Professional Amateurs: Instant Web
"Instant Articles are here, and the announcement is all about speed. From a user perspective, I think that Instant Articles are a good thing. But I bristle at the implications for the open web."
performance  webdevelopment  facebook 
3 days ago
Abstraction in web apps: an idea, not an ideology
"When did simplification & removal of dependencies become subversive?"
webdesign  webdevelopment  bestpractice  http  html  css  javascript  simplicity 
7 days ago
The Double Diamond Model of Product Definition and Design
"After I left Adaptive Path and started working in-house, I was disheartened to realize how retrograde most people’s view of design still was, with a focus on styling and execution. I needed a way to communicate the full breadth of activities my team and I did."
agile  design  process  designthinking  productdesign  webdesign 
7 days ago
How to conduct a Design Sprint
"A Design Sprint is a flexible product design framework that serves to maximize the chances of making something people want. It is an intense effort conducted by a small team, where the results will set the direction for a product or service."
design  designthinking  agile  sprint  business  ideas 
7 days ago
liquidx/webviewscreensaver · GitHub
webviewscreensaver - Mac OS X Screen Saver powered by a Web View
screensaver  osx  apple  webview 
8 days ago
Greg's Cable Map
Interactive map of undersea communication cables.
cabl  cable  internet  maps  mapping  infrastructure  communication  society 
8 days ago
ONA Bags
Fine camera bags and accessories. Handcrafted with premium materials, such as full-grain leather and waxed canvas.
camera  photography  shopping  laptop  tobuy 
8 days ago
Capistrano-like tool for deploying with Ansible.
ansible  deployment  provisioning  devops  sysadmin 
9 days ago
Architecting Websites For The HTTP/2 Era
"The arrival of HTTP/2 will require a bit of re-thinking how we handle websites (and webservers). This makes it a good time to reflect on what those changes can bring. This post is based entirely on theory (the HTTP2 spec), as HTTP/2 is hard to test today."
http  security  http2  testing  reference  devops  sysadmin  server  worldwideweb 
10 days ago
Browser automated testing done easy. Write efficient and straightforward Javascript End-to-End tests in Node.js which run against a Selenium server.
javascript  testing  selenium  nodejs 
10 days ago
A Simple Explanation of F-Stop - YouTube
This video explains the f-stop scale used in photography and video. It explains what f-stop actually is and why the f-stop numbers are what they are. I also give an easy trick for remember the entire f-stop scale.
IFTTT  YouTube  video  photography  education  learning 
12 days ago
A Simple Explanation of ISO for Digital Photography and Video - YouTube
In this video I give a basic explanation of ISO in digital photography and video. I explain why a higher ISO results in more noise.
IFTTT  YouTube  video  photography  education  learning 
12 days ago
A Simple Guide to Depth of Field - YouTube
This video explains what depth of field is, how it works, and how to control it. While some concepts are simplified a good deal, it should help you get a good understanding of depth of field. I will be doing later videos to further explain some of the more complex concepts in detail.
IFTTT  YouTube  video  photography  education  learning 
12 days ago
A Picture To Show You Clearly The Effects of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO On Images
This picture helps you understand how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO interplay to produce excellent photos.
photography  learning  education 
14 days ago
Kermode & Mayo's Film Thing - Carey Mulligan - YouTube
Simon and Mark present a visual companion piece to their 5 live radio show with new features, an interview with Carey Mulligan and Mark's reviews of Far From The Madding Crowd, Unfriended, Two By Two and Monsters: Dark Continent. @wittertainment
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
16 days ago
Easy Rogan Josh
"Having only the eldest around for tea last night, we seized the opportunity to make something with a bit more of a kick to it. Looking for recipes, I landed on Jamie Oliver's Lamb Rogan Josh. John had a look at it and helped tear it to pieces to make it infinitely simpler (he particularly thinks marinating in the way suggested is pointless)"
food  recipe  curry 
16 days ago
Vox Declaring performance bankruptcy
"Look, we know our sites aren’t as performant as they could be… I mean, let’s cut to the chase here... our sites are friggin’ slow, okay! Performance metric tools often use our render time to show off the upper limits of their graphs!"
performance  devops  mobile  webdevelopment 
17 days ago
Are Social Sharing Buttons on Mobile Sites a Waste of Space?
