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‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley - The Ringer
Nineteen-ninety-eight changed the course of technology, which is to say that it changed the course of history. A nearly bankrupt relic of ’80s tech nostalgia released a gumdrop-shaped PC called the iMac.
IFTTT  Pocket  antitrust  history  internet  microsoft  world  wide  web 
may 2018 by garrettc
A Dao of Web Design
"Web designers often bemoan the malleable nature of the web, which seems to defy our efforts at strict control over layout and typography. But maybe the problem is not the web. Maybe the problem is us. John Allsopp looks at web design through the prism of the Tao Te Ching, and decides that designers should let the web be the web."
css  design  web  webdesign  responsivedesign 
april 2015 by garrettc
The Ur Programming Language Family
"Web application language that’s functional, pure, statically typed, and strict"
worldwideweb  web  language  technology  programming 
december 2014 by garrettc
A brief history of web design for designers
"How the web design evolved from tables and flash into responsive web design. A glimpse into the history on why design and code live separate lives."
animation  article  css  web  colour  webdevelopment  webdesign 
december 2014 by garrettc
Artists & Algorists
A blog for showcasing digital interactive art and a new breed of artist.
animation  art  design  technology  web  electronics  inspiration 
october 2014 by garrettc
Zen Photon Garden
Traces rays of light across a flat plane, showing the entire path taken by each ray. This process repeats millions of times to form a smooth picture of the interactions between light and its environment. You interact with these rays, sculpting and pruning them by drawing lines on the surface of this plane.
art  design  web  technology  programming 
october 2014 by garrettc
Poplus Components are independent pieces of software developed to solve a range of common problems encountered when building civic and democratic websites.
api  democracy  tools  web  society  government  community  campaigning  council  research  journalism  history 
october 2014 by garrettc
SSL Server Test
Performs a deep analysis of the configuration of any SSL web server.
security  ssl  sysadmin  tools  web 
september 2014 by garrettc
Custom Elements
A Web Components Gallery for Modern Web Apps
javascript  library  web  webcomponents 
july 2014 by garrettc
Client photo gallery for modern photographers.
business  photography  web  digital 
july 2014 by garrettc
New product opportunities for the Internet of Normal Things | Berg Blog
Wherever there were Windows PCs in businesses, there’s now the web.

Wherever there were peripherals connected to that PC, there’s a need for a new peripheral… just the same, but with a simple web API.

Every time you see a dated PC, only running the back-office because of the peripherals hanging off it, there’s a product opportunity.
berg  internet  internetofthings  devices  api  web 
april 2014 by garrettc
A project to help users self-host their websites, email, files and more.
web  software  privacy 
march 2014 by garrettc
As devs we struggled with handing over website manuals.
worldwideweb  web  webdevelopment  documentation  tools 
march 2014 by garrettc
BDD for Government Digital Service sites
Real world Behaviour Driven Development scenarios for GDS sites.
gds  bdd  testing  scenarois  web  development 
february 2014 by garrettc
Scrapy | An open source web scraping framework for Python
Scrapy is a fast high-level screen scraping and web crawling framework, used to crawl websites and extract structured data from their pages.
crawler  spider  web  python  webdevelopment 
january 2014 by garrettc
"You and I have been able to connect because I wrote this and you're reading it. That's the web. Despite our different locations, devices, and time-zones we can connect here, on a simple HTML page."
essay  web  writing  inspiration  webdesign  responsivedesign 
november 2013 by garrettc
WebAIM: History of the browser user-agent string
"…and the user agent string was a complete mess, and near useless, and everyone pretended to be everyone else, and confusion abounded."
browser  history  funny  useragent  web 
november 2013 by garrettc
Web Literacy Standard
"The Web Literacy Standard is a map of competencies and skills that Mozilla and our community of stakeholders believe are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web."
mozilla  teaching  web  society 
october 2013 by garrettc
Two Months of Device Diversity
"From the start of September to the end of October, technology companies have been busy releasing new connected devices of varying shape, size, and OS. When you look over this list, consider this covers only two months of announcements."
mobile  mobileweb  web  webdesign  webdevelopment  responsivedesign  data  research  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
october 2012 by garrettc
Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong
The "Dark Social" is the sharing that goes on that can't be tracked: email, IM, etc. According to research 69% of social referrals came from dark social. 20% came from Facebook.
analytics  facebook  social  socialmedia  web  society  sharing  twitter  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  wdcsintranet 
october 2012 by garrettc
The Pastry Box Project - 4 July 2012, baked by Ethan Marcotte
"We’re rediscovering focus. How to do more with a little bit less."
quote  mobile  web  responsivedesign  designthinking 
july 2012 by garrettc
Cheat Sheet for Re-creating the Hottest Graphic Design Trends
I don't know if "hottest" is the right word, but there are some useful links for things like ribbons, textures, and hand drawn styles.
design  web  graphics  technique  tutorial 
june 2012 by garrettc
Sweep the Sleaze
"If you provide excellent content, social media users will take the time to read and talk about it in their networks. That’s what you really want. You don’t want a cheap thumbs up, you want your readers to talk about your content with their own voice."
facebook  twitter  socialmedia  web  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  wdcsintranet 
may 2012 by garrettc
The High Cost of Free
"What would you tweet if every tweet cost you a dollar?"
psychology  web  social  society  economics  time 
may 2012 by garrettc
First Principle: Disambiguation
"Content plays a huge part in the ongoing communication between your users and your product, service, or brand, and as such it has a whole rich life after we carefully select it and place it in the public eye.

