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Rise for iOS, an alarm clock app with an interestingly innovating UI.

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Prism is a new lightweight, extensible syntax highlighter, built with modern web standards in mind. It’s a spin-off from Dabblet and is tested there daily by thousands.

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littlebigdetails:

Designspiration - Just start typing any letters or numbers to begin a search query.
/via Pierre Valade

littlebigdetails:

Designspiration - Just start typing any letters or numbers to begin a search query.

/via Pierre Valade

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Luke Wroblewski catalogs popular patterns for adaptable multi-device layouts.

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inspired by Bret Victor’s presentation Inventing on Principle.

See also water, live coding tool for d3.

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It is recommended that the reference pixel be the visual angle of one pixel on a device with a pixel density of 96dpi and a distance from the reader of an arm’s length. For a nominal arm’s length of 28 inches, the visual angle is therefore about 0.0213 degrees.

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Inventing on Principle, by Bret Victor at CUSEC 2012.

The demos make your jaw drop

If we are writing our code on a computer, why are we simulating what a computer would do, in our head? Why doesn’t the computer just do it, and show us?

And the last minutes are really inspiring

Building up this corpus of experiences that I felt very strongly about, and […] try to figure out why. […] Confining yourself to practicing a single skill can make it very difficult to get that broad range of experience which seems to be so valuable for this sort of work.
If you choose to follow a principle, it can’t just be any other thing you believe in. […] [Larry Tesler’s example of “Nobody should be trapped in a mode”] is a specific (negative) insight, that divides the world into right and wrong in a fairly objective way. […] Likewise, I believe that creators need powerful tools. It’s a nice thought, it doesn’t really get me anywhere. My principle is that creators need this immediate connection [between source change and visual feedback]. So I can watch you changing a line of code, and I can ask “Did you immediately see the effect of that change?” Yes or No. If no, I’ve got to do something about that. […] If your guiding principle embodies a specific insight, it will guide you, and you’ll always know if what you’re doing is right.
Every aspect of your life is a choice. There are default choices: you can choose to sleepwalk through your life and accept the path that’s laid out for you. You can choose to accept the world as it is… but you don’t have to. If there is something in the world you feel is wrong, and you have a vision of what a better world would be, you can find your guiding principle, and you can fight for a cause. […] Think about what matters to you, what you believe in, and what you might fight for.

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Clear for iPhone, a todo-list app with no button or menu, only gestures.

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Basically, a mobile splash screen, no matter how pretty your designer has made it, is annoying and needy. You are placing your own desires above your user’s. Don’t do it.

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