I think this has to be my favourite contribution to Ada Lovelace day. Brilliant!
Archive: March, 2009
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
Typographically thoughtful themes for NetNewsWIre. Even if you don't use the RSS reader, check out the gorgeous design of this site.
Monday, March 30th, 2009
The start of a campaign to get a blue plaque for Sussex Uni, site of the world's first transatlantic email.
Sunday, March 29th, 2009
Indie compilations for you to download for free.
This list of screenreader survey results is required reading. Conclusion: "there is no typical screen reader user."
Kai has written a handy little CSS diagnostic script to help you identify problems with your markup.
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
A Cederholm-designed site for tracking trends on Wikipedia. Check out the HTML5-based class names.
Best. Portfolio/resumé. Site. Ever.
A single-serving blindingly obvious answer.
An excellent rumination on the meaning of accessibility, prompted by real world experiences.
Derek weighs in with his view on the current state of publishing. I agree with his conclusion: "There has never been a better time to be making media. There are more tools to help than ever. There are more media consumers and media producers than ever. The world is more literate and media savvy than it’s ever been."
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
Prompted by the Bespin fuss, Derek shares his thoughts on *when* accessibility should be integrated into products.
Saturday, March 21st, 2009
A beautiful use of the Flickr API that allows you to browse photos with a colour picker.
I know this sound uncharitable but there's a good chance that the reason why Bruce Sterling's books aren't selling is because he's just not a very good writer. And I say that as a big sci-fi fan. I mean, really... have you read Distraction? I tried ...and failed.
The next Yahoo hackday will be on May 9th and 10th in Covent Garden. I've registered my interest. You should too.
This is the dictionary definition of awesome: schoolkids send a camera into space.
Friday, March 20th, 2009
Announced at SXSW, this is the curriculum that the Web Standards Project has been working on. Education, education, education.
Lomokev is teaching photography in Brighton. Learn from the best.
Douglas explains why he's leaving Google. "I won’t miss a design philosophy that lives or dies strictly by the sword of data."
Thursday, March 19th, 2009
A great video reportage of this year's bloggies featuring a bit of a mandolin performance by yours truly.
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
Un film du Garrett Murray.
An excellent bookmarklet designed to help you read more easily on the web (by hiding all that filthy, filthy advertising).
Okay, I know I said "holy freakin' crap!" the last time I linked to one of Glenn's Social Graph API experiments but now he's gone and created a Firefox plug-in: press alt-i and you can see the social graph for anyone's site. Holy freakin' crap!
Natalie has put up the slides and video from her excellent Girl Geek Dinner talk on CSS in The Eagle last week.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
danah boyd addresses the Microsoft Research Tech Fest.
The Guardian has released a shedload of data for us to play with. Go forth and hack.
Sunday, March 8th, 2009
With heavy heart, Nick announces the end of Digital Web magazine. It will be missed.
This is the ur-spring: Tim Berners Lee's original proposal for "Mesh", later "World Wide Web."
Friday, March 6th, 2009
Holy freaking crap! Glenn's Social Graph Explorer is bloody brilliant!
Andy answers some questions about Clearleft's way of working.
Ariel talks about labours of love; pico projects; £5 apps; call them what you will.
Thursday, March 5th, 2009
Great article by Bruce defending the principle of One Web.
Stuart has an interesting take on ARAI attributes. Why can't they be set declaratively in an external file in the same way as we set styles?
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
Here's a great compromise solution for parents. Yes, your kids can play that violent video game but with one condition: they must abide by the Geneva Conventions.
Stevie Wonder talks about assistive technology. I think this finally proves that yes, accessibility *is* sexy!
Superb article by Ethan on calculating percentages for liquid layouts. Read it. Do it.
Monday, March 2nd, 2009
Andy Baio gets his first by-line in a national newspaper (based on an article from Waxy.org).
A lovely shout-out to Clearleft from the BBC: "Along with other awesome UK companies like ClearLeft, we hope the work we're doing influences more web companies to adopt more best practice, like following the principle of 'progressive enhancement'."
Because the internet needs prophylactics for memetically transmitted diseases.
This is beautiful. Really beautiful.