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The Eudora™ Email Client Source Code – Core+ – Medium
Release of the source code and an all-too brief history of Eudora. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  eudora  email  lenshustek 
may 2018 by philgyford
'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Oral History: Larry David on Crazy Auditions, Art of Cringe | Hollywood Reporter
I enjoyed this and would like to read more. Can't be bothered to listen to a podcast for more though. (via Daring Fireball)
curbyourenthusiasm  larrydavid  tv  via:daringfireball 
september 2017 by philgyford
Introducing Stack Overflow Trends - Stack Overflow Blog
Fascinating, particularly as the popularity of languages and frameworks over time is something one is vaguely aware of but never with much certainty. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  stackoverflow  programming  webdevelopment 
may 2017 by philgyford
David Letterman on Donald Trump and Late-Night TV Today
I barely saw any Letterman but this was still a fun read. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  davidletterman  davidmarchese 
march 2017 by philgyford
Discovering Sketch — .Sketch App — Medium
Lots of people I know use Sketch but I'd never looked at it. Reading this I can see why people prefer it over Photoshop for many kinds of design. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  sketch  mac  macosx  design  webdesign 
september 2015 by philgyford
The Entrant’s Guide to The Automobile Industry | Asymco
Fascinating to realise quite how different the (mainly) US car industry is to so many other more dynamic, less consolidated ones. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  cars  business  horacedediu 
february 2015 by philgyford
Paul Ford on HTML5 and the World of Web Standards Bodies
Nice description of how standards like HTML5 come to be, and why it's important. (via Daring Fireball)
paulford  via:daringfireball  html  html5  w3c 
november 2014 by philgyford
"Find default system fonts that exist across common mobile platforms in the form of a handy compatibility table." (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  webdevelopment  typography  mobile  ios  fonts 
february 2014 by philgyford
Butterick’s Practical Typography
Free online guide, which seems quite good, but... all that attention to detail and he makes it almost impossible to tell what's a link. Bloody Designer designers. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  typography  matthewbutterick  design  webdesign 
august 2013 by philgyford
How the Banner Ad Was Born | Digiday
On the first banner ad, created at HotWired in 1994. (via Daring Fireball)
brianmorrissey  advertising  hotwired  wired  via:daringfireball 
april 2013 by philgyford
The ‘Whoa’ Business Model
Yes, this, a thousand times. Every time I go to the cinema and have to sit through loads of ads, I hate cinemas. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  cinemas  films  movies  advertising  nevemmrgan 
january 2013 by philgyford
Apple’s design problems aren’t skeuomorphic « counternotions
A really good look at the more fundamental problems with iOS and OS X, how that compares with the old days when the Human Interface Guidelines were the law, and whether one person, Ive, can really keep on top of such a wide range of potential problems. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  kontra  apple  design  ios  macosx 
november 2012 by philgyford
The Magical Tech Behind Paper For iPad's Color-Mixing Perfection | Fast Company
I do like this use of maths to make something "feel" right to users. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  paper  ipad  software  design  userinterface 
november 2012 by philgyford
Building and dismantling the Windows advantage | asymco
Blimey, those are quite some graphs, showing ratio of Windows:Mac, and Windows:Apple sales over time. (via Daring Fireball)
horacedediu  windows  mac  apple  microsoft  via:daringfireball 
july 2012 by philgyford
Tumult Hype
HTML5 authoring tool, for making animations, interactive thingummies, etc. $50. Hadn't seen it before, looks good for complex stuff. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  html5  html  webdevelopment 
february 2012 by philgyford
Le Sibère Carnet de Christophe Courtois: affiche
Amzing collections of film posters that look almost identical. It's almost laugh-out-loud how similar so many are. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  films  movies  posters  design 
november 2011 by philgyford
Views Differ on Shape of Earth, Climate Edition
How few Americans have any idea what percentage of scientists think climate change is real. Depressing, and why the BBC (and others) shouldn't try to be "balanced" about the issue. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  climatechange  environment  kevindrum  from delicious
september 2011 by philgyford
Opinion - Image -
