A place for everything.
Content strategy advice viewed through the lens of decluttering.

"…for those organizations (or individuals) who are just starting to consider their content strategically, this might be a simple starting point: four questions to ask yourself before adding more content (press releases? newsfeeds? company blog?) that risks junking up your flat."
design  simplicity  contentstrategy  webdevelopment  contentdesign  content 
7 hours ago
How to use Photos for OS X: The ultimate guide
Photos for OS X brings the Mac into the modern age of picture and video management, tying it into both the operating system and the cloud. With Photos for OS X, all the pictures and videos you've taken on your iPhone or iPad, or imported into iPhoto or Aperture, will always be available to you on any of your Macs, as will any future pictures and videos you take or import, including your DSLR images, even in RAW. Add to that automatic, intelligent grouping based on time and place, and face detection, non-destructive editing, and the ability to order prints, books, and more, and Photos for OS X makes for the ultimate picture and video app for the mainstream. And here's your ultimate guide to setting up and using it.
book  apple  mac  osx  photos  photography 
7 hours ago
Build your UI toolkit
Fabricator is a tool for building modular website design systems.
webdesign  webdevelopment  atomicdesign 
2 days ago
Studies in Terror: Becoming a People Manager
Meri Williams on overcoming your fear of management.
business  management  society  mentoring 
2 days ago
Matthew Mcconaughey's reaction to Star Wars teaser #2 - Celebrity reactions - YouTube
RT : This is hilarious. Matthew McConaughey reacts to The Force Awakens teaser, courtesy of .
from twitter
2 days ago
Field Types
I found a typo on

First paragraph, last sentence: "…you can and and create…"
from twitter
2 days ago
The Story of Our Company
The complete story of Teehan Lax, from beginning to end.
business  design  inspiration  story 
9 days ago
Backbone.js and Underscore.js in Drupal 8
"Both Backbone.js, and its dependency Underscore.js were committed to Drupal 8 two years ago! Let's take a quick look at both Backbone.js and Underscore.js, how they're used in core, and how you might be able to use them to simplify some javascript for your site."
javascript  backbonejs  underscorejs  drupal  drupal8  clientsidemvc  webdevelopment 
10 days ago
Deep dive into the anatomy of Drupal 8 theming
"These are several things to note about the changes for theming in Drupal 8"
drupal  drupal8  twig  theme  php  framework  symfony  javascript 
10 days ago
Install and Integrate Elasticsearch with Drupal
"In this tutorial I am going to look at the possibility of using Drupal 7 as a content management system that powers another high performance application. To illustrate the latter, I will use the Silex PHP microframework and Elasticsearch as the data source. The goal is to create a proof of concept, demonstrating using these three technologies together."
drupal  contentdesign  content  contentstrategy  cms  search  symfony  silex  php  elasticsearch 
10 days ago
An animated CSS activity indicator with VML fallback.
css  vml  loading  userinterface 
10 days ago
City of Boston Proclaims Tomorrow "Riot Grrrl Day" in Honor of Kathleen Hanna | News | Pitchfork
Boston proclaims today Riot Grrrl Day in honor of Kathleen Hanna. Well played Boston, well played! /via
from twitter
10 days ago
My £80 DIY IKEA standing desk
"It’s an object of fascination, jocularity, even lust and admiration. Here’s a quick run-down of how to make your own standing desk, like mine, from about £80 of IKEA parts."
work  workplace  office  desk  hacking  ikea 
11 days ago
15 Years of Dao
"15 years have passed since we published John Allsopp's “A Dao of Web Design.” Join us as we take a look back at John's piece and consider what it means for the web today."
design  history  designthinking  webdesign  webdevelopment  css  responsivedesign  responsive 
11 days ago
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 
11 days ago
How we organize GitHub issues: A simple styleguide for tagging
"A look our engineering team's "best practice" approach to organize Github issues with a shared tag system across multiple product repositories."
git  github  tagging  workflow  development  bestpractice  inspiration 
11 days ago
Everybody Scrolls.
