SER: Google Releases AMP Case Study & Here Are My Results.
Hmmm. Small/medium sites, think twice before committing the time/resources.
Cinema 4D now has short-term licensing available.
Still one of the best packages that combines the ease of the old Strata StudioPro line, and the speed of rendering of Electric Image rendering packages. I used to do well with Formz -> Cinema 4D.
SER: Google Adds AMP Web Validator Tool.
DZone/JavaZone: Git 2.9.0 Has Been Announced!
Zeldman: Instagram to third-party developers: drop dead.
“Flickr, while it yet lives, provides me with far richer layers of experience and capability than even the most tricked-out third-party Instagram app could dream of. I always used Instagram under protest, as a poor cousin. I used it because people were there, not because I liked it.” Preach, brother.
Boston Globe: At this tech startup, age is an asset.
CA/Zeldman: Has Design Become Too Hard?
“The frameworks are huge, and heavy, and come with an expectation that the user has access to ‘the right’ browser or device, and that everything works. Whereas in the real world, something is always breaking. So whether you use a framework as part of your design process or not, when it’s time to go public, nothing will ever beat lean, hand-coded HTML and CSS.” I totally agree, but not everyone can afford the expense of handcoding. It’s like a handbuilt house vs. prefab. Huge numbers of clients only have the budget for prefab. In my market, prefab on steroids (commercial themes) are what one has to compete with. So handcoding is often out of the picture. At least Foundation lets you slim down for deployment.
Coder humor. Inherited some code written by someone deeply in love with <SPAN> tags.
inessential: Oldie Praises the Old Old Ways.
Webdesigner Depot: Blisk - the new browser built just for developers.
Of note. Mac version arriving in ‘June’.
Scott ☠ on Twitter: UI vs. UX ... “it’s simple, really.”
BoingBoing: Technology’s “culture of compliance” must be beaten back in the name of justice.
Cutestrap, a CSS framework.
8kb. Scanning through ... I like. Have to play.
GitPrime: Data Driven Development, Software Team Productivity Tool.
Theremin - Play your own musical synth with delay, feedback & scuzz.
Spacey, man. Trippy.
DZone: Average People Will Never Care About Their Stuff Enough for Personal APIs to Be a Thing.
Delve into the links in the article before judgment.
Mashable: Ouch - Some Slack developers have been exposing corporate data
Responsive Storytelling: Broken Heart.
DWB: Get Weather from Command Line.
The npm Blog — changes to npm’s unpublish policy.
Quartz: How one programmer broke the internet by deleting a tiny piece of code.
An important read. Sometimes our foundations are tissue-thin.
Register.UK: Microsoft did Nazi see that coming - Teen girl Twitter chatbot turns racist troll in ho
WaPo: Why students are throwing tons of money at a program that won’t give them a degree.
“You can have thousands of thousands of people graduating these programs with the thought that they’re going to be able to pass these advanced technical interviews, and they might not be able to.” My impression was, bootcamps were successful. No?
AI: Adobe’s Experience Design CC for Mac looks to simplify app, Web UX and prototyping.
I’ll be playing with this over the next couple of weeks. Judging it against Sketch and associated apps/services. If I come up with anything noteworthy, I’ll do a post.
TopRankBlog: How to Be the Best Answer - Content Marketing Best Practices
“Humanity creates more content every two days than our ancestors managed in 6,000 years.” Content, but little value, I’d say.