The Web is smothering in useless images. These clichéd, stock images communicate absolutely nothing of value, interest or use. They are one of the worst forms of digital pollution because they take up space on the page, forcing more useful content out of sight. They also slow down the site’s ability to download quickly.
Today was a good day …and here are the very good photos.
Stylish! Retro! Sciency!
PIctures of computers (of the human and machine varieties).
Here’s a clever to technique to improve the perceived performance of image loading with a polygonal SVG placeholder.
Time-shifted photographs of my hometown in Ireland.
Marc took some great pictures at Patterns Day.
Photos of analogue interfaces: switches, knobs, levers, dials, buttons, so many buttons.
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.
Sci-fi book covers and posters from the 1970s.
Lovely, lovely photos from this weekend’s Indie Web Camp.
Great photos from a great gathering.
This is so, so wonderful—hundreds and hundreds of photographs from all of the Apollo missions. Gorgeous!
The shots of Earth take my breath away.
Tom’s photos from dConstruct.