The week of April 22nd was light on stuff to talk about, so here’s two weeks at one go. Plus a latte cat.
- More CodePen stuff: tearable cloth.
- Char found a new sport for Jason: combat juggling.
(More on combat juggling came later in the week.)
- Flinto is yet another iOS prototyping tool. It looks pretty slick.
- Char is trying to be a trendsetter with a round avatar — though none of us followed his lead, it reminded Diego of this article about Rando, “the anti-social photosharing app”.
- “Snoopy is a bookmarklet for snooping on web pages,” designed for use on mobile browsers — basically like Firebug Lite Lite, for mobile.
- German subway station signs are cool.
- Semi-animated gifs of movie scenes. These are well done.
- Much speculation about iOS 7. Will they move away from skeuomorphism and towards flat UI?
- This folding pocket-sized whiteboard is cute and could come in handy in all kinds of situations. The original prototype was made of index cards laminated/connected with packing tape.
- Google’s self-driving car gathers nearly 1GB of data per second. Here’s what it sees.
- Further discussion of mobile web apps vs native apps: Daring Fireball concludes native is better than both in-browser and mobile web apps, the kind that pretend to be native — but it’s worth reading the whole article for the rationale; Frog Design discusses the pros and cons of native, web, and hybrid app development and things to consider when choosing a solution.
- Blokkfont is a font for creating placeholder text that’s not text. Redacted is another.
- Char dug up this super awesome screenshot of the Catalyst tools in 2001.
- This guy spent a year completely offline, and is back.
- “Calling bullshit on flat design was paraphrased by Jared as “Flat design: this wasn’t what I learned in art school.” There may be a rebuttal post brewing so I’ll not repeat everyone’s arguments — suffice it to say that the article engendered some discussion.