Modern design tools, of both the vector and code kind, are amazing pieces of software that in recent years have transformed the design profession, but none of them seem to really understand the context that we currently design for. The remnants of fixed-dimensions are still visible in all and the tools are not helping us…
Getting my feet wet with microformats
Last Friday I finally signed up for the microformats mailinglist, and it appears that my idea of an XPN has fallen quite good. Unknown to me, there were already some small discussions about a similar idea, but no concrete plans, yet.
For those that did not read my original article: I want to form a microformat similar to XFN, but for professional/business relationships. This would be especially nice for portfolio’s, client lists and sites like LinkedIn. It would also make a sitesmadeby: search possible.
To enter the recommendation trajectory, I will need to find examples for it’s use first. These will be gathered at the XPN-examples wiki page. As you can see it’s quite empty now, compared to others. That is where I could use your help. Please let me know how you code your portfolio/client list currently, and I’ll be able to add it to the wiki, so we can somewhat standardize it.
I would really like this to get off of the ground, but I can’t do it by myself, so if you could help out, please do. I’ll owe you one. :)
In a few weeks, Polypane version 1.0 will be released. In these past few months I’ve been hard at work getting everything ready for that release. The process has very little to do with the app itself and much more with creating the infrastructure around it. I thought it would be interesting to go through this…
If you look above this text, you can see that the header of this blog has a sloped edge. It’s one of my favorite things about this site’s new design. The technique I used has a consistent angle regardless of screen size, can show background images and only needs one HTML element and no pseudo…