Nerdy Thursday Links #14
31 Mar 2011
New movements again this week, and in the past few weeks. I've bought a new car with Laura and taken a job back with Squiz but this time the Australian branch, and I'm setting up in my home town of Darwin.
But as always enough is enough, we're here for links so here they are.....
- http://www.html5rocks.com/features/file - Tutorials, resources and demos about how to use the very powerful APIs to interact with binary data and a user's local file system
- http://www.richmediagallery.com/html5-challenge - are you up for the HTML5 challenge?
- http://cssprefixer.appspot.com/ - Just add your CSS to the left box and copy and past from the right box with all the browser prefixes taken care of. I found it a little buggy when it came to adding topleft or bottomright references for border-radius, anyone know why?
- http://mashable.com/2011/01/11/how-wordpress-themes-actually-work-infographic/ - While the infographic is specifically for Wordpress I'd like to see us do a similar layout for Matrix sites. I've had a few goes at doing this on a moleskin, but would like to see someone with some
- http://designfestival.com/typography-of-quotations-citations/ - a nice article about when and where to use quotations and citations.
- http://thenextweb.com/dd/2011/03/15/create-a-chatroom-in-12-lines-of-code-with-nowjs/ - chatroom with just 12 lines of code. BOOYAH!!!!
- http://loads.in/ - a nice tool to test the speed of your web pages.
- http://www.visualizing.org/visualizations/urban-water-explorer - the article http://www.janwillemtulp.com/water/ the visulisation, the tools that allowed for it to work so splendidly http://mbostock.github.com/d3/
- http://globalmoxie.com/blog/mobile-design-patterns.shtml - rather that list a whole bunch of great tools to allow you to find the solution to your mobile design problems, this guy has already done it for me.
- http://news.designlanguage.com/post/1611663345 - a nice look at the finger print patterns on an ipad.
- http://thinkvitamin.com/user-science/twitter-using-gamification-to-increase-followers/ - I wrote a retort on this in an earlier post.
- http://www.uxbooth.com/blog/using-lies-in-research/ a really well written article about lies in research. I'm still giggling a bit about the comments, and I'm not sure if every author needs to put on the shoreditch twat glasses, but a good read none the less.
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