• The End of the Pandemic Is in Sight

    “A year of scientific uncertainty is over. Two vaccines look like they will work, and more should follow.”

    19 Nov 2020
  • Why Obama Fears for Our Democracy

    Contrary to the title, this interview reveals an awareness that is free of cynicism and fear. I aspire to be intentionally optimistic, knowing that a better future is possible even if it’s not inevitable.

    16 Nov 2020
  • To Mend a Broken Internet, Create Online Parks

    “We need public spaces, built in the spirit of Walt Whitman, that allow us to gather, communicate, and share in something bigger than ourselves.”

    02 Nov 2020
  • COVID-19 Is Transmitted Through Aerosols

    Time article from Jose-Luis Jimenez from CU Boulder that explains the evidence and impact of COVID-19 being transmitted through aerosols rather than just droplets and fomites.

    02 Nov 2020
  • In Memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    “Judge Ginsburg has spent her life making things how they ought to be.”

    18 Sep 2020
  • Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden

    “Scientific American has never endorsed a presidential candidate in its 175-year history. This year we are compelled to do so. We do not do this lightly.”

    16 Sep 2020
  • ScreenplaySubs

    Nifty extension for Firefox (or Chrome) that lets you watch Netflix side-by-side with the screenplay, promising insights into your favorite films.

    10 Sep 2020
  • What is the Value of Browser Diversity?

    “What is the value of browser diversity? If Firefox switched to Chromium tomorrow, what would we lose?”

    05 Sep 2020
  • Stoxart

    Fun, creative illustrations based on stock market graphs.

    20 Aug 2020
  • How We Designed The Look Of Our 2020 Forecast

    A detailed look at the design of FiveThirtyEight’s 2020 forecast.

    14 Aug 2020
  • Bill Gates on Covid

    Good interview with Bill Gates about the pandemic, testing, vaccines, anti-science, and social media.

    12 Aug 2020
  • My Gotham Goodbye

    Rob Weychert’s farewell to New York reminds me of all the reasons we left and all the reasons we still miss it.

    04 Aug 2020
  • Reconstructing Journalistic Scenes in 3D

    This is a mesmerizing approach to journalistic storytelling. “Instead of just looking at a photo of a space, what if we could move through it?”

    29 Jul 2020
  • The True True Truth

    “Trying to talk with someone who believes a conspiracy theory? Send them a video from someone they might listen to!”

    20 Jul 2020
  • Stripe Press

    “Stripe Press publishes books about economic and technological advancement.”

    24 Jun 2020
  • America, This Is Your Chance

    “Our democracy hangs in the balance. This is not an overstatement.”

    11 Jun 2020
  • ACLU Mobile Justice App

    The ACLU has a smartphone app that you can use to record police misconduct. The app automatically uploads the video once you finish recording.

    08 Jun 2020
  • Last Week Tonight Episode on Police Brutality

    “As nationwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are met with police brutality, John Oliver discusses how the histories of policing and white supremacy are intertwined, the roadblocks to fixing things, and some potential paths forward.”

    08 Jun 2020
  • The Nation’s Largest Police Force Is Treating Us as an Enemy

    Mara Gay writes about the NYPD’s attacks on protestors.

    08 Jun 2020
  • The Police Are Rioting. We Need to Talk About It.

    Jamelle Bouie writes about the violent counter-protesting being carried out by the police.

    08 Jun 2020
  • Responsive Images the Simple Way

    This looks like a great reference for responsive images.

    23 May 2020
  • CNN/Sesame Street Coronavirus Town Hall

    Erica Hill and Dr. Sanjay Gupta partner with Sesame Street to explain the ABCs of coronavirus in a town hall for parents and kids.

    26 Apr 2020
  • Variable Emojis

    Fonts can be variable. Emojis can be, too.

    06 Apr 2020
  • SBA Guide from Indie.vc

    “Our goal is to ensure that the businesses for whom these funds are intended can access them. And, that startups for whom this program IS NOT designed should turn to their current cap table or balance sheet of lenders to help them weather the headwinds they’re facing.”

    03 Apr 2020
  • The How We Feel Project

    Report how you feel to help scientists and doctors track the spread of COVID-19.

