Beautifully programmed, when there’s great content to view. It would be a nice app for a small group of motivated people, or a travel company. In that form, it could be *really* useful. But for the open internet - not so much. Tap “Recent Activity” and see all the junk people are posting. Geolocations and single curse-words? “Frankie and Johnnie kissed here”? “This is a nice dog park.” Meh. I think the form-factor is an issue; I don’t think I’d allow creation from a mobile device smaller than a tablet. Guaranteed short-form low-quality stuff.
If you’ve downloaded the app, try following ‘Steffe’; one of my friends from Flickr. He has a set called “Runestones.”
[Yes, I joined. What I’ll do with it - no idea yet. Have to try *something*. The service needs quality stuff, obviously.]
Ask DN: How to prevent your clients from destroying websites?
This will, hopefully, get more entertaining (and helpful) as the comments roll in ...
Re/code: One Year Late, Facebook Rolls Out Scaled Back News Feed Redesign.
Redesign is a never-ending process, these days. FB is not a place I go to for inspiration.
New MAMP Pro out, too.
Wow. Getting fancy.
CodeKit 2 is out, and looks awesome.
Medium: It’s Time to Dump Photoshop and Embrace Sketch.
Sketch is great for web UI stuff, no question.
Webdesigner Depot: Nothing left to say? The decline and fall of blog comments.
In this particular case, I’d be more likely to comment if I didn’t have to scroll the gauntlet of ads and share links. It’s a full screenlength from the last word of the article to the comments. I don’t bother. Out of sight, out of mind. Just sayin’.
NewsBlur Blog: Connect NewsBlur to dozens of web services with IFTTT.
Two great tastes, that taste great together.
The Continuing Saga of Naked Capitalism’s Web-Hosting Solutions.
“But the root of all the problems seems to be WordPress. If Microsoft built a blogging platform, it would be WordPress: feature-bloated, breakage prone, and demanding constant updates.” Try Expression Engine. Or Craft. I suspect, however, a custom build tailored to specific goals would be the better long-term solution than a stock CMS. Using a stock blog/CMS for a really focused purpose is often like hunting antelope with a sawed-off shotgun. You’ll never get close enough to do the job.
SourcegraphBlog: Why we left AngularJS - 5 surprisingly painful things about client-side JS.
Of note. After the current spate of work, I’ll have to trial Gulp.
“SaaS platform for static web sites backed by Git.” Of interest; bookmarked this time. Tired of signing up for betas.
Wired: Inside the Epic Online Space Battle That Cost Gamers $300,000.
“It appears someone forgot to check ‘Automatic Bill Pay’ in his game settings. Pandemic Legion insists the box was checked, raising the possibility an inattentive player, a spy or even a bug in the game was to blame. Whatever the case, the rent didn’t get paid. The biggest battle in the history of forever started with a clerical error.” Excellent. Tack it up next to something like the “War of Jenkins’ Ear.”
Dave’s Blog: Verizon using recent Net Neutrality victory to wage war against Netflix.
Macworld: A developer’s week working from the iPad.
Could definitely use a kick in the apps.
Luka’s Blog: Share code snippets with ease.
Awesomebox. Visualize every Github push.
Hey. This might allow me to do away with Basecamp, if it’s easy enough to understand (for clients).
Ian Johnson’s Blog: VPS disk performance, Digital Ocean vs Linode part II.
SSD vs. rotating platters? Your expectations will not be met, apparently.
DesignerNews: Macaw is officially out. What are your thoughts so far?
Worth watching. These new development environments … I fear the early Dreamweaver leftover-crap-code syndrome.
5by5/The East Wing #82: Tim Murtaugh.
I thoroughly enjoyed this. I have more posts to deal with, and I’m a solo operator, so hearing how the ‘big players’ do it, just helps me handle the overload. Esp. while I contemplate and knock around redesigns.
Ask DN: Do you use share buttons on websites or manually share URLs?
Donuts Set to Open First New Internet Domains to the Public.
Note in particular, friends: Next Wednesday, February 5, .CAMERA, .EQUIPMENT, .ESTATE, .GALLERY, .GRAPHICS, .LIGHTING and .PHOTOGRAPHY will be open for registration by anyone interested in an online identity connected to these terms.