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20 Years of the Web - What's your web IQ?

Did you know that the web was born on August 6, 1991?! That's the day the first server went on on ol' Tim Berners-Lee's desk at CERN [wikipedia citation]. So this Saturday is its 20th birthday. To honor the web at this milestone, my agency friends and I created a quiz to find out who's got the most #webcred, and see how far we've all come (there is a question about the McDonald's homepage from 1996... remember when an editor at Wired Magazine bought the URL and took suggestions from readers about what to do with it?!). Take a trip down memory lane with us by playing our quiz, and reminiscing about the days *before* social media.
posted by zpousman on Aug 3, 2011 - 12 comments

Zombies of the World: A field guide to the undead.

A full color heavily illustrated book that describes 20 species of undead, their history, evolution, survival tips and more. It's already receiving great reviews like this and this. Zombies of the World reveals the undead to be a valuable part of our ecosystem and the key to new discoveries in medicine and technology. Few outside the scientific community even realize that creatures like the Egyptian Mummy (Mortifera mumia aegyptus) are actually zombies. Some species are even harmless to humans. The Dancing Zombie (Mortifera immortalis choreographicus) only seeks to thrill us with elaborate dance routines. Even if we could annihilate all zombies, we would lose knowledge potentially vital to our own survival. After decades of research, we have no idea why zombies never tire or stop. They possess an endless source of energy to shamble or (in some cases) sprint after us. Unlocking this mystery could benefit all humanity.The web series on Youtube further explains these mysteries. [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Jul 18, 2011 - 2 comments

Five minutes into the future

A Tumbleblog in which I scour the web for what seem to me to be transmissions from our very near future.
posted by Astro Zombie on Jul 13, 2011 - 4 comments

Virality in Web Apps

I have been collecting screenshots of clever stunts and UI details in web apps and thought I'd make it a tumblog and generally available. What can I improve? Thanks for all suggestions (and even submissions of course)
posted by iSimone on Jun 8, 2011 - 0 comments

Common Copy, a crib sheet for web developers

A quick and dirty page for any web developer who wants to crib all of that text you need for a properly functioning web site; account creation, forgotten passwords, login errors, etc. Free to use, just cut and paste it into your site.
posted by Ookseer on Apr 25, 2011 - 10 comments

Kelly Spencer Illustration & Design

I just finished my girlfriend's new website showcasing her sweet illustration and design skills. I think it is nice.
posted by mhjb on Apr 8, 2011 - 5 comments

Wanderlust, an experimental mobile storytelling platform

Wanderlust is a new way to tell location-based stories on smartphones from Six to Start. Instead of readers having to be in specific physical locations (like setting a Sherlock Holmes story in Baker Street, London), Wanderlust sets stories in classes of location. Act 1 might be in any cafe in the world, Act 2 in any museum, Act 3 in any bar. It's more like atmosphere-based storytelling. [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Mar 12, 2011 - 0 comments

World Science Festival Video

We have finally launched! WSFtv is the video platform for Brian Greene's World Science Festival. (Built on Expression Engine 2, Dreamhost's VPS and Amazon's S3 and CloudFront services, i'm just now realizing that this is my first all-virtually hosted project.)
posted by crickets on Feb 22, 2011 - 2 comments

The Twitter-Powered Terrible Towel

The power of team spirit harnesses the potential of technology to create...THE TWERRIBLE TOWEL!! Every tweet tagged with #steelersnation twirls the towel one time. Check it out at http://twerribletowel.com
posted by missjenny on Feb 1, 2011 - 4 comments

lazzia.com - lightweight A/B image testing webapp

I got tired of firing up Google Website Optimizer whenever I wanted to do a quick image test, so I built this. It uses OpenID so you can login with your Google/Yahoo/Wordpress/Blogger account. The tracking is completely redirect-based so you can use it in places where javascript is not allowed (e.g. blogspot). Use it to optimize product photos, screenshots, banner ads, etc. Comments/questions welcome. Check out this blog post for a more in-depth look and an example use case.
posted by primer_dimer on Jan 25, 2011 - 0 comments

The Public Isolation Project

My friend Cristin Norine is spending one month living in a gallery, alone, that's in plain sight on a busy street in Portland, Or. She can't leave or have visitors, and is only communicating to others via social media. [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Nov 13, 2010 - 2 comments

Fuck Lorem Ipsum

In my line of work, I have to do a lot of html mockups of website designs. I've been using Malevole's text generator instead of Lorem Ipsum boilerplate for years, but always yearned for a more feature-rich version - one that could insert tags and filter the sources of dummy text. I finally got around to making my own. [more inside]
posted by davelog on Aug 31, 2010 - 18 comments

Put This On Episode 3

We just finished episode three of Put This On, a web series for men who want to dress like grown-ups. This one's about work, and we interviewed Paul Feig, the director of the upcoming "Bridesmaids," with Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd and Jon Hamm, and the co-creator of Freaks and Geeks.
posted by YoungAmerican on Aug 24, 2010 - 4 comments

Emerging Technologies Summer Institute: Crowdsourced Professional Development

There's tons of cool web apps out there that may or may not be useful to you; I often learn about these apps through Twitter or other social media when my colleagues and friends discover something they think is awesome. So this summer I thought I'd try to gather all that discovery together in one place, so that those of us who are interested could influence each other and spark some ideas. I've invited anyone who's interested to post a screencast of their favourite internet finds, and show us why they think it's cool, for the month of July only. [more inside]
posted by Hildegarde on Jul 18, 2010 - 0 comments

Trivialities.org

This is my personal blog, where I post all my FPP's for posterity and other tidbits I find amusing or distressing. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 25, 2010 - 0 comments

Where Spam Comes From

Many people don't know. The good thing is, there's parts of the process which are really easy to explain through visual metaphors. So we did, by constructing a giant mechanical spider marionette. Enjoy.
posted by gusandrews on May 25, 2010 - 2 comments

How to Survive the Strange

Our new web series provides tips on surviving the paranormal. Think "This Old House" meets a zombie apocalypse survival guide. The first episode involves zombies. Future episodes involve ESP, evil robots, vampires, campground slashers, and more. And we're having a contest to help spread the word. Enjoy.
posted by john.c.herman on May 17, 2010 - 0 comments

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