Links - Jan, Feb, & Mar

The Secret Power of ‘Read It Later’ Apps
Read it later platforms consume a large portion of the internet’s content and it’s user’s attention.

News Nerdery
A knowledge-sharing community to foster ‘news nerd’ collaboration.

When Does Work Actually Get Done?
Mondays in October before 11 AM.

How the Sausage Gets Made: The Hidden Work of Content

People are the “automagical” ingredient.

The Benefits of Taking a Slower Approach to Innovation
On How to Grow an Idea
On developing ideas.

Market Cafe Mag
Independetly designed and published data visualization zine.

Nature Graphics
SA Visuals
Hi.Stamen
Process Studio’s work for MIT
Upstatement
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
While browsers aren’t quite there yet, eventually we might see animated gifs completely replaced by video.

Lazy Loading Images and Video
Google chimes in on using intersection observers to lazy load content.

Three Techniques for Performant Custom Font Usage
On being performant and using custom fonts.

Scrolling and Attention
A recent look at scrolling, page length, and the dreaded “fold”.

13 Noteworthy Points from Google’s JavaScript Style Guide
Some key observations from Google’s JavaScript style guide.

Prettier + Stylelint: Writing Very Clean CSS (Or, Keeping Clean Code is a Two-Tool Game)
Your last ESLint config
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”
On the continuing security issue with the window.opener object and what you can do about it.

VuePress
Vue-powered static site generator.

IBM Plex
IBM’s newly minted open source typeface.

MagicaVoxel
cellular-automata-voxel-shader
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
While not open source, Hexels is still a great grid-based vector art tool.

Pixatool
Pixatool is a tool to convert iamges and video to 8-bit.