A transatlantic cable, hurrah!
Why Atavist is betting on the web. See also:
The responsive BBC News site is live! Hurrah!
Here’s a look at the highs and lows of the site’s story, emphasising the importance of progressive enhancement and all that enables: feature detection (by “cutting the mustard”), conditional loading, and a mobile-first approach.
The Guardian have hit the big red button and made their responsive site the default. Great stuff!
(top tip: don’t read the comments)
Dan has started writing up what he did on his Summer hols …on a container ship travelling to China.
It is, of course, in the form of an email newsletter because that’s what all the cool kids are doing these days.
A friendly challenge from The Grey Lady for news sites to enable TLS.
Make a commitment to have your site fully on HTTPS by the end of 2015 and pledge your support with the hashtag #https2015.
When I wrote about Reddit and Hacker News, criticising their lack of moderation, civility, and basic decency, many people (invariably men) responded in defence of Reddit. Nobody defended Hacker News. Nobody.
Oh, and all of you people (men) defending Reddit? Here’s your party line …I find it abhorrent.
An astute takedown of the political language in a New York Times article.
George Lakoff would be proud.
A great presentation from Brian Boyer on NPR’s mobile strategy. Spoiler: it’s responsive design.
Pretty motherfuton funny.
Details on how the BBC Responsive News team plan to eventually make their m-dot site scale all the way up to be the default site. This “planting a seed” approach works really well, not least for political reasons.
It’s not funny, because it’s true.
I share Tom’s frustration with news apps that should be websites:
I wouldn’t download a BBC app or an NPR app for my computer. Why would I want one on my phone?
A beautiful project from Brendan and the Royal Shakespeare Company: the headlines of today preceded by quotes from The Bard.
Trent and I answered a few questions for the Responsive Design Weekly newsletter.
Remember when I linked to the Github repository of The Guardian’s front-end team? Well, now—if you’ll pardon the mixing of metaphors—you can start to kick the tyres of the fruits of their labour. This beta site shows where their experiments with responsive design might lead.
Ooh, these look nice! Smaller, more manageable newspapers from Newspaper Club.
There’s two years(!) of doctored headlines here. Yes, it’s puerile but it’s also very funny (to my puerile sensibilities).
Photographs from the archive of the New York Times.
A look back at some of the best code for journalism over the past year.
An overview of the strategy behind the fantastic Boston Globe website.
Ethan chronicles the story of the Boston Globe site and his part in it.
It’s here. A large-scale commercial site with a gorgeous responsive design. Try it on any device.
This is the first of many.
A truly impressive achievement by Archive.org: all the television footage from September 11th, 2001 gathered in one place on the web.
Clay Shirky takes a long hard look at the present (and future) of newspapers and—more important—of journalism. A good read.
Tom’s Greasemonkey script turns any seven-syllable headline into a verse of Camptown Races.
The editor of New Scientist writes about deletionists and preservationists while adding his own personal poignant perspective.
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.
A handy interface onto The Guardian's new API.
The sad state of online newspapers (the design this time, not the business).
Don't be too proud of this technological terror you have created.
In local news: Area man receives messages from chalkboard.
Enjoyable schadenfreude with journalistic boo-boos.
Foreheadslappingly stupid behaviour from the Associated Press.
Yet another journalist writing about Twitter. But Bobbie knows whereof he speaks. This is a good one.
The New York Times covers Everyblock, Outside.in, and their ilk.
Typographically thoughtful themes for NetNewsWIre. Even if you don't use the RSS reader, check out the gorgeous design of this site.
Derek weighs in with his view on the current state of publishing. I agree with his conclusion: "There has never been a better time to be making media. There are more tools to help than ever. There are more media consumers and media producers than ever. The world is more literate and media savvy than it’s ever been."
Behold the double awesomeness of Jeremy Paxman and Ben Goldacre! Susan Greenfield, alas, is simply embarrassing.
I had a good browse through "Things Our Friends Have Written On The Internet 2008" at PaperCamp. It's lovely.
"Mystery surrounds the appearance of a giant Lego man on a beach in Brighton ... In August 2007 a giant Lego toy, bearing a close resemblance to the Brighton figure, mysteriously appeared on Zandvoort beach in Holland."
"GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) -- In a small nondescript office on West Friendly Ave., a group of designers produces tiny artistic masterpieces that millions of people interact with every day." Nice TV news video clip showing our heroes and their beauti…
A crazy way of viewing news stories courtesy of Brendan Dawes.
The ORG turn a Newsnight interview into hypertext, thereby strengthening the message exponentially.
NetNewsWire now supports microformats.
Excellent news from the New York Times: no more charging for content. Finally, I can link to NYT articles from blog posts (and del.icio.us).
Using photographs of actual headlines from the Evening Standard.
Yet more on the events I blogged about down the street, again from the local newspaper.
Here's the local paper's take on the happenings on my street that I blogged about.
The somewhat lightweight BBC report of the incident I blogged about earlier. "Reports of a man with a knife threatening and chasing people": that's me (the reports, I mean).
The newly-launched redesign of Le Monde Diplomatique is absolutely gorgeous. Whitespace on a newspaper: finally!
Mashing up pictures of cats with news headlines. The result makes almost no sense but having my lolcat receptors triggered by real headlines feels weird.
Mike and the team have redesigned/realigned Newsvine with some nice customisation of the front page.
A nicely succinct and surprisingly accurate article on Newsweek all about Twitter.
John McCain stole Mike Davidson's bandwidth. This sounds like a job for .htaccessman.
Todd Levin of tremble.com pens a truly hilarious write-up of South by Southwest Interactive 2007.
A new site for tracking what's hot and what's not.
All the hyperbole of Evening Standard headlines gathered together in one place. I have to say, Brighton's local rag, the Evening Argus, would have them beat for incomprehensibility and ridiculousness.
Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake are on the cover of Newsweek. How cool is that?
In a very meta move, I've seeded Newsvine with my post about comments (and Newsvine) with an eye to soliciting comments.
Rotation Of Earth Plunges Entire North American Continent Into Darkness | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Millions of eyewitnesses watched in stunned horror Tuesday as light emptied from the sky, plunging the U.S. and neighboring countries into darkness. As the hours progressed, conditions only worsened.
Am I buzzword or not?
Send your battered old copy of 1984 to the Oakland Tribune. When they get 537 copies, they will be sent to every member of the House of Representatives and Senate.
The Beeb is blogging on TypePad.
Merseyside Police told the community on Monday to "stop grieving, it's only a chicken".
The Daily Mail headline generator.
BBC coverage of the bomb blasts in London
A photo pool of pictures relating to the bomb blasts in London today.
The Guardian blog is keeping a running update on events in London.
A Wikipedia entry on today's bombings is proving to be a valuable resource.
Amazing news! George Bush says, "Let's get rid of all subsidies together. Let's join hands as wealthy industrialised nations and say to the world, we're going to get rid of all our subsidies together."