"Almost all participants scrolled, no matter what."
research  webdesign  userinterface  userexperience  scrolling 
12 days ago
"We share the firm conviction that the upcoming era of rich data and smart objects will disrupt the way data is conventionally used. Through our works, we take an active part in the revolution of Human-Data interactions."
data  design  webdesign  visualisation 
12 days ago
Clojure from the ground up: welcome
"This guide aims to introduce newcomers and experienced programmers alike to the beauty of functional programming, starting with the simplest building blocks of software."
book  tutorial  programming  clojure 
12 days ago
Capture One Pro 8
Capture One Pro 8 is a professional RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality from more than 300 high-end cameras – straight out of the box.
photography  software  tools  aperture 
12 days ago
14 British Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To
"There's more podcasts out there than just Serial, you know. Here are some British ones you should be listening to..."
podcast  media  audio 
16 days ago
On Being A Senior Engineer
"I think that there’s a lot of institutional knowledge in our field, especially about what makes for a productive engineer. But while there are a good deal of books in the management field about “expert” roles and responsibilities of non-technical individual contributors, I don’t see too many modern books or posts that might shed light directly on what makes for a good senior engineer."
book  management  career 
17 days ago
Sharing Our Engineering Ladder
"Creating an engineering ladder (that is, the job descriptions and levels of an engineering organization) is a daunting task. If you do a half-hearted job, you're likely to cause more problems than you solve."
career  business 
17 days ago
Raw thoughts on Amazon Dash
Matt Webb's quick thoughts on Amazon Dash
iot  amazon  st4i  from twitter_favs
18 days ago
Content Templates to the Rescue
As an industry, we’ve learned to plan our sites to achieve business goals and meet human needs while shipping on time and delivering compelling user experiences. Alas, despite all the sweat we pour into strategy sessions and GANTT charts, we still have to coax content out of our subject matter experts and get it onto every page of the site. This is where the strongest hearts grow frail, and even seasoned developers reach for Advil or something stronger. But help, in the form of content templates, is on the way. Seize the power.
content  contentstrategy  business  planning  template 
18 days ago
A Guide to Strategic Content Templates
Big content projects—the kind with lots of contributors, subject matter experts, and stakeholders—can get really messy really fast.
content  contentstrategy  pagetables  business  strategy 
18 days ago
Using Page Tables to Deliver Meaningful Design
Page Tables are a powerful UX tool. They serve as the key step between discovery and design. They define the business goals, target audiences, and content elements on a more granular level for all template pages.
pagetable  cms  contentstrategy  business  planning 
18 days ago
Quantity Queries for CSS
Dynamic content Responsive web design is primarily concerned with one variable: space. In testing responsive layouts, we take an amount of content and see which spaces it will successfully fit into. The content is deemed constant; the space, variable. The @media query is the darling of responsive web design because it allows us to insert “breakpoints” wherever one layout strategy ceases to be viable and another should succeed it. However, it’s not just viewport dimensions, but the quantity of content that can put pressure on space. Just as your end users are liable to operate devices with a multitude of different screen sizes, your content editors are liable to add and remove content. That’s what content management systems are for. 
css  responsivedesign  mobileweb  webdevelopment 
18 days ago
Cook's Thesaurus
"A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.
cooking  food  reference  recipes 
19 days ago
Stop die()ing all the time

PsySH can be used as an interactive debugger, much like JavaScript's debugger statement, saving you from endless var_dump() and die() iterations.
php  programming  shell  debugging 
19 days ago
Drupal Queues
"Queues are a wonderful way of separating different parts of a system. Once you have separated those parts you can do lots of interesting things, like be more fault tolerant or have a more responsive front end for your users."
drupal  queue  batch  programming  webdevelopment 
19 days ago
Github's Primer
The CSS toolkit and guidelines that power GitHub.
css  framework  github  bootstrap  webdesign  webdevelopment 
20 days ago
Precise control over responsive typography
It is possible to have precise control over responsive typography. Using calc() and viewport units you can create fluid type that scales perfectly between specific pixel values, within a specific viewport range.
css  typography  fonts  responsivedesign 
20 days ago
The best icon is a text label
“…icons can easily break the most important characteristic of a good user interface: clarity.” - Thomas Byttebier
userinterface  webdesign  userexperience  clarity  icons  from twitter_favs
22 days ago
beets: the music geek’s media organizer
"The purpose of beets is to get your music collection right once and for all. It catalogs your collection, automatically improving its metadata as it goes using the MusicBrainz database. Then it provides a bouquet of tools for manipulating and accessing your music."
