The slides from Richard's superb Skillswap presentation.
Archive: January, 2009
Saturday, January 31st, 2009
Thursday, January 29th, 2009
Vint Cerf announces M-Lab: an excellent resource which will allow people to find out if and how their internet access is being throttled. Viva l'internet!
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
This addition to Firebug is rather excellent: a built in reference for whatever you're inspecting.
Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
A look at different font stacks out there in the wild.
Monday, January 26th, 2009
The text adventure version of Guitar Hero.
Glenn has created a screencast of his superb Skillswap presentation, syncing up the audio with the slides.
Ben shares his hopes for the coming year in microformats.
Sunday, January 25th, 2009
Gez lays out the case for and against keeping the alt attribute mandatory in HTML5. If he's missed anything, add a comment.
Information Graphics about WWII for WWII magazine and for the book proposal "A Visual Miscellany of World War II".
Saturday, January 24th, 2009
"Now, there are signs â€œRADIOACTIVITYâ€� written with big white letters on the approaching paths to the structure but they donâ€™t stop the abandoned exotics lovers."
Friday, January 23rd, 2009
Good news everyone: Douglas is back! Yay!
A nice way to play around with Google's APIs. Example code is provided which you can edit and immediately see the results.
A superb article by Bryan Rieger on designing for multiple screen sizes. The closing section makes it clear that if you care about mobile, you'd better get comfortable with liquid layouts fast.
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
Sue Schofield plugs Ada Lovelace Day while taking a long hard look at the sniggering sexism endemic to the IT industry.
Jackson's lovely new site ...written in HTML5.
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
The details of Tom's hardware hack at PaperCamp: an old-school printer receipt printer hooked up via arduino.
Background material for Watchmen.
Monday, January 19th, 2009
Chris Heathcote's notes from his PaperCamp talk on guidebooks.
Pride and Prejudice told through Facebook.
Sunday, January 18th, 2009
Cats. Reading. Once again, it's all about the cumulative effect.
Saturday, January 17th, 2009
This could prove to be very useful in the event of future Pownce/Jaiku implosions.
I had a good browse through "Things Our Friends Have Written On The Internet 2008" at PaperCamp. It's lovely.
A little Twitter app from Christian ...that doesn't ask for your password.
I mentioned to Brian on IM that he *totally* had to make this single serving site. Within in an hour, he had the domain and the site up an running. "Just need to do the RSS feed," he said.
Follow the adventure of this group of artists from around the world, in a Japanese fold Moleskine sketchbook exchange.
Friday, January 16th, 2009
Christopher Schmitt shows how to style XFN links using attribute selectors.
Bid farewell to IE6.
Yahoo's RESTful query language can now parse microformats. This is excellent news ...although I'm personally finding it tough to wrap my head around the documentation. It's certainly trickier than hKit but then, it's almost certainly more powerful too.
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
Dunstan put a Flip video on the end of a four foot long bamboo pole and attached it to himself to film his morning commute.
A 5' x 10' Hoth base diorama consisting of between 55,000 to 60,000 pieces of LEGO and containing 50 real lights and a remote controlled device that can deploy troops from the AT-ATs.
A guide to using ARIA roles from the mighty Steve Faulkner.
Dopplr Blog Â» Blog Archive Â» Dopplr presents the Personal Annual Report 2008: freshly generated for you, and Barack Obamaâ€¦
I can't wait to get my personal annual report from Dopplr! In the meantime, I'll content myself with the very pretty example of Barack Obama's annual report.
Eric Reiss takes a stab at defining User Experience.
Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
Remy teaches non-techies how to use jQuery in a responsible way.
Cameron rounds up articles on HTML5 from 'round the web.
More clever meta web marketing.
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
Gravity's rainbow on a Google map.
Font-weight is still broken in all but one browser | Clagnut Â§ Browsers Â· Typography Â· CSSÂ techniques
A superb bit of browser research by Richard. "Thereâ€™s more to the lives of many typefaces than just Bold and Regular, but almost no browsers follow the proper CSS 1 way of specifying Light, Semibold, Black and other weights. There is a workaround,â€¦
Matt has organised PaperCamp for this weekend and I'll be heading along. Should be good fun.
A collection of Flash preloaders. Out of context, they make for surprisingly compelling viewing all together.
Saturday, January 10th, 2009
Use TiltShiftMaker to easily transform your standard photos into fun tilt-shift style miniature pictures.
Thursday, January 8th, 2009
Twitter through the ages.
A thoughtful post from Ben on how the flow of OAuth, OpenID and Facebook Connect can be improved.
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
Organisers of BarCamps â€” and other geek gatherings â€” take note: Campaign Monitor will provide sponsorship in the shape of pizza and drink.
Wait till I come! Â» Blog Archive Â» Detecting and displaying the information of a logged-in twitter user
Clever or creepy? You decide.
This site needs some promotion. Maybe on Twitter.
A web browser for Android that detects microformats and allows direct actions with the data. The map integration is exactly the kind of thing I'd like to see on the iPhone.
A visual real-time simulation that displays the carbon dioxide (co2) emissions, birth rates, and death rates of every country in the world.
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
365 days of hand-drawn exemplars of dudeness.
Anna Pickard: Why is the idea of online friendships still treated with such disdain? | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
A lovely article from Anna on friendship and the internet.
Heartfelt and moving: praise for those who sprinkle doses of humanity into software interfaces.
Sunday, January 4th, 2009
The spread of happiness, obesity and smoking habits through social networks.
A super-simple lightweight PHP class by Kellan for calling the Flickr API and receiving back an array of results.
A document outlining browser support standards for bbc.co.uk
The importance of providing predictive text for minority languages (including Irish). To help preserve languages, advocates are pushing to make more written languages available on cellphones.
Twitter's promotion of the password anti-pattern bites them on the ass.
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
This looks like being an excellentâ€”and freeâ€”resource "...meant to provide web application developers, browser engineers, and information security researchers with a one-stop reference to key security properties of contemporary web browsers."
Friday, January 2nd, 2009
A collection of tips, guidance, advice and practical suggestions in developing accessible websites
Thursday, January 1st, 2009
The five second test is a simple usability test that helps you measure the effectiveness of your user interfaces.