Shiflett: Save the Internet with rev="canonical"

Chris Shiflett gets behind the rev="canonical" movement. This thing is really gaining momentum.

Portal Me

A person-specific portal generated using Google's Social Graph API. And it's less than 5K!

RevCanonical’s Blog

rev="canonical" has a posse.

Letterpress books, posters &c. - a set on Flickr

A lovely set of letterpress printing

Accused! - Jon Engle

A logo designer accused of ripping off his own work — kind of like what happened to Dan.

Ten years of the Guardian online - plotted in expletives

Trust Tom to use the Guardian's new API for the purpose of answering those pressing questions, like "is fuckknuckle *really* the new cockbadger?"

NEW MATH by Craig Damrauer

Equations to live by.

EagleTweet

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.

ChiGarden » Blog Archive » Tutorial - Making the IE Voodoo Doll

Step by step instructions for making your own Internet Explorer voodoo doll to stick pins into.

Proofreading the Public Domain — Chocolate and Vodka

Help keep your culture error-free by proof-reading small pieces of literature from Project Gutenberg.

UXBri

The UX Brighton website is sporting a new lick of paint and looking rather lovely.