I have always been fond of typography, but this is a special font: Font Awesome only contains icons. They may be simple icons, but they do look good. No suprises there: these icons were developed for the Bootstrap framework used by Twitter.
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Well, not really. Don Draper is a fictional character, Google did not exist in the 1960, etc. But: if you’re old enough to have seen computers in the early days of IT, then the Google60 Art Project will bring a smile to your face, and possibly bring back fond memories of the heroic days of early “programming”! If you’re younger, just try to imagine how such a setup would influence your work, compared to our current tools.
Thanks, Brian Proffitt and ReadWrite, for writing “This Is How Don Draper Would Have Searched The Web” and showing me this fine website/application/search engine/…
CD’s and DVD’s are increasingly being replaced by online media consumption – I just have to look at my children’s use of YouTube to see that trend ;-)
What will replace the the ‘extras’ that can be found on so many discs? David Modine has an answer to that question; he calls the ‘Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad app‘ an ‘Appumentary‘. Is this the start of a trend?
If you work with programming code all day, you want that code to look good. Not just in terms of syntax and structure, but also as text, letters and numbers and glyphs and whatnot. Adobe to the rescue: they have announced a monospaced font specifically for coders: “Announcing Source Code Pro“. I like what I see; let’s see how easy it can be integrated into Eclipse, for example.
A few years ago I wrote about (and used!) S5, the Simple Standards-based Slide Show System.
A few days ago, SitePoint offered an overview of “5 of the Best Free HTML5 Presentation Systems“. It cannot be denied that these five, possibly along with others, go beyond what is possible with Eric Meyer’s S5. But that isn’t too surprising, given the advances in browser technology since 2005 ;-)
I’m trying out “
reveal.js“, just to see what can be done. At first glance, the presentation part is fantastic, as long as you’re online or stick to standard PC fonts. The good part: even the standard Samsung browser in Android 2.3 seems to handle the “reveal.je” code reasonably well; Opera chokes on it.
So what’s missing? S5 also has a mechanism to incorporate and print out speaker notes – I have not seen any mention of something similar in the HTML5 presentation systems mentioned by SitePoint. And of course I still miss the browser-based editor for such presentation systems – for tools in this category, text editors can be beat!
Great story about a great (big!) camera and big pictures: “Gear Behind the Career: Elsa Dorfman and the Giant Polaroid Camera“.
If the CSS Zen Garden no longer tempts you, dear graphical designer, then have a look at CSS1K: “CSS1K invites you to show that web developers are more inventive than ever, and that limitations can sparkle creativity…Submissions must consist of only CSS. Submissions may be up to 1 K (1024 bytes) minified“. There are already some great submissions, and I’m sure more will follow!
This brings new meaning to the term “graphical tablet” – and I was so proud of my Wacom tablet a few years ago ;-)
If you like building websites – or if you do it to earn your money – and you want to do something for the poor Aussies in the flooded region around Brisbane, then you could do worse than quickly surf to the Sitepoint website and buy some or all of the electronic version of three books. Subjects of the books include WordPress themes, HTML and CSS, and website design. The proceeds of the sale ‘will go to ‘The Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal’ for the Queensland floods‘. I bought all three – now it’s up to you!
What a combination! Just have a look at craigmod‘s GF1 Field Test: 16 Days in The Himalayas: there’s a detailed, practical and well-written review of the Panasonic Lumix GF1 camera I mentioned in September, presented in a simple but elegant web page design, illustrated with pin-sharp, beautiful pictures of people and landscapes alike. This is the Internet at its best! Did I mention that I find the GF1 tempting as well?
When a big CSS framework is too much of a hassle and inventing the wheel once again isn’t your cup of tea: just try The 1KB CSS Grid by Tyler Tate :: A simple, lightweight approach. Quite simple it is, indeed, but very workable. Now I wonder: did they do a version of the CSS Zen Garden based on this stylesheet?
Stylish, beatiful, and growing: The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web – a practical guide to web typography.
This blog title did hit a nerve with me: Don’t use css or table layout, use Sass and Compass. I thought we had long passed the “CSS versus TABLEs” debate, but it seems that the discussion flares up from time to time. Anyway, Guillaume Maury is just teasing us with the title, because what he presents is certainly not TABLEs, but a sort of super-strong CSS solution, using products called Sass and Compass to show us how to get maintainable, semantic CSS.