My buddies and I express our support for HTML5 ...with caveats ...and unicorns.
Monday, August 31st, 2009
A thoughtful piece on the question of extensibility in HTML5.
Sunday, August 30th, 2009
There is something utterly hypnotic and disturbing about these three-frame looping animations.
A forthcoming typeface designed specifically to help people with dyslexia read and write more effectively.
Saturday, August 29th, 2009
Collective nouns, collected.
Asteroids implemented using HTML5's canvas.
Simon St. Laurent explains why mobile support for HTML5 mitigates Microsoft's dominance of desktop web browsing.
Friday, August 28th, 2009
Some very handy Textmate tips from Emil ....especially the bit about doing calculations for vertical rhythm.
Thursday, August 27th, 2009
A tool from Google to help you see how your microformated content is showing up.
A great article about the rising prevalence of "rough consensus and running code" in the real world.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
The iPhone App of Magnetic North's wonderful serendipitous Flickr photo viewer is now available for free. It's lovely.
A wonderful set of folk-art movie posters from mobile cinemas in Ghana.
New co-chairs for HTML Working Group from Tim Berners-Lee on 2009-08-26 (firstname.lastname@example.org from August 2009)
Maciej Stachowiak is an inspired choice as co-chair of the HTMLWG. His evenhand peace-making has already made him an HTML5 hero.
Erik Spiekermann expounding on the beauty – and the difficulty – of designing numbers.
Wendy gives some commentary from her ringside seat at the theatre of HTML5.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
James Surowiecki explains how loss aversion is affecting the health care "debate" in the USA.
A microformats article by yours truly, reworking a blog post from a while back about the value class pattern.
Two little tips courtesy of Dan.
A very handy tool to help you check the outline algorithm in HTML5.
Monday, August 24th, 2009
Like Wikipedia for typefaces. Beautiful work from Jason, Dan, and others.
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
A blog devoted to data visualisation.
"A tribute to two former bookkeepers who impacted American design & typography for all time."
Friday, August 21st, 2009
Since Amazon decided to require signed requests for its API, I'm going to have to use this code to keep Huffduffer and The Session working. Grrrr... cool APIs don't change.
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
Good news, everyone. Yahoo aren't shutting down the term extractor API. Happy developer is happy. Now if only they save GeoCities...
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
Watch this space for Mark Pilgrim's dive excursions into HTML5.
Brendan Dawes pointed me to this wonderfully playful creation. It's Flash-free, believe it or not.
Gorgeous visual design for an interestingly eclectic site.
Monday, August 17th, 2009
Fiendishly clever and joyful platform game ...and it only has only level.
Saturday, August 15th, 2009
A cute and poignant resignation letter ...in video game form.
Thursday, August 13th, 2009
Turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
Enjoyable schadenfreude with journalistic boo-boos.
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
Crap. The very powerful term extractor API from Yahoo is being closed down. Sad developer is sad.
Saturday, August 8th, 2009
These kids hate what is being done to them ...and one day they will get their revenge.
Friday, August 7th, 2009
Elliot gives a rundown of the font delivery services for the web that are on the way.
Dave has been experimenting with processing and documenting the results here.
Thursday, August 6th, 2009
Another interesting take on assigning a visual clue to password fields.
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
Unbelievable 3D visualisation created by extracting common points from millions of pictures on Flickr of Rome, Venice and Dubrovnik. As Matt Haughey would say, "Holy shitballs!"
Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
Archive.org is indexing Geocities sites (as it always has). Yahoo are going to fuck all about their users data/dreams/memories and Yahoo are going to do fuck all about the URLs.
A very pretty little Twitter canvas experiment accompanied by music delivered via the audio element. View this in a capable browser.
Monday, August 3rd, 2009
Thanks to the brilliant Glenn Jones, there is now a Firefox plug-in for Huffduffer. Right-click on a link to an audio file and select "Huffduff it" and you will get the pre-filled Huffduffer form in a pop-up window.
Lovely representation of OpenStreetMap data using canvas.
Nice Huffduffer-style contact form.
Saturday, August 1st, 2009
Utterly addictive platform game.