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Links - Jan, Feb, & Mar
Things that got my attention.

The Secret Power of 'Read It Later' Apps{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
Read it later platforms consume a large portion of the internet's content and it's user's attention.

News Nerdery{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
A knowledge-sharing community to foster 'news nerd' collaboration.

When Does Work Actually Get Done?{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
Mondays in October before 11 AM.

How the Sausage Gets Made: The Hidden Work of Content{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}

People are the "automagical" ingredient.

The Benefits of Taking a Slower Approach to Innovation{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
On How to Grow an Idea{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
On developing ideas.

Market Cafe Mag{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
Independetly designed and published data visualization zine.

Nature Graphics{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
SA Visuals{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
Hi.Stamen{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
Process Studio's work for MIT{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
Upstatement{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
In the course of doing research on how news outlets and publications author visualizations I collected this nice handful of sites.

Replace Animated GIFs with Video{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
While browsers aren't quite there yet, eventually we might see animated gifs completely replaced by video.

Lazy Loading Images and Video{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
Google chimes in on using intersection observers to lazy load content.

Three Techniques for Performant Custom Font Usage{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
On being performant and using custom fonts.

Scrolling and Attention{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
A recent look at scrolling, page length, and the dreaded "fold".

13 Noteworthy Points from Google’s JavaScript Style Guide{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
Some key observations from Google's JavaScript style guide.

Prettier + Stylelint: Writing Very Clean CSS (Or, Keeping Clean Code is a Two-Tool Game){:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
Your last ESLint config{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
Keeping CSS and JavaScript readable is a chore. Luckily there are more than enough tools to automate that chore.

Security and Performance Benefit from the rel=”noopener”{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
On the continuing security issue with the window.opener object and what you can do about it.

VuePress{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
Vue-powered static site generator.

IBM Plex{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
IBM's newly minted open source typeface.

MagicaVoxel{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
cellular-automata-voxel-shader{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
MagicaVoxel is a great 8-bit voxel art editor and interactive path tracing renderer. It's open source and extensible, as demonstrated by the cellular automata plugin.

Hexels{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
While not open source, Hexels is still a great grid-based vector art tool.

Pixatool{:target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}
Pixatool is a tool to convert images and video to 8-bit.

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