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.
A great post from Anna on the front-end styleguides she’s worked on for A List Apart and Code for America. ‘Twas a pleasure working with her on the Code for America project.
A-mer-ica! Fuck yeah!
Another front-end style guide for the collection. This time it’s from A List Apart. Lovely stuff!
I like Erin’s list.
These are mostly just mean …but kinda funny.
This is wonderful stuff! I’m a big fan of the
datalist element but I hadn’t realised how it could be combined with
input types like
David gets physidigital.
This issue of A List Apart is a great double-whammy. Lara Swanson has a ton of practical tips for front-end performance enhancements, and Brian dives deep into making your own icon fonts.
Some of the past year’s best long-form non-fiction, gathered together into a handy readlist for your portable epub pleasure.
This makes me so happy! Matt is using Huffduffer. Specifically, Matt is using Huffduffer together with Instacast and this is how he’s doing it.
A nice Readlist based on that excellent article by Craig on digital publishing:
This reader is made up of Craigmod’s essay “Subcompact Publishing” and essays linked to in the footnotes.
A peak behind the scenes at the responsive design and development workflow at Bearded. It makes a lot of sense.
The kickass articles just keep on comin’. This one from Dave is a great overview of options for dealing with images in responsive designs.
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.
Jason has set up a mailing list for open device labs. If you are running one, or thinking of setting one up, you should sign up to share ideas and knowledge.
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 great article by Hannah, focusing on the Long Web—it isn’t about the quantity of data you’re publishing; it’s the quality. This builds nicely on the article I linked to recently about digital scarcity.
Those articles about the “Internet of Things” I linked to? Here they are in handy Readlist form.
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?
This looks like a really handy service from Readability: gather together a number of related articles from ‘round the web and then you can export them to a reading device of your choice. It’s like Huffduffer for text.
This really is a ridiculously smart way of keeping third-party videos scalable in responsive layouts. I’ve just implemented it on this year’s dConstruct site.
A terrific article from Wilto detailing the thinking that went into the Boston Globe’s responsive image techniques and how browser pre-caching is now throwing a spanner in the works.
It’s funny because it’s true.
A superb piece of writing from Jeffrey, scorching the screen with righteous anger. THIS. IS. IMPORTANT!
SOPA approaches the piracy problem with a broad brush, lights that brush on fire, and soaks the whole internet in gasoline.
Ethan compiles a list for .net magazine of twenty of his favourite responsive designs.
A handy mobile-friendly list from Mike Stenhouse of which fish are currently having their stocks depleted. It uses offline storage so once you’ve visited once, you’ll be able to pull it up anywhere.
A great piece about the changing nature of content ownership and distribution. And now I share it with you, validating its central premise.
I like this way of whittling down potential candidates for the job: “To apply, check the HTTP headers.”
A cute little mashup: find out what you were listening to according to Last.fm when you were posting to Twitter.
An excellent argument in favour of vendor prefixes in CSS, from Eric.
A nice little case study in using Silverback.
An interesting proposal for a Huffduffer-style mad-libs ad-posting form for Craigslist.
Organise tea-making duties in the office with Twitter lists. This could be very handy...
Taking shopping lists and setting them in a more typographically pleasing way.
"Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down."
A really nice stylesheet for sitemaps represented as nested unordered lists in HTML.
There goes your day.
This article is an oldie but a goodie. I find myself referring to it all the time: "Beating typographic correctness out of (X)HTML: more than you ever wanted to know about dashes, spaces, curly quotes, and other vagaries of online typography."
The homepage of the local Brighton New Media mailing list has had a facelift. It's now a very nifty aggregator of Brighton geek content.
A mailing list to discuss portable social networks.
I love this article by Amber Simmons. The truth shines through.
An ongoing comic on Flickr where the subject matter comes from the "missed connections" posts on Craigslist.
A great hands-on article on the benefits of playing with paper.
A brilliant list of New Year's Resolutions for Coders.
Last.fm are looking for a designer. Want to be part of an exciting Web 2.0 startup without moving to the valley? Now's your chance.
A French translation of my most recent article for A List Apart.
47. If I learn that a callow youth has begun a quest to destroy me, I will slay him while he is still a callow youth instead of waiting for him to mature.
Danah Boyd's talk at ETech 2006.
An open letter on Craigslist from a motorbike-riding engineer to the crackheads who keep stealing his bike's sparkplugs to use as crackpipes.
The book that changed how websites are designed is back in a smart new second edition.