posts about or somewhat related to ‘Web’
Via Business Insider:
Facebook has as many users today as the whole internet had in 2004, the year Facebook was founded.
Facebook has over 800 million active users today, while seven years ago in May 2004, there were only 757 million people using the internet worldwide in grand total.
They don’t give us the criteria but the Society for News Design’s inaugural Best of Digital News Design competition announces the following five winners:
- CNN: World’s Best-Designed News Web Site (CNN.com) and World’s Best Designed News App (CNN for iPad)
- The Globe and Mail: World’s Best-Designed News Web site
- The Guardian for iPhone: World’s Best-Design Mobile App
- NPR for iPad: World’s Best-Designed News App
Back in March, the SND announced sixty other winners for individual project.
Like the Internet? Like research? Got some design and Web skills to boot?
Then the Pew Internet and American Life Project has a job for you:
The Web Coordinator is the staffer most immediately involved in the day-to-day operations of the Pew Internet Project’s web site and digital dissemination strategies. The Web Coordinator helps conceive and produce special web-only reports and graphics and assesses new applications to disseminate Project work to key audiences. In addition, the Web Coordinator functions as a researcher in the Project’s reports and publications, especially concentrating on graphics displays of Project data. The Web Coordinator will identify the most useful formats to share Pew Internet data and the best platforms by which to disseminate it. The Web Coordinator will work with the Project’s Associate Director for digital strategy and Administrative Manager in the technical management and strategic development of the Project’s website.
The American Prospect seeks an Associate Web Editor. The position involves assisting the Web editor with planning coverage, editing and assigning pieces, and helping to manage a growing staff.
We are seeking someone with at least two years’ experience editing and assigning for the Web. The…
Sounds like a fun gig.
Flowers & Freckles asked us if we have design resources we’d recommend. I brainfarted and hit publish by accident before entering the following but here it is:
Do we have design resources? Sure do, I can’t list them all and what follows is a little messy but it generally works for me.
I use Google Reader to organize my content sources and have general categories that I put RSS feeds into. For example, Media, Technology, Politics and Business. I also have a category called “Visuals”. This is a catch-all that includes everything from photo sites, to design tutorials, to data visualization to design theory.
A non-exhaustive but somewhat exhausting list of the 46 sites I monitor includes (alphabetically and not in order of preference):
- A List Apart
- Brand New
- Hicksdesign Journal
- Information is Beautiful
- Flowing Data
- Layers Magazine
- Information Aesthetics
- Viget Inspire
That said, I don’t actually read content within Google Reader. Instead, I use Feedly which is a service that sucks in everything I have in Reader and lays it out like a magazine according to the categories I have.
I like this better than Google Reader because the Reader interface makes me feel like I have hundreds of unopened emails that I need to wade through. Feedly gives me more of a sense of browsing through what might be interesting.
Feedly doesn’t allow me to display the output publicly but Google does and you can see what type of design content I look at here. And if you you use a feed reader yourself, you can add this feed URL to it to suck in the firehose of that which I’ve set up.
Anyone have suggestions for design resources, be they tutorials, theory or just pretty things?