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The 2013 Blogging Scene

The 2013 Blogging Scene

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 […]

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Just a sec

K Supercomputer by the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science

From One Second to the Next, a short film on texting and driving by Werner Herzog One Second Everyday, a TED Talk by Cesar Kuriyama One Second | Every Nation, a 4-minute clip of every nation captured per second by Graham Hughes

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Overheard / Illustrated / Filmed

Overheard / Illustrated / Filmed

I encountered this meme several years ago, back when Overheard.it was still up, and prefacing tweets with “OH:” was just starting out. Now there are blogs and discussion groups as location-specific as can be. Narinig ko sa UP is one of the more recent incarnations, and it’s a hit. Such that Jesie Castro made comic strips of the best ones. Revelry Films also shot short films, which in turn reminds […]

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Distilled communication

Distilled communication

“Over time, the line that separates writing from speaking, coding and design gradually fades away. Eventually, you realize that they’re simply different forms of communication. When you execute any of these four actions, you’re conveying a message. A good writer, speaker, hacker, or designer is measured by how well they’re able to convey this message.” Brevity in Design by Jared Erondu People join groups because they want to find like-minded […]

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Empathy from Vulnerability

Empathy from Vulnerability

“We can’t begin being empathetic when another person arrives. We have to already have made a space in our lives where empathy can thrive. And that means being open—truly open—to feeling emotions we may not want to feel. It means allowing another’s experiences to gut us. It means ceding control. Empathy begins with vulnerability. And being vulnerable, especially in our work, is fucking terrifying.” The Pastry Box Project entry on […]

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Droid delight

3 positives to 1 negative

Delight me in surprising ways Real objects are more fun than buttons and menus Keep it brief It’s not my fault Sprinkle encouragement Five of the 17 Design Principles for building on the Android platform. Co.Design details from the 2013 I/O session how Google’s team weighs interface choices with “jars of emotion”: The team follows the guiding rationale of psychologist Barbara L. Fredrickson, who discovered that it takes three positive […]

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Skeuomorphic business

Newsstand Apple iOS app

If you work anywhere near websites or apps you’d have to have heard about the skeuomorphism backlash in the past year or so. Basically: you know all of the detailed, lickable, analog-looking interfaces you see on Apple mobile devices (and then the Mac)? Turns out they’re not always the best design for a virtual interface just because they look like objects we’ve used in real life. That makes sense. But […]

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MiniFFC #12 in pictures: must-see projects

Pancy Letter ice cream cart lettering

The MiniFFC mini web design conference & meetups started back up again after going into hibernation during PWDO’s conference season (that’s FFC and JFFC). The old schedule was every other month before and after FFC, which (d)evolved into an irregular, arbitrary thing based on how available we were to plan them. The new schedule is now regular and more ambitious: every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Between that and another […]

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