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Goodbye Patricia Plattner

Patricia Plattner died yesterday after a long battle against the big C. I initially discovered her work through her films “Made in India” and “Les Petites Couleurs” before meeting her once in Carouge in Les Studios Lolos “Avec un...

5 Timeless Design Lessons From The Bauhaus

This month the Harvard Art Museum is launching a digital archive of its collection of Bauhaus-related artworks. Source: https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063102/5-timeless-design-lessons-from-the-bauhaus via CSS Layout News....

Tim Berners-Lee on the Web at 25: the past, present and future

In 1989 I delivered a proposal to CERN for the system that went on to become the world wide web. This year, we celebrate the web's 25th birthday. Like the average 25-year-old, the web has been shaped by a...

Recréer sa bulle • Ethnographies numériques

10 février 2015 (San Francisco, USA). Recréer sa bulle pour téléphoner en paix. Moyen le plus simple de (re-)constituer un espace personnel dans la rue, le mur. Source: https://blogs.letemps.ch/nicolas-nova/2016/08/22/recreer-sa-bulle/ via #ifttt...

On a Scale from 1-100, Milton Glaser Rates Every Single Olympic Logo Design in History

There's been much controversy recently around Olympic logo design, but let's not forget the rich and varying narrative the Games' graphic design has weaved over the decades. Ahead of Rio 2016, who better to cast their eyes and critical...

Strategies for Healthier Dev

Not too long ago, I was part of a panel at the launch event for TechLadies, an initiative that encourages women to learn to code. Along the way, I mentioned a bit about my background as an athlete. Source:...

NASA’s 10 Coding Rules for Writing Safety Critical Program

Every large, complex software development projects use coding standards and guidelines. These guidelines establish the ground rules that are to be followed while writing software. Source: http://www.rankred.com/nasa-coding-rules/ via #ifttt...

How technology disrupted the truth

One Monday morning last September, Britain woke to a depraved news story. The prime minister, David Cameron, had committed an “obscene act with a dead pig’s head”, according to the Daily Mail. Source: http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/12/how-technology-disrupted-the-truth via #ifttt...

Roost Laptop Stand: Portable, Lightweight, Adjustable, Ergonomic Stand

Menu Cart Roost Laptop Stand IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AND HEALTH. ANYWHERE. Source: https://www.therooststand.com/ via #ifttt...

Cartography Comparison: Google Maps & Apple Maps

Justin O'Beirne of San Francisco. Essays, projects, and contact information. Google Maps and Apple Maps. Source: http://www.justinobeirne.com/essay/cartography-comparison via #ifttt...

LET'S LEARN TYPE TERMS

Welcome to Type Terms! The animated typographic cheat sheet. If you are new to typography or here to refresh your memory, then Type Terms is the perfect tool for you. Click the big blue button below and let's begin....

JSON for Linking Data

Data is messy and disconnected. JSON-LD organizes and connects it, creating a better Web. Linked Data empowers people that publish and use information on the Web. It is a way to create a network of standards-based, machine-readable data across...

Neverware

Introducing CloudReady. The Chromebook experience you love. Source: http://www.neverware.com/ via #ifttt...

Regressive Web Apps

There were plenty of talks about building for the web at this year’s Google I/O event. That makes a nice change from previous years when the web barely got a look in and you’d be forgiven for thinking that...

A Case Study • Smashing Magazine

Living style guides are an important tool for web development today, especially in large, complex web applications. They help document styles and patterns, keep designers and developers in sync, and greatly help to organize and distill complex interfaces. Source:...

Meaningful CSS: Style Like You Mean It

These days, we have a world of meaningful markup at our fingertips. Source: http://alistapart.com/article/meaningful-css-style-like-you-mean-it via #ifttt...

Optimizing for Large-Scale Displays

The following is a guest post by Jon Yablonski. Jon told me he recently worked on a project where there was a lot of emphasis placed on giant screens. Jon is going to show us that just like RWD...

Web Developer Reading List: SVG Imagemaps

HTML imagemaps were one of the first graphical methods used to navigate complex websites, and continue to retain a number of advantages when they are designed well. One significant drawback of the format in the modern era is that...

