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Archive: October, 2010
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
A neat little experiment in replicating classic 80s albums using CSS.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
It's down for me right now, but this API from Qwerly looks like a great addition to complement Google's Social Graph API — it finds rel="me" links from a Twitter username.
A wearable read-only music player that's a badge. Kind of awesome.
Leonard has some handy tips for protecting yourself against Firesheep and its ilk.
Monday, October 25th, 2010
We need to make sure that Shaun Inman never discovers this site.
Sunday, October 24th, 2010
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
John Allsopp calls bullshit on the notion that native apps are intrinsically better than web apps. I concur.
Aza Raskin on the UI failings of kitchens.
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
An excellent summation of the responsive enhancement approach to web development.
An excellent overview of the evolution of the St. Paul's School website from David Smith, noting an increasing emphasis on mobile usage.
One web page for every book. I love this project.
This W3C document is done and dusted: proposed recommendation. Every one of the guidelines for optimising for mobile also holds true for "desktop" sites.
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
A great explanation of the responsive enhancement of this site.
Spizzle up your tizzle.
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
I like this idea: stencils for common interface elements to be used with good ol' pen and paper.
Monday, October 18th, 2010
Stephen Johnson wrote a book. Frank Chimero did a doodle.
Enterprise HTML - Provides proven high performance, enterprise-level and scalable HTML tips and best practices.
It's funny (and painful) because it's true (and painful).
A cute little tool to help refine colour palettes.
A plug-in for Illustrator that allows you to export to canvas.
A great write-up of the latest additions to the Guardian's Open Platform API including a lukewarm assessment of Semantic Web technologies like RDF.
An excellent little rant by Cennydd that I agree with 100%: hovering does not demonstrate user intent.
Here's a little piece of web history: the proposal that was presented and rejected at the 2004 W3C workshop that led to the formation of the WHATWG.
Friday, October 15th, 2010
Drag the text 'round for a bit of fun.
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
A very handy tool for converting YouTube videos to MP3.
Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
What a superb project! Forget Mechanical Turk — this is the way to harness the collective intelligence of humans: transcribing weather observations made by naval ships at the beginning of the twentieth century. It's all grist for the climate model mill.
Monday, October 11th, 2010
A handy table of new HTML5 elements and whether or not they are exposed to assistive technology.
Saturday, October 9th, 2010
I couldn't agree more with this rant from Remy. He took the words right out of my mouth.
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
Ethan shares his thoughts on the role of the reference design in the responsive workflow.
James Bridle propsed Open Bookmarks during a presentation at Tools of Change in Frankfurt today: "Open Bookmarks is not a thing, it’s a proposal, a flag in the ground. We need to agree on a way of sharing and storing annotations and bookmarks, reading attention data and everything around the book: that aura."
By playing this canvas game, you can help the European Space Agency plan missions to the planets of our solar system.
Monday, October 4th, 2010
Think Vitamin have been their accessibility material available for free.
Telling stories with data — the video.
An inspiring presentation by Tom Armitage on the value of open data.
Responding to Malcolm Gladwell's recent piece in the New Yorker, Jonah Lehrer argues that the strength of weak ties *does* extend to social activism.
You'll need to use Instapaper/Readability/Safari Reader to make it legible, but this conversation is well worth reading. Now I want to get those books.
Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
A low-tech version of Flickr's shapefiles: stopping people and asking "excuse me, what area is this?"
Friday, October 1st, 2010
Geek Calendar is a celebration of the nerdishness of contemporary British life. It's also a project to raise money for libel reform.