Graphs and charts showing how inequality and household debt in the USA have risen since 1980, especially compared to the more equitable period from 1945-80 (even though productivity was still rising then too). (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  inequality  economics  usa  robertbreich  politics  from delicious
september 2011 by philgyford
Redesigning And Re-Thinking The News | Drawar
More new stuff on redesigning news websites. This is all part of a good discussion, but it doesn't feel like we've moved on much. Yet. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  news  scrivs  design  webdesign  newspapers  from delicious
july 2011 by philgyford
Designing a big news site is about more than beauty » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
Good thoughts on why designing news websites is hard. Maybe it's impossible with one design: too many competing stakeholders and use cases. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  joshuabenton  news  newspapers  design  webdesign  nytimes  from delicious
july 2011 by philgyford
Luna’s Café: Typography is about reading – and so are ebooks
There are a few reasons I've never bought a Kindle book, and this thoughtlessness on the part of publishers and Amazon is one. (via Daring Fireball)
kindle  typography  via:daringfireball  paulluna  books  publishing  design  amazon  ebooks  from delicious
may 2011 by philgyford
The REAL Death Of The Music Industry
Some good graphs and stats about the US recorded music industry. I'm amazed at how few albums and singles per capita are bought, even at the industry's peak (now: 1.25 albums, 3.7 singles, per year). (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  music  business  usa  recordedmusic  from delicious
february 2011 by philgyford
The Economics of Blogging and The Huffington Post -
"One reason that The Huffington Post gets a lot of criticism for not paying its bloggers is because most people think of it as a publishing company, when really — like Facebook — it is more of a technology company." (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  huffingtonpost  publishing  free  blogging  journalism  natesilver  from delicious
february 2011 by philgyford
Blimey, that's a whizzy bit of jQuery for rearranging things on a page. I'm expecting to see a whole lot of that soon. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  jquery  javascript  webdevelopment  daviddesandro  from delicious
february 2011 by philgyford
Gimme Shelter | Studio Multitracks
Fascinating to hear the tracks in isolation. Unfortunately most of the other examples on the site only seem to have one isolated track for each song, but still. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  rollingstones  gimmeshelter  music  multitracks  from delicious
february 2011 by philgyford
Michael Mace on What’s Wrong With RIM
Really good and clear description of why RIM could be in big trouble, despite currently good financial results. Ignoring the RIM/Blackberry specifics, well worth a read for general diffusion of innovation and R&D type stuff. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  rim  blackberry  innovation  diffusionofinnovations  randd  business  michaelmace 
december 2010 by philgyford - LoopIt
Nice camera strap for small cameras. I'll forget what this is called if/when I ever want one. (via Daring Fireball)
cameras  via:daringfireball  straps  camerastraps  photography 
december 2010 by philgyford
My Cooking Diary - Granola bars
Beautiful HTML/CSS/Javascript coverflow-like site that you're better off looking at than me trying to describe. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  cooking  recipes 
august 2010 by philgyford
Confessions of a Tea Party Casualty | Mother Jones
Fascinating to read about the "tea party-isation" of the Republican party, with more reasonable office-holders running scared. Scary, but fascinating. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  republicans  teaparty  politics  usa  conservatives 
august 2010 by philgyford
Welcome to our new story pages -
Bravo for trying something a bit new. But it still looks cluttered, slightly baffling, has pop-under adverts... Feels like "LOOK AT ALL OUR STUFF!" rather than being easy to read/view. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  news  webdesign  msnbc 
june 2010 by philgyford
Helvetica: Old and Neue -
I've never got round to looking up the differences between Helvetica and Helvetica Neue. Now I know. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  helvetica  helveticaneue  typography  fonts  ulc 
june 2010 by philgyford
CSS for iPhone 4 (Retina display) « Thomas Maier – web & communication designer
Including CSS only for devices with the iPhone 4's pixel resolution. (This is all getting more complex than all that copying with NS4, IE5, Mac IE5, etc, etc.) (via Daring Fireball)
webdevelopment  css  iphone  iphone4  thomasmaier  via:daringfireball  iphonedevelopment 
june 2010 by philgyford
HTML5 Readiness
