The big news this week was the Facebook announcement of new features and user interface changes. There’s plenty of sites that have listed the changes, and I’ll include a few in my today’s list of resources and links. By the end of the week, many people were feeling like the comic below.
- F8–Facebook Developers Conference: Mark Zuckerberg announced and demoed the changes of Facebook. One of the most impressive stats he shared: over half a billion people used Facebook in one day.
- How to Enable the New Facebook Timeline Now: If you can’t wait for the new Timeline, you can take these steps to enable it now.
- Netflix in Danger of Ruining their User Experience by Joshua Porter: While it seems Netflix is killing off its DVD rental service, they are missing basic fundamentals in how people use web applications.
- Please Enter Your Password Again and Again by Khoi Vinh: We need to rethink digital credentialing.
- Welcome to WebDepot by Mike Evans: Why your passion should be building products.
- 21 New Email Templates from MailChimp: he great staff at MailChimp don’t rest on their laurels; in the past three months they’ve released 95 new email templates.
- A Roundup of Valuable Facebook Tools from Noupe: Excellent collection of tools for both user and developer
- 10 Ways to Be a More Productive Web Developer from Six Revisions: Create a library of code snippets, use a framework, and invest time in learning are just a few of the tips shared.
- Presentation: HTML5 and Accessibility sitting in a tree by Bruce Lawson: Thanks to Bruce for posting his presentation for the Accessibility London unconference, along with an excellent list of HTML5 resources.
- Create An Animated Bar Graph With HTML, CSS And jQuery from Smashing Magazine: The tutorial and explanation are very good, I only wish the editors had insisted on ensuring the markup was accessible.
- Accessibility in Google Apps by me: My post from Google’s webinar highlighting accessibility in Google Docs, Sites, Spreadsheets and Calendar.
- Feedback: what it is and isn’t by Grant Wiggins: Focusing on feedback, not advice or praise, is challenging for all of us.
- Brian Dickerson: It’s open season on your Fourth Amendment rights: Last week I was shocked when I read the post from the Ohio mother describing her ordeal at Detroit Metro airport on September 11. Brian highlights that story and other stories of Michigan children and a lawyer and their civil liberties.
- National Geographic Photo of the Day: Child With Balloons: Lovely, made me smile.
And as usual, my weekly list of interesting non-web related stories and posts: