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Archive: April, 2010
Friday, April 30th, 2010
Charles Stross peers into his dilithium crystal ball and tells tales of the future as decided by Apple.
A beautiful site for long-form content, also available in dead tree format.
Thursday, April 29th, 2010
Blaine outlines the vision for Webfinger.
An interesting proposal for a Huffduffer-style mad-libs ad-posting form for Craigslist.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
I'll be delivering half of A Day Apart in Washington DC in September — the HTML5 half. So... there's that.
The search for Dyson spheres.
Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
An excellent way to do geolocation even in browser that don't support it natively.
Here is the star to sail your ship by.
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
A shedload of data from The World Bank. Get parsing.
Monday, April 26th, 2010
This is my kind of event. Where does your data go when you die?
Sunday, April 25th, 2010
A beautiful reminder.
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
This little quiz is surprisingly addictive: match the inane comment to the YouTube video.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
An examination of websites behaving conversationally, including Huffduffer.
Slides from a presentation on machine tags by Aaron Straup Cope. I highly recommend downloading the PDF for the bounty of links listed under "Reading List."
An excellently written zero-edit change proposal from Edward O'Connor and others, refuting issues raised by Shelley Powers (I offered to help with this change proposal but I never followed through).
A nice explanation of the ruby element in HTML5: very handy for marking up phonetic pronunciation.
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
A first bash at describing how to write (X)HTML5 documents that can be parsed as XML as well as HTML.
A framework for creating old-school arcade games in the browser, using HTML5.
A cute hardware hack: send a tweet with the word TwitweeClock, the hashtag #TwitweeClock, or the username @TwitweeClock, and this cuckoo clock will, well, cuckoo.
An exercise in collaboration and perspective: let another designer touch your website while you touch theirs.
Quite a stunning proof of concept that uses video and canvas.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
A clear explanation of device-width from PPK.
A (webkit-only) CSS3/HTML5 take on the Doctor Who opening titles.
Monday, April 19th, 2010
Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera have formally submitted the WOFF font format to the W3C.
Collecting data on theory that all comics can use the punchline “Christ, what an asshole” without compromising their comedic value.
Saturday, April 17th, 2010
Coping mechanisms for grammar pedants. I can see myself using this alot.
A beautiful call to arms against engineerism in design. Software cries out for love.
Friday, April 16th, 2010
A public service announcement about the end bit of the banana.
Hixie needs your help. Document examples of augmented video (or audio) such as captioned or subtitled media.
When memes collide: chat roulette meets cats.
The companion website to Kevin Hoffman's IA Summit talk, this is a hugely valuable resource for an often-overlooked part of the design process: the kick-off meeting.
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
A collection of the worst petitions sent to the prime minister.
Bruce gives a good explanation of the difference between section and article in HTML5.
Monday, April 12th, 2010
This web conference in July in St. Petersburg, Florida looks great — the line-up is excellent and tickets cost just $99. Bargain!
Purely for my own benefit because I keep needing this URL, here are the current outstanding issues registered at the W3C for HTML5.
Sunday, April 11th, 2010
I wonder how much I need to wind up Paul at work in order to push him into the red...
Saturday, April 10th, 2010
I'm quitting the Internet. Will I be liberated or left behind? (1) - By James Sturm - Slate Magazine
James Sturm outlines his plan to give up the internet, which sounds like a good decision for him. Comments are open via snail mail.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
A lovely bit of CSS3.
Monday, April 5th, 2010
A very handy GUI for figuring out the somewhat complicated syntax of border-image in CSS3.
Sunday, April 4th, 2010
An excellent piece by Bruce on why the details element needs to be in HTML5.
Mozilla aims to plug the :visited/getComputedStyle bug/feature.