December 2011


Jonathan Harris:

Cowbird is a simple tool for telling stories, and a public library of human experience.

We are a small community of storytellers, interested in telling deeper, longer-lasting, more nourishing stories than you’re likely to find anywhere else on the Web.

His latest project — lovely, as always — and one I’m totally entranced by.

Update: I’m in! So thrilled. This is just the kind of storytelling I love most. I’d be honored if you followed along.

Dec. 8, 2011 community journalism storytelling

Justin Williams on iPad Magazines

A great critique. Catch his earlier takedown, on “the actual process of procuring issues of a magazine,” too.

Dec. 8, 2011 apple ipad publishing

24 Ways

It’s that time of year again:

24 ways is the advent calendar for web geeks. Each day throughout December we publish a daily dose of web design and development goodness to bring you all a little Christmas cheer.

Dec. 2, 2011 design webdev

Getting Started with Sass

A primer by David Demaree on Sass, “an extension of CSS3.” A great way to save time and your sanity when working with large stylesheets.

Dec. 1, 2011 css webdev

The Holy Grail

Roger Black on web advertising:

What we have now is the ugliest advertising in the history of the media. I used to say that web sites looked like the walls of a third-world futbol stadium, but that was unfair to the stadiums. Most content sites look so bad they actually repel readers rather than attract them.

Dec. 1, 2011 advertising design journalism publishing webdev