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Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America

8/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America - Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America: that is awesome and scary at the same time

gleuschk : Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America - can you say metastasis? i knew you could

Douglas Bowman : Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America - Beautiful (and scary at the same time) visualization of the growth of Walmart from 1962 through 2007. It’s like a virus that spreads across our country. Compare the Walmart viz with another Nathan just posted for Target today. From Nathan’s po

Mark Boulton, one of the smartest web designers around, has written a book.

1/12/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Mark Boulton, one of the smartest web designers around, has written a book. - Available for twelve Monopoly dollars sometime next February.

jonhicks : Five Simple Steps | Books - This looks like a MUST HAVE.

Cameron Moll : Designing for the Web by Mark Boulton available Feb 2009 - Mark Boulton has announced his self-published Designing for the Web will be available February 2, 2009. I recall Mark and I chatting in London a couple years ago about self-publishing, as both of us were kicking around the idea at the time. Good to see hi

Douglas Bowman : Boulton’s Designing for the Web now available - The practical, down-to-earth, and beautifully-designed book, A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web, written and self-published by Mark Boulton, is available for purchase and download (as PDF) as of today. -archive link-

msnbc.com: Spectra Visual Newsreader

21/05/2008 @ 17:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : msnbc.com: Spectra Visual Newsreader - msnbc.com's Spectra Visual Newsreader is a pretty fascinating visual experience. I don't know about the long-term utility of something like this, but I love that msnbc.com continues to explore the outer boundaries of the online news experience.

Rod Begbie : Spectra Visual Newsreader | msnbc.com - Interesting attempt by MSNBC to visualize (their own) RSS feeds. [via#

dbow : Spectra Visual Newsreader - MSNBC's hyper visual news (title) reader

Google Doctype - Google Code

14/05/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

wearehugh : Google Doctype - Google Code

jcgregorio : Google Doctype - Google Code - Google Doctype is an open encyclopedia and reference library. Written by web developers, for web developers. It includes articles on web security, JavaScript DOM manipulation, CSS tips and tricks, and more. The reference section includes a growing library

dbow : Google Doctype - Google Doctype is an open encyclopedia and reference library. Written by web developers, for web developers. It includes articles on web security, JavaScript DOM manipulation, CSS tips and tricks, and more. The reference section includes a growing library

Simon Willison : Google Doctype - Google Doctype. So now we know what Mark Pilgrim’s been doing at Google... heading up a project to create an encyclopaedia of web development. The JavaScript UI for browsing it is a bit weird (though you do at least get real pages if you disable JavaS

joshua : Doctype - documenting the use of html and associated tech

Eric Meyer : Google Doctype - I always like to see a site that says it's all about open standards and then lists proprietary elements and properties with no indication that they're, you know, proprietary. There's a lot of promise here, but the initial deployment undermines itself.

Homer Simpson in CSS, animated

2/05/2008 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Homer Simpson in CSS, animated - taking typewriter art to the next level; from the same creator, a portrait of Bush

dbow : Homer Simpson, with type and CSS - amazing what you can do with a little Verdana and some CSS (via Daring Fireball)

cobra libre : CSS Homer, animated - Damn. [via#

kropp

4/02/2008 @ 17:00 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : kropp - Lovely and liquid, with some luscious line-lengths. ∞

dbow : JustinKropp.com - One of the best fluid-width sites/grids I've ever seen (via hicksdesign)

Richard Rutter : Fabulously liquid - Great fluid layout by Justin Kropp.

Gridlayouts.com

27/09/2007 @ 22:01 UTC

Khoi Vinh : Gridlayouts.com - Toggle background grids on and off, based on an idea by Jon Hicks.

dbow : Grid Layout - JS to toggle a configurable background grid on and off

factoryjoe : Grid Layout - The Grid Layout Javascript enables web-developers to stick to a Grid Layout quickly and simply by including the Grid Layouts Javascript file and simple XHTML code. Currently, the Grid Layouts Javascript relies on jQuery. Saved By: Chr

Web Designer Wall

2/08/2007 @ 15:02 UTC

Cameron Moll : Web Designer Wall - Web Designer Wall. No holding back on the ornateness here, no sir.

dbow : Web Designer Wall

Ethan Marcotte : Web Designer Wall - #.

Virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell poses as D.C. subway busker

9/04/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell poses as D.C. subway busker - Washington Post poses and records an experiment in art out of context  [via]

adamrg : Its about the frame - ... or is it?

dbow : Pearls Before Breakfast - Would you recognize beauty out of context? Would you let it move you enough to even turn your head for a second? This tragically beautiful setup and story (from more than five months ago) yields hauntingly predictable results.

Google buys Measure Map

15/02/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Google buys Measure Map - congrats, Jeff and the Adaptive Path crew!

Jeremy Zawodny : Here comes Measure Map - Here comes Measure Map: google bought measure map... saw that coming a mile away

Douglas Bowman : Google > Measure Map - Congratulations to Jeff Veen and the entire Adaptive Path team that worked on Measure Map. Here's to even better things ahead.

