Noted while absent
~ 09 November 2006 ~
A digest of commendable material noted during a +1-week absence.
- Limited Opera Mini 3.0 Beta
Grab it while you can. Best new feature: RSS feeds.
- [Mobile] Validation is Your Friend
Most common problems: unencoded ampersands, improper tag nesting, unclosed tags.
- W3C Announces Planet Mobile Web
Aggregated posts from various blogs that concern the Mobile Web. I’m very honored to be included.
- MobiReady Report by dotmobi
Very slick. A mobile website validator (of sorts) with a fabulous analysis interface. Enter cameronmoll.com/mobile to test it out.
- Cingular devCentral
Some promising resources here, perhaps most notably the xHTML Programming Guide (PDF).
- Mobile ESPN Closes Doors
Duh. More from Kelly.
- Windows Live QR Codes
Microsoft keeps dominating the space and setting the pace. However in this instance, it might mean the true birth of the QR code in the U.S. […] Microsoft announced Windows Live Barcode a.k.a. the QR code - and it seems at least within a certain target group (enterprise) we might have a winner at last.
A running collection of verbal mishaps in communication, marketing, and advertising.
This brochure needs to be more literal, at the bottom of each page of the brochure add the words, “Turn Page”.
- Bodies in Code: Interfaces with Digital Media
I’m intrigued by this book. Haven’t purchased it yet but strongly considering it.
Bodies in Code explores how our bodies experience and adapt to digital environments. Cyberculture theorists have tended to overlook biological reality when talking about virtual reality, and Mark B. N. Hansen’s book shows what they’ve been missing.
- How to Start a Presentation, Book, Article…
Advice for first-time novelists is often, “Take the first chapter and throw it away. Chances are, chapter 2 is where it just starts to get interesting, so start THERE.” Start where the action begins! […] Yes, this means dropping the user straight in to the fray without all the necessary context, but if the start is compelling enough, they won’t care, at least not yet. They’ll stick with you long enough to let the context emerge, just in time, as the “story” goes along.
Hot redesign by Jason Lynes.
- Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UC Berkeley
Fantastic site design by Miguel Ripoll and crew.
Joshua Steimle takes his company under the knife and and emerges with clean design + SEO focus.
- The Otaku Chronicles
Personal website of Hafiz Muhtar, a Malaysian Muslim, a striving student in Germany.
- Darren Ansley’s Supercharged
Subtle update, executed with restraint.
- Media Temple
This is the host I migrated to (Grid Server) last week. Long story short, my site had been sitting on the same dedicated server (Verio) for more than 4 years. It was in desperate need of a new home. The migration begged and begged but I ignored its plea only because it meant updating blog software, as well. But an extended outage put a fire under me, to say the least. (Didn’t help that my last post before the outage was coincidentally titled, “Outage”.) Somehow I successfully pulled off the move on the road. Yes, entirely on the road. Using hotel wifi and lots of patience.
Related, the blog update is mostly complete. Do share any issues you run into along the way.
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A selection of fine reading, available for a limited time only:
- Recent job listings, testimonials, and 100th Kiva loan
- The ISO50 Field Guide to Color Management
- Upgrading the hard drive and memory in a refurbished 13" MacBook Pro
- Inspiring type: Libro di M. Giovambattista Palatino
- Randomness, vol. IX
CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standard Solutions A solid round-up of indispensable CSS design techniques by Andy Budd, Simon Collison, and Cameron Moll.
Mobile Web Design A guide to publishing web content beyond the desktop. Tips, methodology, and resources. Now available.
Letterpress Posters The unassuming beauty of a freshly letterpressed print.
That Wicked Worn Look. Techniques for that worn, aged, distressed look.
Mister Retro Machine Wash Filters Turn the dial to “Instaworn” with these filters.
Blinksale Dive in and enjoy shamelessly easy invoicing from Firewheel Design.
Basecamp My preferred web app for internal and client project collaboration.
HOW Conference Austin, June 24–27. Pentagram, Adobe, P&G, et al.
Web Design World Seattle, July 20–22. Practical sessions on web design.
Stimulate Salt Lake City, September 2009. Entrepreneurship and design conference.