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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Design Patterns on CodePen

This ever-growing curated collection of interface patterns on CodePen is a reliable source of inspiration.

UTC is Enough for Everyone, Right?

A wonderful—and humorous—deep dive into all things time-related.

Building a calendar sucks. Like there’s really cool shit you can do, since every calendar out there today is basically straight outta 2005, but at the end of the day you’re stuck dealing with all of the edge cases that all your dork friends have warned you about since the dawn of time. (Like literally, the dawn of time is a separate edge case you have to account for as well.)

This also contains a well-deserved shout-out to ISO 8601:

ISO 8601 is one of my favorite standards and/or RFC out there. And yes, you should definitely have a favorite.

I do have a favourite RFC—ask me about it sometime over a beer.

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Robtober 2017 | Rob Weychert

What an excellent example of a responsive calendar!

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Making input type=date complicated – Samsung Internet Developers – Medium

PPK has posted some excellent thinking on calendar widgets to Ev’s blog.

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Open standards for contact details and calendar events | Technology at GDS

I’ve been suggesting h-event and h-card as open standards for UK government sites.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

HTML5 and CSS3 Advent 2011

Here’s a geek advent calendar I missed. There are some great CSS techniques here.

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Microformats | weblog | Facebook Adds hCalendar and hCard Microformats to Millions of Events

As of today, every single public event on Facebook is marked up using hCalendar. Take the Great British Booze-up, for example…

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Time Zones

A very handy tool for planning intercontinental communication.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Adfonting

It’s the start of the Christmas season. I know it’s the start of the Christmas season, not just because Brighton is currently blanketed in snow, but also because 24 Ways—the advent calendar for geeks—has kicked off with its first article. Hurray! And this year, all of the articles will be available as a book from Five Simple Steps for a mere £8, with all the proceeds going to charity. Grab a copy before the end of December because this is a time-limited offer.

This year, 24 Ways isn’t the only advent calendar for geeks. While I was off galavanting up and down the west coast of the US last month, my cohorts at Clearleft were scheming up a little something special: an advent calendar for fonts. Every day, for 24 days, release a Fontdeck font for one year’s free use.

When they told me, I thought “great idea!” …then they told me they were going to call it an “adfont” calendar and there was much groaning and gnashing of teeth.

The Adfont Calendar 2010 (groan) is now live.

The lovely visual design comes courtesy of Michelle, the latest addition to the Clearleft team, and it mimics a type case; just like the one we happen to have in the office. Every office needs a type case.

Originally, the interface was going to be one looooong type case with some JavaScript layered on top to allow smooth horizontal navigation. But when Rich asked me for some advice on implementing it, I steered him down a different path. Instead of displaying everything horizontally, why not use media queries to show just enough drawers to fit the user’s browser window and allow the rest to stack vertically?

I didn’t think he’d take my challenge seriously but he’s only gone and bloody done it!

Adfont Calendar — 480 Adfont Calendar — 960 Adfont Calendar — 1280 Adfont Calendar — 1680 Adfont Calendar — 2320

Have a poke around and see what’s behind drawer number one.

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Adfont Calendar 2010 | A free font every day from Fontdeck

It's a type drawer that's also an advent calendar. Responsive too. Check it every day between December 1st and 24th.

Friday, October 1st, 2010

the nerds are on the march

Geek Calendar is a celebration of the nerdishness of contemporary British life. It's also a project to raise money for libel reform.

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

appvent calendar 2009 | every day a free iPhone game

A free iPhone/iPod Touch game for every day of advent.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

The Value Class Pattern - Articles - MIX Online

A microformats article by yours truly, reworking a blog post from a while back about the value class pattern.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

The Worldwide System

A proposal for decimal time and measurement. It'll never defeat inertia but I love seeing the thought process that's gone into it.

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

The Ten Days of Newton - Olivia Judson Blog - NYTimes.com

On the tenth day of Newton, My true love gave to me, Ten drops of genius, Nine silver co-oins, Eight circling planets, Seven shades of li-ight, Six counterfeiters, Cal-Cu-Lus! Four telescopes, Three Laws of Motion, Two awful feuds, And …

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

SitePoint » 4 Easy-to-Use Microformat Tools to Beef Up Your Site

A rundown of microformat-extracting tools. "Ultimately, microformats are a bit like plumbing. They don’t do very much on their own, but if you make use of the data they provide, you can quickly and easily create useful functionality your visitors …

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2008 - The Big Picture - Boston.com

An advent calendar from the Hubble telescope. Check back every day for a new image.

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

PHP Advent Calendar 2008

Like 24 Ways, this is an advent calendar for geeks. But this one is focused on PHP.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Our First Labs Project: A Microformats Toolkit Called "Oomph" - Lab - MIX Online

A handy microformats toolkit from Microsoft(!) making it easier for developers to write, style and find microformats (hCard and hCalendar in particular). Neat!

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Getting Semantic With Microformats, Part 4: hCalendar ~ A Blog Not Limited

A good, detailed hands-on article about implementing hCalendar.