A nice little report on community management at Flickr.
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
Here's the video of my talk from this year's Reboot conference in Copenhagen. I had a lot of fun talking about (and playing) Irish music here.
Here's a nifty little mashup from Simon: create Moo cards with book details from Amazon.
Monday, September 29th, 2008
Andy makes a great case for presenting clients with designs in HTML/CSS rather than flat, fixed, non-interactive graphics.
It looks like Natalie's presentation at BarCamp London 5 was excellent.
Saturday, September 27th, 2008
Mark Pesce's closing keynote from Web Directions South 2008. Great stuff, as always.
Could it be that the inability of 8-bit computers to render Kanji had a direct influence on the direction of Japan's electronic product design and economy?
Friday, September 26th, 2008
It's been years since I read this charming Bruce Sterling short story but there isn't a week goes by that I don't think of it. It has grown more relevant over time.
Thursday, September 25th, 2008
I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Plastics.
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
A great article by Malarkey wherein he lists five examples of progressive enrichment (as Dan is wont to call it) complete with side-by-side comparisons. Useful ammo, this.
Nintendo break the third wall to advertise Wario Land.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
Oh McSweeney's, does your satisfyingly smug brand of dry wit know no bounds?
Ariel has put together a list of 100 space-related Twitter accounts.
Monday, September 22nd, 2008
Just for the record, this is a superb example of a bulletproof liquid layout: Simon Wiffen, solo acoustic singer-songwriter from Leeds.
David has written an excellent comparison of the two differing mindsets when approaching online authentication. In no uncertain terms, OAuth (or an OAuth style authentication) is right and the password anti-pattern is wrong, wrong, wrong.
These thoughts on identity control reminded me of The Laughing Man from the first series of Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex (and not just because Jan Chipchase lives in Tokyo): "People like to manage and manipulate (with various degreesâ€¦
At first I thought that Andy Rutledge was trying to make some nuanced satirical point here but it turns out he's just a twunt.
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
Animals and sports in serendipitous moments of FAIL.
Camille Seaman Photography -The Last Iceberg Series II - NEW, The Last Iceberg, A Penguin's Life - NEW, The Big Cloud - NEW
Camille Seaman's stunning pictures of icebergs and clouds make me feel small and insignificant. But in a good way.
Flickr Commons just keeps growing and growing. Now there are wonderful collections of pictures from Greenwich available for us all to peruse and tag.
Collections of visual design patterns from web interfaces.
The circlemakers work with vegetation. Andy Goldsworthy works with the landscape. Jim Denevan works with sand.
Judging from the research information collected on Delicious, Flickr and Last.fm, this book proposalâ€”tying together informatics, music and gamesâ€”could blossom into a great read.
A collection of network diagrams and visualisations from the simple to the sublime.
The beautiful work of David Maisel, including Library of Dust: â€œ. . . these canisters hold the cremated remains of patients from an American psychiatric hospital. Oddly reminiscent of bullet casings, the canisters are literal gravesites. Reacting â€¦
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
A handy little tool that's beautifully designed. View typeface/style/size combinations and then grab the CSS.
Taking innocent tweets and replacing the nouns with the word "penis".
This article by George Saunders had me giggling from start to finish.
Monday, September 15th, 2008
A startlingly lovely little short advertising the Getty Center.
Mike has published his notes from day one of @media Ajax in London.
A gallery of minimally designed websites. There are some lovely grid/type-based designs on view here.
Sunday, September 14th, 2008
Ethan has redesigned. It's shiny and beautifully proportioned.
Saturday, September 13th, 2008
This new Flickr API method makes it really easy to get a list of visited places for a Flickr user.
A decent version of Tetris written using jQuery.
A wonderful short story by Matt Webb, who is clearly still thinking about movement (his theme from Web Directions North earlier this year).
Friday, September 12th, 2008
Thanks to Brian and the Moo API, you can know print your own microformats stickers.
Apple have gathered all their resources about accessibility into one handy site. I sense the work of James Craig.
Trying to teach legibility, one legal document at a time.
Thursday, September 11th, 2008
Brighton's own Lomokev gets interviewed by Flickr.
Thoughts for an eleventh September: Alvin Toffler, Hirohito, Sarah Palin « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
I should be depressed and dispirited after reading this, but the sheer quality of the writing gives me hope.
Brian says what we're all thinking (or rather, what we would all be thinking if we actually wasted valuable brain cells thinking about TechC*nt).
Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
A great article by Emily Lewis on the microformats that make use of the rel attribute (rel-tag, rel-license, XFN, etc.).
The BBC were at dConstruct. This podcast episode includes interviews with Steven Johnson, Aleks and the the Dopplr Matts.
A write-up of dConstruct 2008 from the YDN crew who so kindly co-sponsored the closing party.
Monday, September 8th, 2008
Because you can never have too much cowbell.
Alastair's comprehensive notes from dConstruct.
The latest project from by Joshua Green Allen aka Fireland.
Richard has launched the redesign he's had bubbling away for a while now. 'Tis lovely and gridilicous.
BBC coverage of dConstruct on "The widening web of location-based web services."
Kevin points out why you might want to keep your pictures on Flickr rather than Facebook. Like you needed a reason.
Popping one collar is pretty gay. Popping 3 or 4 collars is super gay. Popping 24 collars ...that shit is hot.
Monday, September 1st, 2008
Joe's new book will be ready soon. I expect nothing less than the finest wittertainment.
Malarkey has launched his latest project: For A Beautiful Web is a series of web design master class training workshops covering topics including visual design for the web, best-practice XHTML mark-up and CSS, Microformats and practical web accessâ€¦