Genius.

tobeagenius: Via tobeagenius Source: http://tobeagenius.tumblr.com/post/140234490885/tobeagenius-your-brain-on-drugs via #ifttt...

"You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you. Andy Warhol"

You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you. Source: https://twitter.com/EdwardTufte/status/706221742323273730 via #ifttt...

LolColors

Hi, my name is Mackenzie Child. I'm the creator & curator of LOL Colors. I designed, coded & launched this site in 24 hours as a personal project / challenge to myself. Want to learn more about this project?...

The Elephant In The Room by Sarah Parmenter

You can listen to me read this as an audio-blog (7 minutes). Source: http://www.sazzy.co.uk/the-elephant-in-the-room/?mc_cid=d390d490d4&mc_eid=0bd0078a3f via #ifttt...

Twitter's missing manual / fuzzy notepad

There's an interesting problem here. UI is hard. You can't just slap a button on the screen for every feature that could conceivably be used at any given time. Some features are only of interest to so-called "power users",...

Accelerated Mobile Pages Project

If you are new to AMP HTML, our technical introduction is a great place to get started and provides an overview of the project and how AMP HTML works. Ready to build an AMP file? This tutorial will teach...

Controlling Font Performance with font-display

Deciding the behavior for a web font as it is loading can be an important performance tuning technique. The new font-display descriptor for `@font-face` lets developers decide how their web fonts will render (or fallback), depending on how long...

PHD Comics: Gravitational Waves Explained

New to PHD? Read the 200 Most Popular Comics or read this guide This comic and video are now available in: French, Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian, and (video only) Spanish and Chinese (use subtitles). Source: http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1853 via #ifttt...

Automatically art-directed responsive images

This is a guest post by Eric Portis – a proud member of (and newsletter-writer for) the Responsive Issues Community Group. The RICG formulated, championed, and standardized the new HTML features presented in the article. Source: http://cloudinary.com/blog/automatically_art_directed_responsive_images via #ifttt...

Converting an existing site or app to a responsive design Cloud Four Blog

Over the last few years, we’ve converted quite a few existing sites and applications to responsive web design. We’ve gotten pretty good at it so I thought I’d share our process. Source: http://blog.cloudfour.com/converting-an-existing-site-or-app-to-a-responsive-design/ via #ifttt...

«Dance», ou l'extase selon Lucinda Childs

Dance à la folie. Il y a des spectacles qui font du bien, qui allègent et fluidifient. A l'affiche du festival Antigel et de l'Association pour la danse contemporaine, la pièce de la chorégraphe américaine Lucinda Childs produit ces...

The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch

I am evangelizing the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. It’s quite simple: a pitch should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points. Source: http://guykawasaki.com/the-only-10-slides-you-need-in-your-pitch/ via #ifttt...

Brands in colours

Learn a bit about this on the GitHub project page or just grab the .sass file. Source: http://loriskumo.github.io/Brands-In-Colours/ via #ifttt...

The Website Obesity Crisis

Let me start by saying that beautiful websites come in all sizes and page weights. I love big websites packed with images. I love high-resolution video. I love sprawling Javascript experiments or well-designed web apps. This talk isn't about...

Documentary photographer turns to video for 'The Long Night'

Tim Matsui tells stories. A multimedia journalist by trade, his still photography projects have taken him from native Alaskan villages to Brazilian Air Force training facilities. Source: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2189432237/documentary-photographer-turns-to-video-to-produce-the-long-night via #ifttt...

Welcome to the divergence

I've been thinking a lot about convergence recently — the notion that more and more pieces of our lives will somehow be turned into software or consumed by a smartphone in some way. Source: http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/25/10828208/welcome-to-the-divergence-vinyl-turntables-film-cameras via #ifttt...

Words of welcome

For a while now, The Session has had some little on-boarding touches to make sure that new members are eased into the culture of this traditional Irish music community. Source: https://adactio.com/journal/10138 via #ifttt...

Mesmerizing Migration: Watch 118 Bird Species Migrate Across a Map of the Western Hemisphere

For the first time, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have documented migratory movements of bird populations spanning the entire year for 118 species throughout the Western Hemisphere. Source: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/mesmerizing-migration-watch-118-bird-species-migrate-across-a-map-of-the-western-hemisphere/ via #ifttt...

