A Map of Every Building in America
Exactly what it says. Very cool interactive map from the New York Times.
maps 
2 days ago
Maps of the World’s Tallest Mountains
“In the 19th century, the romance of mountains met the desire to quantify the natural world.”
3 days ago
Notable Women
“Swapping out the faces we all know for the faces we all should.”
13 days ago
The Rise and Demise of RSS
Fascinating and thorough history of RSS, which you might’ve heard referred to as RDF Site Summary, Rich Site Summary, or Really Simple Syndication.
web 
13 days ago
King of Creativity
Lovely interview with Duane King from his alma mater, UNT.
13 days ago
Google Wants to Kill the URL
Obscuring URLs even more isn’t going to help anyone. Google is notoriously bad at design, and how to most clearly communicate what a URL communicates is a design problem.
web 
14 days ago
Dark Patterns and Other Design No-Nos for Mobile
Good article from Suzanne Scacca that delves into various types of dark patterns, examples included.
16 days ago
Bloated
“A computer this powerful should be able to render any web page gracefully. It used to do the job correctly a few years ago. It can’t anymore, even though it doesn’t look like the new content is doing much more than it used to.”
18 days ago
Incomplete Open Cubes Revisited
Amazing digital art project from Rob Weychert based on Sol LeWitt’s Incomplete Open Cubes.
20 days ago
The Top Four Web Performance Challenges
“The narrative around front-end performance is that it’s up to us developers to take responsibility for how our websites perform. But by far the biggest performance impact comes from third-party scripts.”
web 
4 weeks ago
Medium Deprecates Custom Domains Service
This was inevitable. “I don’t understand why any publication, even a personal blog, would use Medium without a custom domain name.”
web 
5 weeks ago
Google AMP Can Go to Hell
Google’s approach to AMP is concerning at best. Their latest tactic to try to make AMP the canonical version of a website is pure evil.
web 
5 weeks ago
Faculty Newsletter
This is the first newsletter from Faculty, where we share things that inspire us in technology, design, and business. Have a read, and sign up if you like it.
6 weeks ago
What’s in a Production Web Application?
Great post from Stephen Mann that illustrates how many considerations (and solutions) are involved in a well-designed production infrastructure. As he notes at the end, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
6 weeks ago
The Web I Want
Great post by Chris James. “If I can’t use your website without JavaScript being turned on, then you don’t know what you’re doing.”
7 weeks ago
Securing Web Sites Made Them Less Accessible
Eric Meyer talks about one of the downsides of HTTPS everywhere, particularly caching strategies that benefit remote regions with high-latency internet connections.
9 weeks ago
The Cost Of JavaScript In 2018
A detailed look at the crushing effect of JS on UX and especially performance, by Addy Osmani.
javascript 
10 weeks ago
Bits
Ethan Marcotte makes the case for thinking about slow websites in a broader context, so we don’t only focus on improvements to processes or put too much responsibility on those who build. There are business needs that should be considered.
10 weeks ago
The Bullshit Web
“You know how building wider roads doesn’t improve commute times, as it simply encourages people to drive more? It’s that, but with bytes and bandwidth instead of cars and lanes.”
10 weeks ago
Save RSS!
“This website is dedicated to the spreading and promotion of the RSS and Atom news syndication formats.”
11 weeks ago
Browser Detecting Div
This is an interesting demo that looks dramatically different in every browser.
web 
july 2018
The Cult of the Complex
Another article observing the increasing complexity of modern websites.
july 2018
Wireframe Deck
With this deck of cards, you can piece together a wireframe by using the cards as puzzle pieces, helping you quickly iterate through ideas away from the computer.
may 2018
Service Worker Cookbook
A rich collection of recipes and patterns for service workers.
may 2018
Campnab
“Tell us where, when, and how long you want to camp for. We’ll text you when a suitable spot opens up!”
may 2018
Interview with Jeremy Keith
“It’s ironic that, at the same time as we can do so much more with less when it comes to the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in browsers, many developers are choosing to make things more complicated by introducing complex tool chains, frameworks, and processes.”
may 2018
Pure CSS Francine
Incredible portrait by Diana Smith made with HTML and CSS. Works well in the latest Firefox and Chrome, but the real fun is trying it in older browsers.
may 2018
Generate New York 2018
Rob Weychert provides a fantastic summary of every talk from the Generate conference.
april 2018
Fathom Analytics
A proposal for trustworthy analytics. At Faculty, we’ve considered building something like this that would also be extremely fast, since analytics account for a lot of today’s performance issues, not just privacy issues.
april 2018
It’s Time to Rebuild the Web
“The web was never supposed to be a few walled gardens of concentrated content owned by Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and a few other major publishers. It was supposed to be a cacophony of different sites and voices.”
web 
april 2018
Dear Developer, The Web Isn’t About You
Solid rant from Charlie Owen about the downward spiral of quality in web design and development.
april 2018
FontCode
“An information embedding technique for text documents. Provided a text document with specific fonts, our method embeds user-specified information in the text by perturbing the glyphs of text characters while preserving the text content.”
april 2018
1.1.1.1
A privacy-first name server from Cloudfare that also boasts impressive performance. I’ve been using it as my primary web server since first discovering it.
