This looks like a beautiful way to present information, although it seems a real shame that the information is locked to just one class of device.
Friday, April 29th, 2011
David rejects a redesign in favour of a bit of responsive tweaking — and very nice it is too.
Ben documents the improvements in Twitter’s OAuth flow. Maybe this will help to stop people blindly giving permission to dodgy third-party sites to update their Twitter stream.
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
A blog devoted to sifting through the gems in the Geocities torrent. This is digital archeology.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
The threat to Google Videos shows businesses are not suitable cultural custodians — they can’t be held accountable to the public.
Yet another reason to host your own content instead of sharecropping; danah boyd wakes up one morning to find her Tumblr account has been moved to a different URL.
Tom Phippen points to an excellent real-world example of a print layout that’s superior to the desktop version.
I am very fond of this T-shirt that Ethan designed.
- A “small screen” user is not necessarily a mobile user.
- A “small screen” device is not necessarily a mobile one.
See also: bandwidth.
Ben Buchanan has a nice round-up of some of the options available when you’re switching over to HTML5.
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
A great way of supporting the best podcast on the planet: a limited set of prints by five designers, illustrators and artists. Grab yours quick before they’re all gone.
A good analysis of many of the factors involved in web design, of which responsiveness is clearly an important part.
A handy list of responsive design resources.
An excellent design technique from Samantha that allows you to nail down a visual vocabulary without using something as wishy-washy as a mood board or as rigid as a fully-blown comp. Brilliant!
The style tile is not a literal translation of what the website is going to be, but a starting point for the designer and the client to have a conversation and establish a common visual language.
Monday, April 25th, 2011
I got your work/life balance right here. Merlin means it, man.
I love him.
Sunday, April 24th, 2011
A truly beautiful piece of work: generative music based on Conway’s game of life. Go ahead: create something gorgeously unique.
This could be a handy little service for sharing locally-hosted sites.
The humble animated .gif is turning into an art form.
Kevin Kelly asks “What is a book?” and provides some thought-provoking answers. There’s some inspiring crystal-ball gazing in here.
The plan to get Curiosity Rover onto the surface of Mars (ignore the cheesy sound effects in space).
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
Aw, this is quite sweet: a tweet of mine, put to music.
Friday, April 22nd, 2011
A look at our inbuilt confirmation biases.
A browser-based tool for creating HTML prototypes.
Thursday, April 21st, 2011
A useful bookmarklet that suggests font stacks to match up with the web fonts on whatever page you happen to be viewing.
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
A great piece about the changing nature of content ownership and distribution. And now I share it with you, validating its central premise.
Monday, April 18th, 2011
Translation From MS-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Dean Hachamovitch’s “Native HTML5″ announcement [dive into mark]
Mark Pilgrim translates Dean Hachamovitch’s utterly bizarre and nonsensical announcement of IE10 that kept talking about “native HTML5.”
Sunday, April 17th, 2011
I’m rubbish at regular expressions so this little tool might just save my skin someday.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
You can now borrow HTML5 For Web Designers through the Open Library. Nice one, George!
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
Aaaaaand once again, the Riegers show us the way. This time it’s Stephanie’s presentation at Breaking Development in Dallas. Bloody brilliant.
This is my bucket list. 1001 beers to drink before you die.
Monday, April 11th, 2011
I like this way of whittling down potential candidates for the job: “To apply, check the HTTP headers.”
Sunday, April 10th, 2011
A beautiful glossary of typographic terms.
Tom talks about “Things Rules Do.”
Saturday, April 9th, 2011
Even more historic significance than blue plaques.
Kittens, puppies, and other baby animals on continuous rotation.
Friday, April 8th, 2011
There appears to be an endless supply of subject matter for this.
James follows up on his previous excellent post on hashbangs by diving into the situations where client-side routing is desirable. Watch this space for a follow-up post on performance.
Thursday, April 7th, 2011
A great presentation on contracts and payment by Mike Monteiro …and his lawyer.
A handy bookmarklet that allows you to examine any piece of text on a website to determine what font it is set in.
Just imagine the world we would be living in if it weren’t for the warnings given to us by these film-makers.
A lovely bit of experimentation with prime numbers and multiple background images.
Present day Austin Kleon gives ten pieces of advices to past Austin Kleon.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Freaky stuff. If you’ve seen Kevin Slavin or James Bridle talking about the increase in property prices on Wall Street as the buildings get closer to the network hub …that’s nothing—these are the new centres of world power; places where the speed of light interferes least with the speed of transactions.
More brilliant and useful code from Glenn: copy and paste contact details from one URL into a form on another URL.
A quick chat with me in the hallway after my talk in Seattle.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
A supremely useful tool from Google for measuring performance.
I think that I too will begin rating all my experiences on a scale from one to ten sexy ladies.
This is genuinely hilarious stuff from the genius behind Fireland.
The Riegers are like emissaries from Planet Smart and we mere mortals are fortunate that they take the time to give us great articles like this.
Well, there goes my afternoon: here’s an endless supply of computer interfaces from films.
It’s like, how much darker could the pattern be? None. None more dark.
Monday, April 4th, 2011
Looks like those dead drops that Jessica, Brian and I created haven’t survived the inclement weather.
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
Cennydd’s closing remarks from this year’s IA Summit. Huzzah!
Friday, April 1st, 2011
Testing ways of only displaying background images on large screens whilst ensuring that they aren’t downloaded for smaller screens.
The redesign of the Do Lectures site is gorgeous (and responsive).
A nice overview of the increasing importance of UX on the web, written by Bobbie with soundbites from Andy.
Luke’s notes from my talk at An Event Apart Seattle do a good job of capturing the gist of what I was saying.
Yeah, it’s an April Fool’s video (lamest day on the internet) but this is amusing.