Anil Dash: The Missing Building Blocks of the Web
Given the subject, I wish he had posted this somewhere other than Medium, but it’s a good read nonetheless.
via Brad Frost
html-sketchapp is a tool that creates Sketch stencils from HTML–very cool. Tools like this are closing the gap between design artifacts and the products they describe. I played around with html-sketchapp a bit, and it works quite well.
Mark Dalgleish’s article about Sketching in the Browser is the best one I’ve read about why this convergence of design and development tools is important. It also tells the tale of the journey that led to the creation of html-sketchapp.
UX Matters: Avoiding Common Prototyping Mistakes
I must admit that I’ve made all of these mistakes at one time or another….
Carl wanted a thing that displayed animated GIFs from artists’ feeds. That sounded like a quick Saturday project–the result is artframe. It’s sort of like a photo frame that displays random animated GIF art from a couple tumblr feeds.
I think Carl has big plans for this. In the meantime, I might revive an old laptop LCD and make an actual photo frame.
The image in the screenshot if from Matthias Brown’s TraceLoops Tumblr