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Interview with Alan Taylor, Creator of Boston Globe's The Big Picture

21/06/2008 @ 06:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Interview with Alan Taylor, Creator of Boston Globe's The Big Picture - With its vibrant oversized photographs and minimalist design, the Boston Globe's The Big Picture weblog launched on June 1 to instant global acclaim. It's designed, programmed, and written by Alan Taylor, an old-school web programmer and blogger, in his

Milo Vermeulen : Waxy.org - Interview with Alan Taylor, Creator of Boston Globe's The Big Picture [via]

nelson : The Big Picture - Andy does a great interview with the guy behind the awesome Boston Globe photo site. Why did it take 15 years for a newspaper to publish 1000 pixel wide images?

Khoi Vinh : Waxy.org: Interview with Alan Taylor, Creator of Boston Globe's The Big Picture

Dan Hill's written his thoughts on the design process and success of the Monocle website

15/04/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

plasticbag : Dan Hill's written his thoughts on the design process and success of the Monocle website - In the end, I think I'm most fascinated by this piece because of all the things I wouldn't have done and the decisions I don't really understand. Gripping combination of mental exfoliant and moisturiser.

Greg Storey : "I thought I'd pause to reflect on some of the design and strategy choices I made with Monocle" - Must read for anyone in the online magazine business.

Khoi Vinh : Dan Hill: Designing Monocle

philgyford : Cityofsound: Monocle: design notes - Dan Hill's fantastic description of the design decisions that went into the Monocle website. Lovely to see a site that manages to be distinctive but still classy.

Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle

14/02/2008 @ 17:01 UTC

Linkorama : Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle

Ethan Marcotte : Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle -

Khoi Vinh : Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle

Rod Begbie : Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle - Collected facts about Barack Obama. This needs to be a Chumby app. [via#

Dan & Kathryn's Apple //c unboxing

4/02/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Dan & Kathryn's Apple //c unboxing - related: another vintage computer fan who bid for the same auction

deusx : Apple //c - a photoset on Flickr - "It's never been opened. Ever. It hasn't seen the light of day since before it was shipped on May 5th, 1988."

Matthew M. Boedicker : unboxing a never opened Apple //c - (via del.icio.us/popular) [via]

veen : Apple //c unboxing - "It's never been opened. Ever. It hasn't seen the light of day since before it was shipped on May 5th, 1988."

Khoi Vinh : Opening an Untouched, Sealed Apple IIc for the First Time - “It’s never been opened. Ever. It hasn’t seen the light of day since before it was shipped on May 5th, 1988.”

Adventures in $40 eyeglasses

30/11/2007 @ 01:01 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Adventures in $40 eyeglasses - Adventures in $40 eyeglasses: "For far too long, glasses have been expensive." No shit.

adamrg : Adventures in Eyeglasses - How to get inexpensive glasses like a pro.

joshua : Adventures in $40 eyeglasses

Khoi Vinh : Adventures in US$40 Eyeglasses - Buying new spectacles online for cheap.

Email Standards Project

28/11/2007 @ 16:01 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Email Standards Project - Love the handy client reference. Brought to you by a small army of talented folks. ∞

Greg Storey : The Email Standards Project. - Wonderful.

43folders : Home | Email Standards Project

Cameron Moll : Email Standards Project - Email Standards Project. A noble effort to create some consistency among mail clients for standards and accessibility (HTML emails).

Khoi Vinh : The Email Standards Project - “The Email Standards Project works with email client developers and the design community to improve web standards support and accessibility in email.”

SEED Conference.

