Tags: local

Let’s Talk About RTL

Some very handy techniques for working with right-to-left text.

Mobile > Local « Karen McGrane

Yes, yes, yes! Karen drives home the difference between mobile and local (and there’s more about the myth of the mobile context).

If you’re making an argument for delivering different content to mobile users, or prioritizing content differently based on their context of use, stop for a minute and ask yourself if you mean local content. And if you do mean local content, then say that. Claiming that your travel example extends to cover the “mobile use case” leaves out millions of tasks and users.

Just to belabor this point: people use mobile devices in every location, in every context. Just because you know what type of device someone is using or where she is doesn’t tell you anything about her intention.

xip.io: wildcard DNS for everyone

It took me a while to get my head ‘round it, but this routing service from 37 Signals is handy for testing local sites on multiple devices (kind of like showoff.io).

Localgram

I like this simple idea, nicely executed: see Instagram photos taken near you.

localtunnel: instantly show localhost to the rest of the world

An alternative to showoff.io for sharing your locally-hosted sites.

LocalStorage in use on the Fontdeck Website | Fontdeck Blog

Listen to Josh explain a genuinely useful example of HTML5’s local storage that he’s added to Fontdeck.

creding/That-s-Awesome - GitHub

A handy little applescript that takes care of the automation of creating localhost sites on the mac.

Showoff

This could be a handy little service for sharing locally-hosted sites.

Google LatLong: Finding Places on the Web: Rich Snippets for Local Search

If you aren't already marking up addresses in hCard, you really, really, really should start.

Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Language Detection: A Witch’s Brew?

This. This right here is how you manage sites in multiple languages. Are you listening, Google?

Brighton's existentialist chalkboard (From The Argus)

In local news: Area man receives messages from chalkboard.

‘Hyperlocal’ Web Sites Deliver News Without Newspapers - NYTimes.com

The New York Times covers Everyblock, Outside.in, and their ilk.

Localization Problems: A Cellphone's Missing Dot Kills Two People, Puts Three More in Jail

When localisation attacks. This is like a more morbid Douglas Adams vignette.

Say “No” to Starbucks on St James’s Street | Clagnut § Brighton · War & Politics

Starbucks has opened a branch in Brighton by disregarding planning permission, ignoring planning laws, and by asserting is not in fact a café or coffee shop but a retail outlet.