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 
15 days ago
The Case for RSS
Another post about RSS and why it’s great.
16 days ago
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.
16 days ago
Wootube
Eddie Woo is math teacher from Sydney who creates some pretty great educational videos.
24 days ago
Thoughtbot’s Git Protocol
Good alternative to branching models like GitFlow. Provides a linear logical history instead of a branching mess. Via Elle Meredith.
26 days ago
Datasette
A project from Simon Willison that provides an instant, read-only JSON API for any SQLite database.
27 days ago
Vestaboard
Very cool display that resembles the design of a split-flap display you might see at a train station.
design 
29 days ago
Yes VC
Investment companies aren’t usually interesting, but they’re not usually comprised of partners like Caterina Fake. Yes!
4 weeks ago
Die With Me
A chat app you can only use when you have less than 5% battery left.
5 weeks ago
Legends of the Ancient Web
This is the text version of a talk given by Maciej Cegłowski at the Front Trends conference in Warsaw.
6 weeks ago
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.”
6 weeks ago
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.”
6 weeks ago
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.
6 weeks ago
Front-End Performance Checklist 2018
Pretty thorough front-end performance guide from Vitaly Friedman of Smashing Magazine.
7 weeks ago
Introducing Web Payments
Pretty good introduction to Web Payments and the Payment Request API.
7 weeks ago
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 
7 weeks ago
Alike
A short film by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez.
7 weeks ago
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.”
7 weeks ago
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 
8 weeks ago
Facebook Russian Agent Check
Facebook is now offering a page that checks whether you got played by the Russians during the 2016 election.
9 weeks ago
Site Inspire
My site was featured on Site Inspire. Yay!
9 weeks ago
Typewolf
My site was featured on Typewolf. Pretty cool.
9 weeks ago
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.“
9 weeks ago
OpenRailwayMap
Very cool map of railways all over the world, with surprising detail.
9 weeks ago
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.
9 weeks ago
Faculty
We design, engineer, and build really great websites and apps.
10 weeks 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 
12 weeks ago
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
Our President Was Called Barack
Proud 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.”
november 2017
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.
november 2017
My Name is Joël
Great post from Joël Perras about character encoding.
november 2017
Figma 404
This is a pretty neat, interactive 404 page.
november 2017
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.”
november 2017
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.”
november 2017
Cary42
Gorgeous two-player arcade console inspired by attaché cases. This is far too expensive to actually buy, but I still want it.
november 2017
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 
october 2017
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 
october 2017
Vox Explains Gerrymandering
Visual explanation of the current Supreme Court case and what the efficiency gap is.
october 2017
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.”
october 2017
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.”
october 2017
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.”
october 2017
The C64 Mini Computer
A 50% replica of the original C64 from 1982.
october 2017
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 
september 2017
Progressive Punctuation
“A collection of non-standard punctuation marks we should be using today.”
september 2017
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 
september 2017
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
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