Chloe’s redesign/realign is a lovely bit of HTML5 and CSS3 all wrapped up in a responsive layout.
Archive: May, 2011
Monday, May 30th, 2011
Sunday, May 29th, 2011
A superb post by Dan on the bigger picture of what’s wrong with hashbang URLs. Well written and well reasoned.
Friday, May 27th, 2011
Susan’s comprehensive notes from the roundtable discussion about the mythical mobile user.
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
A celebration of horrendous kerning all over the internet.
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
The class of device formerly known as mobile.
This dovetails nicely with my recent post about the spirit of distributed collaboration. Here’s a great little bit of near-history spelunking from Paul, all about styling new HTML5 elements in pesky older versions of Internet Explorer.
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
A nice summation of the open science movement, courtesy of Bobbie.
Josh explains the pros and cons of embedding background images in your CSS using base 64 encoding.
Friday, May 20th, 2011
There’s a whole series of sci-fi related events going on at the British Library.
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Yes! Luke nails the fallacy of the mythical mobile user. Instead of trying to mind-read intent, play to the strengths of mobile devices instead.
when you have to concede that someone has made a good counterargument, but they’re being a jerk about it.
I have to remember this one.
A comprehensive list of links to videos, blog posts and slides from the Mobilism conference.
Another great post from Susan. Not only are we making unwarranted assumptions about what the mythical mobile user wants, we’re basing those assumptions on the worst possible user base: ourselves.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
This is a fascinating take on progressive enhancement from Luke: for a service-based site, the equivalent of Content First is API first …literally a command line interface as a baseline.
Another write-up of a responsive redesign.
Once again the importance of a Content First approach to responsive design is made clear:
What responsive technique do we use? Whatever suits the content best.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
A timely reminder from Jason of the killer feature of the web: hyperlinks.
A handy little GUI for generating CSS declarations for shadows, gradients, opacity and border radius.
September in Brighton is going to be ker-razy! Here’s a nice responsive holding page listing just some of the events that will be going on …dConstruct, Maker Faire, Flash On The Beach and more.
It’s funny, I’ve just recently become acutely aware of exactly the problem that Timoni describes here: the inability to filter new uploads by a particular user.
It makes stalking someone that much harder.
What could be better than of Anton’s 100 robots? How about one of Anton’s (even bigger) 100 monsters! You can pre-order now.
A nice little demo of the “content out” approach to responsive design.
Monday, May 16th, 2011
Susan pushes back on the notion of the mythical mobile user.
Hexadecimal colours and their corresponding dictionary definitions. Cute.
A translation into plain English of the recent changes in the law regarding cookies in the UK. In short, keep calm and carry on.
A superbly written piece of near-future legal-dystopian speculative fiction. Damn, that Paul Ford can write!
Sunday, May 15th, 2011
Luke’s notes from the browser panel I moderated at the Mobilism conference.
This looks like it might be worth investigating as one potential solution to the sharecropping problem: code for decentralising your data; you allow apps to access your data but you get to decide where that data lives. Intriguing.
The perils of “scientism” in design. Reading this reminded me of Google’s forty shades of blue.
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Here’s a video of the mobile browser panel I moderated at Mobilism in Amsterdam today. It gets fairly technical for a while but it was mostly a lot of fun.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Getting the background on Ampersand from Richard is getting me very excited for the conference.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
Anton’s personal account of An Event Apart in Boston. It really was a very special event.
A very useful tip for creating cohesive colour palettes.
More documentation of a responsive redesign, this time from Trent Walton. Be sure to check out the FitText jQuery plug-in that was created as a result.
Buy. This. Book.
I mean it.
Documenting the process of switching to a responsive design. I think there’s always insight to be gained from seeing how your peers are approaching these challenges.
Digital preservation in the art world.
Monday, May 9th, 2011
Electronic rock songs about anger, loss, frustration, love, the surveillance state, the Iranian election, uranium enrichment, Twitter, gene therapy cures for AIDS, the financial crisis and World of Warcraft.
A good round-up by Jack Osborne of where things currently stand with the hgroup group.
Sunday, May 8th, 2011
Two fine songwriters. Only one of them is still with us.
Friday, May 6th, 2011
This is cute: using media queries to display multiple CSS Zen Garden submissions without refreshing the page — just adjust your browser window.
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Animatronic rabbit ears powered by brain waves …in Japan. Of course.
Great news! Google Analytics now tracks page load times.
A profile of those whacky Brooklyn Studiomates.
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
Well, ya learn something new every day …or at least I did. I had no idea about the rem unit—relative em—for font-sizing in CSS.
The final post in ten years of blogging. Derek is dead. I can’t imagine what it must have been like to write this.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
Luke’s notes from my talk about long-term thinking and online preservation at An Event Apart in Boston.
A comprehensive look at some of the problems with taking self-hosting to its logical conclusion: running your own web server.
FamilySearch Shares Plans to Digitize Billions of Records Stored at Granite Mountain Records Vault - LDS Newsroom
How the Mormon Church are storing and preserving genealogical data inside a mountain.
The editor of New Scientist writes about deletionists and preservationists while adding his own personal poignant perspective.