Playing catch-up again with the link roundups, so here’s the rest of May and all of June, and a delicious treat.
- Nick Finck discusses cross-channel experiences and why it’s important to ensure that your users have a consistent experience across all points of contact with your company.
- How to output “Hello world” in 400+ programming and human languages.
- Geoguessr drops you somewhere in Google Street View and you have to try to figure out where you are.
- We are learning about flexboxes! Here’s a cool flexbox code generator.
- UX colleague William shared this roundup of web typography resources.
- “Android’s market share is literally a joke.”
- Temboo is a service that normalizes APIs.
- NYPL’s Biblion app “immerses users in rare items from The New York Public Library’s vast collections, providing context while also allowing for serendipitous discoveries.”
- Young people aren’t THAT blind to old tech — results of a survey of over a hundred 18-25 year olds and whether they can identify the origin of icons like floppy disks, envelopes etc.
- Adobe Edge Reflow is a responsive layout design tool.
- Was the cronut invented JUST FOR US??
- Which makes you more creative, coffee or beer? (“Coffee and beer shouldn’t be thought of as magic bullets for creativity” — NOW you tell me?!)
- Rebuilding Facebook’s React JS Library Tutorial in AngularJS to compare React and AngularJS.
- The Noun Project is “building a global visual language that everyone can understand” with simple icons.
- Jason went to WebVisions in Portland and all he got us was SlideShares of a bunch of the presentations and workshops.
- WTF Mobile Web collects examples of stupid mobile design.
- A look at the USA Today redesign process.
- Quoted from our chat thread without further comment:
Jason: “I’m all for tile navigation… but can anyone make sense of the Wolff Olins site? It looks like a mess to me. am I just old? http://www.wolffolins.com/”
Lauren: “it hurts me”
- Here’s a cool collection of maps that illustrate American regional differences in pronunciation and vocabulary.
- Stupid Calculations (“where practical statistics get rendered into utterly useless ones”): if the screen of every iPhone ever sold was combined into one and then dropped in the middle of Manhattan, this is what it would look like.
- We are still not really sure how to collaborate on LESS work, but this post by our UW colleagues in Marketing describes their new workflow for collaborating with LESS.
- Podcast on Typography in RWD, with full transcript.
- Char’s ongoing paleo/paleo-ish regimen apparently includes coffee with butter and oil in it.
- The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web: A practical guide to web typography. Looks useful. And here’s another resource about web typography.
- Nerd Nite Seattle is the third Monday of every month, with cool talks and cocktails.
- The best ecommerce site EVER??? Go to http://store.harryepstein.com/ and add stuff to your cart as though you were going to purchase it.
- Building a responsive web application.
- Gigabit Squared Seattle is super fast internet available in some neighborhoods in Seattle at competitive prices.
- ImageOptim is a little thing to optimize images into the smallest file size possible.
What’s going on in your world? What have you been up to? And most importantly, have you had a cronut?