Notes on the old internet, its design and frontend.
Tom’s videos are so good! Did you see his excellent in-depth piece on copyright?
This one is all about APIs and the golden age of Web 2.0 when we were free to create mashups.
It pairs nicely with a piece by another Tom from a couple of years back on the joy of Twitterbots.
Looking back on this classic explainer video from eleven years ago, I know exactly what’s meant by this comment:
its weird that when i first saw this video it made me think of the future, and now i watch it and it reminds me of the past..
When Rock’n’roll and Web 2.0 collide, the result is not pretty.
The new HTML5 logo is quite versatile.
A quick way of leaving Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and MySpace. It uses the password anti-pattern but after using this, I guess you won't be needing that password again.
This presentation by Steven Pemberton increases in value over time.
Steven Pemberton's talk from XTech 2008 in Dublin is becoming more relevant with each passing day as yet another service shuts down; Pownce, Ficlets, Stikkit...
A great article about designing for what Tom Coates calls a "web of data", emphasising the importance of making sure that a resource sits at one URL.
This Ning competitor has a lot of really nice UI touches. Also, the fact that you can play around a lot without signing up is a plus point.
“Attention all startups, it’s a bad idea to hang your ID hat on a speech bubble. Just don’t.”
The Future of Web Apps gets a write-up on the BBC site.
This is cargo cultism in action. Reductionism at its worst.
Who says the W3C don't have a sense of humour? Check out the logo of the Web API Working Group (who are doing great work, by the way).
The ultimate Web 2.0 social application: a bunch of people sign up to be in a tea group. People in the group issue requests for cups of tea. The app randomly picks someone to make 'em. Genius!
Go on, take a pot-shot. You know you want to.
YUI’s Matt Sweeney and Hands-on YUI Workshops at Yahoo! Developer Day/Hack Day September 29-30 in Sunnyvale » Yahoo! User Interface Blog
Yahoo is opening up Hack Day to the masses. If you're anywhere near Sunnyvale on September 29th, this should be fun.
Ben was wearing a "Well Fed" t-shirt at d.Construct and it looked great. I think I'll have to get myself one.
The best response yet to the O'Reilly Web 2.0 cease and desist debacle.
Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake are on the cover of Newsweek. How cool is that?