Archive: May, 2010sparkline

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Evolution and Creativity: Why Humans Triumphed - WSJ.com

Matt Ridley's new book sounds like a corker.

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Fonts Live

Ascender is selling (and hosting) webfonts now.

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Mozilla hires open-standards guru Celik | The Social - CNET News

Tantek is working with Mozilla now. I expect great things will come of this.

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Rams’ Principles Series: 7 of 10 | Inksie Journal of Design & Culture

Mandy's take on Dieter Rams's design principle that "good design is long-lasting."

Wishlist » User Testing with Silverback

A nice little case study in using Silverback.

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Win A Book Apart – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report

Use Gowalla? Want a copy of my book? Jeffrey has the details.

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

OpenPlatform Content API Explorer

A handy interface onto The Guardian's new API.

Google Font Directory

Google-hosted free-as-in-beer webfonts.

» UX London report: day 1 Johnny Holland – It's all about interaction » Blog Archive

A comprehensive report of the excellent first day of UX London.

The WebM Project : The WebM Project : Welcome to the WebM Project

Mozilla, Opera and Google are collaborating on an open format for audio and video for the web (a wrapper for Vorbis for audio and VP8 for video).

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Minimal Competence: Data Access, Data Ownership, and Sharecropping. - Laughing Meme

Kellan outlines the bare minimum you should expect from any service that you are putting data into.

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Pictaculous - A Color Palette Generator (courtesy of MailChimp)

A handy tool for generating colour palettes from images.

My Canvas Learning Page

Conway's Game of Life, implemented in canvas.

Monday, May 17th, 2010

These Golden Books Are Not For Children - Humor - Kotaku

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.

Friday, May 14th, 2010

The All-In-One Almost-Alphabetical No-Bullshit Guide to Detecting Everything - Dive Into HTML5

A really handy list of really short JavaScript code for HTML5 feature detection.

New Programming Jargon — Global Nerdy

Some of the best neologisms in programming, many of them to do with bug-fixing.

Notes on HTML5 Parser History — Anne’s Weblog

Anne explains exactly why the HTML parser defined in HTML5 is A Very Good Thing for everyone.

HTML 5 Asteroids | Doug McInnes

Asteroids in canvas. Works a treat. Now I want Battlezone.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Long Snake City | booktwo.org

Snakes'n'ladders played on the streets of London. Fun!

Hyperbole and a Half: Things That Can Make You Feel Like an Idiot Almost Instantly

I'm going to have to start ticking things off this list.

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

2010 Space Elevator Conference

I would really love to go to this. Our planet needs a space elevator.

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Firefox 4: the HTML5 parser – inline SVG, speed and more ✩ Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog

Henri Sivonen gives the lowdown on the HTML5 parser that will ship with the next version of Firefox. This is a huge development ...and yet users won't even notice it (by design).

Happy Magic Fun Time — HTML5 For Drunks

I wasted my time writing HTML5 For Web Designers when clearly, this is the best tutorial on HTML5 ever.

Mojibakeru kanji-animal transformers ::: Pink Tentacle

Kanji characters that transform into the animal they represent.

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Geology in Art: The Thagomizer

"...after the late Thag Simmons." No, really. It's a proper paleontological term now.

LittleBigPlanet 2

A platform game? A platform for games!

Transcription Services | uiAccess

A list of services you can use to get your podcast transcribed.

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

theoriginofthe<blink>tag (www)

The origins of the blink element are fascinating. To nobody's surprise, alcohol was involved.

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Cthulhu Is Not Cute | HiLobrow

Of plush toys and tentacle porn.

Async | The Brighton JavaScript meetup group

A new geek gathering in Brighton, every second Thursday, all about JavaScript.

Friday, May 7th, 2010

The Big Web Show 2: HTML5 with Jeremy Keith | 5 by 5

I had a lot of fun chatting with Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman about HTML5 for Web Designers. Now you can watch the video or listen to the podcast.

HTML Lint

Finally! A lint tool for HTML (including HTML5) so you can enforce strictness in your writing style.

Fake Science

An excellent education resource.

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

HTML5, ARIA Roles, and Screen Readers in May 2010 — Research — Accessible Culture

Test results for screen readers navigating content that uses new HTML5 elements and ARIA roles.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

WAI-ARIA Schemata

There is a doctype for HTML4 + ARIA but "This DTD is made available only as a bridging solution for applications requiring DTD validation but not using HTML 5."

IAA SETI Permanent Study Group: Post-Detection Protocols

A nine-point document that constitutes a "Declaration of Principles Concerning Activities Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence."

FontDeck: Exclusive Sneak Peek | Design Shack

Get a glimpse behind Fontdeck's curtain.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Question Park | Captcha in the Rye

If you do insist on having a captcha, why not make it a bit more interesting? Also: best blog post title ever.

Color Survey Results « xkcd

The wonderfully detailed analysis of a colour questionnaire.

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

MiniApps - HTML5 apps for iPhone, iPad, Android & other mobile platforms

A nice collection of free apps for your mobile device. No app store required, thanks to offline storage.