Links of Interest

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Enkoder

Worried about putting your email address right out in the open for all the world's spam bots to see? Enkoder will obscure it through javascript, yet be a perfectly useable link for everyone else. I tried to include mine here but WordPress wasn't digging the javascript inside the post. Alternatively, you just use GMail and never worry about spam again.

 

Videos from An Event Apart

CSS expert Eric Meyer explains why the W3C’s recommendation to allow browsers to insert quotation marks doesn’t actually make a whole lot of sense.

British web designer Andy Clarke shows how comic book artists use panel size to indicate how much time a reader is supposed to spend on a particular chunk of content. He argues that web layouts can work the same way.

 

Sprout Builder

This is honestly one of the neatest things I've seen in a while. Sprout Builder has a really well designed interface for building your own "widget". These things are seriously dynamic. You can pull in from services like Poll Daddy, Twitter, and Google. Add RSS feeds, calendars, videos, slideshows, just to name a few. All this with a ton of design control (including multiple "pages"). They are extremely easy to preview and embed on your own site, and you don't even need to sign up to get started!

 

12 Examples of Paragraph Typography

Jon Tangerine takes us back to the basics and shows us the different ways to style paragraphs of text. Design is in the details after all, and we can't ignore these basic building blocks of content.

 

MySpace Redesigned

Adaptive Path got involved with the big MySpace redesign. Nice choice for a design agency to worth with, but MySpace has been a pile of crap for so long I'm saying too little too late. Valleywag has screenshots.