I really like what Daniel is doing with his “statuses” in WordPress. Assume this is a custom post type. I think he started blogging these while taking a(nother) break from Twitter.
In his RSS feed, these show up with a plain title of “Status” — I find this to be sort of amusing.
Best of Digital News Design Winners: From March 2011, SND’s online news design award winners.
- A proposed new standard for semantic metadata in, say, online news stories.
- Michael Donohoe’s bucket list of things the New York Times could do, delivered shortly after he moved on to a new gig.
- If you’re not following Richard Koci Hernandez on Instagram, you’re missing out on a hypercreative stream of possibilities.
- A short instruction manual from CNN for success on the Web: Strengthen your core, then stretch yourself.
- On Wikipedia, all roads lead to Philosophy. And data visualization.
- The first rule of Tweet Club is exactly what you think it is.
- A book about responsive web design.
- How and why the Financial Times built a no-app-store-required HTML5 experience for tablets, and also, the future.
- The New York Observer redesigns online to showcase #longreads and scoops. (See also Stock and Flow.)
- Google ties together “rel=me” and authorship of things like news stories with a new bit of metadata.
Now, go build something useful.
Prime numbers, semi-transparent PNGs, and organic randomness in tiled backgrounds: The Cicada Principle and Why It Matters to Web Designers. Wish I had an excuse to use this.
Can Hated Design Elements Be Made to Work?: Jakob Nielsen asks the hard questions, makes an example of one great technique being used in a less-than-stellar way.
In which I realize I stopped learning new CSS tricks a few years ago: CSS: Innovative Techniques and Practical Solutions (via)
Web usability guru Jakob Nielsen thinks your innovative iPad UI is too “weird.” I think he should, just maybe, stop worrying about a “back” button.
A series of highly valuable posts by a young European student journalist bent on redesigning the way we build our news sites.
A design firm that will be familiar if you’ve followed discussions about online news design over the past few years recently shared their updated mockups for a redesign of Facebook. And they’re pretty.