The computer systems that increasingly mediate our communication can either facilitate or hinder the flow of information. As professional communicators, we need to understand how well the content in the system keeps the conversation flowing, and how these communications are taking place." - Rachel Lovinger
content  contentstrategy  copywriting  tagging  metadata  semantics  semanticweb  web  wdcsintranet 
may 2012 by garrettc
Avoid Ratios For Metrics – Moving Beyond Conversion Rates, Part 1
Jared Spool on why conversion rates are a dnagerous metric to rely on (hint, it's to do with ratios).
analytics  business  conversion  metrics  ecommerce  web  wdcsintranet 
may 2012 by garrettc
Infovore » A Year of Links
Tom Armitage actually has a decent use-case for QR codes. Encoding the URLs in his year of links book.
archive  web  qrcode  encoding 
february 2012 by garrettc
Making up Stories: Perception, Language, and the Web
"Stories have been around as long as we have, helping us understand our world and ourselves. We learn and retain information best through stories, because they turn information into more than the sum of its parts. But what makes a story a story, and what does it mean for the digital world we’ve built?
content  contentstrategy  copywriting  web  narrative  storytelling  uxoxford2012  oxdug2013 
february 2012 by garrettc
Mozilla releases Learning, Freedom & the Web (e)book
Details many of the activities and ideas generated at Mozilla’s 500 person meta-hackfest. The book features participant interviews, project highlights, photographs and blog posts from the festival, as well as related content from across the Web reflecting on ideas around learning, freedom and the Web.
creativecommons  creativity  opendata  web  community  society 
december 2011 by garrettc
SEO for Non-dicks
Put simply, "…create original, relevant content repeatedly."

Some of the comments on the article from SEO practioners are disheartening though.
seo  webdevelopment  strategy  web 
september 2011 by garrettc
Future-Friendly Resources
Massive list of articles and resources to help you cope with the explosion of web devices.
mobile  web  inspiration  responsivedesign  webdesign  webdevelopment  uxoxford2012  oxdug2013 
september 2011 by garrettc
Breaking the Web with hash-bangs
The rise of the hash-bang URL and how it led to the Gawker outage.
javascript  ajax  web  webdevelopment  hashbang  accessibility  bestpractice 
february 2011 by garrettc
Seven ways to think like the web by Jon Udell
Given the web’s hybrid nature, how to can we teach people to make best use of this distributed hypermedia system?
web  rest  architecture  data  communication  principles  theory  society  restful 
january 2011 by garrettc
Shirky: Ontology is Overrated -- Categories, Links, and Tags
Clay Shirky concatenates two talks from 2005, on classification and tagging.
tagging  folksonomy  classification  web  taxonomy 
november 2010 by garrettc
The Old Man and the C Drive
Ask Mefi thread about one topic websites run by cranky people, also has the wonderful tag WTIIF (What the Internet Is For).
internet  web  metafilter  reference  list  cool  knowledge 
november 2010 by garrettc
A console-based, node.js based, JavaScript HTTP client utility
shell  web  http  nodejs  javascript  webdevelopment  debugging 
october 2010 by garrettc
Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia
Aimed at scientists but full of useful advice for everyone
wikipedia  research  howto  reference  web 
october 2010 by garrettc
Advice for CMS users
Coverring things like accessibility and writing for the web
cms  writing  web  copywriting  tips  text 
october 2010 by garrettc
Bookmarklet to reduce the clutter around what you're reading on the web. Like an in-place Instapaper
reading  bookmarklet  usability  userexperience  web  browser  tools 
september 2010 by garrettc
Em Calculator
Convert pixels to ems, allows you to add child elements too.
css  webdesign  typography  web  font  html  calculator  tools 
may 2010 by garrettc
Blowing up HTML5 video and mapping it into 3D space
Using the canvas and video tags in HTML5 to manipulate video. Very cool.
html5  video  canvas  3d  javascript  animation  web 
april 2010 by garrettc
A new global visual language for the BBC's digital services
The BBC start on the next phase of their Global Visual Language, great article and a sneak peak of what's to come. It's looking fantastic.
webdesign  bbc  typography  grid  inspiration  web  layout  userexperience  userinterface 
february 2010 by garrettc
View-Source Is Good? Discuss.
"view-source helps turn the entire web into a giant learning lab, and one that’s remarkably resilient to error and experimentation. See an interesting technique or layout? No one can tell you “no” to figuring out how it was done.""
web  code  webdevelopment  education  sourcecode 
january 2010 by garrettc
24 ways: Make Your Mockup in Markup
Primarily this article is extolling the benefits of mocking up in code (yay), but I really love the design walkthrough in this.
webdesign  css  css3  markup  web  html  webdevelopment 
january 2010 by garrettc
A skim-read introduction to linked data
A really quite useful presentation from BBC Radiolabs
semanticweb  linkeddata  rdf  bbc  presentation  slideshow  web  http 
september 2009 by garrettc
Testing HTTP Responses with the Resource Expert Droid
"In a nutshell, RED is a framework for testing HTTP resources; it fetches responses, analyses them, and then based upon the responses it may interact with the resource more to see how it behaves."
http  testing  rest  web  webservices  validator  protocol  restful  tools 
june 2009 by garrettc
Piwik - Web analytics
An Open Source alternative to Google Analytics.
opensource  statistics  web  software  analysis  analytics 
june 2009 by garrettc
History of the Internet
"History of the internet" is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet.
internet  history  video  youtube  animation  web  technology  visualisation 
june 2009 by garrettc
Using Bash and Curl to build a useful CLI to restful interfaces
rest  bash  cli  web  json  client  shell  curl  restful 
may 2009 by garrettc
Deploying PHP applications with Vlad and SVN
Using the Rails system "Vlad the Deployer" (really, where do they get these names?!) to deploy PHP based apps.
php  svn  rubyonrails  rails  web  server  continuousdeployment 
may 2009 by garrettc
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