From the Notebook

Issue 48

Week 13, 2015


UI development

  • Codyhouse strikes again with another ace piece: Parallax Hero Image.
  • Type.js allows you to write new CSS properties to take finer typographic control of type styles on the web.
  • Plyr, a simple HTML5 media player with custom controls and WebVTT captions looks nice and just the right minimal.
  • The Future of Drag and Drop APIs, a closeup on the state of drag and drop on the web.

UI Design

  • Napkin lets you design quick mock-ups directly on your phone.
  • Pixel Buddha seems like a good place to grab some design resources and freebies from. Like this set of preloaders. Gotta keep that in mind for later.

Art Direction

Data visualization

Journalism

  • With NICAR conference taking place few weeks back, this monster-list of resources popped out right after listing all presentation summaries, tools mentioned and the like: NICAR 2015 Slides, Links & Tutorials.

Tools

  • Tarbell is a Google spreadsheets-based website publishing tool.
  • TimeLineCurator automatically extracts temporal references in freeform text to generate a visual timeline. Works with TimeLineJS.
  • Opera acquiring SurfEasy made it catch my attention. Seems like a bit pricey but more reliable VPN for securing all Mac, iPad and iPod connections. Will test when my current VPN provider subscription expires.

Photography

  • Polarr is a rather impressive piece of online photo-editing software, built with ReactJS.
  • Very very nicely made photo portfolio of Chris Niedenthal. Well done, Huncwot.

Staying healthy

  • Remote By Default— How Github makes working remotely not suck. A great talk about how to manage a rather fascinating way of working.

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