A plug-in that lets multiple people collaborate on the same document in Atom. Could be useful for hackdays and workshops.
RSS isn’t dead, but it has metamorphosed into JSON.
I don’t know if syndication feeds have yet taken on their final form, but they’re the canonical example of 927ing.
Anyway, I’ve gone ahead and added some JSON feeds to adactio.com:
Enduring CSS (not int the sense of “put up with” but in the sense of “long-lasting”) is a new book by Ben Frain all about writing and maintaining modular reusable CSS.
You can read the whole thing for free online or buy an eBook.
There is one truism that has been constant throughout my career on the web, and it’s this: naming things is hard.
Trent talks about the strategies out there for naming things. He makes specific mention of Atomic Design, which as Brad is always at pains to point out, is just one way of naming things: atoms, molecules, organisms, etc.
In some situations, having that pre-made vocabulary is perfect. In other situations, I’ve seen it cause all sorts of problems. It all depends on the project and the people.
Personally, I like the vocabulary to emerge from the domain knowledge of the people on the project. Building a newspaper website? Use journalism-related terms. Making a website about bicycles? Use bike-related terms.
Brad’s writing a book.
Insert take-my-money.gif here.
A fascinating blog documenting the secrecy around nuclear weaponry, past and present, by Alex Wellerstein of the American Institue of Physics.
The story of the particle windchime—it turns subatomic particle collisions into sound—created at Science Hack Day San Francisco.
Monstrously beautiful images, accompanied by an eye-witness audio account.
Anil Dash writes about the realtime web, calling it Pushbutton.
Handmade subatomic particle plushies from the standard model of physics ...and beyond!
"All new blogs, and all blogs that use Layouts and have unmodified blog page element templates now have hAtom classes in them."
Magnolia is providing microformat feeds: simple HTML documents marked up with xFolk, hReview or hAtom. It's basically a simple sort of API. Very nice.