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The Open Notebook
“The Open Notebook is a website dedicated to the art of science writing. Although the ostensible audience is science writers, the site is also a treasure trove for readers who love science writing. It features interviews with authors of prominent pieces about their process in writing the piece, profiles of days in the life of science writers, discussions of the elements of science writing craft including annotated breakdowns of award-winning stories analyzing how they work, and more.”
science  writing  blog 
october 2018 by garrettc
{static is} the New Dynamic
The Static Web: Static Site Generators and the Post-CMS paradigm. Resources for designers and developers.
blog  cms  jekyll  ssg  jamstack  webdevelopment  infrastructure 
march 2018 by garrettc
headlessCMS is a leaderboard of the top Content Management Systems for JAMstack sites. Promoting a static approach to building websites.
blog  cms  headless  jamstack  webdevelopment 
march 2018 by garrettc
Publish blog posts, photos and media to your own site, and syndicate it to your social networks. Keep everything on your own site.
blog  blogging  indieweb  cms  socialnetworking  php  opensource 
march 2018 by garrettc
JetPens Blog
The JetPens Blog provides pen and paper reviews, artist interviews, and helpful tips and guides on how to get the most of your writing instruments.
art  design  blog  pens  pencils  reviews 
july 2017 by garrettc
Cool Tools
"Cool tools really work. A cool tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that is tried and true. All reviews on this site are written by readers who have actually used the tool and others like it."
video  book  blog  diy  review  recommendations 
april 2017 by garrettc
Booooooom was launched in 2008 by Vancouver-based artist Jeff Hamada. It is Canada’s highest traffic art blog and an authoritative voice in the new contemporary arts scene, highlighting emerging talents, and launching the careers of many young artists internationally.
art  blog  design  inspiration  photography  music  designthinking 
april 2017 by garrettc
Using Your Blog to Attract New Clients
Blogging is a great way to showcase your expertise and raise your profile. But can you achieve this without drawing on manipulative methods of generating traffic?
blog  contentstrategy  society  conversation 
april 2017 by garrettc
"Your guide in modern tech. Learn how to make use of tech and gadgets around you and discover cool stuff on the Internet."
blog  howto  software  technology  recommendations 
september 2016 by garrettc
Follow the brown signs
"The only website in the world dedicated to the humble brown tourist sign"
blog  exploration  travel  urban 
september 2015 by garrettc
We share insights, ideas and inspiration about bags, luggage, wallets and other goods that help you carry, with the hope that you can keep the things that are most precious to you close by when you go out to conquer the world.
blog  shopping  travel  bags  commute 
august 2015 by garrettc
Build A Blog With Jekyll And GitHub Pages
Jekyll is a website generator that’s designed for building minimal, static blogs to be hosted on GitHub Pages. This article shows how to set it up.
blog  cms  github  generator  static  webdevelopment  sysadmin  jekyll 
august 2014 by garrettc
I Still Shoot Film
Great resource for anyone interested in shooting with film. Includes a beginners guide, how-to's, and links to other resources.
photography  film  analogue  resource  tips  blog  holga  lomo  iso  aperture  learning  education 
january 2014 by garrettc
Blog post vs. blog: This blog post is not a “blog.”
"The No. 1 reason to make this change—and I’m not going to sugarcoat this—is that calling a post a blog makes you sound stupid. That may seem harsh, but I’m doing you a favor. Every time you make this mistake, it sounds like you don’t understand this newfangled thing, the World Wide Web."
blog  language  words  worldwideweb 
december 2013 by garrettc
True Films
Kevin Kelly curates a list of the best documentary films out there.
documentary  movies  film  blog 
june 2012 by garrettc
How to blog
A must-read for all writers, bloggers, journalists; both aspiring and working. From Boing Boing's Rob Beschizza.
blog  writing  creative  copywriting  advice  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
april 2012 by garrettc
10 steps to better blogging
A good list from Dan Frommer at his new site SplatF
advice  blog  writing  technique 
december 2011 by garrettc
Blog vs Blogpost: a note on terminology
Meg Pickard's contribution to the Guardian style guide, and a useful reference.
blog  classification  style 
january 2011 by garrettc
About this Blog | Free PeepCode Blog
I barely find time to write posts, let alone do what PeepCode does and come up with a design a post. Interesting background post though.