    02 Apr 2020
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening Tool

    A screening tool from Apple and the CDC that asks you some questions to determine whether you might have COVID-19. “You’ll answer a few questions about symptoms, travel, and contact you’ve had with others.”

    27 Mar 2020
  • O’Reilly Closes Events Business

    “Today, we’re sharing the news that we’ve made the very difficult decision to cancel all future O’Reilly in-person conferences and close down this portion of our business.”

    24 Mar 2020
  • Dress David Rose

    If you love fun web projects and David Rose from Schitt’s Creek, then this website might just blow your mind.

    09 Mar 2020
  • The History of the URL

    A pretty detailed account of the history of the URL, which seems especially relevant given how companies like Google increasingly seek to hide or obscure URLs, so it’s difficult to identify the source of what you’re reading.

    09 Mar 2020
  • Coronavirus Map from Johns Hopkins

    Very informative dashboard and map from Johns Hopkins showing the spread of COVID-19.

    09 Mar 2020
  • Proporti.onl

    “Estimate the gender distribution of your followers and those you follow, based on their profile descriptions or first names.”

    27 Feb 2020
  • Hydration, by Jeremy Keith

    “Progressive enhancement. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

    07 Feb 2020
  • Software Ate the World. Now It’s Design’s Turn.

    “Between 2012 and 2017, companies that prioritized design increased both their revenues and their shareholder returns at nearly double the rate of design-negligent counterparts.”

    28 Jan 2020
  • A Time for Imagination

    “I’ve developed an interest in futures and the ideas that inform strategic, critical, and speculative design. This interest gives me the belief that if design is willing to evolve responsibly, it has much to offer the future.”

    28 Jan 2020
  • How to Fight Back Against Google AMP

    This is a good post that describes how you can fight back against AMP as both a web user and a web developer. It also makes the point that AMP is solving a problem that Google created in the first place, because Google owns 7 of the top 10 most popular third-party calls that are slowing down the web.

    05 Dec 2019
  • Scammers Hack Human Nature To Steal Billions

    Interesting article from NPR about the rise of BEC, business email compromise. A scammer pretends to be someone you know and waits for a natural opportunity to provide fraudulent wire instructions.

    19 Nov 2019
  • Thank You, Guido

    “After six and a half years, Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python, is leaving Dropbox and heading into retirement.”

    30 Oct 2019
  • The World-Wide Work

    The transcript of Ethan Marcotte’s excellent talk on automation, power, justice, and labor in the tech industry.

    16 Oct 2019
  • Hybrid Legibility and the Ubiquitous Check Font

    I love considering the combination of machine and human readability as a design constraint.

    23 Sep 2019
  • Commento

    “A fast, privacy-focused commenting platform.” Perhaps this is a more trustworthy Disqus?

    13 Sep 2019
  • Accessibility and Web Performance

    Robin Rendle advocates eloquently for accessibility and performance. He also includes a lot of links to other good reads on the topic(s).

    19 Aug 2019
  • US Flags

    A meticulous design guide for the flags of the United States. Very cool.

    14 Aug 2019
  • Why We All Need a Personal Website

    I wrote an article for 99U. “The best time to make a personal website is 20 years ago. The second best time to make a personal website is now.”

    13 Aug 2019
  • HTML & CSS Is Hard

    “A friendly web development tutorial for complete beginners.”

    12 Aug 2019
  • The “Developer Experience” Bait and Switch

    “We cannot continue to use as much JavaScript as is now normal and expect the web to flourish.”

    12 Aug 2019
  • JavaScript Page Navigation

    A good case for sticking to the basics and not overcomplicating things, using the beta MDN site to highlight the negative performance impact of client-side routing.

    11 Aug 2019
  • Performance Matters

    Performance can shape behavior, in good ways and bad. In this example, a tiny bit of lag causes EMTs to abandon an electronic patient care report in favor of paper and pen.

    11 Aug 2019
  • Ugly Gerry

    A font made from gerrymandered districts.

    02 Aug 2019
  • Fast Software, the Best Software

    Great article by Craig Mod on the benefits of performant software and how it affects user perception of engineering quality and overall usability.

    01 Aug 2019
  • Ethical Web Principles

    “The web should be a platform that helps people and provides a net positive social benefit. As we continue to evolve the web platform, we must therefore consider the ethical consequences of our work.”

    17 Jul 2019