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We design, engineer, and build really great websites and apps.
4 days ago
Juxtaposed Shelf by Mike and Maaike
I love these juxtaposed shelves. They’re cut in such a way that books of various sizes align at the top, and the result is stunning.
cool 
14 days ago
Grokkin’ Design
The slides from Jon Tan’s excellent talk given at OSCON 2009.
4 weeks ago
Alphabet Rendered as Classic Gadgets
Brazilian designer Vinicius Araújo created an alphabet of objects based on well-known and well-loved electronics.
4 weeks ago
Our President Was Called Barack
Happy to back this book by Laura Olin. “Our President Was Called Barack tells the story of Barack Obama and how kids can follow his example to be kind and make change.”
5 weeks ago
Let’s Enhance
This is the closest I’ve seen to the “enhance!” feature made popular in movies and TV shows. It creates an image sixteen times the size of the input. Magic.
5 weeks ago
My Name is Joël
Great post from Joël Perras about character encoding.
6 weeks ago
Figma 404
This is a pretty neat, interactive 404 page.
6 weeks ago
Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web
“We’re quietly replacing an open web that connects and empowers with one that restricts and commoditizes people. We need to stop it.”
6 weeks ago
The Atomic Theory of Origami
“By reimagining the kinks and folds of origami as atoms in a lattice, researchers are uncovering strange behavior hiding in simple structures.”
6 weeks ago
Cary42
Gorgeous two-player arcade console inspired by attaché cases. This is far too expensive to actually buy, but I still want it.
6 weeks ago
The Web’s Grain
I love this article from Frank Chimero. It encapsulates and articulates a view that very closely resembles my own.
web  design 
9 weeks ago
The Absurdly Underestimated Dangers of CSV Injection
Interesting explanation of “an attack vector available in every application I’ve ever seen that takes user input and allows administrators to bulk export to CSV.”
security 
9 weeks ago
Vox Explains Gerrymandering
Visual explanation of the current Supreme Court case and what the efficiency gap is.
9 weeks ago
Larry Lessig’s Review of Hillary Clinton’s Book
“Hillary Clinton’s book, What Happened, is one of the few books in America that you must read if you’re to understand just how dire politics in America has become.”
9 weeks ago
Structure, by John McPhee
“Mrs. McKee made us do three pieces of writing a week. Not every single week. Some weeks had Thanksgiving in them.”
10 weeks ago
Technically Wrong
This book looks great, and John Maeda has very kind things to say: “If a book on design in the technology industry ever deserved a standing ovation, this one is it.”
10 weeks ago
The C64 Mini Computer
A 50% replica of the original C64 from 1982.
10 weeks ago
Web Application Exploits and Defenses
“This codelab shows how web application vulnerabilities can be exploited and how to defend against these attacks. The best way to learn things is by doing, so you’ll get a chance to do some real penetration testing, actually exploiting a real application.”
security 
11 weeks ago
Progressive Punctuation
“A collection of non-standard punctuation marks we should be using today.”
12 weeks ago
Internet of Natural Things by Simon Collison
“I’m exploring the ways digital technology improves our well-being, and helps us access and understand nature and the world around us.”
info 
12 weeks ago
President Flip Flops
Putting cringe-worthy hypocrisy to good use. Hilarious.
fun 
september 2017
The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Says Never Mind
Bill Burr was the author of NIST Special Publication 800-63. Appendix A. It’s his fault that enterprise companies have antiquated, insecure password requirements.
security 
august 2017
Dealt
A movie about Richard Turner, the world’s best card mechanic.
cool 
july 2017
Webrecorder
This looks like a nifty tool for saving screen shots.
tools 
july 2017
Password Reset MitM
This links to new research (PDF) about using password resets as a way to carry out man-in-the-middle attacks, much like the original CAPTCHA attacks that targeted Yahoo years ago.
security 
july 2017
Risk on the Original Apple Macintosh
This is the best version of Risk ever, and Richard Oxley has created a super simple way to play it.
