I really like Mark’s idea of standardised “sparkicons” …for a while there, reading this, I was worried he was going to propose something like Snap Preview. shudder
The great thing about the web is linking. I don’t care how ugly it looks and how pretty your app is, if I can’t link in and out of your world, it’s not even close to a replacement for the web. It would be as silly as saying that you don’t need oceans because you have a bathtub.
- Can I bookmark this information? (stable URIs)
- Can I go from here to there with a click? (hyperlinks)
- Can I save the content locally? (open accessible formats)
What a brilliant idea! This book on dreams uses physical threads as hyperlinks. The result is a gorgeous object.
The New York Times covers Everyblock, Outside.in, and their ilk.
An excellent overarching article looking at the current state of microformats adoption.
My fellow Brightonian geek, Dom, has written an article about using Perl and Ajax.