The Making Of “In Pieces”


A while ago the magnificent “In Pieces, 30 species in 30 pieces” was doing rounds. No, it wasn’t created using SVG or WebGL, but using CSS clip-path. Smashing Magazine has all the details.

The Making Of “In Pieces”: Designing an Interactive Exhibition With CSS Clip Paths →

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Supercharging page load

Jake Archibald introduces how making simple changes to Service Worker can vastly improve the startup and load performance of your web site. In this video Jake shows how he has made his Wikipedia application not only work offline but amazingly performant too.

Jake, in his typical Jake style. Love that guy!

One might argue that this is quite some overengineering as you need to pull in the ServiceWorker et al. If you want to keep it simple just unblock your JS and CSS, it’ll knock off quite some load time without an extensive amount of work / needing to learn a new technology.

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Interactive Music. Scroll to play.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Best Visual Film References

Many filmmakers pay homage to other films, but Tarantino takes things a step further by replicating exact moments from a variety of genres and smashing them together to create his own distinct vision.

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Game of Thrones Season 5: Inside Episode #8

This making of, covering how they’ve done the last 20 minutes of the episode, is worth your time. Of course not to be watched if you haven’t seen the episode yet.

Oh yeah, the badass-of-the-week award goes to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (yeah, that guy)

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Hound, voice-activated query engine

Move over Siri, here’s Hound! Impressive.

(via @Inferis)

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Uber Brand Guidelines


The Uber brand is more than a name. It’s a set of values, attributes, and artwork that reflects the spirit of our company. Using it consistently will reinforce our passion and commitment to providing a world class experience.

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The Grand Overlook Hotel

Utterly Brilliant montage blending The Grand Budapest Hotel with The Shining.

Related: everything tagged Wes Anderson — one of my favorite directors in case you haven’t noticed yet.

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Lily – The Camera That Follows You

Lily is the world’s first throw-and-shoot camera. It lets anyone create cinematic footage previously reserved for professional filmmakers. Lily is waterproof, ultra-portable, and shoots stunning HD pictures and videos.

Just throw it in the air and it’ll start flying. Easy.

Lily – The Camera That Follows You →

In other recent drone-news, DJI announced the Phantom Vision 3. The camera looks like a huge improvement when compared to the Phantom Vision 2 Plus (which I own). A very affordable device, especially when compared the DJI Inspire 1.

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The Fallen of World War II


The Fallen of World War II is an interactive documentary that examines the human cost of the second World War and the decline in battle deaths in the years since the war. The 15-minute data visualization uses cinematic storytelling techniques to provide viewers with a fresh and dramatic perspective of a pivotal moment in history.

Be sure to watch the interactive version. It’s an impressive WebGL powered visualization which you can pause and interact with.

The Fallen of World War II →

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