Archive: April, 2010

Code Standards | Isobar

A very detailed set of coding standards and guidelines.

The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash - Charlie's Diary

Charles Stross peers into his dilithium crystal ball and tells tales of the future as decided by Apple.

n+1

A beautiful site for long-form content, also available in dead tree format.

Liminal Existence: Identity

Blaine outlines the vision for Webfinger.

Cooper Journal: A bit of structure for craigslist posting?

An interesting proposal for a Huffduffer-style mad-libs ad-posting form for Craigslist.

An Event Apart News Archive

I'll be delivering half of A Day Apart in Washington DC in September — the HTML5 half. So... there's that.

An Archaeological Approach to SETI

The search for Dyson spheres.

sketchy bunnies

Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?

HTML5 Geolocation with Fallback to Google Ajax API: HTML5

An excellent way to do geolocation even in browser that don't support it natively.

Worldchanging: Bright Green: Putting the Future Back in the Room

Here is the star to sail your ship by.

Data | The World Bank

A shedload of data from The World Bank. Get parsing.

Digital Death Day

This is my kind of event. Where does your data go when you die?

Bulletproof HTML5 <details> fallback using jQuery · Mathias Bynens

A good example of the correct way to approach new interactive elements in HTML5 (the details element in this case): test for native support and then emulate with JavaScript if required.

A real person, a lot like you | Derek Sivers

A beautiful reminder.

You what? Youtube comments quiz | Monkeon | Web Design Leeds

This little quiz is surprisingly addictive: match the inane comment to the YouTube video.

Designing with Social Skills | Darren Hoyt Dot Com

An examination of websites behaving conversationally, including Huffduffer.

Museums and the Web 2010 – Machine Tags: Theory, Working Code and Gotchas (and Robots!)

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."

ChangeProposals/KeepNewElements - HTML WG Wiki

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).

Daniel Davis - The HTML5 <ruby> element in words of one syllable or less

A nice explanation of the ruby element in HTML5: very handy for marking up phonetic pronunciation.

HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guidelines

A first bash at describing how to write (X)HTML5 documents that can be parsed as XML as well as HTML.

Akihabara

A framework for creating old-school arcade games in the browser, using HTML5.

haroon baig | projects | twitwee clock

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.

Design Swap - Spreading camaraderie through good design

An exercise in collaboration and perspective: let another designer touch your website while you touch theirs.

HTML5 Video Destruction

Quite a stunning proof of concept that uses video and canvas.

QuirksBlog: A pixel is not a pixel is not a pixel

A clear explanation of device-width from PPK.

Doctor Who: The WebKit Implementation

A (webkit-only) CSS3/HTML5 take on the Doctor Who opening titles.

WOFF File Format 1.0 Submission Request to W3C

Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera have formally submitted the WOFF font format to the W3C.

Christ, It Works for Everything

Collecting data on theory that all comics can use the punchline “Christ, what an asshole” without compromising their comedic value.

Hyperbole and a Half: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything

Coping mechanisms for grammar pedants. I can see myself using this alot.

Don’t listen to Le Corbusier—or Jakob Nielsen : Cheerful

A beautiful call to arms against engineerism in design. Software cries out for love.

Bananus Information

A public service announcement about the end bit of the banana.

Timed tracks - WHATWG Wiki

Hixie needs your help. Document examples of augmented video (or audio) such as captioned or subtitled media.

KittehRoulette - refresh for random kittehs of the internet

When memes collide: chat roulette meets cats.

Good Kickoff Meetings

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.

But, Sir…

A collection of the worst petitions sent to the prime minister.

Bruce Lawson’s personal site : HTML5 articles and sections: what’s the difference?

Bruce gives a good explanation of the difference between section and article in HTML5.

Front-End Design Conference - July 23, 2010

This web conference in July in St. Petersburg, Florida looks great — the line-up is excellent and tickets cost just $99. Bargain!

Change Proposal Status

Purely for my own benefit because I keep needing this URL, here are the current outstanding issues registered at the W3C for HTML5.

How Annoyed Is Paul Robert Lloyd?

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.

CSS3 Background-Clip Text & @font-face

A lovely bit of CSS3.

border-image-generator - In Case of Stairs

A very handy GUI for figuring out the somewhat complicated syntax of border-image in CSS3.

Bruce Lawson’s personal site : HTML5 details element, built-in and bolt-on accessibility

An excellent piece by Bruce on why the details element needs to be in HTML5.

Plugging the CSS History Leak at Mozilla Security Blog

Mozilla aims to plug the :visited/getComputedStyle bug/feature.