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Readability: the Optimal Line Length - Articles - Baymard Institute
How many characters per line for best readability results.

"The optimal line length for your body text is considered to be 50-60 characters per line, including spaces (“Typographie”, E. Ruder). Other sources suggest that up to 75 characters is acceptable. So what’s the downsides of violating this range?"
design  typography  webdesign  text  usability 
yesterday
Newsletters Guide - Local News Lab
Democracy Fund website - written by Josh Stearns - no date - explains how local news orgs can use email newsletters
newsletter  email  journalism  tips  reference  resource  news  local 
yesterday
Twitter
Russia has faced no penalties and offered no restitution for shooting down a passenger plane.
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3 days ago
Tracking Trump's nominations
Just saw this excellent story on the current president's snail-like pace for nominations. HT
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4 days ago
Cartagena de Indias | Cartagena and the Caribbean Guide | Rough Guides
Best times to visit -

Off Season: May to mid-June; August to November

Sweet Spot: Mid-January to April: The dry season is a great time to walk the colonial central city, visit the nearby Mud Volcano, or sun on the white sand beaches. Avoid the crowds during Holy Week (March or April – dates change annually).
travel  colombia  cartagena 
4 days ago
Eland Books
British publisher of great travel narratives
books  travel 
4 days ago
Noble or savage? | The Economist
Hunter-gatherers and the path to agriculture - good article, cites scholars - Dec 2007 "The era of the hunter-gatherer was not the social and environmental Eden that some suggest."
anthropology  history  sociology  humans 
5 days ago
Nature Parks
List of nature parks in and around Gainesville
gainesville  florida  parks  recreation  walking 
5 days ago
Everglades restoration project leader tells top scientists: Stay in your lane | Tampa Bay Times
We don't need no stinking science to help save the Everglades, says Florida (government) man.
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5 days ago
Untitled (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/07/13/world/australia/australian-outback.html)
What's _really_ exciting about this NYT photo story: It works vertically, on a phone, with same UX as desktop.
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6 days ago
Twitter
Apparently there are still 48 callous sycophants in the U.S. Senate.
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6 days ago
Unminify JS, CSS and HTML Code
Cool web dev things I found today (2): Unminify for CSS, JS, etc.
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6 days ago
What CSS prefixes should I use?
When are prefixes needed? e.g. -webkit- and -moz-
browser  css  css3  reference  webapps 
6 days ago
Can I use... Support tables for HTML5, CSS3, etc
Check the current support for CSS features, etc.
browser  web  webdev  webdesign  webapps 
6 days ago
Twitter
I still don't understand how this case ever got a JURY TRIAL in the United States.
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6 days ago
[no title]
Required courses - course plan for 37 credits
uf  masters  webdesign 
6 days ago
Twitter
RT : FYI Student Journalists Are Our Future—We Should Start Treating Them Like It
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6 days ago
Twitter
That's what I thought. It's a huge state - really nothing but campaign finance?? Have you asked around…
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7 days ago
Twitter
This is a great idea - record and analyze all Python errors b…
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7 days ago
Betsy DeVos to Meet with Men's Rights Groups, Reports Say - Broadly
Because the rights of frat boys and male athletes must never be sullied.
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7 days ago
Untitled (https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/12/giant-antarctic-iceberg-breaks-free-of-larsen-c-ice-shelf)
Very nice explanatory video and helpful graphics in this story about the ice shelf in Antarctica.
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8 days ago
Be Our Guest! – Track Changes
Amusing, fun to read, and maybe even helpful.
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9 days ago
Twitter
RT : Been reading & to balance my media diet, this is the 1st time that a single event is being covere…
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9 days ago
Twitter
So you guys this is the kind of thing we could have a weekend or evening wor…
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10 days ago
Denise Lu - The Washington Post
In case you ever wondered what a graphics reporter does.
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10 days ago
Twitter
I didn't expect this. Mizzou is the flagship public university in the state. Freshman enrollment down 35 percent.
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10 days ago
Twitter
I'm seeing lots of cigarette smoking in binge-worthy TV series too - e.g. The Leftovers. Not helpful.
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10 days ago
Twitter
RT : Blistering. And accurate. This is how they see us.
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11 days ago
Rwanda will proceed with the ban on used clothes despite threats by the United States - This Is Africa
Did you know the U.S. used-clothing "industry" was important enough to start a trade war?
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12 days ago
The Shit Men Say to Me When I Travel | Outside Online
Life on the road for a photojournalist who happens to be female.
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13 days ago
Design Thinking and Journalism Go Together. Here’s How.
"Newsrooms create stories they think serve their audience, but they don’t know if they’re right until it’s too late"
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14 days ago
(429) https://twitter.com/thehill/status/883078147863977984
"Female reporters in particular have been affected this year and in the past."
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14 days ago
Untitled (http://apps.frontline.org/child-marriage-by-the-numbers/#home)
RT : At least 207,468 minors married in the US from '00-'15. 87% were girls. Most were 16 or 17. But some as young as 10:
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14 days ago
Untitled (http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article159412859.html)
Good reporting about how anti-immigrant policies hurt local businesses. Yes, hurt them.
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14 days ago
Code and Journalism Today – Mindy McAdams – Medium
What is the role of code - programming languages - in today?
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15 days ago
Twitter
RT : GA purging voter rolls right now. Rec'd notice in mail saying if form not rec'd in 30 days, will be moved to inacti…
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15 days ago
[unknown title]
RT : Interesting choice by Trump to use the word "forced" the day after sharing his fantasy of assaulting a news network.
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16 days ago
Twitter
I think it might have to be a third course, if for journalism students. We will not hav…
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17 days ago
15.1: What is Node.js? - Twitter Bot Tutorial - YouTube
Starts in the middle where the actual Node part begins.
node.js  javascript 
17 days ago
Twitter
I have done several tutes on ES6, and I am NOT happy! I love the fat arrow, but I do not want to even s…
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17 days ago
Node.js Tutorial For Absolute Beginners - YouTube
After a very long intro, this vid demonstrates (using a Windows machine, even) some basic uses of Node.js and its command line use. Starting a server. Starting a project.
node.js  javascript  video  tutorial 
17 days ago
Twitter
Yeah. I'm now watching this vid - - after excruciatingly long i…
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17 days ago
Twitter
I know - that's why I keep looking at Node. But all that setup is such a t…
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17 days ago
Twitter
But the startup. I read the article I linked and thought about how it would seem to a s…
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17 days ago
Introduction to Node & Express – JavaScript Scene – Medium
I’ve ported production apps with tens of millions of users from both PHP and Ruby on Rails to Node, leading to 2x — 10x improvements of both response handling time and the number of simultaneous users handled by a single server.
node.js  javascript 
17 days ago
Chart.js samples
Not related to D3 but possibly an alternative? However, responsiveness seems to be an issue. See http://www.chartjs.org/docs/latest/general/responsive.html
charts  graphs  D3  data  datajournalism  HTML  JavaScript 
17 days ago
Twitter
RT : President who won't release his tax returns wants to publish every registered voter's social security number, DOB,…
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18 days ago
Twitter
RT : Little guides to big problems: EFF's new pocket-sized tips on digital security at the border and at protests.…
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18 days ago
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