Archive of Posts from July 2011

  • Nice looking jQuery/Prototype plugin that makes long select boxes more user friendly.
  • Hell yes, ethics. "When people are saying ruinously cruel things about each other, and you're the person who made it possible, it's 100% your fault. If you aren't willing to be a grown-up about that, then that's okay, but you're not ready to have a web business. Businesses that run cruise ships have to buy life preservers. Companies that sell alcohol have to keep it away from kids. And people who make communities on the web have to moderate them."
  • Deconstructing the new Gmail/G+ interface for design ideas.
  • ok, it's 2011. No site is perfect, but it probably is time to shame sites that store plain text passwords. Especially those sites from big companies with the means to change things.
  • Dear media, please give Andy Rutledge complete control over the design of your sites. Thanks.
  • "...only large companies and publishers can bear these [legal] costs. My fear is that It’s only a matter of time before developers find the risks and expenses prohibitive and retreat to the safety of a larger organization." [via waxy]
  • This is a special site for MetaFilter's 12th anniversary where members share their favorite memories. Matt found the domain of the first site linked from MetaFilter and bought it for this.
  • Area Man runs group weblog! "Thirty-five miles from Portland is the home of one of Oregon’s hottest tech properties. It’s a long way from the 'Silicon Forest' of local startups." Nice profile of Matt and his awesome Lifestyle Business that I'm happy to be part of.
  • This site comes in handy when you suddenly realize you're having a dream within a dream.
  • "...there will always be the open web for the geeks, the misfits, the eccentrics, the control freaks, and any other term we can think of to proudly express our healthy skepticism of giving up too much control over what really should be ours."
  • Dave Winer is correct: "Have the courage to stake out your spot on the open web. Fill it with delicious treats, and connect it to others. That's creativity."
  • Nice JavaScript dialog/alert system.
  • "What are Facebook and Google but giant institutions, arms of the new establishment? What are smartphones if not high-tech leashes? Today, online databases hold more information about us than could fit on a mile-high stack of punch cards. Some kind of rebellion seems in order." [via sippey]