These device holders/stands look really nice, and they’d be a real help keeping my spaghetti cables in check.
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
I heartily concur with Luke’s call for sharing of data:
If you’ve had success with a responsive design, my plea to you is to please share what you’ve learned.
I’m going to see if I can get some Clearleft clients to open up.
Some handy tips for starting off your responsive designs from the type out.
I believe this may be Australia’s first open device lab. I hope it’s the first of many.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
A clear explanation of the current state of homomorphic encryption.
Monday, February 25th, 2013
And this is why user-agent sniffing not a future-friendly technique. A new mobile browser comes along, and it has to spoof a fake UA string to all of these sites.
It’s a Red Queen arms race.
A very hand tip from Ben on using SVG background images with a PNG fallback for IE8 and below.
If you’re coming along to the Responsive Day Out and you’ve got some tech books you no longer need, bring them along. We’ll collect them and distribute them to schools.
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Some great stories from the front lines of product design, gathered together in one handy spot.
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
It’s not funny, because it’s true.
Reviews based entirely on the feel of the knob.
A great meaty piece from Cennydd, diving deep into the tricky question of context.
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Dispatches from the disturbing town of Scarfolk, where it is permanently the 1970s:
Scarfolk is more than its famous sewage treatment works, it’s more than its high security mental facilities; it’s more than its world renowned covens; it’s more than its fine reputation which it rebuilt after a spate of grizzly serial killings…
It’s funny and creepy in equal measure. Actually, the creepiness may be the larger measure.
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
A cute and fun way to put together a colour palette.
A damning analysis of the Empire’s military strategy at the battle of Hoth, complete with illustrations. The comments are good too:
Guys, cut Palpatine some slack. He’s still in his first term as Emperor…
Monday, February 18th, 2013
Forty Years of Movie Hacking: Considering the Potential Implications of the Popular Media Representation of Computer Hackers from 1968 to 2008
An in-depth look at the portrayal of hackers on film.
Sunday, February 17th, 2013
What Dan said.
Friday, February 15th, 2013
Funny and painful in equal measure.
Thursday, February 14th, 2013
A lovely new responsive(ish) website dedicated to science and the environment.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
I like the sound of the book that Chris is writing for Smashing Magazine. It sounds like a very future-friendly approach to front-end development.
Monday, February 11th, 2013
A collaborative writing tool built by a dream team. I’ve been using it for a while now and it’s very nice indeed.
There’s going to be mini Science Hack Day at Lighthouse as part of this month’s Science Festival in Brighton. Come along — it’ll be fun.
Dan is collecting all of those product demo videos aimed squarely at young white single males with iPhones.
A great new site from Jenn and Yesenia: celebrating and supporting female speakers in technology.
Here are some nice patterns that Paul uses for starting points in his own projects.
This is a pretty wacky experiment in altering font size based on the user’s distance from the screen (allow the page to access your camera and enable the “realtime” option for some real fun). I don’t know how much real-world application this has, but it’s a cute’n’fun exercise.
Friday, February 8th, 2013
Local music shop Resident Records ran a competition to win 20 pairs of tickets to an exclusive warm-up gig by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. To be in with a chance, you had to recreate an album cover. These are the winning entries.
You’ll spot Jessica’s creation in amongst them. We’re off to see Nick Cave tonight!
Some insane numbers on the return on investment that a bit of responsive optimisation can bring.
Thursday, February 7th, 2013
I think this is kind of brilliant.
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
The truth …it burns!
The guys at Cover Up are great: they make accessories for tablets and e-readers, so they have lots of those devices. They’ve made them all available for web developers to test on. Like I said: they’re great!
Speaking as a very lazy person, this really resonated with me.
Overcoming laziness can feel like moving the moon.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Everything you ever wanted to know about using SVG today.
Related to my rant on links that aren’t actually links: buttons that aren’t actually buttons.
Monday, February 4th, 2013
A search engine for animated gifs. Oh, yes.
I share Tom’s frustration with news apps that should be websites:
I wouldn’t download a BBC app or an NPR app for my computer. Why would I want one on my phone?
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
This year’s TeleGeography map of the undersea network looks beautiful—inspired by old maps. I love the way that latency between countries is shown as inset constellations.
Communal satellite eyes. A Mac screensaver is also available.
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
A classic of writing on the fundamental differences between programming languages.
Friday, February 1st, 2013
I really like Dan’s take on using Photoshop (or Fireworks) as part of today’s web design process. The problem is not with the tool; the problem is with the expectations set by showing comps to clients.
By default, presenting a full comp says to your client, “This is how everyone will see your site.” In our multi-device world, we’re quickly moving towards, “This is how some people will see your site,” but we’re not doing a great job of communicating that.
Some handy tips for simulating slow network speeds on your machine.
I, for one, welcome our slime mould overlords.
The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction.