There's a good list of resources about typography at the end of this article.
Archive: October, 2006
Sunday, October 29th, 2006
It's very childish of me, but I got a kick out of the reviews here.
Saturday, October 28th, 2006
Here's an API for accessing material that is censored in countries like China or Iran.You can use this API to republish that information on other sites, circumventing the censorship.
Mark Boulton is self-publishing a PDF book on design. Let the eager anticipation begin.
Friday, October 27th, 2006
The W3C Validator now has an API. It's SOAP only unfortunately, but this could still prove to be immensely useful for rolling into a CMS.
Registration is now open for Web Directions North in Vancouver in February. Come for the geeky presentations, stay for the skiing.
Scott Adams lost the ability to speak but by hacking his brain through the use of rhyme, regained it again. Paging Dr. Sachs, paging Dr. Pinker.
Joe's notes make for great reading, specifically "Accessibility is a precursor to usability."
Thursday, October 26th, 2006
It looks like Starbucks is ripping off Elsa's Oddzballz. Either it's a blatant rip-off or a quite a coincidence.
A lint tool for microformat values on the rel attribute, courtesy of Drew. It works via a bookmarklet making it really easy to use. Excellent work, that man.
Transcript: Where the rubber meets the road — Web Accessibility and Pragmatism / Geek in the Park 2006 / Bruce Lawson and Patrick H. Lauke / splintered - freelance creativity and design / the portfolio and experimental playground of patrick h. lauke aka
This transcript of Pat'n'Bruce's talk at the Geek in the Park makes for a great, thought-provoking read.
Monday, October 23rd, 2006
Who says the W3C don't have a sense of humour? Check out the logo of the Web API Working Group (who are doing great work, by the way).
Saturday, October 21st, 2006
Cameron is writing a book. You know it's going to be good.
This is just plain creepy.
Photos from space by Anousheh Ansari.
Friday, October 20th, 2006
The ultimate Web 2.0 social application: a bunch of people sign up to be in a tea group. People in the group issue requests for cups of tea. The app randomly picks someone to make 'em. Genius!
Thursday, October 19th, 2006
Last.fm are looking for a designer. Want to be part of an exciting Web 2.0 startup without moving to the valley? Now's your chance.
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
Dave Gorman tells of being stopped under the Prevention of Terrorism Act while taking pictures of Battersea Power Station. It's all very civilised. One of the coppers uses Flickr herself.
Go on, take a pot-shot. You know you want to.
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
This new method in the Flickr API could be used to create some fun zeitgeist-driven mashups.
Monday, October 16th, 2006
Shaun is pushing the boundaries of CSS as an indicator of the passage of the time. I'm really happy to see this kind of experimentation: this is exactly why we want separation of content and presentation.
Not if John keeps writing posts as good as this is, it's not.
Erik Spiekermann is speaking in London at the start of November. For just £15, this event looks like great value.
Sunday, October 15th, 2006
Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, and Beth Orton get together to dance about architecture.
Saturday, October 14th, 2006
This looks crazy! Everyone is dancing to the beat of a different drum... I mean, iPod.
Matt points out that we can get sidetracked by taking what matters most to us and assuming that it matters most for success.
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Apple are chasing companies that use the word "podcast", even though they have no claim to that word. Asshats.
Monday, October 9th, 2006
Podcast interview: Greg Hoy of Happy Cog Philadelphia.
Friday, October 6th, 2006
A German language blog devoted entirely to microformats. Klasse.