Noteworthy, Holiday Break edition
~ 30 December 2006 ~
- 2007 Web Predictions
Read/Write Web’s rumination on what trends will be important over the coming year. Predicted winners: structured data (e.g. microformats), rich internet apps, vertical search engines, P2P, mobile web, and others. See also results from a reader poll based on the same predictions.
- 2007 Webbys to include mobile sites
While the utility of the Webbys may be debatable, the fact that they’re now including mobile sites is notable news for the mobile web.
- Status Code Definitions in toddler-speak
415 Unsupported Media Type: “Don’t eat your boogers.” 502 Bad Gateway: “Mommy said bad words.”
- Hiring: MSNBC.com - Design Director
Not to be missed. A fantastic company to work for. I’ll mention more about this in an upcoming article.
- Illustration: Literacy in Africa
Heads of State:
Our friends at Opto Design in Manhattan commisioned this piece about literacy in Africa.
- Quotes about interface design
Compiled by Luke Wroblewski.
- WDDG relaunch
Via Todd Dominey, who puts it best:
WDDG relaunches with a style / presentation that’ll tickle nostalgia in anyone who remembers those choppy, dirty science class videos of yesteryear.
- sIFR 3.0 beta now available
Highlights include smoother anti-aliasing, ability to use Flash’s text effects such as shadowing, and on-demand rendering.
- ideasonideas: Five foundries that make us go “mmmm…”
I get rather emotional about typography. This morning I showered, staring at a bottle of overpriced shampoo, actually irritated by the awkwardly varied stem-weights that made its wordmark seem sickly…. This is by no means a comprehensive list of foundries, but rather, a few whose work is on our wish list.
Lots of fine detailing to behold.
- Field-Tested Books book (.zip)
Name: traveler, Password: 91ee3c. Coudal Partners:
It’s a 97 page PDF, typeset and horizontally oriented for comfortable screen reading and efficient printing and it contains all of this year’s reviews and tons more from previous years.
- Thank You
A heartfelt thanks to all of you who read, attended, downloaded, purchased, mailed, and otherwise made 2006 one of the best years yet for the Moll collective. Thank you.
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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.