So I’m at Future Of Web Design London today and tomorrow thanks to X Communications. So far, so good. Here’s a general gist of what we’ve been listening to and seeing, more in-depth posts will come later…
Brendan Dawes, Magnetic North – Play. Destroy. Create.
An interesting take on creativity and where to find inspiration for your work. He loves maths and applying it to create new information structures and interfaces. Check out one of his projects, DoodleBuzz.
Dan Cederholm on CSS3
A great practical look at how and where to use CSS3 in current web projects. Check out his experimental project (both in terms of content and code) at css3exp.com/moon.
Remy Sharp, jQuery for Designers
A quick yet accessible overview of jQuery for people who don’t do hard-core code and want to add some visual gloss to their web projects. Some useful bits and pieces too for those of us who’ve been tinkering with jQuery for a while such as the FireQuery plugin for FireBug.
Robin Christopherson on accessibility
A rapid overview on web accessibility at present particularly in a mobile context. Using CAPTCHA? Consider using TextCaptcha instead for greater accessibility for all.
Carsonified introduce membership.thinkvitamin.com
A subscription service of varying price levels offering web designers and developers video tutorials, online conferences and reduced price tickets to FOWA, FOWD etc. Launches next month, 50% off for FOWD attendees if they sign up during the conference. See membership.thinkvitamin.com for more.
48HR Mag project
“…a raucous experiment in using new tools to erase media’s old limits. As the name suggests, we’re going to write, photograph, illustrate, design, edit, and ship a magazine in two days.”
A gorgeous interactive chart that demos HTML5 ‘readiness‘.
Some interesting research and results on font stacking for Mac and PC.
Nice little ‘how to’ post on integrating Twitter‘s @Anywhere tool into comments in your WordPress comments.
Streamline the use of conditional stylesheets for the various flavours of IE through some neat detection and simply adding classes to the body tag.
Like/need to keep your source code on your websites valid? Then you should check out StayValid, an online validation tool that can run multiple validation tests on a scheduled basis.
Not going to FOWD London next week? Seems you can purchase all the goodness for a mere £95 online. Slides and videos all available 24hours after the conference. This is a slight kick in the ‘nads considering my smashing workplace has paid significantly more for a ticket to attend and travel costs too. Judgement reserved on that for now.
I’ve spent some time this week developing HTML templates for an iPhone version of a web application we’re working on at X Communications.
It’s been a really pleasant experience thus far. Having only one (reliable) browser to test in and being able to take advantage of some lovely CSS3 properties has been just fabulous.
Better yet there’s loads of documentation out there, mostly supplied by the good folk at Apple.
Below is a list of some of stuff you might find useful for similar projects: