This ever-growing curated collection of interface patterns on CodePen is a reliable source of inspiration.
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
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
What an excellent example of a responsive calendar!
Thursday, January 19th, 2017
PPK has posted some excellent thinking on calendar widgets to Ev’s blog.
Monday, August 4th, 2014
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Here’s a geek advent calendar I missed. There are some great CSS techniques here.
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
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
A very handy tool for planning intercontinental communication.
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
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.
I didn’t think he’d take my challenge seriously but he’s only gone and bloody done it!
Have a poke around and see what’s behind drawer number one.
Saturday, November 27th, 2010
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
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
A free iPhone/iPod Touch game for every day of advent.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
A microformats article by yours truly, reworking a blog post from a while back about the value class pattern.
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
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
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 â€¦
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
A rundown of microformat-extracting tools. "Ultimately, microformats are a bit like plumbing. They donâ€™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 â€¦
Monday, December 8th, 2008
An advent calendar from the Hubble telescope. Check back every day for a new image.
Thursday, December 4th, 2008
Like 24 Ways, this is an advent calendar for geeks. But this one is focused on PHP.
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
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
A good, detailed hands-on article about implementing hCalendar.