DN: Dreamweaver: why not?
At least noone mentioned GoLive or FrontPage.
Register.UK: North America is COMPLETELY OUT of new IPv4 addresses
“In the past few minutes, ARIN – which oversees the allocation of IP addresses in North America – has confirmed the region is completely dry of new IPv4 address. No new addresses are available for web hosting companies, cloud providers, individuals, organizations: the last batch was issued this week.”
Register.UK: Why Amazon, Netflix, Tinder, Airbnb and co plunged offline.
“It got so bad AWS engineers were unable to send administrative commands to the metadata systems. At about 0500 PT, the team paused the service so that it could get in and make changes to handle the overwhelming workload. By 0700 PT, DynamoDB was staggering back to its feet. Other services were hit by the outage: EC2 Auto Scaling, the Simple Queue Service, CloudWatch, and the AWS Console feature, suffered problems.”
TNW: Web design is now completely boring
Of note. I suspect the confluence of Bootstrap and the need for responsive design conspired to bring us the sameness of today.
Register.UK: AWS knocks Amazon, Netflix, Tinder and IMDb offline in MEGA data collapse.
CodeVisually: Pullbox - Dropbox alternative with Git.
Adobe Blogs: Faster Coding with Emmet in Dreamweaver CC.
Every so often, I still run across a Dreamweaver site. Quaint.
Zurb: Foundation 6, Prototype to Production.
Of interest. Deliver the goods.
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.