Gowalla founder Josh Williams on founding Gowalla and going toe-to-toe with Foursquare: A week before launch I came across some interview with Dennis Crowley where he described a new project that he and Naveen Selvadurai had been working on. It was called foursquare. A week later Gowalla and foursquare would launch on the same day.
This is a great post. Trent Walton details his thinking and process for working with type in fluid layouts. I’m especially liking his thoughts on handling long line lengths – a real bugbear of mine. Trent explains: In a fluid layout, browser width and typographic measure are linked: the wider the viewport, the more characters
Austin Kleon’s Creative Mornings talk is a shot in the arm to artists and designers to open up and share the messy process that is creative work. The talk has struck a nerve as I find I’m in a publishing rut right now. I am creating work but I’m sharing nada. Good can be a
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they
This post is part of a series based on the book Inside Paragraphs. It’s a book about typographic fundamentals and I would encourage anybody with an interest in typography to buy it. Below are my notes on the fifth chapter ‘Paragraph Settings’: The key to setting a paragraph of text really well comes from understanding