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Post Kinds Plugin for WordPress

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This this the article I have been looking for. Hopefully this is the last time I will have to set up post kind manually without a bookmarklet!

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Timely reading, given my current project.<p>#like </p>

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Content and Design Are Inseparable Work Partners

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Our user experiences are a reflection of our organization’s structure. If we want content and design to feel integrated, we need to integrate our organization.-- Jared Spool

Very interesting article about content, ux, and design. Still thinking about the best way to organize the web team/OUR/IT to produce a better web site.

I’m betting, for the airline’s design team, the boarding pass isn’t considered content. No author created it. It’s probably not in the purview of the Content Strategy group.

The organization doesn’t consider the boarding pass to be content because it’s algorithmically generated by software. Yet, for the user, it’s the most important content they needed. This disconnect is a huge problem.

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Editorial: Vegas, MySpace, and the Tyranny of Taste

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The entire Internet should not be a sea of parallax-scrolling Helvetica/Georgia-fonted whitespace and giant photo sites. The Internet is wonderful because of its diversity in styles as well as opinions. Back in the first Internet boom, a book came out that I treasured: Fresh Styles for Web Designers. I did not like all the styles that were showcased. In fact, I didn’t like most of them. But it celebrated an aesthetic of individual expression over slavish adherence to a single standard. I reveled in possibility of an Internet that looks like the buildings on the streets on San Francisco and the faces on its buses. I celebrate a human Internet.
— Christina Wodke

I have often felt myself feeling empty and wanting more the web than what the current design trend of the day has to offer. Remember pixel fonts? Bubbly Web 2.0? Wicked worn? All overproduced, just like that pop music I can't stand. We need a more singer-songwriter web.

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Connected UX · An A List Apart Article

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Interesting article on the advantage of having a central repository for user data (in this case Evernote) that everyone in the organization can contribute to and search. This may be useful for the web team going forward.

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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer | Virtuous Code

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There is a part of me that is genuinely fearful of the effect on my future hire-ability, when I admit the following: no, I will not be passionate about your product. I will be professional about it. I may even be excited about it, if it happens to be something that I think is neat-o cool. I may have a ton of fun building it. But that doesn’t really matter. You’re not hiring a Juliet to your project’s Romeo. In the final analysis, you’re exchanging goods for services.

I’m an enthusiastic and conscientious programmer. I really hope that’s enough.

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Scrolling is easier than clicking

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And for some reason there is a myth about users not scrolling. It’s a very old myth…and it must have come about around the same time as the “above the fold” myth. This is bunk. If you need evidence just look around. The evidence is everywhere. Simply watch any human being using a mobile or tablet device. People scroll so much you could almost say that they scroll more than they don’t.

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CSS Shapes 101 · An A List Apart Article

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Future levels of CSS Shapes will focus on wrapping content inside a shape as well. For example, today it’s easy to create a rhombic shape in CSS: just rotate the element by 45 degrees, and then rotate the content inside it back so that it lies horizontally on the page. But the content inside the rhombus won’t be affected by the rhombic shape of its container, and will always remain rectangular. When the CSS Shapes shape-inside property is implemented, we will be able to make the content also become rhombic, making layouts like the one shown in the following image very much possible.