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Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

15/05/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

wearehugh : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

jcgregorio : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

jimray : Matt Haughey's got some tips on how to do online communities right - "If you're building a community you have to love what you're doing and be the best member of it." Well put, probably explains why most "communities" built by large companies are so spectacularly bad (guilty).

WillPate : Some Community Tips for 2007

François Nonnenmacher : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Seven tips on how to run a successful community

Jeremy Zawodny : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Some Community Tips for 2007: smart stuff from Matt (as usual)

factoryjoe : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous - Every year or so I write a long post or do a presentation at a conference on the subject of community. Each time I approach the subject, I take what I've already written and add to it with recent things I've learned or learned long befor

Linkorama : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Matt has a nice new and helpful blog, how fortuitous

Kittenwar - may the cutest kitten win...

12/05/2005 @ 15:58 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Kittenwar - may the cutest kitten win... - Kittenwar - may the cutest kitten win... [via] [via]

adash : KITTENWAR - This is what the internet was made for.

Jeremy Zawodny : kittenwar.com - kittenwar.com: dear god, that's addictive

plasticbag : Kitten War... May the cutest kitten win... - Most of these cats look moth-eared and grouchy. My kitten was much cuter when I was a kid. Bah.

Ethan Marcotte : Kitten War! - Say it with me: "Awwww..."

wearehugh : Kittenwar! May The Cutest Kitten Win!

deusx : Kittenwar! May The Cutest Kitten Win! - Click the cutest kitten picture!

nelson : Kittenwar! - A Hot or Not site full of pussies

screenscraping the senate

2/09/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

Mark Pilgrim : screenscraping the senate - paul ford takes libxml2 to a whole new level #

deusx : XML.com: Screenscraping the Senate - Holy crap, this is a nifty idea. How long until Paul gets a call from Homeland Security for gathering intelligence?

Erik Benson : Paul Ford is converting the government into RDF - He's constantly exploring that line between information and machine-readability

jkottke : Paul Ford is going to "collect as much data on the U.S. government as [he can], convert it to RDF, and build a site and a web service that make it possible to explore that data" - This first column of the Hacking Congress series is called "Screenscraping the Senate".

Andy Baio : Paul Ford's "Screenscraping the Senate" - converting the government to RDF [via]  [via]

Philippe Janvier : Screenscraping the Senate - "plan to create an RDF description of the U.S. federal government."

Simon Willison : Screenscraping the Senate - Paul Ford's new column for XML.com.

Kayode Okeyode : Screenscraping the Senate: Paul Ford's plan to create an RDF description of the U.S. federal government - Screenscraping the Senate: Paul Ford's plan to create an RDF description of the U.S. federal government

MP3: Maciej's audioblogging manifesto

1/09/2004 @ 03:55 UTC

Andy Baio : MP3: Maciej's audioblogging manifesto - listen to this now, it's absolutely brilliant

Graham Leuschke : An Audioblogging Manifesto - spectacular

anildash : an audioblogging manifesto - the fact that it imposes my will on the listener is the *good* part of audioblogging

Mark Pilgrim : an audioblogging manifesto - that's four minutes of my life i'll never get back #

Ethan Marcotte : An audioblogging manifesto - 4.5 minutes of brilliance.

Richard MacManus : An Audioblogging Manifesto - "So stop the ridiculous self indulgence, and shut up and write." (txt version)

Philippe Janvier : An Audioblogging Manifesto - Pourquoi l'audioblogging est-il si ennuyant ? (un fond sonore qui n'arrange vraiment pas les choses)

jimray : An audioblogging manifesto

Tricks of the Trade

24/08/2004 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Tricks of the Trade - great list of trade secrets, more on Mefi [via]  [via]

jkottke : Tricks of the Trade

Matthew M. Boedicker : tricks of the trade, for various trades

Jeremy Zawodny : tricks of the trade - tricks of the trade: the gap between software engineers and birthday clowns is almost negligible

Manuzhai : Tricks of the Trade - Little tricks to make life in your profession easier.

Rod Begbie : The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade - "Always put copper grease on the battery terminals after servicing a car.", and more useful tips of various trades. [via#

Nelson Minar : Tricks of the trade - funny on the Morning News (via kottke)

Phil Gyford : The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade - Different professions. Landscape architect: "If you say the drawings are 'rendered' rather than 'colored,' you can charge four times as much."

Aquarion : Tricks of the Trade - In this respect, the gap between software engineers and birthday clowns is almost negligible

kellan : Tricks of the Trade - The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade #

Mark Pilgrim : tricks of the trade - every actor eventually has to act drunk #

These web sites are identical

27/07/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

doug : These web sites are identical - Purely identical. Even created and maintained by the same person. Actually, this is interesting comparison data, but I?d prefer the sample size to be much bigger. Not sure how Stopdesign ended up as the least dissident.

Dan Cederholm : These web sites are identical -- or are they? - A frighteningly thorough comparison of 10 sites and their trends.

