Massive DDoS attack against Github.
“A one of a kind interactive visualization that allows anyone to explore actual patterns of lawmaking in Congress.” Fascinating. Takes a bit to learn what it does. Pull the left-hand slider and zoom in, first. You’ll take off from there.
Google Open Source Blog: Bidding farewell to Google Code.
Move to GitHub, if you haven’t already.
Paw – The ultimate REST client for Mac.
DBushell.com: Critical CSS and Performance.
Very interesting, for a content-person.
Exception Not Found: Doing it Right vs Getting it Done.
Dare I admit ...
... that the latest spate of animated GIFs in my feed on Facebook make me nostalgic for the abhorred BLINK tag ... ?
Code as Craft: Re-Introducing Deployinator, now as a gem!
“If you aren’t familiar with Deployinator, it’s a tool we wrote to deploy code to Etsy.com. We deploy code about 40 times per day. This allows us to push smaller changes we are confident about and experiment at a fast rate. Deployinator does a lot of heavy lifting for us.” Via rc3.org.
Medium: Disabling hover interactions on iOS.
ALA: The Specialist-Generalist Balance.
Great read. Highly recommended.
“GitMedia extension allows you to use Git with large media files without storing the media in Git itself.” Anyone used it? Opinions?
Github/phanan: htaccess snippets.
Others might find this handy, also. Evernote’d.
Input: Fonts for Code.
A programming font you can customize for style of characters. Getting a bit of buzz. Can’t remember where I snagged it from.
SF New Mexican/Science Matters: The Internet giveth and the Internet taketh away.
“The new study was able to measure a second problem, known as content drift, that describes the change over time that occurs in most linked documents or references. Does the link still connect to the version of the document that was intended? If not, there is content drift. By combining content drift with link rot, the researchers were able to come up with a metric for what they call reference drift or reference rot, indicating how far out of alignment the basic documents were with their intended links. In the archives studied, 20 percent of the articles were not reliably moored to their references.” Link of the day. Roger gives us a great one. If I go back to my oldest archives, if 80% are not rotted, I’m surprised.
EagerBlog: Build Static Websites.
“Static websites are the future.” Nothing wrong with static - for certain sites.
Youtube: Nobody Tells This To Beginners.
Yes. In my parlance, “Iterate faster, iterate better.” It’s not enough to do the same thing over and over again. One has to do it, judge it, do better the next time. Keep refining. Or keep stretching. Whatever it takes!
Brad Frost: Over It.
Vimeo: Neven Mrgan on Why Skeuomorphism Is Like a Classic Car.
The Luminous Landscape: Time For A Change.
A redesign. Clean, simple.
Baymard Institute: Readability - the Optimal Line Length.
Hacking UI: Does Design even matter.
I’ve wondered about this. Great products or services seem to succeed whether they’re running a HTML4 TABLE based layout, or the latest responsive design shizz. Certainly current design can make things better or easier (one-click purchase, for instance). But I’m thinking that working on the product or service may be better $ spent than doing a/b tests on purchase button colors.
Makers Cabin: The Designer Developer.
Not especially remarkable, but the comments are worthy of note.
Macworld: Four text skills every Mac user should have in 2015.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. My clients *hate* markdown in CMS environments.