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Wick: The Internet's Free and Open-Source Creation Toolkit
Wick is a free browser-based toolkit for creating small interactive things for the Internet. With Wick, you can create games, animations, and everything in between. Your creations can run on any device with a web browser - that means mobile too. And since Wick lives in the browser, you don't have to download any extra software to use it!
interactive  web  animation 
august 2017 by sspela
How PAPER Magazine’s web engineers scaled Kim Kardashian’s back-end (SFW) — The Message — Medium
Hosting that butt is an impressive feat. You can’t just put Kim Kardashian nudes on the Internet and walk away —that would be like putting up a tent in the middle of a hurricane. Your web server would melt. You need to plan.
web  paulford  kimkardashian  internet 
january 2015 by sspela
How a Simple Spambot Became the Second Most Powerful Member of an Italian Social Network | MIT Technology Review
The results surprised them. Every time lajello began its round of visits, it triggered a burst of comments on its public wall. When it finished its round, people quickly stopped sending messages but resumed at the same intensity when the bot started visiting again. By December 2011, lajello’s profile had become one of the most popular on the entire social network. It had received more than 66,000 visits as well as 2435 messages from more than 1200 different people. In terms of the number of different message received, a well-known writer was the most popular on this network but lajello was second.
bots  networks  web 
august 2014 by sspela
Lee Marshall
I can walk into a bookstore and understand its layout in a few seconds. I can glance at the spine of a book and make a good guess at its content from a number of signs. If I see the words Harvard University Press, I know it's probably not going to be a cheap romance. I go onto the Net and I don't have those skills. [...] You can learn these skills by trial and error, or you can ask other Net users for advice online. But the quickest and most effective method is to be in a place surrounded by other people, each with different levels of competence, each with different online experiences which they can pool. It's like the freshman who turns up on day one. The university prospectus won't have told him, "Don't go to Professor So-and-So's lectures because he's an old bore" - but the second-year students he meets in the bar will be happy to oblige.
internet  web  searching  makingsense  umbertoeco  skills 
december 2013 by sspela
James Somers – Web developer money
"I do most of that work with a tool called Ruby on Rails. Ruby on Rails does for web developers what a toilet-installing robot would do for plumbers. (Web development is more like plumbing than any of us, perched in front of two slick monitors, would care to admit.) It makes tasks that used to take months take hours. And the important thing to understand is that I am merely a user of this thing. I didn’t make it. I just read the instruction manual. In fact, I’m especially coveted in the job market because I read the instruction manual particularly carefully. Because I’m assiduous and patient with instruction manuals in general. But that’s all there is to it."
manual  rubyonrails  knowledge  programming  webpages  instructions  plumbers  job  web  jamessomers  learning  internet 
june 2013 by sspela
Image Map Tool - On-line Image Map Creator - HTML & CSS
An Image map is a graphic image designed in a way that allows different areas of the main image to be click-able by users. These click-able areas then link to different destinations that usually relate to the part of the image the user has clicked on.
image  web  html  imagemap 
february 2013 by sspela
The Technium: The Improbable is the New Normal
"Every minute a new impossible thing is uploaded to the internet and that improbable event becomes just one of hundreds of extraordinary events that we'll see or hear about today. The internet is like a lens which focuses the extraordinary into a beam, and that beam has become our illumination. It compresses the unlikely into a small viewable band of everyday-ness. As long as we are online - which is almost all day many days -- we are illuminated by this compressed extraordinariness. It is the new normal."
internet  kevinkelly  web  newnormal  improbable 
january 2013 by sspela
"WebCite®, which used to be a member of member of the International Internet Preservation Consortium, is an on-demand archiving system for webreferences (cited webpages and websites, or other kinds of Internet-accessible digital objects), which can be used by authors, editors, and publishers of scholarly papers and books, to ensure that cited webmaterial will remain available to readers in the future. "
citing  internet  web  future  links 
january 2013 by sspela
Storytelling With Maps | Esri Insider
Story Maps are interactive web maps that combine text and other content to tell a story about the world. Producing these stories helps Esri discover and develop storytelling techniques, tools, and best practices. More importantly, the stories have spurred development of templates and other resources with the goal of enabling thousands of people—GIS professionals, web developers, graphics specialists, and others—to build and publish their own story maps.
web  esri  interactive  stories  storytelling  maps  gis 
november 2012 by sspela
David Galbraith’s Blog » Blog Archive » 5 principles of invisible web design
1. design for beneficial feedback loops
2. design for incremental value
3. design for the primary use case
4. design the personal
5. design recipes not visuals
feedback  web  invisibility  design 
october 2012 by sspela
Lunch with the FT: Tim Berners-Lee -
“Everything you don’t understand is magic.” [...] “When you understand things, there’s no more magic."

