Jon Rafman's Nine Eyes →
Amazing photos from Google Street View, discovered by Jon Rafman. Here’s an accompanying essay. (via Photojojo)
Target knows what you want to buy before you do →
Martin Amis’ Guide to Classic Video Games →
An incredible find: The phalanx of enemy invaders moves laterally across a grid not much wider than itself. When it reaches the edge of the grid, the whole army lowers a notch. Rule one: narrow that phalanx. Before you do anything else, take out at least three enemy columns either on the left-hand side or the right (for Waves 1 and 2, the left is recommended). Thereafter the aliens will take...
To boldly go where Helvetica Neue has gone before
Friends don’t let friends use Helvetica when Helvetica Neue will do. But on OS X, Helvetica Neue Bold has a strange and infuriating trait: it shifts the baseline and increases the leading (line height) of the type by 1 pixel compared to Helvetica Neue Normal. Don’t believe me? Check it out — watch the text dance up and down: This manifests itself everywhere in OS X (starting in...
Fluid grids, orientation & resolution independence →
Mac OSX Lion’s scroll breaks the web →
I agree—this is one of the worst decisions Apple made with Lion.