Social media usage on mobile's huge. But how often are users tapping buttons to like, pin or tweet? Are social sharing buttons on mobile a waste of space?
data  mobile  social  socialnetworking  userexperience 
17 days ago
Sweep the Sleaze
"Promising to make you look wired and magically promote your content in social networks, the Like, Retweet, and +1 buttons occupy a good spot on pretty much every page of the World Wide Web. Because of this, almost every major site and brand is providing free advertising for Twitter and Facebook. But do these buttons work?"
socialnetworking  socialsoftware  webdevelopment  userexperience 
17 days ago
Touch Pianist - Magical Piano App
"Touch Pianist is a musical toy / instrument that allows the user to perform hard-to-play classical piano music favorites (from composers like Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Satie, Debussy to name a few) just by tapping the rhythm of the piece's particular sound events on a computer keyboard or a touch screen."
audio  game  music  app 
18 days ago
The best tools for Slack
A collection curated by Isaac Lien, featuring products like Notify, App Review Monitor, Slack Chats, Slack Themes, and Slack with your Users
slack  tools  review  collection  communication 
18 days ago
Evolution from Nova Labs
"What could you possibly have in common with a mushroom, or a dinosaur, or even a bacterium? More than you might think. In this Lab, you’ll puzzle out the evolutionary relationships linking together a spectacular array of species. Explore the tree of life and get a front row seat to what some have called the greatest show on Earth. That show is evolution."
education  interactive  biology  evolution  theost 
19 days ago
New Series: API Design Best Practices
"No matter how quickly you build the house, or how nice it looks, without a solid foundation it is just a matter of time before the house crumbles to the ground, costing you more time, energy, and resources then it would have to simply build it right the first time."
programming  api  bestpractice  rest  restful  http  webdevelopment 
19 days ago
Empathy Cards For Serious Illness
"I created this collection of Empathy Cards for serious illness because I believe we need some better, more authentic ways to communicate about sickness and suffering"
funny  health  society  empathy 
19 days ago
RESTful API Modeling Language
"RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) is a simple and succinct way of describing practically-RESTful APIs. It encourages reuse, enables discovery and pattern-sharing, and aims for merit-based emergence of best practices."
api  documentation  rest  tools  restful  http 
19 days ago
An API testing suite.
api  http  rest  testing  restful  chrome 
19 days ago
"Blueprint is documentation-oriented web API description language. The API Blueprint is essentially a set of semantic assumptions laid on top of the Markdown syntax used to describe a web API."
api  webdevelopment  http  rest  restful  markdown 
19 days ago
Risk Impact/Probability Chart
"To implement a project successfully, you need to manage risks well. This tool gives you a framework for prioritizing risks quickly and effectively."
business  analysis  strategy  risk  impact 
19 days ago
Decision Matrix Analysis
This article explains how to use Decision Matrix Analysis - a useful technique for making a choice when many factors must be balanced
analysis  business  strategy 
19 days ago
Finds domain names and short URLs. Instantly check availability and register for all top-level domains.
domain  search  tools 
19 days ago
Mind Tools
Management, decision-making, time management, and goal-setting tools.
management  productivity  career  tools 
19 days ago
How To Create SVG Arrowheads and Polymarkers — The marker Element
The marker element is an easy way to create arrowhead and other polymarkers in SVG images.
design  graphics  webdesign  svg  vector 
20 days ago
In Defense of Links, part three: In links we trust
"Nick Carr, like the rest of the “Web rots our brains” contingent, views links as primarily subtractive and destructive. Links direct us away from where we are to somewhere else on the Web. They impede our concentration, degrade our comprehension, and erode our attention spans."
reading  hypertext  links  worldwideweb  hyperlinks 
20 days ago
In Defense of Links, Part Two: Money changes everything
"The Web is deep in many directions, yet it is also, undeniably, full of distractions. These distractions do not lie at the root of the Web’s nature. They’re out on its branches, where we find desperate businesses perched, struggling to eke out one more click of your mouse, one more view of their page."
reading  hypertext  links  worldwideweb  hyperlinks 
20 days ago
In Defense of Links, Part One: Nick Carr, hypertext and delinkification
"For 15 years, I've been doing most of my writing -- aside from my two books -- on the Web. When I do switch back to writing an article for print, I find myself feeling stymied. I can't link!"
