The latest creation from Simon and Nat. It's surprisingly addictive and useful — play around with it for a bit and you'll see what I mean. Lovely stuff.
Archive: August, 2010
Yeah, seen it. It's not as funny as the first meme.
A nifty interactive video for Arcade Fire's "We Used To Wait." It claims to be built in HTML5 but actually uses XHTML 1.0 and HTML 4.01 doctypes throughout. *sigh*
NASA is now part of Flickr Commons: loads of wonderful science-related pictures with no known copyright restrictions.
Personality in software. Pieces of technology are people too.
A nifty exploration of architecture and urban planning that describes itself as "a set of interlinked concepts, models, speculations, probings, essays and artefacts based on urban systems."
A site that aims to ask and explore the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality, with a focus on science, religion, markets and morals.
Yes, yes, yes: "A PSD is a painting of a website.” We don’t spend weeks or months understanding a client’s complex needs and issues to make them paintings.
A few notes on the recent re-align of the Radio 4 website by Clearleft.
Zoot alors! Mon book is high in the iTunes Store Français. Quelle surprise!
MPEG LA’s AVC License Will Not Charge Royalties for Internet Video That Is Free to End Users Through Life of License | Business Wire
Well, well, well. It looks like h264 is not going to be torpedoing us with any submarine patents anytime soon ...but this only applies to end users, not browser makers. Sigh.
Excellent huffduffing fodder: "The Box is a series of short interviews with people who make cool stuff, hosted by Tim Van Damme."
Cute illustration of different content types in HTML (though, personally, I would put sectioning content — section, article, nav, aside — into their own group).
Maureen's book is out and about. Get over 1000 bite-sized recipes.
A whole bunch of Jenny Holzerisms for you to turn into bumper stickers.
The newest web fonts delivery service is a collaboration between five foundries: The Font Bureau, Ascender, Roger Black, Petr van Blokland and DevBridge.
HTML5 resources, gathered together in one place.
Erin is writing about content strategy for A Book Apart. This is good news for everyone.
An excellent long-zoom rebuttal by Alexis Madrigal of the whole "The web is dead" guff on Wired right now.
New from BERG: superimposing historical events onto familiar landscapes.
That unicorn is such a jerk.
Excellent! Warning labels for bad journalism for you to print off and stick on.
A wonderful history of our alphabet. Set aside some time to read this.
A great post from the frontline of markup. This is just a taste of the confusion to come.
Beautiful map visualisations by Aaron Straup-Cope.
An excellent resource for deciphering corporate business-speak gibberish (I'm going to need this when I'm eavesdropping on Andy Budd making phone calls).
The game Yakuza 3 as reviewed by 3 Yakuza.
Another set of default HTML/CSS/JS templates with some very clever ideas built in (courtesy of the always-brilliant Paul Irish).
This looks like being a thoroughly excellent event at The Royal Society, featuring Tim Berners-Lee and Albert-Laszlo Barabasi.
Google reaffirms its commitment to net neutrality ...except when it comes to wireless broadband, of course, because that's *totally* different, right? This disgusts me.
The latest Webkit nightly includes the HTML5 parsing algorithm. Now it's a race between Firefox, Safari and Chrome to see which will be first (non-beta) browser to ship with the new parser.
Barebones templates for HTML5 documents. It needs a bit of work but it's a nifty idea.
Lucy Inglis, curator of Georgian London, on the role she and other bloggers play.
It's a shame that this clashes with dConstruct — it looks like a great event.
Captchas reinterpreted into art.
A great bit of research from Emily. She correctly values data more than opinion.
A wonderful document outlining the earliest history of the tags we know and love today.
This looks like an excellent event: learn about programming without being a programmer.
"Tuna Casserole Ingredients: 1 large casserole dish Place the casserole dish in a cold oven. Place a chair facing the oven and sit in it forever. Think about how hungry you are. When night falls, do not turn on the light."
An excellent way to document a journey.
An interesting performance proposal from mozilla that will degrade nicely in legacy browsers.
A blog chronicling one cyclist's encounters with wankers on the road.
A fantastic blog of letterheads. Some of the typographic choices are perfect.
Making it up so you don't have to — somewhat like my New Media Company Name generator from a few years back.