Wayne Burkett : These web sites are identical?or are they? [phnk] - This is extremely useful, interesting. #

Jon Hicks : I'm 28% dissident! - Not as as rebellious as Jakob strangely…

Andy Baio : Common practices between guru CSS blogs - an excellent survey [via]  [via]

deusx : These web sites are identical?or are they? [phnk] - "What is hence noteworthy is that all these designs resemble themselves very much." Er, well, they *are* all blogs, aren't they? I mean, variety yes, but one would expect a lot of commonalities between blogs.

Philippe Janvier : These web sites are identical - or are they ? - "This survey compares 10 web sites through elements of their layout : styles, page construction and elements...". Conclusion : Similar layouts, Identical contents, Coding the same way, Inheritance from print design.

Paul Hammond : These web sites are identical - or are they? [phnk] - This survey compares 10 web sites through elements of their layout: styles, page construction and elements

Mark Pilgrim : conformity among the a-list designers - baaaaaaaah #

XML on the Web Has Failed

22/07/2004 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : XML on the Web Has Failed - Mark Pilgrim concludes a theme he's been following for quite a while.

Anne van Kesteren : XML on the Web Has Failed - XML is not the only thing imo #

François Hodierne : XML.com: XML on the Web Has Failed [via#

Paul Hammond : XML.com: XML on the Web Has Failed - The entire world of syndication only works because everyone happens to ignore the rules in the same way

Philippe Janvier : XML on the Web Has Failed - When Content-type and Charset drives to ill-formeness :(

Mark Pilgrim : xml on the web has failed - well, we'll know better next time #

Kayode Okeyode : XML on the Web Has Failed

Richard MacManus : Mark Pilgrim: XML on the Web Has Failed - At least he didn't use the phrase "systemic anomaly".

Eric Meyer : XML on the Web Has Failed - Depressing, not least because it provides confirmation of a suspicion I've had for a while now but was trying to ignore.

PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss

18/06/2004 @ 04:55 UTC

kellan : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss - Amazing work by Steve. Alas these are the days when the PHP's reputation as a toy language seems richly deserved. #

Philippe Janvier : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings in FoF - Character encoding pour FoF.

Isofarro : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss - PHP and XML encodings quagmire. Ewwwww!

Kayode Okeyode : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss

Mark Pilgrim : php, xml, and character encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and data loss - php sucks, xml sucks, character encoding sucks, and we're all doomed #

phil : Steve Minutillo :: messy-78 » PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss - Forcing PHP to properly handle XML in different encodings. I'm bound to need this at some point.

Aquarion : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings - a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)los

Simon Willison : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss - Fixing some very funky behaviour in PHP's XML parser. (via)

Doug Bowman on the Blogger redesign

10/05/2004 @ 07:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Doug Bowman on the Blogger redesign - it's hard to compete with free done well [via]

jkottke : Doug Bowman on the Blogger redesign - Doug Bowman on the Blogger redesign (The "publish thoughts, get feedback, find people" explanation of blogging on the front page of the site is as good as I've seen anywhere.)

Jon Hicks : Blogger redesign - Read Doug Bowman's report on the redesign process of Blogger, Fascinating stuff...

François Hodierne : The New Blogger - vu par Douglas Bowman. Voir aussi

Philippe Janvier : The New Blogger - He done it again. Must read !

Mark Pilgrim : the new blogger - the designer speaks

Paul Hammond : Stopdesign | The New Blogger - we focused on making the Blogger brand and interface much more friendly and approachable

phil : Stopdesign | The New Blogger - Doug Bowman on redesigning Blogger.

Tom Coates : Wonderful article on designing the new Blogger site with Adaptive Path and StopDesign

Kayode Okeyode : Bowman on the Blogger redesign

Simon Willison : Stopdesign | The New Blogger - Doug helped redesign Blogger: this is his write-up.

Richard MacManus : Stopdesign describes design process for the new Blogger - Complete with obligatory IE whinges ;-)

Mozilla Thunderbird's new logo

20/04/2004 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Mozilla Thunderbird's new logo - when I switch from Eudora, it'll likely be to Thunderbird

François Hodierne : Mozilla Thunderbird's new logo - the design process

dionidium : Jon Hicks's notes on designing the new Thunderbird logo - He's quite a talented artist.

Kayode Okeyode : Mozilla Thunderbird's New Logo - Mozilla Thunderbird's New Logo

Rod Begbie : hicksdesign :: Thunderbird - The new Thunderbird icon. Almost lovelier than the gorgeous Firefox one!

Dan Cederholm : Jon Hicks strikes again - Another beautiful icon, this time for Mozilla's email client, Thunderbird.

Simon Willison : // hicksdesign :: Thunderbird - New Thunderbird logo to accompany the Firefox one. I like it. (via)

deusx : // hicksdesign :: Thunderbird - "Following on from the branding of Firefox, comes the new logo for Mozilla’s email client, Thunderbird."