25/09/2007 @ 00:01 UTC

Greg Storey : SEED Conference. - It's going to be one day of amazingness.

factoryjoe : Seed Conference | Chicago | 29 October 2007 - A One-Day Conference on Design, Entrepreneurship & Inspiration, by 37signals, Segura Inc. & Coudal Partners Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: seed, conference, 37signals, coudal partners, jason fried

Khoi Vinh : Beautiful Typography for SEED Conference Site - Exquisite handiwork from Coudal.

jonhicks : Seed Conference | Chicago | 6 June 2008 - A truly inspirational site, showing how Times New Roman can look great in the hands of someone that knows what they're doing

Acorn

10/09/2007 @ 21:01 UTC

Khoi Vinh : Acorn - New image editor designed with simplicity in mind. “Provides the options you’ll need without any overhead.”

jonhicks : Acorn - I'm loving this new approach to image editing by Gus. Minimalistic palette design, and most of all super speedy and responsive, unlike Jabba the Photoshop.

joshua : Acorn - simple image editor

factoryjoe : Flying Meat: Acorn - Acorn is a new image editor built with one goal in mind - simplicity. Fast, easy, and fluid, Acorn provides the options you'll need without any overhead. Acorn feels right, and won't drain your bank account. Saved By: Chris Messina | V

Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual

30/08/2007 @ 07:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual - Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual. “[I] was struck by how it had to explain a total paradigm shift in interacting with computers?.

Ethan Marcotte : Pictures of the original Macintosh User Manual - "[I] was struck by how it had to explain a total paradigm shift in interacting with computers." #.

Rod Begbie : peterme.com :: Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual - How to explain a paradigm shift... [via#

Khoi Vinh : Peter Merholz: Looking at the Original Macintosh User Manual

Cameron Moll : 1984 Macintosh User Manual - Pics of an original 1984 Macintosh User Manual.

Luke Wroblewski: Primary and Secondary Actions in Web Forms

28/08/2007 @ 17:02 UTC

Khoi Vinh : Luke Wroblewski: Primary and Secondary Actions in Web Forms - Eye-tracking-backed best practices for the placement of “Submit” and “Cancel” buttons in forms.

Cameron Moll : Luke Wroblewski: Primary & Secondary Actions in Web Forms - Luke Wroblewski: Primary & Secondary Actions in Web Forms. Inevitably part of Luke's upcoming book, Web Form Design Best Practices.

Simon Willison : Primary & Secondary Actions in Web Forms - Primary & Secondary Actions in Web Forms. Fascinating results from an eye tracking study on the placement of “Submit? and “Cancel? buttons—one layout was a whole six seconds slower than the others. Luke Wroblewski’s “Web Form Design Be

factoryjoe : LukeW: Primary & Secondary Actions in Web Forms - Reducing the visual prominence of secondary actions minimizes the risk for potential errors and further directs people toward a successful outcome. But what’s the best way to accomplish this distinction? How different should primary an

The question everyone's been asking about the iPhone - what happens when you put it in a blender?

11/07/2007 @ 15:01 UTC

plasticbag : The question everyone's been asking about the iPhone - what happens when you put it in a blender? - The answer may surprise you. Find out more at willitblend.com!

deusx : Will It Blend? | Presented By Blendtec - "Everybody knows that the iPhone can make phone calls, play movies & music, surf the web, and a lot more. But, Will It Blend? That is the question."

Rod Begbie : Will It Blend? | iPhone - Best viral marketing for a kitchen appliance EVAR! [via#

Khoi Vinh : iPhone, Will It Blend? - Shiny new device meets the blades of a blender.

telekinesis - Google Code

5/07/2007 @ 22:00 UTC

43folders : telekinesis - Google Code - What if the "applications" for iPhone lived back on your home Mac? Promising-looking demo from Google.

Khoi Vinh : Telekinesis - Google hacks for iPhone.

Rod Begbie : telekinesis - Google Code - Remote control for your Mac, designed to be accessed by Safari on an iPhone. [via#

factoryjoe : telekinesis - Google Code - Remotely access your Mac through a collection of mini web apps on your phone Tags: telekinesis, quicksilver, iphone, opensource, remote, macosx

Andy Baio : Telekinesis, an open-source iPhone remote - remote desktop, streaming video, and application server, all running in iPhone's Safari

Font smoothing, anti-aliasing, and sub-pixel rendering - Joel on Software

13/06/2007 @ 07:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Font smoothing, anti-aliasing, and sub-pixel rendering - Joel on Software - Joel Spolsky distills Apple's "blurry" font rendering on the PC: "Typically, Apple chose the stylish route, putting art above practicality, because Steve Jobs has taste, while Microsoft chose the comfortable route, the measurably pragmat

jonhicks : Font smoothing, anti-aliasing, and sub-pixel rendering - True, I prefer Apple font rendering and don't find it too blurry or illegible.

