storage.estimate() in service workers to figure out how much gets pre-cached.
There’s no browser support yet but that doesn’t mean we can’t start adding
prefers-reduced-data to our media queries today. I like the idea of switching between web fonts and system fonts.
I had the great pleasure of visiting the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp last October. Their vast collection of woodblocks are available to dowload in high resolution (and they’re in the public domain).
14,000 examples of true craftmanship, drawings masterly cut in wood. We are supplying this impressive collection of woodcuts in high resolution. Feel free to browse as long as you like, get inspired and use your creativity.
Books in the public domain, lovingly designed and typeset, available in multiple formats for free. Great works of fiction from Austen, Conrad, Stevenson, Wells, Hardy, Doyle, and Dickens, along with classics of non-fiction like Darwin’s The Origin of Species and Shackleton’s South!
I love these kinds of deep dives into one seemingly simple pattern; in this case it’s a download link with the humble
You can download the PDF of Anton’s graphic novel Gather for free.
A terrific quiz about browser performance from Jake. I had the pleasure of watching him present this in a bar in Amsterdam—he was like a circus carny hoodwinking the assembled geeks.
I guarantee you won’t get all of this right, and that’s a good thing: you’ll learn something. If you do get them all right, either you are Jake or you are very, very sad.
Some very interesting results from testing background image downloads contained within media queries or overridden with media queries: it turns out that, in iOS at least, the browser is getting smarter and smarter.
Download Calexico live in Nuremburg, licensed under a Creative Commons attribution non-commercial share-alike license.
A treasure trove of music from Archive.org.
A free PDF of the inside story of George Lucas, his intensely private company, and their work to revolutionize filmmaking. Discover the birth of Pixar, digital video editing, videogame avatars, THX sound, and a host of other icons of the media age.
Lawrence Lessig's newest book, Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy, is now available as a free PDF download.
Indie compilations for you to download for free.
Fellow Powncers: authenticate here before December 15th to partake of the musical love that has been shared.
Excellent explanation of DRM by Mark Pilgrim, prompted by MSN Music's gunshot to the head.
Ever wanted to remix a Radiohead song? Me neither. But for those who do, they now can.
The asking price of $49 for all these apps together is a bargain. CSSEdit alone is easily worth that much.
Radiohead are distributing their next album themselves. You'll be able to download it for the princely sum of... whatever you feel like paying.
Science-fiction author Lews Shiner is releasing many of his short stories online for free (HTML or PDF).
Peter Saville is releasing some of his fonts for free. I'm grabbing the beautiful serif typeface used on the front of Joy Division's "Closer"; it's gorgeous.