MindBody is a web-based management system widely used by yoga studios. Using MindBody’s SOAP-based API, eeMindBody provides an easy way for a studio’s ExpressionEngine web site to access its MindBody data.
Slack: "“meeting-izing” the entire workday":https://ux.useronboard.com/slack-i-m-breaking-up-with-you-54600ace03ea. Me, I've tried to dip in but like with Twitter I just can't take the multitudinous inputs.
Since I'm returning to it for some refreshment, time to add the link: "“How to Use Clashing Fonts”":https://www.typography.com/blog/fonts-that-clash by Jonathan Hoefler. "It’s often the dialogue _between_ typefaces that most effectively communicates how information is meant to be understood."
So I’m sitting at a cafe with my elder boy, me with my iPhone and the iClever keyboard, he the iPad (yes, addled addicts both). I’ve been here before but he hasn’t and he needs the wifi password. As he’s asking me for it, I get a popup on the iPhone asking if I want to "share the password":https://9to5mac.com/2017/06/06/ios-11-share-your-wifi with him. I hit Yes and the password pops into the form over on the iPad. Sometimes Apple blows you away beyond what you even expected. (On the other hand, there is "“iOS, The Future Of macOS, Freedom, Security And Privacy In An Increasingly Hostile Global Environment”":https://gist.github.com/desantis/5728d5536b6dfe37e781c0a4a0f32e54, an analysis of the worryingly unnecessary level of data detail that Apple has about us; I suppose it's those whom we trust whom we really must worry about.)
"Transparent aluminium":https://hackaday.com/2018/04/03/whats-the-deal-with-transparent-aluminum/, coming soon enough no doubt to an iPhone near you.
Cool: "Invisibly inserting usernames into text with Zero-Width Characters":https://medium.com/@umpox/be-careful-what-you-copy-invisibly-inserting-usernames-into-text-with-zero-width-characters-18b4e6f17b66.
A conversation with "Kai-Fu Lee":https://www.edge.org/conversation/kai_fu_lee-we-are-here-to-create at edge.org. He's an AI researcher who has worked at Apple, Microsoft and Google, and wrote ??AI Super-powers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order??. He believes SkyNet fears are ridiculous but that much needs to be done to handle the coming massive loss of jobs.
"Craig Mod's interview with Offscreen Magazine":https://craigmod.com/essays/offscreen_interview/. "In my life, America is three locations: New York City, the Bay Area, and Asheville in North Carolina." This writer/designer, who first impressed me with his review of the Apple Watch, lives in a small coastal town in Japan — some sort of digital-hipster James Bond. Things are very considered.
"POSSE":https://indieweb.org/POSSE at indieweb stands for "Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere". It's a content publishing model that starts with posting content on your own domain, then syndicating out copies to 3rd-party services with permashortlinks back to the original. It's the model I pursue.
Ward Nicholson summarizes the current state of play "regarding web typography":http://wardnicholson.com/achieving-enhanced-web-typography/. He mentions my two go-to Adobe plugins, BalanceText and Dropcap, both of which will eventually be part of CSS.
Bright colors and polka-dots bringing good cheer, typography for this nursery website was liberated from the cliche of childish lettering.
Since such overhauls are relatively infrequent and set the stage for a web site for years to come, they are rare and vital opportunities to step back to basics. What should the site be? What should it express? Who is it for and what should it do for them?
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