Khoi Vinh : Joel Spolsky: Type Rendering on Mac OS X vs. Windows

Richard Rutter : Font smoothing, anti-aliasing, and sub-pixel rendering - A technical comparison between Apple and Microsoft.

Adrian Holovaty leaves Washington Post to build local news startup

23/05/2007 @ 20:02 UTC

Andy Baio : Adrian Holovaty leaves Washington Post to build local news startup - with a $1.1m grant; I hope it's like Chicago Crime writ large

jimray : Adrian Holovaty got a Knight News Challenge grant, leaves Washington Post - Everyblock will focus on hyperlocal, it sounds like

Khoi Vinh : Adrian Holovaty Leaves Washington Post - “I’ll be founding a Web startup, EveryBlock, that focuses on making local news and information useful.” Thanks David for the tip.

Simon Willison : Knight Foundation grant - Knight Foundation grant. Adrian’s leaving the Washington Post to found EveryBlock, a startup focusing on local news and information in the style of ChicagoCrime.

Improve your photography with classical art.

4/05/2007 @ 05:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Improve your photography with classical art. - An awesome trick for adjusting color based on classical art. Tags: match color, photoshop, color correction

Khoi Vinh : Color Matching Your Photos to the Paintings of Old Masters - Gimmicky but worth a look.

jonhicks : Improve your photography with clasical art.

joshua : Improve your photography with clasical art.

A List Apart: Setting Type on the Web to a Baseline Grid

10/04/2007 @ 15:01 UTC

Khoi Vinh : A List Apart: Setting Type on the Web to a Baseline Grid - Article by Wilson Miner.

Simon Willison : Setting Type on the Web to a Baseline Grid - Setting Type on the Web to a Baseline Grid. Wilson Miner introduces a smart, methodical approach to well proportioned Web typography.

jonhicks : Setting Type on the Web to a Baseline Grid - A superb companion to Richard Rutters 24 ways article. I really must be less lazy about my type setting online. This was bread and butter stuff in print design days, but I've never got around to implementing it properly on the web.

jcgregorio : A List Apart: Articles: Setting Type on the Web to a Baseline Grid - All your baseline are belong to us

No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July

7/04/2007 @ 11:01 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July [via]

Andy Baio : No One Belongs Here More Than You - Miranda July's extremely creative website for her new book  [via]

Rod Begbie : No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July - "OK, here I go, I'm going to make this whole website right now on this dry-erase board." [via#

philgyford : No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July - Wonderful site that shows breaking all the rules can work if you do it with a flourish. (via Daring Fireball)

Khoi Vinh : No One Belongs Here More Than You - Web site for the new Miranda July movie is as clever and cute as her previous work, for better or worse.

The d.Construct 2007 User Experience Design Conference has a pretty nice holding page

2/03/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

plasticbag : The d.Construct 2007 User Experience Design Conference has a pretty nice holding page - Good odds I'm going to be talking at d.Construct this year. Not certain by any means, but good odds.

Khoi Vinh : d.Construct 2007 - Web conference from the bright kids at Clearleft. Cleverest ‘coming soon’ page I’ve seen in a long time.

Richard Rutter : d.Construct 2007 teaser - The organisation is well and truly underway.

Cameron Moll : d.Construct 2007 - d.Construct 2007. Fun site design (don't miss the pink nav/switcher at top). But more importantly, will we see you there?

jonhicks : d.Construct 2007: User Experience Design Conference - Love the new site - have a play around with the different design stages.

