ArtDaily: The Mercedes-Benz research vehicle at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.
“One central idea of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion is the continuous exchange of information between the vehicle, its passengers and the outside world. Six displays are installed around the interior for this purpose. Through gestures, eye-tracking and touching the high-resolution screens, the passengers can intuitively interact with the networked vehicle. Consequently, the F 015 Luxury in Motion becomes a digital haven and a refuge for relaxation or work.” Hoo boy. And imagine if hacked. [Not to rain on the parade or anything.]
Scotch: What’s New in Bootstrap 4.
Rhythmus.be: Markdown to InDesign.
Word to InDesign is cumbersome and fraught with errors. Mostly because folks don’t really know how to use Word properly (who does?). Putting Markdown in the middle, though ... hmmm. I’ll have to try it.
NoVolume: All Websites Look The Same.
Yesindeedy. Starting to change, just a little. But viewers are now *expecting* these designs, which complicates matters. Present them with a ‘nonstandard’ site, they become confused.
Sarah Parmenter: Learning Flexbox.
Useful. Sarah, you might want to fix the titles on your blog. When I pull it in to use it, your name gets slammed next to the last word of your article name.
Arc: Publishers Urge Advertisers To Kill Flash In Favor Of HTML5.
“The letter was signed by some of the largest publishers in the world, including The New York Times, Conde Nast, Forbes, AOL, The Weather Company, The Wall Street Journal and Google.” If you navigate to the page, and can’t figure out where the text is, scroll down. One of those ‘you gotta know the trick’ pages, that programmers deem is ‘patently obvious’ without ever asking users.
Sparkbox: Why You Need to Refactor Your CSS.
Bootstrap 4 alpha.
Overlooked this the other day. Nice to see BS3 legacy support.
Codepen: Star Wars scrolling text in CSS3.
Someone will *need* this, I’m sure.
Buffer Blog: Why Facebook Is Blue - The Science of Colors in Marketing.
Oh gawd, I hate this crap. For good reason - back in the 00’s, I had more than one client come to me and ask for all-magenta sites (the go-to color for having visitors shell out cash, supposedly). I think my magenta rods (or cones) are shot as a result.
Must be retrograde something-or-other today ...
I’m running into misspellings in the titles of some RSS articles today. Not in the web-viewable titles, but just the RSS title fields. “Vainity Fair”. “Venders of Egypt”. Kinda bizarre, because that is usually pulled from the article entry itself in whatever CMS is being used.
The WordPress Template Hierarchy - a visualization resource.
If you’ve used WP at all, you’ll puzzle it out pretty quick. Handy for newbies.
Google is now “Alphabet” ... ?
Here. Just waiting for the tidal wave of ‘what this means’ articles to start overstuffing my RSS account ...
Later: The NY Times announcement.
Bit later: Go to Google search, enter “Alphabet”. This news already dominates the search term. Wikipedia on the alphabet is moving down page two, as we speak. Gonna be hell for Playskool and other learning outfits to get any traction with learn-the-alphabet toys. So far, “Alphabet Soup” is unaffected.
A List Apart: The Tedium of Managing Code.
Nice. Might use this.
Register.UK: Major web template flaw lets miscreants break out of sandboxes.
AppleInsider: Apple to patch actively exploited privilege escalation bug in OS X 10.10.5.
Just wait a day or three ... and manufacturers respond. Not like the old days. I didn’t even need to blog this, yesterday.
Web Designer News - The best curated news for designers.
A link to this showed up in my feed. Anyone track this, follow it? Useful, or problems with signal/noise ratio?
AppleInsider: Active OS X 10.10 zero-day exploit installs malware without need for system passwords.
Ever hear of 1st Dibs?
“FmPro Migrator is a stand-alone application which quickly and accurately migrates FileMaker Pro databases to MySQL, Oracle, Access, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, OpenBase, PostgreSQL, FrontBase, SQLite and Valentina. FileMaker Pro database structure and data are migrated to a database table in the destination database.” I just had an Access mess end up under my nose. Marking this for future reference - just in case.
SERoundtable: Google - We Check To See If Your Mobile Site Vastly Different From Desktop.
Of note to desktop/mobile designers: “For now, I suspect they flag these cases and send a manual action reviewer (web spam fighter) to take a closer look.”
Protein - Front-end development workflow.
Sounds interesting. Bookmarked.
“When a user submits a comment, echochamber.js will save the comment to the user’s LocalStorage, so when they return to the page, they can be confident that their voice is being heard, and feel engaged with your very engaging content. It does not make any HTTP requests. Since LocalStorage is only local, you and your database need not be burdened with other people’s opinions.” Thanks, Jason Levine on FB.