Tom Coates : Beautiful new Thunderbird logo (but the app does not appeal to me at all)

Mark Pilgrim : branding thunderbird - more great work from the branding masters

Spike, networked clipboard for Mac/Win

14/04/2004 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Spike, networked clipboard for Mac/Win - sounds interesting [via]

anildash : spike, interesting networked clipboard - cross-platform, rendezvous-enabled, and all that other good stuff

Jeremy Zawodny : spike, a peer-to-peer clipboard - spike, a peer-to-peer clipboard: copy, paste, collaborate

Philippe Janvier : Spike - Un presse-papier en ligne qui semble intéressant

Mark Pilgrim : spike: a shared rendezvous-enabled clipboard - slowly recreating all the useful features of groove with zeroconf

Les Orchard : Spike, a Rendezvous-enabled clipboard for Windows and OS X

Simon Willison : Spike - Network clipboard for Windows and OS X. Shame there's no Linux version (via)

Adam Gessaman : Spike - Collaborative Network Clipboard - Oh, to be in a situation where intellectual challenges actually could be solved with collaborative software.

TypeKey FAQ

23/03/2004 @ 10:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : TypeKey FAQ - TypeKey FAQ: hopefully this answers the basic questions

anildash : a big long FAQ about TypeKey - sometimes we ship code, and sometimes we ship text

Andy Baio : Typekey FAQ answers all questions - naturally, Winer isn't satisfied

Erik Benson : TypeKey FAQ - I may be the only blogger in the blogosphere that's excited about this!

Ben Milleare : TypeKey FAQ

Paul Hammond : TypeKey - The FAQ, along with Movable Type 3.0 and TypeKey are evolving and we'll be providing more information when we have it

Kayode Okeyode : TypeKey and Movable Type Comment Registration FAQ

Mark Pilgrim : typekey faq - i plan to implement it on day 1

TypeKey: whoop there it is!

20/03/2004 @ 02:00 UTC

Erik Benson : TypeKey: whoop there it is! - I'm curious to see how many of the talkr.net features they'll be implementing, and then whether or not I should still build it.

Andy Baio : Typekey, central authentication for blog comments - not limited to MovableType blogs, either [via]

cobra libre : typekey: single signon for weblogs, etc. - could be good, could be bad

anildash : an introduction to TypeKey - we've built an entire service just so people developing cool things don't have to build login systems

jkottke : TypeKey, authentication services for weblogs - TypeKey, authentication services for weblogs (I wonder if you could hack MT 3.0 to use Flickr for authentication instead...)

Dan Cederholm : TypeKey - Free comment authentication from Six Apart

Adam Gessaman : TypeKey -- just the basics - I guess it’ll be a race to see who can secure the username ‘adam’ first. Please Santa SixApart, let it be me.

Mark Pilgrim : typekey - knowing ben, i bet it's a friendly layer on top of pgp

Paul Hammond : TypeKey - a free, open system providing a central identity that anyone can use to log in and post comments on blogs and other web sites

François Hodierne : TypeKey - Les services d'authentification, nouvel eldorado ?

Jeffrey Veen doesn't care about accessibility

18/03/2004 @ 14:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Jeffrey Veen doesn't care about accessibility - his SXSW notes are great reading for anyone who designs for the web

jkottke : Veen: "when Web design is practiced as a craft, accessibility comes for free" - Veen: "when Web design is practiced as a craft, accessibility comes for free"

Paul Hammond : Jeffrey Veen: I don't care about accessibility. - when Web design is practices as a craft, and not a consolation, accessibility comes for free

Mark Pilgrim : if you do the web right, accessibility falls into place - contrapositive: if your site is horribly inaccessible, it's probably horribly unweblike too

Les Orchard : Jeffrey Veen: I don't care about accessibility. - I want to work where the web work isn't stuck in 1998

Tom Coates : Brilliant Jeff Veen post on accessibility and designing for the web

Richard MacManus : Jeffrey Veen's SXSW speech - Real Web Designers use terms like "Spectrum of Degradability". How about the Sphere of Semanticality?

phil : Good notes from Jeff Veen: "When Web design is practiced as a craft, and not a consolation, accessibility comes for free."

CSS replacement for image slicing rollovers

5/03/2004 @ 18:01 UTC

Andy Baio : CSS replacement for image slicing rollovers - damn cool trick

Ethan Marcotte : CSS Sprites - Dave Shea's new A List Apart article; excellent stuff.

Mark Pilgrim : css sprites - like fast image rollovers, taken to a whole new level

Dan Cederholm : CSS Sprites: Image Slicing’s Kiss of Death - Brilliant ideas from Dave Shea in his A List Apart article.

Les Orchard : CSS Sprites: Image Slicing’s Kiss of Death - Holy crap, this is a great idea!

Kayode Okeyode : A List Apart: CSS Sprites: Image Slicing's Kiss of Death - A List Apart: CSS Sprites: Image Slicing's Kiss of Death

Paul Hammond : CSS Sprites: Image Slicing's Kiss of Death: A List Apart - a bit of creative thinking

phil : CSS Sprites: Image Slicing's Kiss of Death: A List Apart" - Although this method of CSS rollovers works better on Mac IE.

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