The name choice is obvious for all UNIXers out there. UNIX Pipes is a great command line way of routing output of one tool as input for another tool. Yahoo pipes is doing the same thing with RSS feeds. With a few clicks you may sort, count and combine feeds at your leisure. Think of it as a feed construction kit.
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While people are struggling with understanding most of .NET Framework 2.0, the confusingly named .NET 3.0 came along and added interesting stuff to the never ending pile of things to read. Well, it doesn’t stop there. You think that Web 2.0 is hotter than Scarlett in a burning Sambuca? Well, I got news for you.
So, the CS3 icons are out. The idea here is to use colors as information carriers and group the icons into families. Ryan Hicks, Experience designer at Adobe says “Their elegance comes from how the entire desktop brand system works as a whole. The more Adobe apps you have, the better the system works”.
Yesterday the final version of Expression Web Designer was released. I had a look at the CTP version seven months ago and it is finally time for the real thing. I thought of going on about the importance of generating clean code, but I’ve grown weary from fighting millwheels.
I held a presentation yesterday about Web 2.0, the technology involved and some of the social aspects of it. Fortunately, the most reoccurring question from the audience was how all this fit in with the real world. That is a perfectly valid question.
If Ajax was the most overused and misunderstood web term of 2005, I would guess that Web 2.0 is the equivalent for 2006. I see it everywhere and I hear everyone talk about it, but most seems to miss the point anyway. There are Web 2.0 companies popping up everywhere and web sites are flooded with mirrored logos and other trendy graphics, without any real sense of coherence.
Five years ago, the world changed forever and the web changed with it. Remember what Google looked like on that day? It is a reminder of the crippled state of the web on that fatal day, when the large news sites were down due to unprecedented traffic. The sites adopted after a while and offered a slimmer interface with less images to download, but people had already started searching for answers in other places.
Today’s coolest session at SIGGRAPH in Boston features Photosynth, a sneak preview held by Microsoft Live Labs. Simple put, it’s about assembling a lot of digital photos and then applying algorithms to extract distinctive features and link these together in a big kind of 3D-model, by calculating 3D positions from adjacent images.
During the last years, feeds have gone from nerd stuff to essential channels of information. Among other, I’ve been using the excellent web application Bloglines every day for several years now to keep track of my favorite news sources out there. My current list includes about 50 feeds that I subscribe to, with another 50 that are read occasionally.
I recently wrote about naked design, but this is a step even further. Ever wondered what your web site structure looks like? Well, now you can. Sala has written an applet that creates a graphic map of the elements on your site. Try it!