A very detailed set of coding standards and guidelines.
Archive: April, 2010
Charles Stross peers into his dilithium crystal ball and tells tales of the future as decided by Apple.
A beautiful site for long-form content, also available in dead tree format.
Blaine outlines the vision for Webfinger.
An interesting proposal for a Huffduffer-style mad-libs ad-posting form for Craigslist.
I'll be delivering half of A Day Apart in Washington DC in September — the HTML5 half. So... there's that.
The search for Dyson spheres.
Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
An excellent way to do geolocation even in browser that don't support it natively.
Here is the star to sail your ship by.
A shedload of data from The World Bank. Get parsing.
This is my kind of event. Where does your data go when you die?
A beautiful reminder.
This little quiz is surprisingly addictive: match the inane comment to the YouTube video.
An examination of websites behaving conversationally, including Huffduffer.
Slides from a presentation on machine tags by Aaron Straup Cope. I highly recommend downloading the PDF for the bounty of links listed under "Reading List."
An excellently written zero-edit change proposal from Edward O'Connor and others, refuting issues raised by Shelley Powers (I offered to help with this change proposal but I never followed through).
A nice explanation of the ruby element in HTML5: very handy for marking up phonetic pronunciation.
A first bash at describing how to write (X)HTML5 documents that can be parsed as XML as well as HTML.
A framework for creating old-school arcade games in the browser, using HTML5.
A cute hardware hack: send a tweet with the word TwitweeClock, the hashtag #TwitweeClock, or the username @TwitweeClock, and this cuckoo clock will, well, cuckoo.
An exercise in collaboration and perspective: let another designer touch your website while you touch theirs.
Quite a stunning proof of concept that uses video and canvas.
A clear explanation of device-width from PPK.
A (webkit-only) CSS3/HTML5 take on the Doctor Who opening titles.
Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera have formally submitted the WOFF font format to the W3C.
Collecting data on theory that all comics can use the punchline “Christ, what an asshole” without compromising their comedic value.
Coping mechanisms for grammar pedants. I can see myself using this alot.
A beautiful call to arms against engineerism in design. Software cries out for love.
A public service announcement about the end bit of the banana.
Hixie needs your help. Document examples of augmented video (or audio) such as captioned or subtitled media.
When memes collide: chat roulette meets cats.
The companion website to Kevin Hoffman's IA Summit talk, this is a hugely valuable resource for an often-overlooked part of the design process: the kick-off meeting.
A collection of the worst petitions sent to the prime minister.
Bruce gives a good explanation of the difference between section and article in HTML5.
This web conference in July in St. Petersburg, Florida looks great — the line-up is excellent and tickets cost just $99. Bargain!
Purely for my own benefit because I keep needing this URL, here are the current outstanding issues registered at the W3C for HTML5.
I wonder how much I need to wind up Paul at work in order to push him into the red...
I'm quitting the Internet. Will I be liberated or left behind? (1) - By James Sturm - Slate Magazine
James Sturm outlines his plan to give up the internet, which sounds like a good decision for him. Comments are open via snail mail.
A lovely bit of CSS3.
A very handy GUI for figuring out the somewhat complicated syntax of border-image in CSS3.
An excellent piece by Bruce on why the details element needs to be in HTML5.
Mozilla aims to plug the :visited/getComputedStyle bug/feature.