I spent the weekend in London in order to attend the Y!Hack Europe event. Oh no I was not there to code anything but to get a better idea of this hackathon. 300 developers gathered and I spoke to few of them in order to see which APIs are the most popular.
From the Smashing Magazine :
There are several ways to make navigation responsive, and usually the solution we need is quite straightforward. But despite the apparent simplicity, there are many underlying factors which, when thought through and implemented properly, can make a simple solution even better without adding more complexity to the user interface.
Looking for a Panama hat ? In this store, those are extremely expensive but at least, the site gives lots of great information and style inspiration.
On this site, you can shop for a fine Panama hat, see how Panama hats are made, find out how to measure your head size, discover why one Panama hat costs more than another, and much more. For more than 20 years my specialty, and passion, has been the legendary Montecristi Panama hat. From jungle plant to finished style, each hat requires at least a hundred hours of skilled hand work to create. The very finest can take almost a thousand hours. I hope you will enjoy the site.
The web is about to get a major boost with the announcement of two new rendering engines. This will certainly bring some changes among web standards and push forwards to new boundaries.
This week, Google has announced Blink while Mozilla is working on Servo
I added a new free HTML template for those who want to create a single page website with a smooth scrolling effect. This template requires some tweaking though, especially if you want to integrate some scripts to fetch certain types of contents (latest entries, links, photos, tweets…)
The OS X launcher Quicksilver has ended its beta period and is now available for download in version 1.0. Still, it won’t make you quit Alfred. In fact, it will probably fail.
From an interview with the lead developper :
LoveQuicksilver: Lots of people in the Quicksilver userbase are asking questions like “Why isn’t there a Sparrow/Twitter/Textmate 2/Duke Nukem/[insert app name] plugin?” What do you have to say to them?
Rob: Some people (probably a vocal minority) seem confused about why we aren’t working on a plugin for Sparrow, or Google Chrome before that, because surely so many user requests have gotten our attention, right? Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. I don’t use those apps, so I have no need for those plugins. End of decision tree.
In short : don’t bother giving feedbacks, they won’t be listening to those.
Sure Feedly is great, but really, Bloglines is much better right now. In fact, I used to manage my feed on this service before Google ripped its interface.
They do have a mobile website (m.netvibes.com) and a super simple, minimalist interface. I wish they implemented a built-in search engine though.
Bloglines is a web-based news aggregator for reading syndicated feeds using the RSS and Atom formats. Users can subscribe to the syndicated feeds for free using a web browser. Bloglines offers an application programming interface that maintainers of web site can use to write software that can read feeds, search its database of feed entries, and ping the service when a website has been updated.