Looking pretty sharp, indeed. Lots of new animations. A Pinterest-esque masonry layout. Some auto-enhance stuff for Photos.
Lots of stuff to take in all at once. It seems nice at first glance. Will need more time to dig in and see how it feels moving forward. Still needs more actual humans I know using it.
The whole “if you build it, they will come” mantra doesn’t seem to have held weight for the G+ team yet. You can’t say they aren’t giving it the old college try, though.
I’m checking this out over at http://plus.google.com/+NathanChase.
Pitchfork put up an intriguing article about Daft Punk and their new album, Random Access Memories today. Incorporating parallax scrolling and a clever design, the story flows with a style that’s like a rich-quality magazine amended with the benefits of a digital presentation.
Sites like The Verge and Polygon have done similar full-screen, responsive, custom designs for some of their long form articles. It’s seemingly a trend for these sites to showcase both skill sets of design and writing. I’m all for it. Anything that makes my read an enjoyable one is only going to bring me back more often. Kudos are in order.
Rather than posting your 100 favorite films (which has been done and overdone), you simply post your favorite things about movies. I dig the concept, because instead of obsessing over whether the films you put on a list are “objectively good enough” to put on said list, you simply jot down 100 moments/lines/visuals that have made a lasting impression on you or sneak their way into running gags between you and your friends. Just read below and you’ll get the idea.
So here’s a selection of 100 scenes, thoughts, opinions, quotes, moments, and observations on my favorite films – in no real specific order. It doesn’t necessarily align directly with my top 100 on Flickchart, but most of those films are represented. I did make a concerted effort to make this an audiovisual list as well, so enjoy the sights and sounds of some marvelous movie moments…
I wrote a quick post to Google Buzz recently that dealt with a concept and issue that’s been rattling in the back of my mind lately. We consume so much information from so many sources that we’re bound to run into the same stories. The news that becomes popular does so because of it being shared, telling friends, sending it to others, and spreading the word.
Virality is the term that’s been associated with this for some time. Getting things to “go viral” is a key to success, but the value of any story is its exclusivity, or who publishes it first. The above concept image is a visualization of my thoughts on how this issue might be dealt with.
I call it – Flume.
There wasn’t much this year in the way of new music that really impressed me, so I’ve narrowed down my best-of list to simply the top 5 albums I’ve been listening to and enjoying the most this year. I don’t know if it’s me getting more selective in what I like to listen to, or if newly released music is getting worse… In any event, here’s the list: Read more…
A very nicely written account of seeing The ‘Burbs at Joe Dante’s Inferno Film Festival, and recounting why the film deserves some respect. Read: Mr. Peel’s Sardine Liqueur: About A Nine On The Tension Scale.