Via Paul Graham, who chose Gerald Ford’s portrait as his favorite, “every american president, but they’re all cool and they all sport a mullet” by Cam Harless.
It’s over too quickly, these two great alliterative-entitled Americans in conversation, Alan Alda and Kevin Kelly on AA’s Clear+Vivid podcast. Alda has such a gracious voice, and Kelly’s meets it. Kelly introduces some novel standpoints, earning his “world’s most interesting man” Tim Ferris monicker. The impetus and much of the conversation revolves around AI chatbots.
genders.wtf is an outstanding use of this thing we call the World Wide Web. It’s nice that it takes a hot divisive topic and makes it genuinely human and funny.
Pull up a chair, Bob Iger absolutely regales us for over an hour on the A16Z podcast.
What a fabulous talk by Chris Coyier on the state of web design and development, “Websites are Good Now” at GatsbyConf [starts at 6:00]. He reviews our new advanced state of affairs in typography, imagery, layout, componentry (a new term to me but yes, that’s how we do it now), animation and hosting.
An awed shoutout to Raycast, which I presume the cool kids have been using for years. I had given up finding a contemporary equivalent for SizzlingKeys, a way to control the Apple Music app simply from the keyboard regardless of which app I’m using. With Raycast it’s a breeze to set keyboard hotkeys for many Music app operations, including all the ones I’ve ever thought of using.
A tweetstorm on tagging by Hillel, with issues I’ve been mulling over myself.
What a fabulous — and fabulously-presented — list of free Mac utilities recommended by Snazzy Labs.
A good ol’ rant by everyone against Microsoft in this Hacker News thread, this time about Teams. When o when will this monstrosity of a corporation die already. “Developer-friendly”; may the GitHub guys get what they deserve for selling out to the Borg.
So ifixit are really excited by the repairability of the new iPhone 14, the internals of which have been totally redesigned. This was barely mentioned at the launch, and interestingly did not carry over to the 14 Pros.
Before building your site or system, plans are required for both the back and front ends.
Installation & configuration
As well as smarts, what really makes a successful implementation likely is experience.
A full-service agency, Engaging.net delivers web sites to serve your community that are also a joy to manage.
Organic Web development enables new public/private artifacts functionality
By architecting an organization’s online system holistically, you can benefit from connecting some of the most public and internal things.
Refining and developing Christian Schools of Florida’s organizational management system
Let persons (with roles comprised of positions in sub-organizations) use screens (comprised of dashboards, consoles and ports) to work on items of concern!
A site for Montessori eyes
Built modularly on a modern tech stack, this web site serves as a showcase for Montessori educational activities and articles.
Torah Torah Torah!
Bright colors and polka-dots bringing good cheer, typography for this nursery website was liberated from the cliche of childish lettering.
The redesign for Christian Schools of Florida
Since major overhauls to a web site are relatively infrequent and set the stage 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?
Slant Magazine goes mobile
It’s exciting to work on a web site that you already actually read. This new version is a pleasure to load, look at and read on both desktop and mobile.
A responsive redesign for The Auditor
With the redesign, The Auditor principal David Latter said he his team are once again gaining “much strength from [their] client-facing persona,” and that it’s given them a “new lease of energy”.
Introducing version 3 of painter Juan Carlos Bronstein’s site
This one was a labor of love wherein the background remains dark, the panther pink.
Breathing new life into The Life Centre web site
Implementing a redesign by Shoreditch-based Mind Design, their print pedigree forced us to come up with a nice solution for handling 2-column flow on the web site.
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.
External SAEF (Free)
Insert a row into any MySQL database table using a form on an ExpressionEngine page.
Fun with strings! This ExpressionEngine plugin provides a gateway to PHP's string functions without activating PHP in your EE template.
Send Email (Free)
Send an email without using a form from within an ExpressionEngine template.
Tied Entries (Free)
An ExpressionEngine plugin to access content entries further than a single relationship away.
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