Fantastic collection of user-tagged content at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
Archive: November, 2006
Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Roger hits the nail on the head: "fixed widths are used for the wrong reason - designer vanity. Come on, you’re designing for the Web, which means it’s your job to let things be flexible when you can."
Monday, November 27th, 2006
Chris J. Davis has turned my life stream thingy into a plug-in for Wordpress. Nice!
"You can’t “semi-release” your 1.0 just because you want it out there but aren’t yet finished. Being semi-released is like being semi-pregnant."
Paul's book will be out in a few weeks. Looks like it'll be a good one.
Sunday, November 26th, 2006
Handy Firefox keyboard shortcuts, courtesy of Derek.
Nice online colour tool from Adobe labs.
Saturday, November 25th, 2006
A new site dedicated to design, both on the Web and off.
Friday, November 24th, 2006
"The repetition this week of the weary old canard that atheism is 'a faith proposition' shows that our archbishops need a lesson in semantics."
Apple's variant of Myriad has a very nice "ff" ligature.
Sarah mocks up an interface for importing contacts across social networks.
It's funny because it's true.
Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
Identity consolidation with the XFN rel="me" value. RTFM on sharing information across social networks.
Glenn weighs in with his thoughts on portable social networks through microformats. Looks like the Backnetwork app might be the first to start doing this.
Stuart posts a really handy string for testing internationalisation: Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
Andy showed me some pages from the book over video iChat today. It looks great.
A dashboard widget for Twitter courtesy of Ben Ward.
A mashup of Pandora and Last.fm. While you listen to Pandora, the track information is uploaded to your Last.fm account.
Via Reverend Dan Catt on Twitter comes word of over 10,100,000 getagged photos. Mazel tov!
Flickr's aggregate camera data (preceded by a paid placement from Nikon). Scroll down for graphs.
Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
Send a six word message to Twitter prefixed with "smithmag" and you could win an iPod nano. Go on, give Earnest Hemmingway a run for his money.
A new site for tracking what's hot and what's not.
Friday, November 17th, 2006
Find the antipodes of your location. Remember, most of the world is ocean.
A cool way of looking at photos from your Flickr contacts, built using the Flickr API by Jason Garber and Jeremy Carbaugh (who are here with me at Refresh Orlando).
Thursday, November 16th, 2006
Jon redesigns too. It's lovely, but a bit wide for my taste.
Matt Mullenweg redesigns. I like it.
Read it and weep (for joy). The updated graded browser support table from Yahoo! "Termination of A-grade Support, IE5.5, Win"
Magnolia is providing microformat feeds: simple HTML documents marked up with xFolk, hReview or hAtom. It's basically a simple sort of API. Very nice.
Friday, November 10th, 2006
New kids on the block.
Thursday, November 9th, 2006
Sir Tim Berners-Lee and others call for the creation and recognition of a new discipline: "What we really want is for people around the world to start calling themselves web scientists."
The origins and history of copyright. Copyright was originally designed to subsidize distribution, not creation. Not much has changed... until now.
Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
There's a new Apple reseller in the heart of Brighton. Very handy.
Generate your own animated .gif for Ajax apps.
How to set up iChat to use your Gmail address for a Jabber account (useful for Twitter). I set this up a while back but recently a few people have been asking about this.
Monday, November 6th, 2006
It's here... Patrick and Dan have unveiled their event management system and pretty sweet it is too.
Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
More about the microformats that can now be found on Last.fm.
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
Hilariously stupid pseudo-science article that takes a scythe to the BBC's credibility. Read on to the last line to get the source of this nonsense.