Choosing the Best CMS

It’s harder than ever to choose a CMS. While proven platforms like Wordress and Drupal are still going strong, a host of new content management systems have emerged. Some promise ease-of-use, others promise drag-and-drop control, while others focus on...

Secret Safari shortcuts

Safari for iPhone spun out of Safari for Mac to become one of the very first fully-functional web browsers on mobile. Taking all that power and making it simple and accessible for the masses meant that, over the years,...

CSS vs. SVG: Graphical Text Effects

This post is the first in a series of posts exploring techniques and examples that can be achieved using both CSS and SVG, and compares them both. Source: http://blogs.adobe.com/dreamweaver/2015/07/css-vs-svg-graphical-text.html via #ifttt...

Solve the Hard Problems • 24 ways

So, here we find ourselves on the cusp of 2016. We’ve had a good year – the web is still alive, no one has switched it off yet. Clients still have websites, teenagers still have phone apps, and there...

The Ten Most Popular Web Fonts of 2015 (And Fonts You Should Consider Using Instead)

Welcome to the third annual edition of the ten most popular web fonts of the year as featured on Typewolf. Based on font usage data from 365 websites featured over 2015, these are the ten fonts that were used...

Blending Modes Demystified

Web imagery increasingly tends toward losslessness. When we make changes to a design or graphic, we want to be able to apply them without damaging the source material. That way, the original is preserved if we ever need to...

The Tiny Hardware Firewall

TinyHardwareFirewall A Road Warrior's Firewall Top Features Learn More Why a Hardware Firewall? Purchase The Tiny Hardware Firewall and VPN Client When a VPN alone is Source: http://www.tinyhardwarefirewall.com/ via #ifttt...

The first website went online 25 years ago today

Where are the creators in 2015? Berners-Lee is still as tightly involved with web as he ever was, directing the World Wide Web Consortium he helped create. In fact, he's pushing hard to protect the open web against both...

Being Responsive to the Small Things • 24 ways

It’s that time of the year again to trim the tree with decorations. Or maybe a DOM tree? Any web page is made of HTML elements that lay themselves out in a tree structure. We start at the top...

Grid, Flexbox, Box Alignment: Our New System for Layout

Three years ago for 24 ways 2012, I wrote an article about a new CSS layout method I was excited about. A specification had emerged, developed by people from the Internet Explorer team, bringing us a proper grid system...

Beyond the Style Guide • 24 ways

Much like baking a Christmas cake, designing for the web involves creating an experience in layers. Starting with a solid base that provides the core experience (the fruit cake), we can add further layers, each adding refinement (the marzipan)...

Ep. 139: 'How Many Fingers Should This Baby Have?', With Special Guests Craig Federighi and John Siracusa

0:00 -:-- 30 30 Speed -1×+++++2×+ Permalink • Share link • Share link with timestamp Source: https://overcast.fm/+UHvQSaE via #ifttt...

The Face of My Daughter — Medium

As Rebecca’s Boardwalk wound down, one of our friends came up to me to say goodbye. “This was just great, such a tribute,” she said. “I know it must have been a really hard day for you.” Source: https://medium.com/@meyerweb/the-face-of-my-daughter-521033467f38...

Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories and Good News vs. Bad News

This season has been ripe with Kurt Vonnegut releases, from the highly anticipated collection of his letters to his first and last works introduced by his daughter, shedding new light on the beloved author both as a complex character...

Explore • The ever-brilliant Grant Snider offers a graphic...

The ever-brilliant Grant Snider offers a graphic adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s famous lecture on the shapes of stories. For more of Snider’s graphic genius, see his take on the muses and his visual taxonomy of the inferiority complex. Source:...

Film: «Un Petit Tour Dans Parisí¢â‚¬Â

Un Petit Tour Dans Paris from Maxime Baudin on Vimeo. Ten out of ten for clever, beautiful, sweet, satisfying. Source: http://ihnatko.com/2015/12/06/film-un-petit-tour-dans-paris/ via #ifttt...

