Jeffrey Zeldman: 20 years of Web Design and Community.
What a legend.
The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.
Morning rush hour in Nelson (where is everybody?!) in an example of how Instagram’s new app Hyperlapse performs with hand-held walking footage.
Very impressive image-stabilisation as there was a fair but of shaky movement while I was walking.
I would slow down on the corners next time for a smoother video.
With SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) in a design, you have lots of opportunities: SVG is a resolution-independent graphical format which means that you don’t have to serve up multiple versions of a given graphic to all of the different screens. And that is a huge time saver.
Because SVG is recently being supported by all major and modern browsers, people will explore the world of SVG and will start to use it for more and more artwork. SVG is an open W3C standard and SVG allows for three types of graphic objects: vector graphic shapes, images and text.
Worth a read.
Abandoned concrete skeletons in the Greek islands. Construction stopped in 2008 following the financial crisis. Today these unfinished villas remain along the coastline waiting for an unlikely financial aid.
Fantastic photography by thibaudpoirier—be sure to checkout his Tumblr blog for more from around the world.
Inspires me to pick up my camera again.
This series stuck out for me because I can recall when I was in Greece in 2001, there were half-built buildings all over Crete. I often wondered what their story was—must have been the result of a previous financial crisis.
She should know that the world is magical and that so is she. She should know that she’s wonderful, brilliant, creative, compassionate and marvelous. She should know that it’s just as worthy to spend the day outside making daisy chains, mud pies and fairy houses as it is to practice phonics. Scratch that–way more worthy.
The key to getting the right things done is remembering that ‘priority’ was never meant to be pluralized.
"When they don’t think I’m watching, they do the funniest things. They are always dancing together. I found them in the kitchen yesterday, pretending to cook."
"What’s your greatest worry as a parent?"
"Their health. They’re always getting sick from the cold and the dust. Sometimes the dust gets so bad, they lose their voices."
We really don’t know how fortunate we are.
One of my favourite features of Sketch is Shared Styles and Text Styles. It’s such a basic concept, and one that we’ve had on the web for years.
I’ve kicked the tyres a couple times but haven’t made the jump to Sketch.
It certainly has some great features but I still prefer designing in InDesign—which apparently is odd but makes total sense to me since it’s a pretty great layout tool.
(And, of course, InDesign has shared styles too.)
But I’m keen to explore Sketch some more. Maybe it’ll prove to be as awesome for me as everyone says it is.
One of my favourite elements of Calvin & Hobbes has always been the facial expressions, body language and subtle emotions Bill Watterson manages to capture in his illustrations.
Not just the sneer but the way Hobbes enters the room—and how he stands looking at Calvin.
I stumbled across Boosted electric longboards this evening.
I hadn’t heard the term before but “last mile vehicles” is something I’ve thought a bit about and, along with micro- or single-person electric vehicles, I’m pretty excited by what’s possible in this space.
Also, if you’re into indie product development, their website, blog and YouTube channel are all well worth perusing as it gives some neat insight into their philosophy and their process.
Very inspiring stuff.
I am totally saving up for one of these! Wishlisted.
In a world of agile development and super-tablet-multi-magic-laptop-phones, the best layouts can’t be contained in a single framework or technique. CSS Libraries are a bloated mess of opinions about how to do your job. Why let the table-saw tell you where to put the kitchen?
Wow. Looks super handy.
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I live in Nelson, New Zealand with my lovely wife and two wonderful children.
This blog is mainly a repository of things from around the internet that pique my interest or inspire me.
It may also contain the occasional rant or my personal musings.
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