A great in-depth report from Alice on creating, running, and most importantly, selling an in-house design system. This makes a great companion piece to her Patterns Day talk.
Where internal teams seem to go wrong is not appreciating that the thing they’re building is still a product and so it needs to compete with other products on the market.
I should do this in the Clearleft kitchen.
The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age | whitehouse.gov
Kori Schulman describes the archiving of social media and other online artefacts of the outgoing US president. It’s a shame that a lot of URLs will break, but I’m glad there’s going to be a public backup available.
Best of all, you can get involved:
In the interim, we’re inviting the American public – from students and data engineers, to artists and researchers – to come up with creative ways to archive this content and make it both useful and available for years to come. From Twitter bots and art projects to printed books and query tools, we’re open to it all.
Stuart’s ideas for Lighthouse sound a lot like the resilience validator tool that Scott mentioned recently.
This is our chance to help stamp out sites that don’t do things right, and help define that a progressive web app should actually be progressive.
If you have ideas on this, please file an issue.
Related: this great chat between Jen Simmons and Stephanie Rieger.
This looks like it’s going to be a great evening event. Charlotte and Rosa are both speaking at it, which makes it unmissable in my book.
The very affordable tickets go on sale on Friday, and all the proceeds go to charity.
Lighthouse are putting on their Improving Reality conference again this year. It’s the day before dConstruct. Come to both!
A profile of Tom’s house.
It’s weird how normal this is.
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.
I’ve been thinking about getting a birdhouse.
A short piece on the experiment that James conducted with Lighthouse in the foyer of the Cleareft office building, trying to show some kind of physical representation of coding.
James is giving a talk here in Brighton next month. I’ll be there with robot-actuated bells on.
There’s a chain of hotels, one of which is in Brighton, called “My Hotel.” I bet they have stories like this one.
"Now, there are signs â€œRADIOACTIVITYâ€� written with big white letters on the approaching paths to the structure but they donâ€™t stop the abandoned exotics lovers."
There will be an evening games in the foyer of the Clearleft office building on Thursday, August 21st.
The Powerhouse Museum in Sydneyâ€”who have been doing some great stuff with public tagging alreadyâ€”have joined the Library of Congress in putting their photographic collection online for crowdsourced tagging.
Fantastic collection of user-tagged content at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.