Today’s Readings

Oh politiciansyou crack me up… If only you had any clue about the world you wish to run…

This article proposes that infield, top-aligned labels are easier to read, and those produce faster form completion times. And the crazy part is that, when you scroll down a bit and see the examples, they look exactly like the paper forms we fill out an a very regular basis. This just could be why people find them easier to read, because they’re actually more familiar. But who cares about the reason, the result is what matters, no?

Now combine that with FormHack, a SASS-based form reset that allows you to easily customize your forms for any site, with cross-browser compatibility. Nice!! Now where is the Less-version?? ;-)

Cool 3D Folding Panel demo! I like the animation, and note the small-screen version, slightly different, but still cool!

Holy crap, Google+ just invented a mash-up of Pinterest and Tumblr! :-/

And to up-the-ante a little on CSS animation…

Ramjet makes it looks as though one DOM element is capable of transforming into another, no matter where the two elements sit in the DOM tree.

And “successfully tested in IE9+“??? Wow…

A Complete Guide to SVG Fallbacks. Very nearly. Oh, and should just change her last name to Soueidan Van Gogh er something… (That would, like, make her last name’s initials S… V… G… Oh, never mind… ;-)

IBM researchers say they’ve found a better way to detect and correct errors that could compromise quantum computing.

Yeah… And today I (nearly) completed a new WordPress theme… :-|

Professional Web Typography is a new, free online book all about, well, web typography, by . Please note that, although it is free, you may wish to contribute to the author.

Three great design articles from

  1. Designing Settings
  2. Rethinking Treadmill Interface
  3. Immersive Design: Learning to let go of the screen

I was quite excited when I read the title of this video: “What really happens to the plastic you throw away“. For some time I have been curious about how successful recycling programs really are; do items placed into recycling bins really get recycled, and is the recycling process really cleaner than just making new stuff? I know that a huge part of the recycling concept is to remove trash from landfills, so, even if the recycling process is equally vile and toxic to the “new” process, the removal of the trash from landfills still makes it a win, but I was still curious. Alas, the title of the video should have been “What really happens to the plastic you throw away, and what ideally happens to the plastic you recycle”… I guess I will just keep hunting for the piece I’m really looking for… :-/

Quite an impressive performance Bookmarklet / Extension / Add-On!

Oh, you’d prefer to inspect mobile performance? Then check-out ‘ collect-all Mobile Perf Bookmarklet.

Too often I her people reference accessibility as if it were only about the blind and their screen readers. And it is easy to understand why people would think, because the web is mostly a visual medium. However, there are many challenges. And this Tuts+ article does a great job of introducing the topic! I look very forward to next installments!

Do you use any of the HTML5 input types (number, date, range, etc.)? I, do not. Would love to, but they’re simply too inconsistent for me. Well, here’s an article that tries to solve the issue, by reaching out to browser vendorsVielen Glück¡

A nice guide to Building Nonlinear Narratives for the Web. Great journey…

And finally, to help with your next star-gazing experience…

Planetarium: This online planetarium allows to compute the coordinates of planets, comets and asteroids and visualize them in the sky with respect to stars and constellations.


Happy reading,

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