Links from February 2014
- Links for Monday 3 February 2014
- russell davies: NewsNarrativeStream Q1.1
- I do like this audio news thing Russell made. Hearing it context-free, if you had no idea where it came from, would be good.
- Susy: Responsive grids for Compass
- Looks like a very nice way to do CSS grids if SASS and Compass are your thing. (via Infovore)
- Links for Wednesday 5 February 2014
- Two big announcements.
- Aside from the news itself, this is such a nice, human, down-to-earth piece about the company (37 Signals) and its news future. Also, doing their best to keep existing products supported, no job losses, etc. So un-Valley. (via @waxpancake)
- Links for Sunday 9 February 2014
- Interesting-looking information design agency, based in Milan and New York. (via The Functional Art)
- How to buy my first bespoke suit – reader question - Permanent Style
- Some good advice, but also for the interesting comments, especially from a couple of guys talking about do's and dont's in City firms.
- Top 10 budget restaurants and bistros in Paris | Travel | theguardian.com
- For future reference. I forget, but probably via Chris.
- Lottie Dexter should quit - and take the Year of Code board with her - Adrian Short
- This all sounds like such a horrible, shallow farce led by people who feel "entrepreneurship" is the sole thing that should be encouraged in children. Fuck that.
- Links for Monday 10 February 2014
- A very nice step-by-step guide to a simple CSS grid system for responsive websites. Everyone will end up with something more complex, but it's a nice intro. (via @felix_cohen)
- Links for Friday 14 February 2014
- Washing Machine for Men
- A good response to that overly simplistic redesign of a washing machine UI. I like the emphasis on reliability over whizzy electronic UIs, which I often think about, say, fancy modern car dashboards too. (via Paul Mison)
- Sea Level Rise Maps | Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
- Worst case for 2100 is estimated to be up to 1 metre of sea level rise. Which puts several nice bits of the UK coast (never mind Netherlands and Belgium) permanently under water. (via Paul Mison)
- Links for Saturday 15 February 2014
- Locating London's Past
- Amazingly good versions of the 1746 Rocque map of London, and the first (1869-80) OS map. All fully tiled, zoomable searchable, etc. The mapping methodology page makes me glad I never tried this. (via @agpublic)
- Links for Monday 17 February 2014
- We Don’t Sell Saddles Here
- Really good in-house memo from Stewart Butterfield to the Slack team on what they need to do to build their customer base, for a product that most people don't know they need.
- Links for Tuesday 18 February 2014
- What do those squiggles on the pavement actually mean?
- How to interpret all the sprayed-on markings left by road crews on British pavements/roads.
- Thomas Friedman Visited Silicon Valley and Is Wrong About Everything
- Just because it's fun to read people being angry about Thomas Friedman and Silicon Valley. It baffles me that intelligent people read him uncritically. (via @agpublic)
- Links for Wednesday 19 February 2014
- Politics doesn't change anything
- Examples of the many things changed by politics in the UK, as opposed to market-led "disruption". (via Paul Mison)
- 8 Sass mixins you must have in your toolbox
- Some handy things for use with SASS. (via Infovore)
- "Find default system fonts that exist across common mobile platforms in the form of a handy compatibility table." (via Daring Fireball)
- Links for Thursday 20 February 2014
- Unlikely simultaneous historical events
- Some great stuff there. Also makes me think a site that just summarises interesting Reddit pages would be great (does it exist?) because I can't be bothered to trawl through the source page itself for more examples.
- Vickers Roadster
- Rather nice British-made bike. A bit too retro though? The most modern looking thing are those mudguards, which look a bit too minimal...
- Minute is a pint-sized bike that’s perfectly designed for city cycling
- I'd really like an upright bike that looks like it was made in the 21st century. Not entirely sure this is it though. (via @agpublic)
- Links for Friday 21 February 2014
- Kiev's fatigue
- Really good photos of people in Kiev. Maybe taken before the recent fighting. Just waiting, tired. (via The Online Photographer)
- Links for Sunday 23 February 2014
- Course: Doing Journalism with Data, First Steps, Skills and Tools
- "Five week" free online introductory data journalism course starting "early 2014". No idea how much time it's supposed to take, but I've signed up anyway. Sounds like a good intro. (via The Functional Art)
- How to get a ready-to-wear suit altered - Permanent Style
- I thought I'd saved this before, but obviously not. Not that I've ever needed it, but still, interesting.
- Overheard: Steven Soderbergh | Film Comment
- From 2013, on the state of cinema, the difference between "movies" and "cinema", wondering what's happening, how no one knows anything. A good read.
- Links for Monday 24 February 2014
- Graph TV
- Shows graphs of IMDB ratings for all episodes of a TV series. Nice and simple.
- Links for Thursday 27 February 2014
- Oral History: Sex! Drugs! Apps! SXSW Interactive At 20 | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
- Mainly for the 2000 era memories, the Weblogs Roundtable, etc. I only felt like an observer - I wasn't blogging and didn't know anyone really - but I'm happy I was able to be there.