fun 
june 2017
Quick Draw Data
Google released all the Quick Draw data. Pretty neat.
cool 
may 2017
Shopify Polaris
Shopify’s design system. Looks like they did a good job.
design 
april 2017
Increment
Increment is a publication from Stripe dedicated to covering how teams build and operate software systems at scale.
info 
april 2017
AWS Device Farm
Looks like a possible alternative to BrowserStack.
dev 
april 2017
Invisible CAPTCHA
Very light on details, but this sounds promising.
web  security 
march 2017
Announcing the First SHA-1 Collision
No one has used SHA-1 in years, but Google finally managed to produce a collision.
security 
february 2017
TRAPPIST-1
“TRAPPIST-1 is a planetary system located 39 light years away from the Solar system within the constellation of Aquarius. Around a star which is 12 times less massive than the Sun and only slightly larger than Jupiter, there are at least seven planets in orbit.”
cool 
february 2017
Image-to-Image Demo
The most popular thing on the Internet right now, particularly the edges2cats tool.
tools 
february 2017
Is Google Maps Trying to Be a Social Network?
Someone will eventually make Mapalong. Maybe it will be Google.
maps 
february 2017
GitHub’s Post-CSP Journey
Pretty good overview of a lot of new security practices.
security 
january 2017
The Line of Death
Good post about UI and user trust.
security 
january 2017
Across the USA by Train
The journey between Utah and Colorado is regarded to be the most spectacular train ride in all of the United States.
todo 
january 2017
The Legend of Zelda Design Docs
These are pretty fun to look through.
design 
december 2016
Performant Parallaxing
Looks like a good article about making parallax sites fast by Paul Lewis.
web 
december 2016
Momondo
Looks like a great new way to search for flights. I might start using this instead of Kayak.
info 
december 2016
CSS Reference
This is a really nice visual guide to the most popular CSS properties.
design 
november 2016
Atlas Informatics
Seems like a pretty good app for visualizing and searching all of your data across the Internet.
todo 
november 2016
PHP 7 Deployment at Dailymotion
Dailymotion waited for PHP 7 and found it to be comparable to Hack.
php 
october 2016
Becoming a CTO
“If you ever find yourself writing a blog post on why PHP sucks, you are not ready.” So true.
php 
october 2016
You Might Not Need JavaScript
Great collection of interactions and UI components that don’t require JS.
javascript 
october 2016
GitHub Security
Great look at some of the safeguards GitHub has put in place.
security 
august 2016
Links vs. Buttons in Modern Web Applications
“Something that comes up again and again in front-end accessibility is the issue of links versus buttons.”
todo 
july 2016
Scaling PHP Book
Learn to scale PHP, MySQL, and Redis from Steve Corona, a Twitpic engineer who learned to handle 60 million users and 20 billion HTTP requests per month.
php 
april 2016
Techies
“We cover subjects who tend to be underrepresented in the greater tech narrative. This includes (but is not limited to) women, people of color, folks over 50, LGBT, working parents, disabled, etc.”
design 
april 2016
Recordit
Convenient app for recording and sharing screencasts.
tools 
march 2016
The A11Y Project
A community-driven effort to make web accessibility easier.
web 
january 2016
What Is the Contributor Covenant?
A thoughtful critique of the Contributor Covenant, by Matt Prelude.
todo 
january 2016
Rethinking What We Mean by Mobile Web
“We shouldn’t think of the web as only what renders in web browsers. We should think of the web as anything transmitted using HTTP and HTTPS.”
web 
january 2016
URLs Beyond the Web
“Cool URIs don’t change. Even cooler ones work everywhere.”
web 
january 2016
Storytelling Map
An interactive storytelling experiment with Canvas.
maps 
december 2015
Vox Code of Conduct
Really good example to follow.
info 
november 2015
Slackin
Open source project for integrating Slack.
september 2015
Safe Conferences Are Deliberately Designed
Jared Spool’s opinions on Codes of Conduct. Long but interesting read.
design 
september 2015
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