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Christmas Gifts for Your Future Self: Testing the Web Platform ◆ 24 ways
“Making the web more interoperable makes it a better place to be a web developer, storing up some Christmas gifts for my future self, while learning new things as I do so.”
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Adactio: Journal—Origin story
“The simplicity of the early web wasn’t a bug, it was a feature.”
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2 days ago
TripIt | A trip to Denver, CO in December 2017
Jeffrey is about to leave on a trip to Denver, CO.
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2 days ago
This Blog, R.I.P. - The New York Times
The New York Times has decided that “the world has moved on from blogs.”
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3 days ago
5by5 | The Big Web Show #167: “Can Celebrities Save the Internet?” with Sarah Parmenter
🎧 The BIG WEB SHOW № 167: “Can Celebrities Save the Internet?” with Sarah Parmenter Working with celebrities, the wrong way to save a troubled brand, using social media is not the same as consulting on social media, design ten years ago and now, can one web designer do it all?
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3 days ago
With Jerusalem Move, Trump Sabotages His Own Mideast Peace Process | The New Yorker
With Jerusalem Move, Trump Sabotages His Own Mideast Peace Process “In one blow, President Trump has destroyed not only the chances of any peace but the stability and security of the region as a whole,” Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian legislator, said on CNN, on Wednesday. “He has undermined his closest allies in the Arab world. He has given all extremists and nuts all over the world who are ready to commit acts of violence a perfect excuse because he has provoked spiritual sentiments and religious feelings to the point where we don’t know how far the ramifications will go.”
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4 days ago
The richest 1 percent now owns more of the country’s wealth than at any time in the past 50 years - The Washington Post
The wealthiest 1% of American households own 40% of the country's total wealth, up nearly three percentage points since 2013 and the highest percentage since 1962. As a result, the top 1% of households now own more wealth than the bottom 90% combined. ℅ @WTFJHT
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4 days ago
Team Internet Event Map
BATTLE FOR THE ’NET! Don’t passively accept the greedy and woefully misguided rollback of our net neutrality protections. Join a protest near you!
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4 days ago
VA cuts program for homeless vets after touting Trump's commitment - POLITICO
“Thank you for your service.” VA cuts program for homeless vets.
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4 days ago
www.dailykos.com
Love the elegant composure of journalist Sharon Reed in response to Kathy Rae’s ignorant racist taunts.
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5 days ago
Dribbble - Show and tell for designers
✩ Don’t let the gig economy make you sick. ✩ Freelancers have always worked the gig economy, and many, in the USA, have done so without health insurance. Now Dribbble and StrideHealth have our backs. Enroll by Dec. 15.
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5 days ago
The Republic Will Survive the Tax Bill - The New York Times
“The tax bill is not a backdoor repeal of Obamacare.”
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5 days ago
A Book Apart, Gifted Giving (a Gift for You)!
Starting today (while supplies last) order a paperback (or a few!) and we’ll include a gift card for YOU. Or maybe it’s the ultimate bonus stocking stuffer? We’ve got a stack of 100 ABA gift cards worth $5, $10, and $50 (!)—so order up and snag one before they run out!
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6 days ago
Opinion Today
“And yet it’s worth remembering that Moore is a shockingly unqualified candidate even without the molestation accusations.”
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6 days ago
Ivan Chermayeff, Eminent Designer of Familiar Logos, Dies at 85 - The New York Times
Ivan Chermayeff, Eminent Designer of Familiar Logos, Dies at 85 via @NYTimes
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6 days ago
The Typekit Blog | New on Typekit: Load web fonts with CSS
New on Typekit: Load web fonts with CSS instead of JavaScript.
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7 days ago
Sketch Syntax Highlighter plugin
Sketch Syntax Highlighter: Automatically highlight the syntax of any code snippet, right within Sketch. 70+ themes, live preview, language detection. Designed & built by Daniel Guillan and Javi Sánchez-Marín during #DesignToolsBLN Sketch Hackathon.
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7 days ago
The Cost of Devaluing Women - The New York Times
“This moment of ferreting out sexual harassers is a step forward. It also reveals how much work we have to do on the biases that allowed such behavior to flourish.”
