Beyond Cyberpunk Hypercard-Archive

HyperCard war eine frühe Version (vor HTML) der Hypertext-Programmierung auf dem Mac. Die Software war damals relativ weit verbreitet, wurde dann aber mit dem kurze Zeit später vorgestellten World Wide Web natürlich obsolet. (Eine der berühmtesten HyperCard-Anwendungen war übrigens die erste Version des Games Myst.) Archive.org hat jetzt, fast genau 30 Jahre nach der Ankündigung…

Website inside robots.txt

Netter Hack von Alec Bertram, eine Website in robots.txt: What's going on here: When parsing robots.txt files, search engines ignore anything that's after a hashtag in a robots.txt file - this turns it into a comment. However, a crawler will read anything on the page when it doesn't think it's looking at a robots.txt file,…

Geocities Forever

Geocities Forever – neural network generated geocities pages von Herr Aanand. „Enabled Super-Clicks“! (via CreativeAI)

Average Webpage-Size is the same size as Doom-Installer

Milestone, sort of: The Web is Doom. (via Jack Marshall) I suggested that the average web page weight would equal that of the Doom install image in about 7 months time. Well, we’ve made it, albeit a bit later than expected. This is where we are today: (NC hat 3,8MB mit Bildern und alles jetzt…

Every fucking Bootstrap-Page

„Take a look around at the same fucking bootstrap page you've seen ten million times before! Featuring all the same things as those pages! Want to make an original website yourself? Forget that! Who would ever want to put in all of that effort for a website?“

Swiss Design in CSS

„Swiss in CSS is a homage to the International Typographic Style and the designers that pioneered the ideas behind the influential design movement.“

The Website Obesity Crisis

Yes, this: „I contend that text-based websites should not exceed in size the major works of Russian literature.“

The User is my Mom: Parent-based UX-Design-Testing

Nach The User is drunk hier der Nachfolger mit Mutti. Leider nur mit eingeschränktem Service: „Can I pay your mom to review a porn site? Dude, no. I'll refund your money if I'm too embarrassed to show your site to her.“ My mom tutors high school students and likes quilting and hiking. She yells at…

The User is drunk: Alcohol-based UX-Design-Testing

Richard Littauer ist UX-Designer und Developer und testet Websites. Betrunken: „Your website should be so simple, a drunk person could use it. You can't test that. I'll do it for you.“ Den Service, der möglicherweise sogar ernst gemeint ist, bietet er jetzt an für 'nen Fuffi 150 Dollar [Update: Das war gestern nacht noch ein…

GNU Terry Pratchett HTTP-Header

In Terry Pratchetts Discworld gibt es die Internet-ähnlichen Clacks, und in seinen Romanen wird toten Clack Operators gedacht, in dem man ihren Namen in den sogenannten „Clack Overheads“ ewig im Netz hält, von Redditor pocketknifeMT: This is done on the discworld for clack operators (a network of semaphore towers), and mentioned in particular for John…

Happy 20th, Styles.css!

Heute vor 20 Jahren hat Håkon Wium Lie, heute CTO von Opera, am CERN die Stylesheets erfunden und uns vor Drölfmillionen <FONT>- und <COLOR>-Tags gerettet. Danke dafür, Håkon!

Inventor of Popup-Banner is sorry. Also: Assfuckery.

Ethan Zuckerman hat das Popup-Banner erfunden, und es tut ihm schrecklich leid. Schönes Detail: Das erste Popup-Banner lief auf einer Seite über Analsex. Passt. „We came up with it when a major car company freaked out that they’d bought a banner ad on a page that celebrated anal sex. I wrote the code to launch…

Math Box 2

„That site with that header, made with WebGL, using Three.js.“

<blink> is back, sort of…

Blink! Vorher auf NC: The History of <blink> <blink> R.I.P.


„Google Plus block screen: 100% crap“. (via Daring Fireball)