I see this billboard on my way to work every morning and it makes me think that if there’s a new browser war it’s going to be about ethics, not technical specs or performance. The happy years of don’t be evil are far away and users stopped trusting Big Tech. This might be just the beginning.
Well, this happened today! The last 5 and a half years have been an amazing journey and I’m happy to call this country, now officially, home. Thanks America!
A nivel de ilusión,
a nivel de utopía de amor,
no concibo mayor emoción
que vivir tu y yo en Hawai.
Ay, quien fuera a Hawai - Vainica Doble
The opening titles of season 2 of Mozart in the Jungle are animations of geometric shapes inspired in classical album covers from the 40s and 50s. These are just impressive.
UX Check is a Chrome Extension made by Chris Gallello that helps you identify usability issues through a heuristic evaluation (Nielsen’s 10 heuristics). And why do you want a Chrome extension for this? Convenience. Just click on an element and you’ll get a screenshot and a callout where you can write your notes. Once you’re done, export it as a HTML or DOCX file.
This is just a simple HTML + JS page that allows you to post new articles to your GitHub-hosted Jekyll blog, using a browser.
As a digital designer I like to store screenshots of websites, apps and other user interfaces that I use later for inspiration. I’ve been doing this for a few years and I have changed my setup a few times.
I started using Evernote to keep track of everything. Evernote was quite flexible and I liked how I could use folders and tags, and the built-in OCR was nice too, but I stopped using it because the process was just too manual and slow. I had to take a screenshot with Paparazzi, rename the file, import it in Evernote and then add all that metadata… too much work.
Recently Github Pages stopped supporting Textile as one of the markup languages you can use to author your Jekyll site. They left Markdown as the only option, which makes sense considering that Markdown is widely supported and way more popular than Textile. This blog was originally created using Textpattern and Textile and that’s why I had a bunch of posts written in Textile that I had to convert.
The Github crew just published this post explaining the conversion process. The outcome is not perfect and you will need to review your converted files, but at the end it didn’t take more than an hour or two to convert all those old blog posts.
Jung Soo Park is an industrial designer that’s creating a nice gallery of pixel art versions of industrial design classics.
A nice resource if you’re considering blogging with Jekyll. You’ll find an introduction guide, some tutorials and tips, templates and a list of third party services you can use to enhance or complement your blog.