Jason Shellen : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Google picks up Measure Map plus co-creator Jeff Veen and crew. Glad to have the deal all sewn up. #

kellan : MeasureMap goes to Google, which means Ruby at Google! - Beginning of a trend? (I'd say this will fix the MeasureMap scalability probs, except G hasn't fixed the ones with Gurchin yet) #

jkottke : Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google - Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google.

plasticbag : It's official! Google buys Measuremap! - I've chatted to Veen a few times over the last few months but still this is a surprise. It's a lovely piece of work, which I imagine will fit Blogger very well. And I'm looking forward to hearing about Google's culture and swapping notes...

Linkorama : Here comes Measure Map - Bought by Google, congrats AP!

jimray : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Jeff Veen joins Google, as does Measure Map

Nelson Minar : Jeff Veen to Google - Good for him

kayodeok : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Our goal has been to use the power of web analytics to help bloggers feel that same sense of connection with their audience. Today, as the Measure Map team joins Google, our mission remains the same: to build the best possible user experience so people ca

Alt Weeklies, San Francisco, Curiosity, and Bullshit

4/02/2006 @ 06:09 UTC

Linkorama : Alt Weeklies, San Francisco, Curiosity, and Bullshit - And realize that the reason Craig is eating your lunch is not merely because his information is better, or because he cares about being online and you don't, but because he's given people a place to connect with each other, instead of just being preached

Andy Baio : Anil responds to SFBG editor's rant on Craig Newmark - the editorial compared Craig's List to Wal-Mart  [via]

jkottke : Anil on the conservatism of liberalism - Anil on the conservatism of liberalism (by way of explaining why Craigslist is taking away everyone else's classifieds business). "A complete unwillingness to be critical, an almost astoundingly low set of criteria for acceptance -- these aren't the trait

jimray : Anil Dash: Alt Weeklies, San Francisco, Curiosity, and Bullshit - "...a business model predicated on nickel-and-diming for rent ads or charging brokers a premium price for ALL CAPS in a listing, combined with some edge-of-legality back pages full of ads for whores is certainly not contributing to a community."

Douglas Bowman : Alt Weeklies, San Francisco, Curiosity, and Bullshit - When I read the SF Bay Guardian rant that Anil linked in his counter-rant, I was left with a foul taste in my mouth. Anil's qualified and well-written response nails it better than many of us could have. The reason Anil recommended management from his old

IEBlog : A New Look for IE

2/02/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

kayodeok : IEBlog : A New Look for IE - One of the most obvious changes since Beta 1 is in the toolbar area. We focused on building a smaller, more compact UI that exposes only the most commonly used features, saving space for the content and tab areas

Douglas Bowman : A New Look for IE - Stepping through some of the new UI in Internet Explorer. Possibly the most interesting new feature is the ability to zoom the entire page, instead of just the text (following Opera's lead).

deusx : IEBlog : A New Look for IE - Is it just me, or does this look like a GUI widget test demo? 3 different styles of buttons, in various colors, in seemingly random arrangement. Tabs squished in between other semi-related buttons. This is improvement?

Elements of Typo. Style for the Web

8/12/2005 @ 17:57 UTC

Cameron Moll : Elements of Typo. Style for the Web - The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web. Let the digging and deliciousing begin!

jimray : The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web - - A practical guide to web typography

Paul Hammond : The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web - a practical guide to web typography - A practical guide to web typography

Philippe Janvier : A practical guide to web typography - "The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web". Work in progress. [via#

Douglas Bowman : Elements of Typographic Style (Applied to the Web) - Richard Rutter kicks off a modern web-centric look at Robert Bringhurst’s "The Elements of Typographic Style".

Jon Hicks : The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web - a practical guide to web typography - Go fill that gaping hole Rich!! There was such a need for this.

factoryjoe : The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web - a practical guide to web typography - An excellent guide to type online. Tags: robert bringhurst, typography, type, design, web design

Pandora's Box (Model) of CSS Hacks And Other Good Intentions

27/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Eric Meyer : Pandora's Box (Model) of CSS Hacks And Other Good Intentions - Yes, yes, yes, and a thousand times YES. Essential reading for anyone doing standards-based design.

Simon Willison : Pandora's Box (Model) of CSS Hacks And Other Good Intentions - Read and learn.

Douglas Bowman : Pandora's Box (Model) of CSS Hacks - Tantek provides the background and thinking behind invented CSS hacks of Old, and what a CSS hack/filter is, and what it *should/shouldn't* do.

Paul Hammond : Tantek's Thoughts - Pandora's Box (Model) of CSS Hacks And Other Good Intentions - I had opened Pandora's Box (Model) of CSS Hacks, and there was no turning back.

Anil Dash: The Flip 2K5

18/10/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

kayodeok : Anil Dash: The Flip 2K5 - I think it's interesting to take a look at the companies that have already flipped and to compare them to the acquisitions after the deflation of the Web 1.0 bubble.

jimray : Anil Dash: The Flip 2K5 - The new new economy

erikbenson : Anil Dash: The Flip 2K5 - Interesting idea... though I don't think many of the people/friends we see flipping right now are making a million bucks.