april 2018
CSS Mario
A Super Mario World animation made exclusively with HTML and CSS.
march 2018
Firefox Multi-Account Containers
This is a concept I have been wanting for many years. With multi-account containers in Firefox, you can isolate accounts, similar in spirit to using a separate browser for each account.
march 2018
Design Doesn’t Care What You Think Information Looks Like
Rob Weychert shows some examples from his work at ProPublica that show how far you can push the envelope with design without sacrificing web fundamentals.
march 2018
The Missing Building Blocks of the Web
“At a time when millions are losing trust in the the web’s biggest sites, it’s worth revisiting the idea that the web was supposed to be made out of countless little sites.”
march 2018
An Exist Strategy
Thoughtful post from Natasha Lampard of Webstock fame. “Building for the long run beats racing for a quick exit.”
march 2018
The Good Room
Another gem from Frank Chimero. “If we’re setting out to change the character of technology in our lives, we’d be wise to learn from the character of places.”
march 2018
The 100 Day Collective
A 15-week group program for people participating in the 100 Day Project.
march 2018
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
The world could use a movie about Mister Rogers right now.
march 2018
The Web Can Be Weaponised
Insightful article from Tim Berners-Lee. “It’s dangerous having a handful of companies control how ideas and opinions are shared.”
march 2018
Everything Easy Is Hard Again
Excellent essay by Frank Chimero about long-term experience on the web, getting started, unnecessary complexity, and the web’s legibility problem.
design 
february 2018
The Case for RSS
Another post about RSS and why it’s great.
february 2018
How Analogue Remade the Super Nintendo
Fascinating look at Analogue, the company making gorgeous replicas of old video game consoles, including the Analogue Nt and the upcoming Analogue Super Nt.
february 2018
Wootube
Eddie Woo is math teacher from Sydney who creates some pretty great educational videos.
january 2018
Thoughtbot’s Git Protocol
Good alternative to branching models like GitFlow. Provides a linear logical history instead of a branching mess. Via Elle Meredith.
january 2018
Datasette
A project from Simon Willison that provides an instant, read-only JSON API for any SQLite database.
january 2018
Vestaboard
Very cool display that resembles the design of a split-flap display you might see at a train station.
design 
january 2018
Yes VC
Investment companies aren’t usually interesting, but they’re not usually comprised of partners like Caterina Fake. Yes!
january 2018
Die With Me
A chat app you can only use when you have less than 5% battery left.
january 2018
Legends of the Ancient Web
This is the text version of a talk given by Maciej Cegłowski at the Front Trends conference in Warsaw.
january 2018
AMP Letter
“We are a community of individuals who have a significant interest in the development and health of the World Wide Web, and we are deeply concerned about Accelerated Mobile Pages, a Google project that purportedly seeks to improve the user experience of the Web.”
january 2018
Isotope Fonts
“Inspired by a style of lettering invented to convey precision and reliability, Isotope is a new family of typefaces designed to be both luxurious and fit.”
january 2018
Minimum Viable Sharing Meta Tags
Informative post from Stoyan Stefanov about how to add the appropriate sharing tags for Twitter and Facebook to your site, so that anyone who shares the link will get a nice preview image.
january 2018
Front-End Performance Checklist 2018
Pretty thorough front-end performance guide from Vitaly Friedman of Smashing Magazine.
january 2018
Introducing Web Payments
Pretty good introduction to Web Payments and the Payment Request API.
january 2018
Ad Targeters Are Pulling Data from Your Browser’s Password Manager
Another example of the growing similarities between ads and XSS. Ad blockers don’t just improve your experience; they improve your security, too.
security 
january 2018
Alike
A short film by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez.
january 2018
The Great Slate
“Tech Solidarity is endorsing eight candidates for Congress. Each of them is a first-time progressive candidate with a day job, an excellent campaign team, and a clear path to victory.”
january 2018
How To Add A Security Key To Your Gmail
Protecting your email account is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself online.
security 
december 2017
Facebook Russian Agent Check
Facebook is now offering a page that checks whether you got played by the Russians during the 2016 election.
december 2017
Site Inspire
My site was featured on Site Inspire. Yay!
december 2017
Typewolf
My site was featured on Typewolf. Pretty cool.
december 2017
Cards Against Humanity’s Pulse of the Nation
“For the fifth day of Cards Against Humanity Saves America, we used your money to fund one year of monthly public opinion polls. We’ll ask the American people about their social and political views, what they think of the president, and their pee-pee habits.“
december 2017
OpenRailwayMap
Very cool map of railways all over the world, with surprising detail.
december 2017
The FCC Has Created an Internet for the Elite
Mozilla head Mitchell Baker’s CNN opinion piece about the FCC’s vote to roll back net neutrality.
december 2017
Faculty
We design, engineer, and build really great websites and apps.
december 2017
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 
december 2017
Grokkin’ Design
The slides from an excellent talk by Jon Tan given at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention.
november 2017
Alphabet Rendered as Classic Gadgets
Brazilian designer Vinicius Araújo created an alphabet of objects based on well-known and well-loved electronics.
november 2017
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