Archive: November, 2010

Romance has lived too long upon this river

A glanceable indication of the current Thames tide, from James Bridle.

Hack me with science: a look back at Science Hack Day SF · YDN Blog

An absolutely fantastic write-up of Science Hack Day San Francisco seen through the lens of Stephen Johnson's Where Good Ideas Come From.

The Personal Disquiet of Mark Boulton

A beautiful new responsive design from Mark.


Metallic ink-printed undershirts and underwear. For Americans who wish to assert their rights without saying a word.

iOS Fonts

A handy list of installed fonts on the iPhone and iPad.

Google Prediction API - Google Code

An interesting, if necessarily somewhat complicated-looking, API from Google: analyse your user's past behaviour to predict future outcomes.

Microformat Shiv

Handy! A JavaScript API for accessing microformats in a document, based on Mozilla's implementation for extensions.

Adfont Calendar 2010 | A free font every day from Fontdeck

It's a type drawer that's also an advent calendar. Responsive too. Check it every day between December 1st and 24th.

20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

A delightful online book that makes excellent use of HTML5's history API.

Mashup Breakdown - Girl Talk

A visual representation of each track on the new Girl Talk album. » Science Hack Day

A write-up of the "Wearable DNA" hack from Science Hack Day SF.

Long Live the Web: Scientific American

An inspiring State Of The Web address by Tim Berners-Lee. He can't resist pitching linked data at the end, but it's mostly a stirring call to arms.

Mayo Nissen » City Tickets

I really like this idea for connecting cities to the papernet.

Addressing accessibility | Fix the Web

It'll be interesting to see how this service works out: people can report accessibility problems with any website, and other people can volunteer to help fix the issues.

Experimenting with responsive design in Iterations - (37signals)

37 Signals document their experiments with responsive web design. Looking good.


Watch this space. Glenn has a really interesting idea (and implementation) for exchanging structured data between browser windows using drag'n'drop.

All Programs Considered by Bill McKibben | The New York Review of Books

A great piece on the golden age of radio ...which is right now.

HTML5 Forms Validation in Firefox 4 - Mounir Lamouri's Blog

A quick run-through of some of the new HTML5 form features coming in Firefox 4.

The 1140px CSS Grid System/Framework · Fluid down to mobile

A fluid grid that linearises at smaller viewport widths.

HTML5 Conformance Test Results

All the tests and all the results, all in one place.

Yet Another Placeholder Generator

Look what Norm! built: it's another placeholder image service, but this is one that you can install and run on your own machine.

Once Upon a Title

Pervy little stories made entirely from children's book titles.

Split Postage

A nifty idea to help you people save on postage by clubbing together to make a single Amazon purchase.