reading  hypertext  links  worldwideweb  hyperlinks 
20 days ago
Let Links Be Links
The notion of the web as an application platform has never been more popular. Single-page frameworks like Ember and Angular make it easy to create complex applications that offer richer, more robust experiences than traditional websites can. But this benefit comes at a cost. Ross Penman tells us what we can do about it.
accessibility  javascript  webdevelopment  clientsidemvc  userexperience 
20 days ago
Axiomatic CSS and Lobotomized Owls
Managing flow content can get unwieldy—too many class selectors can become a specificity headache, nested styling can get redundant, and content editors don’t always understand the presentational markup. Heydon Pickering offers an unexpected option for handling cascading styles more efficiently: a variation on the universal selector.
css  webdesign  webdevelopment 
20 days ago
Automate The Boring Stuff With Python
A CC licensed ebook on how to automate repetative tasks with Python.
python  programming  learning  education  ebook  creativecommons 
22 days ago
10 More Charts That Are Changing Content Marketing
In just a few months, the content marketing scene has changed dramatically. More studies have been done, more charts have been made, and content marketers needs this information more than ever to stay on top of this rapidly changing industry.
contentstrategy  contentdesign  content  marketing  statistics 
22 days ago
Should you Decouple?
A Common Sense Guide to Headless Drupal
drupal  webdevelopment  headless 
24 days ago
50 awesome art, music and culture documentaries full-length and free on YouTube
"Watching documentaries is a healthy pursuit for creatives: it fills your brain with more dots to join up, and can make you feel more arty and up for it just from being in the ‘company’ of masterpiece-makers such as Banksy, George Harrison and Matt Groening.

If you must procrastinate, do it proactively. Check out this list of 50 super interesting docs instantly streamable on Youtube, all of them produced by reputable outfits like the BBC, Discovery Channel and Martin Scorcese."
video  art  culture  free  music  youtube 
24 days ago
How to Pre-Process Logs with Logstash: Part III of “Scalable and Robust Logging for Web Applications”
This article is an introduction on how to pre-process logs from multiple sources in logstash before storing them in a data store or analyze them in real time.
logging  logstash  log  elasticsearch  kibana  sysadmin  devops 
25 days ago
Grok Constructor
"A helper for testing and incremental construction of regular expressions for the grok filter that parses logfile lines for Logstash."
log  logging  logstash  elasticsearch  grok  kibana  regex  regularexpression 
25 days ago
Manual way to feed old/new log entires to logstash
"From time to time your Logstash process may crash and you start seeing gaps on your Kibana graph (you graph logs and monitor those, right? ). That may also, coincidentally?, correlate with downtime you had 10 minutes ago.. So you need to replay missing events back into Logstash and figure out what happened."
logstash  kibana  elasticsearch  sysadmin  devops 
25 days ago
There Is No Fold
"On the Web, people use the concept of “above the fold” to support layout decisions, call to action designs, ad placements, and more. Here’s why most of these arguments don’t fly."
webdesign  scrolling  interaction  mobileweb  fold  userinterface 
26 days ago
The Geotaggers' World Atlas
Paths from geotagged Flickr photos showing concentrations of photographers.
photography  data  geodata  geocoding  geolocation  geotagging  flickr  mapbox 
26 days ago
Vault - HashiCorp
HashiCorp is proud to announce Vault: a tool for managing secrets.
security  devops  sysadmin  from twitter_favs
26 days ago
Two Way Street
A fantastic example of what you can do with good metadata around objects. Explore the British Museum collection by acquisition date, acquisition source, type, material, techniques, and more.
collection  museum  data  metadata  britishmuseum  science  history  exploration 
26 days ago
Test responsive layouts in-browser.
browser  css  webdesign  responsivedesign  testing 
26 days ago
SEO: The Free Beginner's Guide from Moz
New to SEO? Need to polish up your knowledge? The Beginner's Guide to SEO has been read over 1 million times and provides the information you need to get on the road to professional quality SEO.
business  guide  marketing  seo  webdevelopment 
27 days ago
Sarychev Volcano Eruption from the International Space Station
"A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12"
IFTTT  YouTube  video  space  volcano  iss 
27 days ago
Form Follows Function
FFF is a collection of interactive experiences. Each experience has its own unique design and functionality.
animation  art  css  html5  inspiration  webdesign  webdevelopment 
27 days ago
Time Trap (Short Film) - YouTube
Stranded in Space, but not in Time...
IFTTT  YouTube  video  film  scifi 
28 days ago
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