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?
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.
The "Web is coming to the Watch":https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2018/239/! No webfonts yet though.
Great fun illustrated article "on the aesthetics of Trumpism":https://medium.com/s/story/the-aesthetics-of-trumpism-6a73b233622/ by Nick Hilton. bq. This next product, emblazoned with the number 45, looks more like a golfer’s baseball cap than a trucker’s ... that styling — №45 in fancy serif font — would be perfectly at home on the label of a $100 bottle of scotch. Someone wearing this cap would not be immediately outing themselves as a ‘deplorable’ (as was, to a large extent, the appeal of the MAGA hat). It’s a flashback to a moment when the Trump brand was all about luxury hotels and links courses. No wonder it’s on sale. Hilton also wrote a piece on "Trump-based magazine covers":https://medium.com/s/story/a-visual-history-of-trump-magazine-covers-updated-for-2018-7255d632598c.
"Jony Ive talks watches":https://www.hodinkee.com/magazine/jony-ive-apple with the founder of the ??Hodinkee?? watch magazine.
I keep referring back to this article by Kyle Chayka — beautifully and ironically illustrated by Daniel Hertzberg — and in a nice homologue I keep forgetting the term it coins, "airspace":https://www.theverge.com/2016/8/3/12325104/airbnb-aesthetic-global-minimalism-startup-gentrification: bq. It’s the realm of coffee shops, bars, startup offices, and co-live / work spaces that share the same hallmarks everywhere you go: a profusion of symbols of comfort and quality, at least to a certain connoisseurial mindset. Minimalist furniture. Craft beer and avocado toast. Reclaimed wood. Industrial lighting. Cortados. Fast internet. The homogeneity of these spaces means that traveling between them is frictionless, a value that Silicon Valley prizes. The title says it's sterile but is it? The word never appears within the article. Isn't airspace more a vocabulary? Here in Brighton there are nasty pastiches of it (Tortilla: Real Californian Burritos and Tacos), lovely expressions (Gails Bakery) and sophisticated extensions (Smallbatch Coffee).
"Ben Thompson concisely contrasts Amazon and Apple":https://stratechery.com/2018/divine-discontent-disruptions-antidote/. "I’m not sure that Amazon will beat Apple to $1 trillion, but they surely have the best shot at two."
"Jon [Favreau] said, ‘Look into his eyes. If you look into his eyes you will know. Is he being asked a question or is he asking the question?’" On the making of "Iron Man's HUD":https://vfxblog.com/ironman/.
"Jaron Lanier on social media":http://nymag.com/selectall/2018/04/jaron-lanier-interview-on-what-went-wrong-with-the-internet.html: "We got into this by trying to be socialist and libertarian at the same time, and getting the worst of both worlds ... we have to choose."
We have entered an uncanny valley of "algorithmic culture":https://www.racked.com/2018/4/17/17219166/fashion-style-algorithm-amazon-echo-look. I believe it's still easy to step out of, but even easier not to. And maybe it's merely a speeding up of how things have always worked.
Facebook-owned "WhatsApp's security claims are dubious":http://www.atimes.com/article/whats-up-with-whatsapp/.
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