I’ve thought often of how our design and prototyping tools for the web are often not of the web. Tools like Photoshop and Sketch and Invision create approximations but need to walk the line between being a tool to build native apps and to build web apps. They do well in their ability to quickly validate designs but do little to validate technical approach.
If only our digital social networks were to exhibit this kind of faded grandeur when they no longer exist.
Peter looks into his crystal ball for 2018 and sees computers with eyes, computers with ears, and computers with brains.
A lovely interactive photo essay charting the results of what happens when evolution produces a life form that allows a planet to take selfies.
Amber has been investigating which image formats make sense for which situations.
Choosing image format is only one step towards optimising images on the web. There are many, many other steps to consider, and so, so much to learn!
Time-shifted photographs of my hometown in Ireland.
Marc took some great pictures at Patterns Day.
The ability of the physical world — a floor, a wall — to act as a screen of near infinite resolution becomes more powerful the more time we spend heads-down in our handheld computers, screens the size of palms. In fact, it’s almost impossible to see the visual patterns — the inherent adjacencies — of a physical book unless you deconstruct it and splay it out on the floor.
Craig gives us a walkthrough—literally—of the process behind the beautiful Koya Bound book.
Deciding to make any book is an act of creative faith (and ego and hubris, but these aren’t all exclusionary). But before Dan and I sold any copies of Koya Bound, we walked atop the pages that would become the book, not really knowing if there existed an audience for the book.
Photos of analogue interfaces: switches, knobs, levers, dials, buttons, so many buttons.
According to this, the forthcoming Clearleft redesign will be totally on fleek.
This is an interesting use of voodoo magic (or “machine learning” as we call it now) by Google to interpolate data in a small image to create a larger version. A win for performance.
If you enjoyed reading Marcin’s serendipitous story on Twitter, here are the pictures to accompany it.
A selection from an ongoing photography project—seven years and counting—leading up to the launch of the Orion project.
Lovely, lovely photos from this weekend’s Indie Web Camp.
Yummy wallpapers for your desktop, tablet, and phone, from NASA and ESA.