These ain't no books [...]
These ain't no books [...]
[...] but animated substances
Liz Stinson

John Maeda: If You Want to Survive in Design, You Better Learn to Code

(…) design’s role in this world is constantly shifting. In his 2017 report Maeda makes the case that the most successful designers will be those who can work with intangible materials—code, words, and voice. These are the designers who craft experiences for the chatbots and voice interfaces people are increasingly interacting with.

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Michael Mahemoff

HTML5: Client-Side Storage

This is an overview of client-side storage, a general term for several separate but related APIs: Web Storage, Web SQL Database, Indexed Database, and File Access. Each of these techniques provides a distinct way to store data on the user’s hard drive, instead of the server, where data usually resides. There are two main reasons to do this: (a) to make the web app available offline; (b) to improve performance. For a detailed explanation of the use cases for client-side storage, see the HTML5Rocks article, „Offline“: What does it mean and why should I care?.

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Craig Mod

Platforming books

A NOT-SO-LONG TIME AGO in a publishing landscape kinda nearby, in a universe before Kindles spat fire, when EPUB was a bar in east London and ‘mobi’ was still a whale, when we carried bound bricks of paper, covers out for everyone on the F Train to see, a time when young girls spinning vampire tales on their blogs had yet to become publishing darlings, before British housewives were unknowingly getting off to Twilight fan fiction, and when we had yet to flip boards, be zite read or book pressed — back in this time, the year of 2010, the iPad emerged and we — Ashley Rawlings and I — ran a Kickstarter campaign to breathe life back into a book called Art Space Tokyo and, oh sweet lord, have things changed.

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