A very honest post from Meagan that I can relate to (and Jessica too, I suspect).
Archive: October 21st, 2011
Every year in the run up to Halloween Jason asks some people to write short stories about candy. He then takes those words and turns them into beautifully-designed web pages: candygrams. I encourage you to revisit the wonderful tales from Jeffrey, Frank, Jim, Rob, Mandy, Erin and others.
This year I was very honoured to be asked by Jason to contribute some words of my own. For the life of me, I couldn’t think of anything specifically candy-related (or “sweets” as we would say). So instead I wrote down my memories of spending Halloween at my cousins in Kerry:
Given some recent hand-wringing about the web as a “platform,” it seems appropriate to revisit this superb article from Ben. The specifics of the companies and technologies may have changed in the past year but the fundamental point remains the same:
Everything about web architecture; HTTP, HTML, CSS, is designed to serve and render content, but most importantly the web is formed where all of that content is linked together. That is what makes it amazing, and that is what defines it. This purpose and killer application of the web is not even comparable to the application frameworks of any particular operating system.
Andy responds to Joe Hewitt’s recent despondent posts about the web. I tend to agree with Andy: I think comparing the web to other “platforms” is missing the point of what the web is.
See also: http://benward.me/blog/understand-the-web
A wonderfully in-depth article from Zoe on all the practical aspects of using media queries for layout.