People who didn’t care when Yahoo deleted terabytes of content are now upset that Yahoo is making use of content people licensed for resale.
Archive: December 2nd, 2014
Alien | Typeset In The Future
Typeset In The Future is back with another cracking analysis. This time—following on from 2001 and Moon—we’ve got Alien.
In her final recorded message before hypersleep, Ripley notes that she is the sole survivor of the Nostromo. What she forgets to mention is that she has not once in the past two hours encountered any Eurostile Bold Extended.
Bruce Lawson’s personal site : On the accessibility of web components. Again.
I completely share Bruce’s concern about the year-zero thinking that’s accompanying a lot of the web components marketing:
Snarking aside, why do so few people talk about extending existing HTML elements with web components? Why’s all the talk about brand new custom elements? I don’t know.
I’m a fan of web components. But I’m increasingly worried about the messaging surrounding them.
I’ve had this song stuck in my head ever since seeing Fahrenheit 451 the other night…
Demonstrating IndieAuth + Micropub to Jon and Charlotte.
A reign of shoe fascism has descended on the @Clearleft office.
Fa-shoe-ism, if you will.
On File Formats, Very Briefly, by Paul Ford · The Manual
A history lesson and a love letter to the early web, taking in HTML, Photoshop, and the web standards movement.
Those were long years, the years of drop-shadows. Everything was jumping just slightly off the screen. For a stretch it seemed that drop-shadows and thin vertical columns of text would define the web. That was before we learned that the web is really a medium to display slideshows, as many slideshows as possible, with banner ads.
as days pass by — Enabling Webmentions
Stuart has implemented webmentions on his site, which is great. It’s also fitting, as he is the inventor of pingback (of which webmention is a simpler reformulation).
Beautiful web type — the best typefaces from the Google web fonts directory
Many of the free fonts available from Google are pretty bad, but this site showcases how some of them can be used to great effect.