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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Linkdump for March 30th

by Rob Friesel

Whisky Blender Provides Bespoke Potables by Mail Intriguing idea. If you like the blended aqua vitae. (tagged: whiskey ) Publish What You Learn Great article at Smashing Magazine. I can say that this is a big reason why I write about this kind of stuff — I feel like I haven't really learned something until […]

review: Mobile Design Pattern Gallery

by Rob Friesel

I just wrapped up reading1 Theresa Neil’s Mobile Design Pattern Gallery (published by O’Reilly), and I am happy to call it a worthwhile survey. I say “survey” because that’s exactly what we have here: Neil takes a look at the dominant patterns (and anti-patterns) in the application interface designs that are targeted at mobile devices, […]

Linkdump for March 28th

by Rob Friesel

The End of Pagination Jeff Atwood writing at Coding Horror: …who the heck is visiting page 964 of 3810? As you can imagine, the comment thread is exactly the kind of potpourri you'd expect from this topic. (tagged: Jeff Atwood essay usability design pagination ux ui ) Super-Earths ‘in the billions’ At BBC News. (tagged: […]

Linkdump for March 22nd

by Rob Friesel

The Invisible Dystopia Paolo Bacigalupi writing in Kirkus Book Reviews: We are a dystopian society, and we don't even notice. (tagged: none) Building Responsive Layouts with Sass Sass core contributor Chris Eppstein on building a responsive grid system with Sass. He points out that this is not a "boilerplate" or a "bootstrap", but that it […]

Linkdump for March 21st

by Rob Friesel

The White Savior Industrial Complex Teju Cole, writing for The Atlantic: This is not the sort of story that is easy to summarize in an article, much less make a viral video about. After all, there is no simple demand to be made and — since corruption is endemic — no single villain to topple. […]

Linkdump for March 20th

by Rob Friesel

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To AppleScript at Mac.AppStorm (tagged: applescript ) How I’m implementing Responsive Web Design By Jeff Croft. Not sure that I agree with the "JS breakpoints first" approach that he hints at preferring; also, when he points out that Sass treats the media query more/less like a selector (which you'd expect) in […]

Linkdump for March 19th

by Rob Friesel

CSS Compatibility and Internet Explorer Nice breakdown by MSDN of what CSS properties/values/selectors/etc. do and do not work in different versions of Internet Explorer. I was pleasantly surprised to be reminded of how many things actually do work (and/or "work well enough") even down in the hell of Internet Explorer 7. (tagged: webdev Internet Explorer […]

Linkdump for March 15th

by Rob Friesel

Could You Build a Scale Lego Model of the Death Star? at Wired Science: So, for all the pieces this would cost about 9.8 x 1012 US dollars, yes almost 10 trillion dollars. (tagged: humor LEGO Star Wars ) Multi-Device Layout Patterns Luke W. on responsive layout patterns. (tagged: todo essay webdev design responsive ) […]