“I think a lot of great software has been written by people who are scratching a short-term itch, something which has been niggling them for ages, but in the back of their mind they’ve got a wonderful long-term plan.”
notknowing  longterm  plan  plans  itch  software  andrewedgecliffejohnson  computers  web  technology  internet  timbernerslee  magic 
september 2012 by sspela
adaptive web sites
Designing a web site is a complex problem. Logs of user accesses to a site provide an opportunity to observe users interacting with that site and make improvements to the site's structure and presentation. We propose adaptive sites: web sites that improve themselves by learning from user access patterns. Adaptive webs can make popular pages more accessible, highlight interesting links, connect related pages, and cluster similar documents together. An adaptive web can perform these self-improvements autonomously or advise a site's webmaster, summarizing access information and making suggestions.
users  patterns  learning  selfimprovement  popularity  interesting  interaction  adaptiveweb  webpages  web 
may 2012 by sspela
The Arduino Internet Gizmo
The Arduino Internet Gizmo is a USB, Arduino, and RFID device for web surfing. The gizmo works by placing an RFID tag on the top of the gizmo. The gizmo reads the RFID tag and sends the tag number via USB to a program running on a PC. The program looks up the tag number and the associated web site and then invokes the default web browser to open a new tab for the web site.
web  bookmarks  instructables  rfid  arduino 
may 2012 by sspela
jsGameSoup: A Free Software framework for making games using Javascript and open web technologies.
A Free Software framework for making games using Javascript and open web technologies.
web  games  opensource  javascript 
april 2012 by sspela
Mozilla Popcorn | Making video work like the web
Popcorn makes video work like the web. We create tools and programs to help developers and authors create interactive pages that supplement video and audio with rich web content, allowing your creations to live and grow online.
web  javascript  opensource  popcorn  html5  video 
march 2012 by sspela
Story Maps | Use ArcGIS and Web maps to tell your story.
"Story maps use the concepts and tools of geography to tell stories about the world. They combine intelligent Web maps with text, multimedia content, and intuitive user experiences to inform, educate, entertain, and inspire people about a wide variety of topics. Most story maps are designed for non-technical audiences."
geography  multimedia  web  storytelling  maps  gis 
february 2012 by sspela
We, the Web Kids -
"To us, the Web is a sort of shared external memory. We do not have to remember unnecessary details: dates, sums, formulas, clauses, street names, detailed definitions. It is enough for us to have an abstract, the essence that is needed to process the information and relate it to others. Should we need the details, we can look them up within seconds. Similarly, we do not have to be experts in everything, because we know where to find people who specialise in what we ourselves do not know, and whom we can trust."
digitalnatives  webkids  experts  memories  children  generation  details  piotrczerski  information  memory  internet  web 
february 2012 by sspela
Hackasaurus makes it easy to mash up and change any web page like magic. You can also create your own webpages to share with your friends, all within your browser.
mozilla  tinkering  hacking  remix  make  making  programming  web 
february 2012 by sspela
Dynamic web page - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Dynamic web pages are web sites that are generated at the time of access by a user or change as a result of interaction with the user."