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8 days ago
The Men Who Cost Clinton the Election - The New York Times
“When the harassers are men with loud microphones, their private misogyny has wide-reaching public consequences. One of the most significant: the 2016 election.”
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9 days ago
A Historic Tax Heist - The New York Times
“Early Saturday morning, the Senate passed a tax bill confirming that the Republican leaders’ primary goal is to enrich the country’s elite at the expense of everybody else, including future generations who will end up bearing the cost.”
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9 days ago
Trump Is Cracking Up - The New York Times
“Now that Republicans are about to get their tax cuts, they appear to have decided that it doesn’t matter whether the president is sane.”
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10 days ago
The Self-Destruction of American Democracy - The New York Times
“Trump is a political weapon of mass self-destruction for American democracy — for its norms, for its morality, for sheer human decency.”
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10 days ago
V6: Typography and Proportions | Rob Weychert
“V6: Typography and Proportions.” The logic behind the layout. The tasteful and talented Rob Weychert explains the choices and system behind his site’s redesign. #adaptive #RWD #typography #typographicscale #proportions #CSSGrid #eyeballingit
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11 days ago
Tell FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: Don’t kill net neutrality | CREDO Action
Tell FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: Don’t kill net neutrality! Sign now.
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12 days ago
Senate Considers Making a Terrible Tax Bill Even Worse - The New York Times
Even by the collapsing standards of Congress this is astounding. The change demanded by the two unhappy senators — Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Steve Daines of Montana — would further lower the tax bills of people like Trump.
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12 days ago
The Best Request Is No Request, Revisited · An A List Apart Article
“Triggering a large number of requests in an HTTP/2 environment is no longer inherently bad for performance; transferring unnecessary data is. Only transfer what your users actually need. Nothing more, nothing less.” The Best Request Is No Request, Revisited by Stefan Baumgartner
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13 days ago
Betteridge Jewelers: a Redesign With Heart – Jeffrey Zeldman – Medium
♥ Fresh from studio.zeldman: Betteridge Jewelers – a Redesign With Heart
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13 days ago
Congress’s Assault on Charities - The New York Times
While legislators pay lip service to the importance of charities, in recent years they have failed to pass laws that help them do their work. Provisions in the tax bills the House and Senate are considering would make the situation worse.
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14 days ago
The Culture Caught Up With Spike Lee — Now What? - The New York Times
Interesting Spike Lee profile in The New York Times Magazine.
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16 days ago
Diplomats Sound the Alarm as They Are Pushed Out in Droves - The New York Times
Out of incompetence, indifference, or ideology, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is eviscerating the State Dept, massively laying off experienced diplomats. When the next world crisis happens, the US will be unable to respond—except with force.
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16 days ago
My Glamorous Life: The True Story of My Thanksgiving
☛ My Glamorous Life: The True Story of My Thanksgiving
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17 days ago
Team Internet Event Map
★ PROTEST! ★ Verizon-lawyer-turned-FCC-Chair Ajit Pai has released his final plan to kill net neutrality. Join or host a protest near you.
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17 days ago
302 Found
How I Hacked 40 Websites in 7 minutes ”A detailed story about how I hacked into a server which hosted 40 (this is an exact number) websites and my findings.“
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17 days ago
Another Jay On Earth (Jay-Z vs Brian Eno)
🎧 Jay-Z vs. Brian Eno: djBC presents Another Jay on Earth
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17 days ago
After Weinstein: The Fallout for 34 Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct, From Lewd Texts to Rape - The New York Times
“The list does not include accusations against men for whom there has been no or minimal fallout.” After Weinstein: The Fallout for 34 Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct, From Lewd Texts to Rape
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17 days ago
Thankfully Recommitting to Resistance - The New York Times
“What irks me most is your targeted attacks on historically marginalized populations as a political ploy to secure the support of the racists, misogynists and homophobes.”
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17 days ago
TripIt | A trip to Chicago, IL in November 2017
Jeffrey is about to leave on a trip to Chicago, IL.
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18 days ago
A Russian Journalist Explains How the Kremlin Instructed Him to Cover the 2016 Election | The New Yorker
A Russian Journalist Explains How the Kremlin Instructed Him to Cover the 2016 Election
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18 days ago
Join the Battle for Net Neutrality
Oppose Trump FCC’s plan to destroy net neutrality and the open internet Time is running out before Trump’s FCC and Big Cable destroy net neutrality — but we can still stop them.
