Chloe’s redesign/realign is a lovely bit of HTML5 and CSS3 all wrapped up in a responsive layout.
Archive: May, 2011
A superb post by Dan on the bigger picture of what’s wrong with hashbang URLs. Well written and well reasoned.
Susan’s comprehensive notes from the roundtable discussion about the mythical mobile user.
A celebration of horrendous kerning all over the internet.
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.
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.
There’s a whole series of sci-fi related events going on at the British Library.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Getting the background on Ampersand from Richard is getting me very excited for the conference.
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.
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.
Two fine songwriters. Only one of them is still with us.
This is cute: using media queries to display multiple CSS Zen Garden submissions without refreshing the page — just adjust your browser window.
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.
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.
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.