css  webdesign  blog  inspiration  javascript  sinatra  rails  ruby  webdevelopment 
february 2010 by garrettc
The forbidden railway - a train trip to Pyongyang
Fascinating story of a trip from Vienna to North Korea
travel  blog  russia  northkorea  politics 
april 2009 by garrettc
Theming Views In Drupal 6.x
Nice overview of how to use preprocess functions in Views
views  drupal  blog  article  webdevelopment  theme  drupal6  torchbox 
december 2008 by garrettc
Going minimal on a blog design.
blog  css  design  inspiration  interesting  webdevelopment 
june 2008 by garrettc
Teach42 · What I learned from Twitter today
"There is nothing more important to teach educators about technology, than how to network."
blog  education  socialsoftware  twitter  presence  networking 
october 2007 by garrettc
Watching the stream
Thoughts on the life stream/tumblelog experiment from Jeremy Keith. Thinking of implementing something along these lines in the next version of polytechnic.
blog  development  feeds  rss  lifestream  tagging 
march 2007 by garrettc
Tracing the Evolution of Social Software
"the core ideas of social software itself enjoy a much longer history, running back to Vannevar Bush's ideas about 'memex' in 1945"
article  blog  collaboration  community  culture  design  network  social  society  software  teaching  productivity  technology  theory  timeline  webdevelopment  tools 
october 2006 by garrettc
Google Sightseeing
Visit the world without leaving the comfort of your armchair.
art  blog  culture  discussion  earth  google  geography  geek  gallery  googleearth  googlemaps  guide  humour  images  online  photography  satellite  search  Travel  world  space  technology  maps 
july 2006 by garrettc
The Big Here
You live in the big here. Wherever you live, your tiny spot is deeply intertwined within a larger place, imbedded fractal-like into a whole system called a watershed, which is itself integrated with other watersheds into a tightly interdependent biome.
article  awareness  blog  community  culture  education  geography  information  nature  philosophy  science  social  environment  maps 
july 2006 by garrettc
Typography for Headlines
Collection of typography examples from Smiley Cat.
blog  design  layout  font  examples  ideas  inspiration  typography  webdevelopment 
june 2006 by garrettc
Comment Design Showcase
Collection of comment design examples from Smiley Cat
blog  community  css  design  examples  font  gallery  interface  layout  reference  inspiration  comments  webdevelopment 
june 2006 by garrettc
Why face-to-face still matters!
"We email. We wiki. We blog. We IM. We convince ourselves that as long as we can write well, these are all good forms of communication. Perhaps in some ways even better ... and we are wrong."
blog  business  collaboration  community  people  productivity  psychology  research  science  society  relationships 
april 2006 by garrettc
Dark Miracle
A travelogue by Joshua Ellis about visiting the Trinity test site, home of the Manhattan Project.
art  blog  culture  death  government  history  information  philosophy  politics  reading  science  research  nuclear  atomic  bomb  journalism 
april 2006 by garrettc
A social analysis of tagging
Rashmi Sinha explores why people tag, the psychology behind feedback and reinforcement .
blog  culture  flickr  folksonomy  psychology  social  cognitive  sociology  software  tagging 
january 2006 by garrettc
Structured Blogging
Using microformats and RDF to describe the structure of entries, structured blogging is a way to get more information on the web in a way that's more usable. MT and Wordpress currently supported with more plugins on the way in 2006
api  blog  reference  xml  semanticweb  rdf  microformat 
december 2005 by garrettc
The Several Habits of Wildly Successful Users
Productivity tips and tricks for everyones favourite bookmarking site
advice  tagging  blog  howto  socialsoftware  tips  tricks  hacks 
december 2005 by garrettc
Ten Rules for Web Startups
Useful advice from the co-founder of Odeo and Blogger, despite the maths (there are 11 rules, not 10)
advice  business  ideas  management  strategy  blog  webdevelopment 
november 2005 by garrettc
The Annotated New York Times
NYT Stories incorporating trackbacks and citations to the blogs quoting them. Very clever idea that will push how traditional journalism and new media interact.
cool  socialsoftware  technology  politics  resource  nytimes  journalism  blog  tools 
april 2005 by garrettc
Access Matters
Weblog that offers up advice regarding web accessibility and best practises.
accessibility  bestpractice  design  usability  semantics  html  blog  webdevelopment  webstandards 
march 2005 by garrettc
Six Apart - Professional Network - Power Tools
One central place to get lots of open source code and components that Six Apart's team has released.
api  movabletype  perl  webservices  programming  blog  webdevelopment 
march 2005 by garrettc
BBS 05
Blogging Business Summit 05 write up and links
business  slideshow  bestpractice  guide  blog  tips  tricks 
january 2005 by garrettc

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