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Jeremy Keith on the importance of creating products that last | netmag | Creative Bloq

I was interviewed for a feature in issue 257 of net magazine.

In this interview, I pause. And continue.

Creating Style Guides · An A List Apart Article

A great article by Susan on getting started with creating a styleguide for any project.

I’ve seen firsthand how style guides save development time, make communication regarding your front end smoother, and keep both code and design consistent throughout the site.

The New Aesthetic: James Bridle’s Drones and Our Invisible, Networked World in Vanity Fair

James gets profiled in Vanity Fair …which is, frankly, kind of weird.

It’s also so bizarre to read about his SXSW New Aesthetic panel as being such a pivotal moment: there weren’t that many of us in the room.

Break the Page

A lovely site with thoughtful articles on the long-term future of the web.

There’s audio too, which is unfortunately locked up in the unhuffduffable roach motel that is Soundcloud, but I’m hoping that might change.

Forty Years of Movie Hacking: Considering the Potential Implications of the Popular Media Representation of Computer Hackers from 1968 to 2008

An in-depth look at the portrayal of hackers on film.

30 Great Reads from 2012 - Readlists

Some of the past year’s best long-form non-fiction, gathered together into a handy readlist for your portable epub pleasure.

A List Apart: Articles: Responsive Comping: Obtaining Signoff with Mockups

A peak behind the scenes at the responsive design and development workflow at Bearded. It makes a lot of sense.

A List Apart: Articles: The Web Aesthetic

A really great article from Paul that simultaneously takes a high-level view of the web while also focusing on the details. A lot of work went into this.

A List Apart: Articles: Testing Websites in Game Console Browsers

An excellent in-depth article from Anna on the many gaming devices out there that have both an internet connection and a web browser.

A List Apart: Articles: ALA Summer Reading Issue

How about this for a trip down memory lane—a compendium of articles from over a decade of A List Apart, also available as a Readlist epub. It’s quite amazing just how good this free resource is.

The only thing to fault is that, due to some kind of clerical error, one of my articles has somehow found its way onto this list.

If this were Twitter, you’d be at-replying me with the hashtag “humblebrag”, wouldn’t you?

A List Apart: Articles: Style Tiles and How They Work

Samantha does an excellent job of explaining how useful style tiles can be for visual design and iteration.

The Star Wars Holiday Special | magazine | Vanity Fair

Add this one to your Instapaper/Readability queue: the behind-the-scenes story of the train wreck that was the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special.

An Ear for Science: The Particle Physics Windchime | SLAC News Center

The story of the particle windchime—it turns subatomic particle collisions into sound—created at Science Hack Day San Francisco.

A List Apart: Articles: Orbital Content

A great piece about the changing nature of content ownership and distribution. And now I share it with you, validating its central premise.

Digitale data in gevaar! - Datanews.be

If you speak Flemish, you might enjoy this article based on a chat I had with a Belgium journalist.

If you don’t speak Flemish, well, just move along.

How to Survive a 35,000-Foot Fall - Plane Crash Survival Guide - Popular Mechanics

Science, suspense, humour and horror combined into one truly superbly-written article.

Article vs. Section: We've Finally Gone Mad - Opinions - MIX Online

A great post from the frontline of markup. This is just a taste of the confusion to come.

n+1

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

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.

Welcome - The Bold Italic - San Francisco

A beautifully designed location-based web magazine.

The New York Review of Ideas

The colour scheme is a little odd (though I expect this will change from month to month) but the typography is tasteful and the content is king.

Digital Web Magazine

With heavy heart, Nick announces the end of Digital Web magazine. It will be missed.

A List Apart: Articles: Fluid Grids

Superb article by Ethan on calculating percentages for liquid layouts. Read it. Do it.

Volunteers Put The Economist Into Chinese - NYTimes.com

Andy Baio gets his first by-line in a national newspaper (based on an article from Waxy.org).

The Particle Zoo: Subatomic Particle Softies

Handmade subatomic particle plushies from the standard model of physics ...and beyond!

PHP Advent Calendar 2008

Like 24 Ways, this is an advent calendar for geeks. But this one is focused on PHP.

24 ways: 2008

Rejoice! 24 Ways is back again. Prepare for 24 days of web development articles.

The Screens Issue - If You Liked This, Sure to Love That - Winning the Netflix Prize - NYTimes.com

The Napoleon Dynamite problem at Netflix: basement hackers and amateur mathematicians are competing to improve the program that Netflix uses to recommend DVDs — and to win $1 million in the process.

