Hamburger ☰ Heaven

While exploring unicode symbols, I discovered that the three-bar icon people now see as the hamburger menu also exists in the symbol table as something called the “trigram for heaven” ☰.

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Dynamic Mayon a la Mojave

A mini-vacation on my desktop with unobstructed views.

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Stellify, realigned

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.

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[Guest Post] 5 essentials of writing an effective meta tag for your landing page

Meta tags, also known as Meta data, describe and give information about other data. The most common examples of Meta data for web pages are the page title and description. When your Google Adwords pop up on Google search results, these are the first things people see.

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Code is poetical science

“You will not concede me philosophical poetry. Invert the order! Will you give me poetical philosophy, poetical science?” Ada Lovelace in a letter to her mother

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Seeking out sources

I saw this set of Marvel characters morphing into their movie counterparts in my social media feed. If you use Tumblr long enough, you’ll recognize when something comes from a photoset (a grid of images in different configurations, which are captioned and/or animated) even after they get screencapped and land elsewhere, like Twitter, or Imgur, 9gag, or Pinterest. Thankfully, I could finally make out the credit watermark on the Imgur […]

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#socialmediaprobz

Social media is not as easy or brainless as you think it is. Especially when you’ve spent a fair amount of time on it for things that you’re really passionate about. The more you use it, the more you want the workflow—the experience—to be better.

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Underscores

WordPress feels like a distant planet these days. I’ve been concentrating so much on front end development that I can barely recall building with it even as recently as several months ago, and this included redesigning Stellify after four years. So as I went back to WP for a couple of projects, a blog for a web app and a company site without a blog, it was time to survey […]

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Unheap

Unheap is a gorgeous compilation of jQuery plugins. I’m already grateful that such a listing exists (although bookmarking service Kippt is also lovely in case you want to do it yourself), but what I really appreciate are the colorful flat retro thumbnails, a custom design for every project serving not only as eye candy but a visual description of how the library would serve your needs. Unheap was assembled in […]

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Design + code + words for a better web, made in the Philippines by Sophia Lucero.