Handy (HTML5/CSS3) diagram of which HTML5/CSS3 features are in which browsers. (Upshot: I can't use any of it yet for production sites.) (via Daring Fireball)
browsers  html5  css  webdevelopment  css3  via:daringfireball 
may 2010 by philgyford
Handy cloud-based backup for WordPress sites. Although I'd still want to keep your my own backup. I still don't trust the cloud. (via Daring Fireball)
wordpress  backup  via:daringfireball 
april 2010 by philgyford
David Mamet's Master Class Memo to the Writers of The Unit | Movieline
I'm a sucker for writing tips, whatever medium they're intended for. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  davidmamet  writing  theunit  screenwriting  fiction  television  drama 
march 2010 by philgyford
The Stars Look Down – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report
I'm not hugely bothered whether Favrd exists or not, but I like Dean Allen's comment here, especially the first major paragraph. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  deanallen  favrd  twitter  jeffreyzeldman  praise  selfworth 
december 2009 by philgyford
Penalty! Unnecessary Blandness! Redesigning the Worst NFL Helmet Graphics | Yes to Less | Fast Company
I've noticed that most of the more recent helmet designs (eg, Patriots, Buccaneers, Panthers, Jaguars, Ravens) are a bit rubbish. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  nfl  fastcompany  design  americanfootball  helmets  kencarbone 
november 2009 by philgyford
What Startups Are Really Like
I love descriptions of start-ups and businesses like this. (via Daring Fireball)
startups  business  paulgraham  via:daringfireball 
october 2009 by philgyford
The 3 key parts of news stories you usually don’t get at
We get "What just happened". We don't get "The longstanding facts", "How journalists know what they know" and "The things we don't know". Good stuff. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  news  journalism  newspapers  mattthompson 
september 2009 by philgyford
Op-Ed Columnist - Swan Songs? -
On the changing state of the recorded music industry, mostly for the fascinating 'Music Sales' graphic on the left. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  music  infographics  visualisation  charlesmblow 
august 2009 by philgyford
Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule
Seems so obvious now it's been put into words. If I have a meeting in a morning or afternoon I know that half of the day will be a right-off for all other useful work. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  paulgraham  work  schedules  scheduling  meetings  business  management 
august 2009 by philgyford
Developer Color Picker
Quite handy, although I wish it gave the option to display the Color Values in CSS friendly hex too. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  color  colour  webdevelopment  webdesign  mac  macosx  osx  colorpickers 
july 2009 by philgyford
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: I'm really thinking maybe I shouldn't have yelled at that Chinese guy so much
Can we have the second and third paragraph printed in big letters as the first thing anyone sees when they open the packaging on a new shiny thing? (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  stevejobs  fakestevejobs  globalisation  china 
july 2009 by philgyford
I-Movix SprintCam v3 NAB 2009 showreel on Vimeo
Beautiful slow motion video shot using very high speed cameras, up to 2500 frames per second. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  video  fps  slowmotion  sprintcam  davidcoiffier  highspeed 
june 2009 by philgyford
Fever° Red hot. Well read.
Self-hosted, pay-for feed reader. Looks like a lovely interface and an interesting way of organising feeds and posts. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  software  php  mysql  shauninman  feedreader 
june 2009 by philgyford
RubyFrontier Documentation
Another CMS... imitating Userland Frontier. I can't decide if this is brilliance and/or madness. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  ruby  cms  frontier  webdevelopment 
february 2009 by philgyford
Nanoc: a Ruby CMS that generates static HTML » home
Another little CMS. "runs on your local computer and compiles Markdown, Textile, Haml, etc. documents into static web pages, ready for uploading to any web host." (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  cms  ruby  webdevelopment 
february 2009 by philgyford
Webby :: Webby
Mini CMS in Ruby. Mainly just converts text into web pages using a variety of templating languages. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  ruby  cms  webdevelopment 
february 2009 by philgyford
Fraser Speirs – On the Flickr support in iPhoto ‘09
I know Speirs could be accused of bias but it doesn't sound like iPhoto '09's Flickr integration is going to be any use to me at all. Sounds awful. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  frasierspeirs  flickr  iphoto  iphoto09  mac  macosx  osx  export  flickrexport 