library  mp3  music  python  metadata 
22 days ago
Kit FUI - Noteloop
"Fantasy User Interfaces, Fictional User Interfaces, Fake User Interfaces, Futuristic User Interfaces, Film User Interfaces, Future User Interfaces. Regardless of what the F stands for, they all represent the same thing, the user interfaces (UIs) and heads up displays (HUDs) found in many popular movies and television shows."
films  userinterface  userexperience  science  scifi  experiment  fui 
22 days ago
Oxford on Film: From Attic to Archive
Audio and Video Lectures from the University of Oxford
education  learning  video  oxford  audio  podcast 
22 days ago
Must-Have Social Meta Tags for Twitter, Google+, Facebook and More
By including social metadata in all new pieces of content that we publish, we can optimize how that content appears on social networks. Thumbnails, author names, proper descriptions, and other rich information directly correlate with clicks and shares.
facebook  media  social  socialnetworking  twitter 
23 days ago
To Alter or Dispatch: Drupal 8 Events versus Alter Hooks
Drupal 8 comes with two extension points for module developers to allow other modules to interact with their code. The trusty alter hook, the linchpin of Drupal versions past is still there - allowing other modules to interact and intervene in the behaviour of your module. But there is a new kid on the block, the event system. So as a module developer how do you decide whether to use the alter system or the event system.
drupal  drupal8  programming  php 
23 days ago
Headless Drupal. Why & how a RESTful API in Drupal?
Fascinating and deep insight to using Drupal as a RESTful engine.
api  drupal  framework  rest  restful 
23 days ago
99 Terms You Need To Know When You’re New To Tech
Learn the most important tech terms today with these 99 simple and easy-to-understand definitions
education  learning  resource 
23 days ago
A client-side library for connecting Google Spreadsheets to a website and visualizing the information in tables, maps and charts.
google  googledocs  spreadsheet  javascript 
26 days ago
Drupal VM - Easy local Drupal development environments
A VM for local Drupal development, built with Vagrant + Ansible
drupal  webdevelopment  ansible  devops  virtualmachine 
26 days ago
It Came From Below
"Sliding around beneath the surface of Los Angeles is something dark, primordial, and without clear form. It seeps up into the city from below through even the smallest cracks and drains. Infernal, it can cause fires and explosions; toxic, it can debilitate, poison, and kill."
science  tar  geology  geography  losangeles 
26 days ago
ATC - A tool to simulate network conditions
Augmented Traffic Control (aka ATC) is a project that allows to control the connection that a device has to the internet. Aspects that can be controlled by ATC include: Bandwith, Latency, Packet loss, Packet corruption, and Packet reordering
facebook  network  testing  bandwidth  internet  worldwideweb 
26 days ago
What Is This Thing Called?
What Is This Thing Called - odd devices with reader-submitted explanations /via
funny  interesting  history  from twitter
26 days ago
The Three Basics of Exposure and Photography on Vimeo
I put this video together to go with my article "The Three Basics of Photography", which covers the same ground in more depth: http://www.lightandmatter.org/?p=3809 I wanted to make a video to cover the basics pretty quickly, so that if nothing else, the articles would be easier to understand afterwards. Plus, this thing has a cool soundtrack.
ifttt  vimeo  video  photo  photography 
26 days ago
Discworld science
Five things Discworld will teach you about science
science  literature  discworld  funny  education  learning  from twitter_favs
27 days ago
import.io | Web Data Platform & Free Web Scraping Tool
Turn the web into data, today. Transform any website into a table of data or an API in minutes without even writing any code.
api  data  json  datamining 
27 days ago
Get structured data out of the web
* All code and collaboration through GitHub
* Write your scrapers in Ruby, Python, PHP or Perl
* Simple API to grab data
* Schedule scrapers or run manually
data  python  scraper  github  ruby  perl 
27 days ago
Conscious Style Guide
A style guide and community resource for anybody who is curious or serious about conscious language.
society  feminism  inclusion  equality  language 
27 days ago
AngularJS vs. Backbone.js vs. Ember.js
Angular, Backbone and Ember all have the concept of views, events, data models and routing. We will compare their differences and outline ideal use cases.
javascript  framework  comparison  backbone  angularjs  emberjs 
4 weeks ago
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