ThoughtCafe » Online Magazine

I like the look of this, both visually and idealistically. "ThoughtCafe is a crowdsourced online magazine, written by the internet community for the internet community."

Scroll Magazine

How awesome is this? A real-world "print'n'paper magazine" for web developers. "An elegant, timeless, collectable magazine for people who love web design and are intrigued by the possibility of the web"

LHCountdown.com

Here's something to bring on the geek goosebumps: a countdown to the activation of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Many sectors have already completed cooldown.

Webmonkey: the Web Developers Resource

Hey, look what's back: Webmonkey! Ah, memories.

Vitamin Features » The thrill of launch

A great narrative by Peter Nixey detailing the ups and downs of launching a web app (Clickpass in this case).

XFN encoding, extraction, and visualizations - Opera Developer Community

Brian has written an excellent article that not only explains how to write XFN but also how to parse it.

They’re Working on Their Own, Just Side by Side - New York Times

Coworking is on the radar of mainstream media. This article even includes a mention of Brighton & Hove's very own The Werks.

Vitamin Features » Stay on :target

Brian shows some clever uses of the little-known :target pseudo-class.

Easy as Pie Ajax Requests - Create compelling ajax in minutes with simple examples. | Notes from Phazm

This is a good straightforward hands-on explanation of Ajax: succinct and clear.

David Byrne's Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists — and Megastars

A brilliant summation by David Byrne of the possible business models available to musicians today.

Vitamin Features » Creating Sexy Stylesheets

Jina has put together an excellent series of steps you can take to keep not just nice, but downright sexy.

The Magical Minimalism of Microformats - Open - Code - New York Times Blog

This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy: the New York Times talking about microformats.

The Global Sympathetic Audience - New York Times

An article about Twitter focusing on one threatened suicide and one averted break-up. Leisa and her excellent phrase "ambient intimacy" are quoted.

What the F***?

I saw Steven Pinker give a talk recently and he spent a fair amount of time talking about swearing. He has written up that part of the talk into an article for the New Republic.

BBC NEWS | Help | Social bookmarking links

Et tu, BBC?

BBC NEWS | Technology | Pull down the walled gardens

The need for portable social networks hits the mainstream press: Professor Michael Geist writes an article for the BBC website.

Digital Web Magazine - Hacking on Open APIs

The second part of Gareth's series for Digital Web on APIs. This time he's got some PHP code samples for parsing XML and JSON.

A List Apart: Articles: Reviving Anorexic Web Writing

I love this article by Amber Simmons. The truth shines through.

Microformats: More Meaning from Your Markup [HTML & XHTML Tutorials]

Great article from Brian ranging from introducing microformats right up to the current state of play.

Geeks Bust Out Brollies as Rain Falls Indoors at Hack Day London

A nice write-up of Hackday on Wired. Oxford Geek Night gets a mention too (go, Nat!).

Twitter: Is Brevity The Next Big Thing? - Newsweek Steven Levy - MSNBC.com

A nicely succinct and surprisingly accurate article on Newsweek all about Twitter.

Digital Web Magazine - Redesigning the ExpressionEngine Site

A really nice article by Jesse Bennett-Chamberlain detailing the process behind a site design.

A List Apart: Articles: Paper Prototyping

A great hands-on article on the benefits of playing with paper.

A List Apart: Articles: Whitespace

Mark has written a great article for ALA, focusing on one aspect of good typography: whitespace.

Cá Bhfuil Na Gaeilgeoirí? | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited

Can you really get by in Ireland by just speaking Irish? Not in Dublin, it seems. I'd love to see the TV show that this article is based on.

The B-List: I can't believe it's not XML!

Great explanatory article by James Bennett comparing JSON and XML.

XML and the Next Web (and the Previous...) - O'Reilly XML Blog

Simon St. Laurent writes about the victory of JSON over XML in the browser and looks forward to a future filled with XQuery.

It's real time at the same time - Los Angeles Times

An LA Times article that "gets" Twitter.

Q&A: Jyri Engestrom of Jaiku

An interview with the creator of Jaiku.

A List Apart: Articles: Thinking Outside the Grid

Molly has written a great article about CSS and urban planning. The ensuing comments are sometimes thought-provoking, but mostly just plain antfucking.

Star Wars: Episodes I-VI - The greatest postmodern art film ever. By Aidan Wasley

What if the Force isn't a plot device... what if the Force is the plot?

The next Web revolution

An over-the-top article at Salon about 37 Signals.