Archive: June, 2010

Is CSS3 part of HTML5?

Just in case you forget.

Geonames Maps « optional.is/required

Brian documents his beautiful Geonames SVG maps.

"Nowhere in the Bible does Jesus have a sword fight."

A laugh-out-loud email exchange ...because if you didn't laugh, you'd cry.

Telescopic Text © Joe Davis 2008

A wonderful experiment in expanding hypertext.

What Apple needs to do now « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird

Adam Greenfield is spot-on here, dismantling Apple's "imitate real world objects" design guideline for iPhone and iPad apps.

LukeW | 10 Things I Learned In Web School

A nice manifestlet.

genManifest Bookmarklet

A handy little tool to help you get started with building offline apps by suggesting which files should go in your cache manifest.

Understanding Graphics — Design For The Human Mind

A site on designing with data from the author of Visual Language For Designers: Principles For Creating Graphics That People Understand.

Finally ° a fluid Hicksdesign ° The Hickensian ° Hicksdesign

Jon gets flexible. This is the mark of a true web designer.

HTML5Rocks - Home

A new HTML5 resource from Paul Irish and other Googlers.

jQuery Fundamentals

A free-as-in-beer book on jQuery from Rebecca Murphey, released under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license.

ThinkGeek :: Blurgh! The ThinkGeek Blog - Officially our best-ever cease and desist

Sending a cease and desist letter to an obvious parody just makes the parody even funnier.

Rise and Fall

Mike Stenhouse has graphed civilisation longevity: a nice bit of long zoom perspective.

Save The Freebutt

One of Brighton's best music venues is under threat of closure. Sign the petition to save it.

The Abandoned Palace On Beekman Street « Scouting NY

This looks like the New York equivalent of The Bradbury Building.

Derek Powazek - Your right to comment ends at my front door.

What he said. "The wonderful thing about the web is that anyone can contribute to it. If you have something to say, there are plenty of places to say it. But your right to post to someone else’s site rests with that someone else."

Typograph – Scale & Rhythm

A handy tool that generates font-sizing CSS based on a drag'n'drop interface.

Open Rights Group | Ofcom agrees to allow the BBC to hobble HD receivers

Offcom are not representing my interests as a consumer. This is a disgraceful decision.

The Paciello Group Blog » When will Google Chrome be accessible?

Steve Faulkner has created a petition to let Google know what screenreader users think of Chrome's appalling lack of basic accessibility hooks.

Multiple Backgrounds and Borders with CSS 2.1 – Nicolas Gallagher — Blog & Ephemera

A clever technique to create the effect of multiple background images using the :before and :after pseudo-elements.

The Creation Engine No. 2: HTML 5 multimedia

Jim experiments with canvas and audio.

If San Francisco Crime was Elevation | Doug McCune

Beautiful mapping visualisations of crime data.

Body of Christ Tastes Like Ass of Christ!

A new take on an old classic: how to make communion wafers zingier.

Six Degrees of Black Sabbath #6dobs

An extremely addictive bit of fun with small world network theory as applied to music.

Argleton: A story of maps, maths and motorways —Kickstarter

Suw's Kickstarter-funded piece of puzzle fiction sounds very intriguing. Let's make it a reality.

Four Hundred & Twenty-Nine Pounds — Paul Robert Lloyd

Paul doesn't need an iPad. Neither do I. Neither do you. Paul is spending his money elsewhere.