How to animate "box-shadow" with silky smooth performance

How do you animate the box-shadow property in CSS without causing re-paints on every frame, and heavily impacting the performance of your page? Short answer: you don't. Animating a change of box-shadow will hurt performance. Source: http://tobiasahlin.com/blog/how-to-animate-box-shadow/ via #ifttt...

Seriously, Don’t Use Icon Fonts Cloud Four Blog

Icons are everywhere. These “little miracle workers” (as John Hicks described them) help us reinforce meaning in the interfaces we design and build. Source: http://blog.cloudfour.com/seriously-dont-use-icon-fonts/ via #ifttt...

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table! • Phenomena : Curiously Krulwich

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America....

The Early History of the more Command

(this article was first published March 4, 1994 on comp.society.folklore, and later published in The ANALYTICAL ENGINE, the Journal of the Computer History Association of California, Volume 1, Number 4, April-June 1994) I was a first-year graduate student at...

Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy

LAST MONTH, I met Edward Snowden in a hotel in central Moscow, just blocks away from Red Square. Source: http://theintercept.com/2015/11/12/edward-snowden-explains-how-to-reclaim-your-privacy/ via #ifttt...

Fix «App is Damaged Can't Be Opened» Error Messages in Mac OS X

Some Mac users have discovered they are unable to open some applications downloaded from the Mac App Store. When attempting to open an impacted app in OS X, a message stating "Name.app is damaged and can't be opened. Delete...

"Great posts on the challenges of native mobile app adoption : https : //t.co/9XB3288lKi https : //t.co/WERGnDM1I8 (via @paul_irish, @johnbender)"

Great posts on the challenges of native mobile app adoption: http://avc.com/2015/11/the-mobile-downturn-continued/ … https://medium. Source: https://twitter.com/RWD/status/664508493165150208 via #ifttt...

Tim Cook warns of 'dire consequences' for UK privacy

Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned the UK faces "dire consequences" if it passes the government's recently revealed draft surveillance bill. Source: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-11/10/tim-cook-apple-uk-surveillance via #ifttt...

ITUNES TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The Graphic Novel

1.5M ratings 277k ratings See, that’s what the app is perfect for. Sounds perfect Wahhhh, I don’t wanna Page 53 (after Theodor Suess Geisel and P. D. Eastman) itunes terms and conditions r. sikoryak comics Page 52 (after Harvey...

Autumn shades on a winter Lake

(via Flickr flic.kr/p/AAcJay)...

'A one-off in human history': Stern's warning on climate change battle

Europe has to step up its effort to combat climate change and wake up to the urgency of the situation, the climate change expert Lord Stern has said before crunch UN talks in Paris later this month. Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/08/sterns-warning-on-climate-change-battle...

Switching to https

As promised at Indie Web Camp, here are the steps I took to make my site https:// only. Now, here's the thing with any of these walkthroughs; they're all very specific to host/server combo in question. My particular combination...

Branding

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming media service, serving over 65 million users in more than 50 countries worldwide and growing. One of the original innovators of streaming content, they’ve grown exponentially in the last five years. Read more...

The World’s Most Beautifully Designed Subway Maps

Maps may not seem to be the most glamorous of design commissions but if you’re lucky enough to be tapped to design one, these are the ones to use as inspiration. Designing metro transit route maps is possibly one...

Watch Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai Talk Feminism

Actress Emma Watson sat down with the youngest ever Nobel Prize winner in an interview posted online Wednesday. The Facebook video shows the Harry Potter actress interviewing 18-year-old Malala Yousafzai about her life and advocacy. Read more on http://ift.tt/1c4nCfM...

The New Favicon • The Breakroom

The New Favicon • The Breakroom: a detailed rundown by Craig Hockenberry on the best way to add an SVG icon to your pinned tab on Safari 9.0 (Via @siracusa)...


About

Hello, my name is David Roessli. I am a freelance web designer and developer based in Geneva, Switzerland.

This weblog is an nth attempt to solve my multiple online personalities and weblog/rss feeds burnout issues. (more)

Words

I have been contemplating the idea of upgrading my desktop Mac since this spring. The latest 27" iMac (Quad-Core) seemed the perfect candidate, but the release of Apple's 27" Monitor last September made me stick with the Mac Pro...

Music

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Pictures

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