It’s taken me ages, but I’ve tidied up a bit around here. Welcome to the new-ish, old-ish Stellify: let me show you around.
(In before the end of March, Ideas of. I guess this is about another blogging microtrend, and how I link dump.) Even if you have a Y SO SRS blog that happens to be on Tumblr because it’s much easier to maintain, you’re probably aware of its reputation of being all about the fun. That is, memes, fandom, GIFs, art, and all the derp in between. For designers, the derp […]
As it becomes clearer that people are hiking back to blog on their own sites again, Matt Mullenweg writes about how it’s a lot more challenging to do that these days especially now that it’s become easier than ever to measure—and therefore judge—posts by stars and stats. Every update you make on every social network looks lacking if no one has faved, liked, pinned, upvoted, or +1’d it. While several […]
I’ve stood by WordPress for the longest time but that doesn’t mean I don’t keep tabs on the new shiny things. I’ve mentioned Svbtle, Jux, and Medium—before it adapted a more typographic design. Ghost, said to be the next WP contender (I heard that about Anchor before) is the most buzzy one these days now that it’s finally launched to the general public. But the list is a lot longer […]
I came across the Ideas of March before, probably last year, but the time had passed and I had forgotten about it. It popped up in my stream again today, on the last day of the month instead of the 15th. Better late than having to wait for next year!
I will spell it out for those who don’t understand: The recently signed Cybercrime Bill provision of libel will mean: 1) You can be taken to court for expressing a negative opinion. 2) You can be taken to court if someone is affected by your opinion. 3) You can be taken to court at a court which is farthest from where you live, because you as the defendant has to […]
Medium reminds me of Jux, both of which make me wonder if I should just throw my hands up and succumb to hosted, tailored publishing platforms… If we compare digital editorial design to the craft of men’s shirt-making, art-directed pages would be bespoke shirts—luxury items uniquely made for an individual. On the opposite end of the spectrum are off-the-rack shirts, idealized designs manufactured en masse. Like article templates, these are […]
When I first caught wind of Svbtle by Dustin Curtis, I immediately wanted to sign up and try out its features but found it was extremely exclusive—an elite circle of the best minds in tech and design, in fact. Fast forward to today, I ran into this project that transforms any WordPress installation into a Svbtle-like interface. That’s on top of Obtvse, Essence of Blogging, and several more others. People […]
“…the key to understanding a blog is to realize that it’s a broadcast, not a publication. If it stops moving, it dies. If it stops paddling, it sinks.” Why I Blog by Andrew Sullivan I’ve been meaning to post this, but as usual I kept it saved as a draft. Then I read that quote. You’ve read the proclamations of why “blogging is dead”, whether it’s because of social media, […]
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