Blast Off!

I’ve been playing with Javascript thanks to Codecademy (at the moment, working on if/else statements and for loops). And now CSS3 transitions have caught my eye. Surfing around, there are a lot of beautiful designs I’d like to learn how to do. Some examples: Windows…

Fun with translucency

I really enjoyed this project, which uses translucency in PNG files to fun effect: So I decided to do a quick remix: As part of my Webmaker in a Year efforts, I’ve also started the Javascript lesson in Codecademy, which so far isn’t that intimidating…

Super Mario Wall

This took longer than I’d like to admit (two days worth), but I finally got the positioning down (more or less). Instead of using px as measurements, I switched to em and percentages, so that the objects stay (to some extent) in the same spot…

Mario Wall

Today I tried out Google Fonts but think I made a mistake, since they weren’t displaying properly. So then I went crazy trying to recreate a Super Mario scene, using images picked up across the web. I still can’t get the li to align properly….

Webmaker in a Year

After publishing this, Laura generously sent me a remixed comic with very cool CSS tricks. Will try these out tomorrow!

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Trailer for an informative and timely documentary about online privacy, a project by Demand Progress. Check it out and take action.

Making a difference by making the web

These days, with all the Prism/Tempura surveillance we’re learning about, one can feel quite powerless. For many it seems that there are just two responses: to either disengage with the web and go completely offline or to shrug and say “I’ve got nothing to hide.”…

Orwell vs. Kafka: Against nothing-to-hide

In debates about the need to protect privacy, the most common response from people is, “Well, I have nothing to hide.” Daniel J. Solove in The Chronicle of Higher Education unpacks this reply and provides nuanced arguments about why the usual back-and-forth on privacy is…

24-Hour Bookclub

[24-Hour Bookclub](24-Hour Bookclub is a reading flashmob organized by Diana Kimball and Max Temkin. Every few months, we pick a book, read it in one day, and talk about it on the internet.) is a reading flashmob organized by Diana Kimball and Max Temkin. Every…