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20 days ago
What Really Matters: Focusing on Top Tasks · An A List Apart Article
Old gold from Gerry McGovern. How to stop designing what committees want and start designing for your users.
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21 days ago
A Book Apart, Free Shipping Flash Offer
Today only – FREE SHIPPING on @ABookApart orders over $75.
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21 days ago
A Dao of Responsive Liquid – Jeffrey Zeldman – Medium
☛ Two decades before Responsive Web Design, we dipped our toes in Liquid Layout. A little #webdesign #history for your Sunday pleasure.
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22 days ago
302 Found
Guidelines for writing accessible microcopy. Useful. #a11y #ux
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22 days ago
Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan - The New York Times
C.E.O.s, living in the real world of business, not the imaginary world of right-wing ideologues, know that tax rates aren’t that important a factor in investment decisions. So they realize that even a huge tax cut wouldn’t lead to much more spending. And with that realization, the rationale for this tax plan, such as it is, falls apart, leaving nothing but a scheme to make the rich — especially those who rake in investment income rather than working for a living — richer at everyone else’s expense.
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24 days ago
302 Found
“Designers and programmers are great at inventing software. We obsess over every aspect of that process: the tech we use, our methodology, the way it looks, and how it performs. Unfortunately we’re not nearly as obsessed with what happens after that, when people integrate our products into the real world.”
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24 days ago
Using CSS Grid: Supporting Browsers Without Grid – Smashing Magazine
“Support might mean that the site has to look absolutely identical in all the browsers on your list. It might mean that you are happy for some finishing touches not to be available in all browsers. It might mean that you are testing these browsers but are completely happy for them to receive a much simplified experience.”
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24 days ago
TripIt | A trip to Chicago, IL in November 2017
Jeffrey is returning from a trip to Chicago, IL.
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25 days ago
Jeffrey | Gate E17
It’s like hot yoga up in here. Perfect temperature for travelers standing around in multiple winter layers.
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26 days ago
The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech - The New York Times
“We urgently need an academic institute focused on algorithmic accountability.”
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26 days ago
Feedback That Gives Focus · An A List Apart Article
FEAR OF FEEDBACK? Sure, we all have it. Learn how to reframe your relationship to your biggest nemesis. Make feedback your trusted sidekick. ★ Feedback That Gives Focus by Dave Peth
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27 days ago
GitHub - Heydon/inclusive-design-checklist: Aims to be the biggest checklist of inclusive design considerations ever
Aims to be the biggest checklist of inclusive design considerations ever. Includes items for accessibility, performance, device support, interoperability, and language. Pull requests welcome!
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29 days ago
Design for Small Businesses to Make an Impact and Grow
✩ “For most of the features I design, there is just nothing out there to learn from.”
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4 weeks ago
Web Design Museum
Well intended and historically interesting as it may be, the problem with a concept like http://ift.tt/2roE7Q7 is, websites aren’t paintings.
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4 weeks ago
Frappe Charts
Frappé Charts: GitHub-inspired simple and modern charts for the web with zero dependencies.
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4 weeks ago
Redesign with Purpose - ACS Creative
Redesign with Purpose: a review of zeldman’s AEA presentation in Washington, DC. #design #research #redesign #UX
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4 weeks ago
Feeling the Squeeze? | Communication Arts
Jen Simmons and I are interviewed in a Communication Arts article about cookie-cutter websites and the studio business: http://ift.tt/2yfbTIm Feeling the Squeeze? by Scott Kirkwood
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4 weeks ago
How to Win Shopify’s Commerce Awards 2017: The Judges Weigh-In
How to Win Shopify’s Commerce Awards 2017: The Judges Weigh-In by Anastasia Philopoulos
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4 weeks ago
Saudi Money Fuels the Tech Industry. It’s Time to Ask Why. - The New York Times
Apple, Twitter, Uber, Lyft, Facebook, WeWork, Slack. Saudi Money Fuels the Tech Industry.
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4 weeks ago
Advice for designers – Jeffrey Zeldman – Medium
Advice for designers Start by asking questions. Sketch, share your sketches, ask more questions. Don’t be precious with your work. Don’t hurry to finish.
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5 weeks ago
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