Archive: March, 2010

Web App of the Week: Huffduffer | Maximum PC

A nice write-up of Huffduffer from Maximum PC.

Building Social Web Applications

The blog of the book by Gavin Bell.

VaultPress — Apply for Beta

Another Huffduffer-style sign-up form, this time from the good folks at Automattic. Very cute.

NYRblog - Atwood in the Twittersphere - The New York Review of Books

Margaret Atwood is all kinds of wonderful.

Demo jPlayer 1.1.0 : jQuery audio player plugin

A nice-looking jQuery plugin for HTML5's audio element, with fallback to a Flash player. I might just end up using this on Huffduffer.

Daring Fireball: GIF, H.264, and Patents

A thoughtful piece by John Gruber on HTML5 video: yes, software patents are toxic to the web but perhaps H.264 isn't the worst offender.

Alien Versus Pooh - a set on Flickr

Wrong.

A Practical Guide to Designing with Data

Excellent news: Brian is writing a book.

Raiding Eternity - Myspace - Gizmodo

This is wonderful: sad, beautiful, and wonderful ...it's what I've been trying so hard to clumsily articulate. Read it. And smile. And weep.

kung fu grippe “December boys got it bad”

A eulogy to Alex Chilton.

Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century (A documentary) — Kickstarter

Here's a Kickstarter project worth supporting: fund a documentary on crafting typefaces.

Douglas Crockford Facts

Screw Chuck Norris. Douglas Crockford is the true originator of awesomeness in the audience.

Tattúínárdœla saga: If Star Wars Were an Icelandic Saga « Tattúínárdœla saga

The nerdgasmic result of a collision between linguistics and Star Wars.

Placehold.it - Quick and simple image placeholders

This will be very, very handy for my day-to-day front end development work.

Designing for the Web: A book by Mark Boulton

Mark's superb book is available in HTML for free. Read it now but be warned: it will only make you want to buy the real deal.

CSS3 Please! The Cross-Browser CSS3 Rule Generator

Edit some CSS rules and this in-browser code editor will automatically update related browser-specific declarations.

Colosseo Letterpress Poster: Reimagining the Roman Coliseum with type

The most beautiful piece of letterpress art from Cameron thus far.

SXSW 2010: Fieldnotes | booktwo.org

James Bridle's lovely notebook for his first visit to South by Southwest.

QuirksBlog: HTML5 apps

PPK proposes a new buzzword for standards-based mobile development: HTML5 Apps. Definition: "an iPhone app that works on several other platforms, too, and doesn’t have to go through the app store approval process."

SXSW Design Workshop - Friday, March 12, 2010 from 2-6pm

Three back-to-back talks on web design at South by Southwest.

8-Bit NYC

Nifty old-school 8-bit tiles superimposed on OpenStreetMap data.

Godzilla Haiku

Loving Godzilla 17 syllables at a time.

Books in the Age of the iPad

A detailed look at traditional and digital publishing, considered from the content out.

ride, rise, roar :: premiering in march at sxsw

Hillman Curtis's new film about David Byrne and Brian Eno will be premiering at Southby. Should be fun.

CSS Border Radius

A handy shortcut for when you just can't recall the exact syntax of border-radius.

Aegirscopic

Aegir "two blogs" Hallmundur.