Archive: May, 2010

NASA Joins Web Consortium to Help Improve Universal Access - Yahoo! News

Science meets standards: NASA joins the W3C.

Evolution and Creativity: Why Humans Triumphed - WSJ.com

Matt Ridley's new book sounds like a corker.

Fonts Live

Ascender is selling (and hosting) webfonts now.

Mozilla hires open-standards guru Celik | The Social - CNET News

Tantek is working with Mozilla now. I expect great things will come of this.

Rams’ Principles Series: 7 of 10 | Inksie Journal of Design & Culture

Mandy's take on Dieter Rams's design principle that "good design is long-lasting."

Wishlist » User Testing with Silverback

A nice little case study in using Silverback.

Win A Book Apart – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report

Use Gowalla? Want a copy of my book? Jeffrey has the details.

OpenPlatform Content API Explorer

A handy interface onto The Guardian's new API.

Google Font Directory

Google-hosted free-as-in-beer webfonts.

» UX London report: day 1 Johnny Holland – It's all about interaction » Blog Archive

A comprehensive report of the excellent first day of UX London.

The WebM Project : The WebM Project : Welcome to the WebM Project

Mozilla, Opera and Google are collaborating on an open format for audio and video for the web (a wrapper for Vorbis for audio and VP8 for video).

Minimal Competence: Data Access, Data Ownership, and Sharecropping. - Laughing Meme

Kellan outlines the bare minimum you should expect from any service that you are putting data into.

Pictaculous - A Color Palette Generator (courtesy of MailChimp)

A handy tool for generating colour palettes from images.

Accessible Text CAPTCHAs: 157,500,799 logic questions

An API for Turing test questions.

My Canvas Learning Page

Conway's Game of Life, implemented in canvas.

These Golden Books Are Not For Children - Humor - Kotaku

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.

The All-In-One Almost-Alphabetical No-Bullshit Guide to Detecting Everything - Dive Into HTML5

A really handy list of really short JavaScript code for HTML5 feature detection.

New Programming Jargon — Global Nerdy

Some of the best neologisms in programming, many of them to do with bug-fixing.

Notes on HTML5 Parser History — Anne’s Weblog

Anne explains exactly why the HTML parser defined in HTML5 is A Very Good Thing for everyone.

HTML 5 Asteroids | Doug McInnes

Asteroids in canvas. Works a treat. Now I want Battlezone.

Long Snake City | booktwo.org

Snakes'n'ladders played on the streets of London. Fun!

Hyperbole and a Half: Things That Can Make You Feel Like an Idiot Almost Instantly

I'm going to have to start ticking things off this list.

2010 Space Elevator Conference

I would really love to go to this. Our planet needs a space elevator.

Firefox 4: the HTML5 parser – inline SVG, speed and more ✩ Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog

Henri Sivonen gives the lowdown on the HTML5 parser that will ship with the next version of Firefox. This is a huge development ...and yet users won't even notice it (by design).

Happy Magic Fun Time — HTML5 For Drunks

I wasted my time writing HTML5 For Web Designers when clearly, this is the best tutorial on HTML5 ever.

Mojibakeru kanji-animal transformers ::: Pink Tentacle

Kanji characters that transform into the animal they represent.

Geology in Art: The Thagomizer

"...after the late Thag Simmons." No, really. It's a proper paleontological term now.

LittleBigPlanet 2

A platform game? A platform for games!

Transcription Services | uiAccess

A list of services you can use to get your podcast transcribed.

theoriginofthe<blink>tag (www)

The origins of the blink element are fascinating. To nobody's surprise, alcohol was involved.

Cthulhu Is Not Cute | HiLobrow

Of plush toys and tentacle porn.

Async | The Brighton JavaScript meetup group

A new geek gathering in Brighton, every second Thursday, all about JavaScript.

The Big Web Show 2: HTML5 with Jeremy Keith | 5 by 5

I had a lot of fun chatting with Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman about HTML5 for Web Designers. Now you can watch the video or listen to the podcast.

HTML Lint

Finally! A lint tool for HTML (including HTML5) so you can enforce strictness in your writing style.

Fake Science

An excellent education resource.

HTML5, ARIA Roles, and Screen Readers in May 2010 — Research — Accessible Culture

Test results for screen readers navigating content that uses new HTML5 elements and ARIA roles.

WAI-ARIA Schemata

There is a doctype for HTML4 + ARIA but "This DTD is made available only as a bridging solution for applications requiring DTD validation but not using HTML 5."

IAA SETI Permanent Study Group: Post-Detection Protocols

A nine-point document that constitutes a "Declaration of Principles Concerning Activities Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence."

FontDeck: Exclusive Sneak Peek | Design Shack

Get a glimpse behind Fontdeck's curtain.

Question Park | Captcha in the Rye

If you do insist on having a captcha, why not make it a bit more interesting? Also: best blog post title ever.

Color Survey Results « xkcd

The wonderfully detailed analysis of a colour questionnaire.

MiniApps - HTML5 apps for iPhone, iPad, Android & other mobile platforms

A nice collection of free apps for your mobile device. No app store required, thanks to offline storage.