They don't exist until you search for them.
searchandfind  deepweb  interaction  search  dynamicpage  page  dynamic  internet  web 
february 2012 by sspela
Inside The Deep Web: My Journey Through The New Underground | The News Junkie
"So if the Internet as you know it is an iceberg, the smallest part of that iceberg, the visible portion, is where you have been surfing your entire life. You visit websites, click links, use search engines to research topics of interest and generally just make your way around the visible Web. But below that visible portion, there is a much larger compilation of destinations beyond the reach of most Internet users. This portion, the Deep Web, is much harder for the average person to access and even harder to navigate."
shawnwasson  tor  internet  web  deepweb 
february 2012 by sspela
What the Internet Means for How We Think About the World - Rebecca J. Rosen - Technology - The Atlantic
"If I link to a site, it's because I think it matters in some way, and I want it to matter that way to you. The result is a World Wide Web with billions of pages and probably trillions of links that is a direct reflection of what matters to us humans, for better or worse. [...] That's why the Internet, for all its weirdness, feels so familiar and comfortable to so many of us."
rebeccarosen  weird  web  weirdness  networks  links  knowledge  internet 
january 2012 by sspela
How to play sound from a web page - UCL
"Why it should be so difficult to replay a sound from a web page remains a mystery. These pages demonstrate some of the many ways that have been tried over the years, from the use of a simple link to the use of the latest HTML 5 tag. I'll focus on the replay of simple uncompressed (aka PCM) WAV files, since that's what we use for perceptual experiments. Many of these techniques will work with MP3 or OGG compressed files, too."
javascript  html  web  audio  sound 
january 2012 by sspela
Share a secret - One Time
"When you send people passwords and private links via email or chat, there are copies of that information stored in many places. If you use a one-time link instead, the information persists for a single viewing which means it can't be read by someone else later. This allows you to send sensitive information in a safe way knowing it's seen by one person only. Think of it like a self-destructing message."
security  passwords  secrets  cryptography  web 
december 2011 by sspela
HOWTO Use Python in the web — Python v3.1.3 documentation
This document shows how Python fits into the web. It presents some ways to integrate Python with a web server, and general practices useful for developing web sites.
python  web  webpages  html  programming  server 
december 2011 by sspela
Learning Webs
"We are exploring the "brain" metaphor for making the web more intelligent. The basic idea is that web links are similar to associations in the brain, as supported by synapses connecting neurons. The strength of the links, like the connection strength of synapses, can change depending on the frequency of use of the link. This allows the network to "learn" automatically from the way it is used."
selfimprovement  cybernetics  desirelines  hebbian  learning  brains  networks  web  links  connections 
december 2011 by sspela
Future shock - WWW.THEDAILY.COM
"It’s 2016. After a few years in the gutter, the world economy rights itself, you found a great-paying job, and now you’re ready to take your first real vacation in decades. Before booking a flight and hotel, however, you log onto a recently launched website, punch in your destination, only to find the city in which you’re scheduled to spend the next two weeks will descend into civil war.

Next Friday."
future  nicholasdeleon  kalevleetaru  forecasting  war  politics  simulations  web 
november 2011 by sspela
Mapping Center : Cartographic Design for Web Maps
general guidelines for designing maps for the Web
maps  web  internet  design  cartography  gis 
august 2011 by sspela
Web-based simulation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
computer simulation services over the internet, specifically through a web browser
simulations  web  internet  browser  wbs 
july 2011 by sspela
It's a memory thing - Tales of Things
Wouldn't it be great to link any object directly to a 'video memory' or an article of text describing its history or background? Tales of Things allows just that with a quick and easy way to link any media to any object via small printable tags known as QR codes. How about tagging a building, your old antique clock or perhaps that object you're about to put on eBay?
web  storytelling  qrcode  things 
may 2011 by sspela
Humans TXT: We Are People, Not Machines.
An initiative to know the creators of the website. A TXT file that contains the information about the different people who have contributed to the web building.
web  txt  internet 
january 2011 by sspela
Long Live the Web: Scientific American
The world wide web went live, on my physical desktop in Geneva, Switzerland, in December 1990. It consisted of one Web site and one browser, which happened to be on the same computer. The simple setup demonstrated a profound concept: that any person could share information with anyone else, anywhere. In this spirit, the Web spread quickly from the grassroots up. Today, at its 20th anniversary, the Web is thoroughly integrated into our daily lives. We take it for granted, expecting it to “be there” at any instant, like electricity.
web  internet  timbernerslee  essays 
november 2010 by sspela
Photos as Web Content (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
Users pay close attention to photos and other images that contain relevant information but ignore fluffy pictures used to "jazz up" Web pages.
photos  web  jakobnielsen  internet 
november 2010 by sspela
Nine principles for excellence in web-based teaching
Principle 1: The online world is a medium unto itself.
Principle 2: In the online world content is a verb.
Principle 3: Technology is a vehicle, not a destination.
Principle 4: Great online courses are defined by teaching, not technology.
Principle 5: Sense of community and social presence are essential to online excellence.
Principle 6: Excellence requires multiple areas of expertise.
Principle 7: A great web interface will not save a poor course; but a poor web interface will destroy a potentially great course.
Principle 8: Excellence comes from ongoing assessment and refinement.
Principle 9: Sometimes the little extras go a long way.

"For those of us who love technology and gadgets it can be tempting to integrate such options into our courses just because they’re there[...]. [A]n increase in technology does not necessarily mean an increase in learning, and can in fact, lead to an increase in problems, technology blues and wailing students."
community  web  technology  jeffmeadows  jimhenry  elearning  teaching  excellence 
february 2009 by sspela
Feng-GUI - Feng Shui for Graphic User Interfaces
Find out how people see your website, creative media or photo and which areas of the image attract the viewer's attention.
design  heatmap  web 
march 2008 by sspela
An Informal Tool For Early Stage Web Site and UI Design
web  software  design  tools 
february 2008 by sspela

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