Here’s a round-up of some interesting stuff floating around the web at the moment.
- Joe Hewitt, the creator of Firebug and the most widely used iPhone app – Facebook, talks about how someone needs to take ownership of the web in order for it to grow and mature. He’s posted a follow-up post to address the backlash. I’m not sure what he’s saying is very palatable, but it’s hard not to take notice.
- TextMate 2.0 Alpha before Christmas! I spotted this over on the Macromates blog. I guess Duke Nukem has come out now, so maybe TextMate 2.0 really is just around the corner.
- Computer World reports that Google Chrome will overtake Firefox in the browser wars by the end of this year.
- Amazon releases the Kindle Fire. Daring Fireball has a piece about it. It uses Google’s SPDY protocol and Amazon S3 servers to make the internet really fly.
- Great article about CSS Charts, with an amazing 3D CSS-only demo at the bottom. “Kiss my face”
- Volkswagen have launched a website for the new Beetle. Just scroll down the page, they’ve done a really nice job here.
- What goes into designing a font – here’s how Canonical designed a monospaced font that looks proportionally spaced. I think it looks great.
- Smashing Magazine talks about Conversation Techniques for Designers. Great quote from James Dyson -
“I made 5,127 prototypes of my vacuum before I got it right. There were 5,126 failures. But I learned from each one. That’s how I came up with a solution. So I don’t mind failure.”
- The computer industry wasn’t always male-dominated. A look into the past and how we got to where we are today.
- Oracle and Autonomy are having a slagging match through press releases. Get your popcorn.
- Some great quotes from Steve Jobs, if you like that sort of thing.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
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