Apologies for not posting links last week…between the holiday on Monday and spending all of Tuesday without power, I got a little behind. Here are some highlights from the last two weeks:
- Surviving Logo Design in the Real World
An interesting write-up on logo design in the real world (which is often messy).
A handy little app for capturing scrolling webpages on iOS.
Rooftop hydroponic greenhouses for supermarkets… brilliant!
- OpenDNS and Google working with CDNs on DNS speedup
They’re working on a new extension to the DNS protocol that that aims to more effectively direct users to the closest CDN endpoint.
Grab it on Github.
- Build Faster Mobile Websites with Adaptive Images
A nice writeup of @MattWilcox’s technique and why it’s a more flexible way to go than Responsive Images.
- Scientist left speechless as vast glacier turns to water
Not good. Not good!
- U.S. Solar Company Bankruptcies a Boon for China
If it brings the cost of solar down, I’m psyched… I just wish U.S. solar companies were doing better.
- Seriously, stop with the booth babes
I could not agree more. The next time I hit the tradeshow floor, I’ll give it a shot.
- 10 Great Things Courtesy of Labor Unions
Unions have given us some great things… they aren’t always perfect, but they certainly aren’t the scourge many paint them as.
- The Rise of E-Readers
Interesting to see how eReaders affect our book consumption.
- The Semantic Grid System
This is probably the smartest use of LESS I’ve seen yet.
- “CMS - the software UX forgot” - Karen McGrane at Content Strategy Forum 2011
Sounds like it was an amazing talk and a rallying cry to build better CMSes.
- The Dark Art of Pricing
Great insights from Jessia Hische!
This is exactly what we needed!
- How Loading Time Affects Your Bottom Line
Website visitors tend to care more about speed than all the bells and whistles we want to add to our websites.
- Vycon Plans to Tap Speeding Subway Trains for Immense Amounts of Kinetic Energy
Imagine if subway systems could pretty much power themselves. This could be huge.
- 10 Great Mobile Brand Experiences
A good survey of great experiences out there.
- 11 Reasons why responsive web design isn’t that cool
Some of his points are valid, but most only if viewed in light of a very narrow interpretation of responsive web design.
- Raspberry Pi
An ARM Linux box for $25? Sign me up!
- Why Separate Mobile & Desktop Web Pages?
@LukeW on the choice to offer separate mobile & desktop web pages on Bagcheck. Personally, I think there is a middle ground.
- Brendan Eich on Dart