february 2009 by philgyford
TidBITS Safe Computing: Backblaze Launches Mac Beta of Online Backup Service
Looks like a great online backup service, currently in private beta. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  mac  backup  onlinebackup  backblaze  tidbits  backups 
december 2008 by philgyford
Billings 3 / journal / hicksdesign
Review of a Mac-based invoicing/time-keeping thing. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  jonhicks  mac  software  invoicing  work  billing  freelance  osx 
october 2008 by philgyford
43 Folders: Time, Attention, and Creative Work | 43 Folders
This post and a couple of other recent ones by Merlin Mann about his refocusing have been really inspiring. Great stuff. (via Kottke and Daring Fireball)
via:kottke  via:daringfireball  merlinmann  43folders  blogging  life 
september 2008 by philgyford
Self-publishing, publish-on-demand magazines. Send a PDF, and they handle printing, delivery, subscriptions, etc. Seems such an obvious idea now Derek Powazek and co have done this. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  magazines  publishing  magcloud  derekpowazek  hewlettpackard  hplabs 
june 2008 by philgyford
Goings On: Online Only: The New Yorker
Syndey Pollack looked for "the ache" in stories. "It is the ache of having one chance at deep love in a lifetime of shallow loves, and losing it too early." Yes, that's it exactly. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  sydneypollack  movies  film  scripts  ache  stories  love  story 
june 2008 by philgyford
WhatTheFont : MyFonts
Upload a scanned piece of text and it'll tell you what font it is. (via Daring Fireball)
fonts  typography  via:daringfireball 
may 2008 by philgyford
2.0 Expo 2008: Clay Shirky
Or watch Clay give that "how do they find the time?" talk in person on this video. Worth it; he's an awesome speaker. (via Daring Fireballl)
clayshirky  herecomeseverybody  tv  television  media  via:daringfireball  video 
april 2008 by philgyford
David Weiss: Metacognitive Miscalibration
Thinking things are easy when you don't know enough to tell. "There's a great difference between 50 years of experience and 1 years worth of experience repeated 50 times." (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  knowledge  learning  davidweiss 
april 2008 by philgyford
Very nice calendar selector widget. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  webdevelopment  calendar  javascript  widget  calendars  stephencelis 
april 2008 by philgyford
Asaph -
Nice-looking and very simple weblog CMS focused on collecting links, photos and quotes, rather than writing stuff yourself. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  weblog  cms  php  mysql  webdevelopment 
april 2008 by philgyford
Litmus: Pricing and signup
24 hours passes now available for this Browsercam-like site for testing web pages and emails against different rendering engines. (via Daring Fireball)
browsertesting  browsers  webbrowsers  webdevelopment  via:daringfireball 
march 2008 by philgyford
Simple-looking, open-source, decently-featured PHP/MySQL-based weblog engine with built-in support for different kinds of Tumblr-like posts. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  weblog  php  mysql  cms 
february 2008 by philgyford
HyperPort - HyperCard Export Utility
Handy. I must try this while I still have a Mac that can run Classic. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  hypercard  mac  hyperport  classic 
february 2008 by philgyford
Orbicule | Undercover | F.A.Q.
Fascinating software and service to help trace your Mac if it's stolen. Even sounds vaguely feasible. (via Daring Fireball)
mac  apple  software  theft  via:daringfireball 
september 2007 by philgyford
Styling File Inputs with CSS and the DOM //
File input fields are stubbornly resistant to beautifying. A new way to make them pretty. (via Daring Fireball)
html  css  webdevelopment  shauninman  fileinput  via:daringfireball 
september 2007 by philgyford
Blueprintcss - Google Code
In-progress CSS framework for constructing grid-based web page layouts. (via Daring Fireball)
frameworks  css  webdevelopment  grids  html  via:daringfireball  blueprint 
august 2007 by philgyford
To-do list organizer application for Mac which uses plain text files. (via Daring Fireball)
taskpaper  todo  gtd  lists  via:daringfireball  hogbay  mac 
august 2007 by philgyford
How Top Bloggers Earn Money
I'm fascinated by people making decent amounts of money from this stuff, particularly when it happens almost accidentally. (via Daring Fireball)
weblogs  blogging  business  via:daringfireball 
july 2007 by philgyford
Introducing templatemaker |
Python thing. Point it at some HTML files and it will make a template with holes for the unique strings in the pages. (via Daring Fireball)
python  via:daringfireball  scraping  webdevelopment  html  templates  templating 
july 2007 by philgyford
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