Someday ImageMagick will finally break for good and we'll have a long period of scrambling as we try to reassemble civilization from the rubble.
- London Street Signs – italian magazine FrizziFrizzi shows us a book on the extremely rich variety of street signs in London;
- New York isn’t dying. The rich are moving out and the city is being reborn — I can’t remember if I’ve linked an article or two claiming a ‘slow death’ of New York (and other big cities) after this year’s pandemic. Anyway in this article on the Guardian you’ll find a totally different opinion on the matter;
- Dozens of scientific journals have vanished from the internet, and no one preserved them
- The State of Themes and Plugins on WordPress.org in 2020
- Shelf worth – how shelving became the status symbol of 2020 — Libraries have arose as a status symbol during the infinite video-calls and video meeting this year. Did you notice?
“When I sat down and wrote Git, a prime principle was that you should be able to fork and go off on your own and do something on your own. If you have forks that are friendly — the type that prove me wrong and do something interesting that improves the kernel — in that situation, someone can come back and say they actually improved the kernel and there are no bad feelings. I’ll take your improved code and merge it back. That’s why you should encourage forks. You also want to make it easy to take back the good ones.”
Linus Torvalds, via →
- Designer’s guide to DPI – all you wanted to ask about DPI and screen resolution(and were afraid to ask). A must reading if you manipulate images;
- The Precarious State of Logo Design
- Stack Overflow, Developer Survey Result 2016 – some months ago Stack Overflow made a survey to know more its community. Here’s the post gathering results that made the web discuss;
- AMP Project: Will it Make Your Sites Faster? – examining the technical function of Google AMP technology, aimed at making your website light speed faster (especially on mobile devices);
- The Kickstarter Kings Who Taught the World to Crowdfund – a really nice and insightful interview to Studio Neat, on of the most successful and emblematic case of startup founded via Kickstarter;
- How To Do Nothing In Web Design
- These Pictures of You
- Let’s fix the “user” icon
- Goodbye, Native Mobile Apps — Atavist tells us the switching from native mobile app to pure web-app/site;
- 5 Books Every Designer Should Read About the Way People Think
If what most apps are doing is essentially strapping phones to our wrists and removing most of the functionality (or worse, keeping it), we’re missing the boat. We need to re-think what smart watches are for, and here’s what I think it comes down to: iPhone is alternate reality; Apple Watch is augmented reality.