How to use OpenID (a screencast)

23/12/2006 @ 21:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : How to use OpenID (a screencast) - Simon Willison does a screencast explaining the howtofores of OpenID. I had only a basic grasp of it before (despite implementing the plugin on this here blog), but now I understand the magic of it, I'm a convert. [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : How to use OpenID (a screencast) - How to use OpenID (a screencast): "OpenID lets you log in to different sites without having to create a new username and password for each one. This screencast demonstrates OpenID in action." Simon does a good job of showing off OpenID.

Khoi Vinh : Simon Willison on How to Use OpenID - An informative screencast.

jimray : How to use OpenID screencast - A few months old, but a new one for me. Nicely done.

Linkorama : How to use OpenID (a screencast) - OpenID lets you log in to different sites without having to create a new username and password for each one. This screencast demonstrates OpenID in action.

strange maps

7/11/2006 @ 18:02 UTC

jimray : strange maps - A blog about maps of fictional places

joshua : strange maps - interesting explorations of all sorts of maps

Matthew M. Boedicker : strange maps - (via new del.icio.us popular sites) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : strange maps [via]

Khoi Vinh : Strange Maps - Via Very Short List. [via]

Lovely Appley Firefox themes

6/02/2006 @ 11:09 UTC

Richard Rutter : Lovely Appley Firefox themes - .

Jon Hicks : Aronnax`s Firefox Themes updated - I love the new version of Eos Pro, with its Safari style bookmark manager icon (try putting it in the bookmarks bar!) and the redesigned bookmark manager window. Nice!

cameron : GrApple - Aronnax`s Firefox Themes - Finally themes that make me look different. I hate keeping up with the Joneseses.

Khoi Vinh : GrApple Theme for Firefox - Best theme I’ve come across yet for reskinning Firefox 3, the interface for which I file under, “nice effort, bad result.”

Pearl Crescent Page Saver

26/12/2005 @ 03:11 UTC

Rod Begbie : Pearl Crescent Page Saver - Grab a snapshot of an entire webpage in Firefox 1.5. [via#

Paul Hammond : Pearl Crescent Page Saver - Pearl Crescent Page Saver is a free extension for Mozilla Firefox that lets you save an image of a web page to a file in PNG format

Cameron Moll : Pearl Crescent page saver, FF extension - Pearl Crescent page saver (Firefox extension). Screen grab entire pages, including the portion below the scroll.

Khoi Vinh : Pearl Crescent Page Saver for Firefox - Enables screen captures of Web pages, in whole or in part.

Regret the Error

21/10/2004 @ 19:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Regret the Error - a new blog covering media retractions [via]  [via]

Steve Cook : Regret The Error - Regret The Error reports on corrections, retractions, clarifications and trends regarding accuracy and honesty in the media.

Milo Vermeulen : Regret The Error - the weblog - Regret The Error - the weblog [via] [via]

jimray : Regret The Error - Watching the watchers

Khoi Vinh : Regret the Error - “…Reports on media corrections, retractions, apologies, clarifications and trends regarding accuracy and honesty in the press.”

How to tie a tie

16/08/2004 @ 17:57 UTC

Nelson Minar : How to tie a tie - Surprisingly useful little website (via delicious)

Philippe Janvier : Learn How to Tie a Tie - "I created this site for people just like you the working professional who switched jobs recently and needs to wear a tie now but doesn't know how to tie it ..." and for all those who don't remenber after three weeks of holidays :)

jimray : Tie-a-Tie.net - For those times when you need to tie a Windsor [via delicious/popular]

Khoi Vinh : Tie-a-tie.net - Look sharp.

Wikipedia entry on company name origins

5/08/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Wikipedia entry on company name origins -

Matthew M. Boedicker : List of company name etymologies

jkottke : How companies got their names

Khoi Vinh : Wikipedia: Company Name Etymologies

cameron : List of company name etymologies - Wikipedia histories of company names. Daniel's uncle makes the cut for "Arby's."

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