A small collection of mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails), by a maker of tonic.
Archives for August 2010
An amazing selection of historic map reproductions.
"Adobe and Typekit are teaming up to bring some of the world’s most popular, recognizable, and respected fonts to the web. Starting today, you’ll be able to use classics like Adobe Garamond, News Gothic, Myriad, and Minion plus many more on your website — all of them newly optimized and hinted for the screen. "
A handy OS X Service that makes it easy to convert text to all caps, all lowercase, camel case, word case and sentence case.
As noted on the site, this is "the professional badass's base HTML/CSS/JS template for a fast, robust and future-proof site" While I likely won't use this whole, there are some very interesting pieces to this worth using, especially in the style sheet and .htaccess files. I'll likely appropriate many of the concepts for my work.
This is an outstanding contribution to the Web development community by Paul Irish and Divya Manian as well as all of the people whose work they built upon.
This first of a series post on Typedia is very informative and already has me wishing for future entries. Now to find some time to (re)design a site to make use of one of these options
I love history.
I love the stories, the triumphs and the tragedies.
Photos and maps of times long ago draw me in, whether they show momentous events or personal glimpses. I become enamoured with an expression, the tilt of a building or the flow of an army across a landscape. My mind retraces the steps, tries to deconstruct the scene and understand the emotions of the moment.
And then I find myself (re)constructing what likely happened or at times, what I hope happened.
The photos by Sergey Larenkov provide a very interesting connection between the past and the very real present. I love the concept. Even more, I love the creations that he has posted – merging images from World War II with photos he has taken in the present day.
Photos courtesy of Sergey Larenkov
"Compass is a stylesheet authoring framework that makes your stylesheets and markup easier to build and maintain. With compass, you write your stylesheets in Sass instead of CSS. Using the power of Sass Mixins and the Compass community, you can apply battle-tested styles from frameworks like Blueprint to your stylesheets instead of your markup."
Ruby must be on the system in order for the style sheets to be compiled, but the output doesn't require it.