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Super Furry Animals, the best band in Britain, have released the three track Slow Life EP as a free download.
All is good in the world. My fave local, the Sidewinder has just been kitted out with free wi-fi. How tempting will it be to tinker away in the pub garden with a cooling glass of wheat beer?
A free font has made it into MyFonts’s top ten list of best selling typefaces. There’s a lesson there somewhere.
Bownie and Chris will be showing off their music software, Rosegarden, at the Linux Expo in Olympia, London on the 9th-10th October. Registration is free on the website and on the door.
Cross-Browser PNG Translucency in the current issue of SitePoint. Useful, but won’t validate: Let’s just hope that Microsoft wise up and support PNG transparency with the standard tag in Internet Explorer 7! Westciv (makers of Style Master) announce the…
Yesterday morning I had a ‘free’ breakfast courtesy of Easynet. BT have finally got around to unbundling the local loop around here and Easynet are cashing in by offering local businesses Broadband for Breakfast™ (yes it is a trade mark). Fellow pillars of…
HTML Entity Character Lookup is a little free webapp and comes a Dashboard widget too, which is super-handy.
In recent commentary, people have lumped together Google Analytics, Mint and Measure Map as three new traffic analysis tools all competing with each other. The reality is somewhat different.
Great free, simple service to make those huge URLs nice and short. Great domain name: makeashorterlink.com.
This time the location was closer to home, in Brighton. Dunstan, Jon, Patrick, Drew, Rachel (and Bethany) joined Jeremy, Jessica, Andy and me for a splendid weekend of geek chat, free wifi, pricey booze and Asian cuisine.
First thing on Tuesday morning, I’ll be presenting Web Typography Sucks with the venerable Mark Boulton. Also that day is Helvetica the Movie. And on Saturday there’s the Great British Booze-up.
Jakob mourns the demise of the text sizing buttons IE but fails to point out that it won’t have any effect on a Windows machine if text is sized in pixels. Microsoft have stopped giving away their free web fonts.
Unicode Font Info is a really handy free application for OS X. Essentially it’s a font inspection tool with full support for Unicode 3.2, allowing you to easily navigate huge fonts with tens of thousands of supported glyphs.
FeedReader is a nifty freeware RSS reader for Windows. Speaking of RSS, kindly read today’s Dive Into Mark on that subject [thanks to Zeldman].
BlogAmp is a free Winamp plugin that allows you to publish details of songs being played. I will be playing with it soon. This week Jakob tells us how to become Usability professionals, just like him. Experience is the key, my friend. Nick Usborne writes copy for web sites;…
Recently I’ve been playing around with the webcam & audio conversation features in Microsoft’s latest instant messenger client. I have to say I was impressed, particularly with the audio. And for a short time only, there is a webcam feed on this site.
I’ve just come back from seeing Elbow play their third night at the Roundhouse in Camden. They didn’t disappoint.
Westciv, home of StyleMaster, have turned the content of their excellent CSS guide into what they?re calling a podGuide, so now you can read it on your iPod.
Seven months late, it?s Friday Biscuit time again. And welcome to the Amazon switcher.
It’s Christmas Eve, but more importantly it’s Friday and so time for a (very) vaguely Yuletide Biscuit in the form of Joy Division Oven Gloves.
Shrook is my OS X newsreader of choice and it’s now freeware. coComment is a long-overdue web service which helps track your comments across disparate blogs.
Thought I’d better sneak this one in before the end of January. Here’s the track listing to my annual compilation, this year cleverly titled as ‘The Best Songs I Bought In 2005 Ever’. Turns out it was a surprisingly good year.
Are there any useful DOM scripting references out there?
A summary of the furore surrounding the potential capitulation of AOL and the demise of Internet Explorer.
A recent British Sea Power newsletter made me chuckle.
Last night saw the Brighton & Hove Virtual Festival Web Awards 2003. A good time was had by all – the beer was free (initially) and the venue cosy. Regular readers will know that Clagnut was nominated for Best Personal Site. Well I didn’t win but thanks to…
Through their new Backstage initiative, the BBC will “provide data, resources and support for users who wish to build prototypes and proofs of concepts using BBC material.” In other words, XML feeds of all their stuff.
So Mark and I gave our presentation yesterday at South by Southwest. The slides and some references are online, along with a recording of the session and its transcription.
Brief thoughts on the vile attacks on Kathy Sierra.
While we were in the Alps we decided to do a Tour de France climb. Not just any climb, but the Col de Joux Plane – an hors categorie ascent gaining 3,500ft over 8.5 miles from Samoëns to the summit. The Col is so notorious, it even has its own website. The climb…
Learn how to add your blog to Multimap’s new weblogs category.
Following on from the great response we had to d.Construct, Clearleft is proud to be putting on an Ajax training course early next year.
The latest issue of Design Edge Canada magazine – a publication for Canada’s graphic design industry – was a web typography special for which I contributed top ten tips for web typography.
I’ve been somewhat quiet of late, which as usual means busy, busy, busy. And without further ado, the fruits of my labour can be found at Multimap.com – a complete rebuild using Web standards, semantic HTML and CSS layout.
This week’s MCU web access tip recommends placing printable characters between adjacent links (such as in horizontal navigation). The tip suggests hiding the printable character using spans and inline styles. I show how to do it a little better.
List of all the platforms tested for the reformulation of clagnut.
So I just bought a Herman Miller Aeron chair for the home office. Extravagant? Perhaps; but it was it worth it?
It was hot, it was sweaty and it absolutely bloody rocked. Jeremy, Jessica and I were privileged to be among the 150 folks squeezed into Brighton’s Freebutt to see British Sea Power perform one of their famous intimate gigs.
My diet has been devoid of chilli over the past few months. Normally we eat lots of hot food – hotter the better – so I was becoming desperate for my fix. In a quiet moment, I made myself an delicious second breakfast to ease the craving.
I love to cook. Part of the pleasure of cooking is working with fine ingredients which is why I choose to tell you that this week is national organic week.
It’s Sunday and it finally feels like I’ve caught up sleep and got over jet lag, thus enabling me to attempt a personal wrap up of my South by Southwest.
Some weeks ago my Dad told me he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. This week he had a radical prostatectomy; I visited him today and had some thoughts I wanted to share.
A call out to font foundries to stop fretting about web font embedding and instead make it work in their favour.
During another Geekend in London, Andy brought up the question of how to make his home wifi network secure but open. Well, it?s funny how these things work out: upon catching up with my RSS feeds, there lay the answer.
Win a VIP ticket with the dConstruct Time Capsule, and future proof yourself with a dConstruct workshop.
This Friday, 24th October 2008, I’ll be presenting as part of Head, a three-day global web conference. My talk is entitled Facing up to Fonts in which I get to talk more about web typography for the first time in ages. Update: Win a ticket!
I think it’s high time I told you about my new book; or rather our book, Blog Design Solutions.
A teasingly brief piece in Wired wherein Thurston Moore waxes lyrical about mix tapes and their progeny.
We at Clearleft are starting to enjoy deviating from process. Skipping steps, changing the order, adding extra steps, using different tools. This all keeps us fresh, but it also helps eliminate the production line approach it’s so easy to fall into.