Sunday, July 11, 2010

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Email… Not “E-mail”: Yahoo Creates Style Guide for Web Content

Email… Not “E-mail”: 

Yahoo Creates Style Guide for Web Content [How-To]

Yahoo has thrown its hat into the ring when it comes to offering an authoritative source on all things digital publishing, launching “The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World.”

Katherine Heigl Will Play Muffy Honeycrisp

Turn Any Website into an Oil Spill [APPS]

Although interest in the Gulf oil spill may be waning, more and more creative folks are finding ways to raise awareness. The newest tool on the block? An app that lets you create an oil spill on any webpage you choose.
A Cleaner Future — a collaboration between marketing company Mark & Phil and postproduction house Greener Media that seeks to raise awareness about clean energy — is responsible for this wicked new toy.
All you have to do is visit (check out Mashable () being oiled above) to create your very own oil spill. You’ll then be treated to an inspirational quote. Ours was from Brad Pitt. (Erm. OK.) You can then choose to send the tool to a friend.
According to AdAge (), this is only the first in a series of projects from A Cleaner Future — they’re also working on a documentary about the communities affected by the spill.
There’s no denying that what happened in the Gulf is a disaster of historic proportions. Still, it’s interesting to see what it has wrought: legions of creative projects from passionate people aiming to make a difference. From satirical Twitter streams that could teach the big guys a thing or two about branding, to custom Tumblr dashboards, to inspired plugins to vuvuzela-wielding protesters, the Internet () is out full-force this time around. We hope all this creative sound and fury ends up signifying something.

100+ Chrome Experiments 4 HTML5 + More

 Are you ready to see the limits of what HTML5, JavaScript and similar tools can do with a web browser?
Chrome Experiments, a site built specifically to showcase such tricks, now holds more than 100 different demos, most of them visually stunning and quite unique. These experiments toe the delicate line between technology and art, and we’ve included videos of a few of them below.
The Chrome Experiments site was created about a year and a half ago. Experiments were sent in by web designers all over the world, featuring, according to the site, “the latest open standards, including HTML5, Canvas, SVG and more. Their work is making the web faster, more fun, and more open — the same spirit in which we built Google Chrome ().”
Google’s () support of such browser-related open standards — including HTML5 — has impacted some of the company’s largest applications, including Reader, Voice, Gears and web video in general.
The demos we’ve seen are fascinating examples of what can be done with browser technology. One interactive video tool lets you “blow up” a video into tiles by clicking on the video as it plays.
Likewise, we saw a few neat web-based drawing tools like this one:
And this interactive virtual ball pit is just tons of fun:
The Plasma Tree and Flower Power experiments will give you that special Fern Gully feeling, while Tunnelers Yellow Submarine proud. provides a visual acid trip that would do the animators of
Poke around the site and be sure to check out the source code; each one of these experiments explores a unique trick that makes browsing more interactive and fun, a departure from the expected linear, point-and-click experience that we see most frequently.
What’s your favorite Chrome Experiment so far? Have you submitted one of your own yet?




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