Douglas Bowman : The Flip 2K5 - Anil's theory on the new flip.

IEBlog : Improving the CSS 2.1 strict parser for IE 7

3/09/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

kayodeok : IEBlog : Improving the CSS 2.1 strict parser for IE 7 - To be very clear the root node selector was a bug. This was introduced by Chris Wilson back in IE 4 which is why we don't let him work with the code anymore

Douglas Bowman : More IE7 CSS fixes - More fixes to the CSS parsing engine in the (upcoming?) IE7 release. Includes elimination of the * html hack for IE7. Found while looking for solutions to the current and annoying multiple class selector bug in IE.

Isofarro : Improving the CSS 2.1 strict parser for IE 7 - IE7 (in strict mode) will ignore * html CSS rules, accept multi-class selectors and multi pseudo-elements

Eric Meyer : Improving the CSS 2.1 strict parser for IE 7 - More details on improvements to the IE7 parsing engine, including fixes for '* html' and multiclassing.

Reserved ID values in IE

30/08/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Reserved ID values in IE - Good notes from Eric on ID values to remember if running into unsolvable *IE Factor* weirdness.

Ethan Marcotte : Reserved id values in IE - Oh, wake me when it's all over...

Isofarro : Reserved ID Values? - Eric Meyer reports on more id values that trigger an error in IE. Looks like a naming collision caused by document.all references

An interesting block of feedback on getting a computer-naive parent to switch to a Mac

30/08/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

plasticbag : An interesting block of feedback on getting a computer-naive parent to switch to a Mac - I'm particularly fascinated by this one as I'm trying to get my family to convert to an iBook at the moment. I wonder if they'll be able to do it...

Nelson Minar : Tim's Mom's Mac - Great writeup of the computer for the rest of us

Douglas Bowman : Mac Mini for Mom - Interesting report from Tim Bray about buying a Mac Mini for his Mom, and observing her use. Detail like this should not only be paid attention to by Apple, it should be rewarded. Even though some of it is what you'd expect, there's info in here that Appl

MovableType 3.2 released

25/08/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

Andy Baio : MovableType 3.2 released - looks like Greg updated MT-Upcoming for 3.2, too!

Douglas Bowman : Movable Type 3.2 - Gotta say, after testing and playing with the betas over the last month, 6A did a really nice job with the new MT3.2. Requires a little shift in thinking from the old way of doing things. But a much better organization and a huge new feature set make upgr

Jeremy Zawodny : Announcing Movable Type 3.2 - Announcing Movable Type 3.2: free update, new features, etc.

Paparazzi updated

17/08/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Paparazzi updated - Nate Weaver takes over the free Max OS X web page screenshot utility and fixes all kinds of bugs. Well worth updating to the new version. (via Daring Fireball)

jimray : Paparazzi! - Take full size screen grabs of web pages

Jeremy Zawodny : Paparazzi! - Paparazzi!: "Paparazzi! is a small utility for Mac OS X that makes screenshots of webpages."

About:config entries - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

5/08/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

kayodeok : About:config entries - MozillaZine Knowledge Base - about:config is a list of preferences that you can change. This article is meant to be a partial documentation of those preferences

philgyford : About:config entries - MozillaZine Knowledge Base - The full list of Firefox (etc) tweaks.

dbow : About:config entries for Mozilla - Useful for tweaking settings in Firefox, such as page content margins for printing

Digg Design

30/07/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Digg Design - Daniel Burka explains some of the thinking behind the new Digg design.

Andy Baio : Daniel Burka on the Digg redesign - one of the best redesigns in recent memory  [via]

joshua : on the digg redesign

IE7 CSS Updates

29/07/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Douglas Bowman : IE7 CSS Updates - Shea takes a deep look at the IE7 beta included with Microsoft's Vista beta.

Isofarro : IE7 CSS Updates - 'Yes, the Peekaboo and Guillotine bugs appear to have been addressed. Though without having had a chance to test either very comprehensively, I'll hold off on saying they've actually been fixed just yet.'

kayodeok : mezzoblue: IE7 CSS Updates - "The first IE7 Beta is out. Yes, there are CSS improvements. No, they’re not going to change the world"

Paul Hammond : mezzoblue  §  IE7 CSS Updates - Yes, there are CSS improvements. No, they’re not going to change the world.

Microformats.org

23/06/2005 @ 09:57 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Microformats.org - New home for all formats micro.

Matthew M. Boedicker : microformats

kellan : microformats.org always down? - spring for something more reliable folks. #

Web Dev Bookmarks

18/05/2005 @ 15:56 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Web Dev Bookmarks - A surprisingly exhaustive collection of links and pointers to the articles and resources we've all been linking to over the past couple years, grouped and categorized, by Vitaly Friedman.

Richard Rutter : Web-Dev-Bookmarks - More bookmarks than you can shake a stick at.

Eric Meyer : Essential bookmarks for web-designers and webdevelopers - That's a lotta links. [via Doug] [via]

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