This was an enjoyable aside. Nothing notable on the code side of things. Some fun with video editing. An elaborate fart joke, really. Check it out here.
I had a great time working with the brilliant Tone.js library recently.
There are some other things going on, such as css animation, and a torus tunnel object, using
It’s going to be many years before Web Audio API projects this complex perform well enough to be considered for any other context than enthusiasts, but it’s cool to see the progress made lately.
I look forward to the day where I can confidently release an entire album as an interactive, personalized app, usable from all contemporary devices, in which a web app is the direct medium. Many artists have done this before to varying degrees – myself included – but they’ve been promotional asides or featurettes, and not the primary offering. In other areas of art, primary the visual arts, sites as functional or interactive art works are certainly nothing new – they come in thousands of forms.
Music composition via a web browser is certainly a less immediate concern than most things.
Concurrent synthesis, multitrack playback, and accurate sequencing made possible with Tone.js would’ve been impossible only a few years ago, in any browser.
Sidenote: It’s taking everything in my power not to spend the next few days modeling a Yamaha DX-7 with Tone.js.
Cover Art Collection is a growing repository of cover game art from a variety of retro console video game systems. Presently, all games for NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis systems have been added, with more systems in the works.
Note: If you just want a few files, or have code to commit, I recommend using git-lfs on this repo, as some directories are quite large.
It’s a topic about which we’re both passionate, and are constantly sharing new tips and tricks. Over the years, we’ve both compiled and shared our debugging methods – we compile and summarize these methods here, with explanation along the way.
LCAR_S (now featured on this site)*, is a WordPress theme containing the following attributes:
- _s_backbone by Taylor Lovett
- LCARS color and layout standards (mostly) in line with LCARS interfaces and guidelines, such as lcarsdeveloper.com
- Mobile-first scss partials.
- Integration with console.lcars
- Currently in development:
- Integration with Theme Hook Alliance by Doug Stewart
- LCARS.css, a library of scss variables and mixins, for general HTML5 markup and microformats.
*Update: As I interacted with the site as it had the LCAR_S theme active, I realized that the LCARS design is a terrible UI for a site. I’m presently re-working the theme with a more relaxed approach to conforming to UI guidelines for LCARS. Essentially, building the skeleton using general site UI fundamentals – THEN adding in minimal LCARS stuff on top. The first iteration strictly adhered to the designs by Michael Okuda, and it made this site almost unusable.
I’d like to start off 2014 by dishonoring my family and the WordPress community by releasing WP Doge!
This small, procedural plugin will change the world of WordPress plugin development. How?
By showing post categories or tags anywhere you place the plugin shortcode:
Check it out! Use it on large commerce sites! Deploy it to multisite networks! Do it!
That’s right. Another shortcode. Some time ago, I made a marketing website generator.
Now you can add randomly-generated marketing phrases in a WordPress plugin! That’s right! In 70 lines of PHP, this plugin will take your website from slag heap to A1 Internet Web Blog Plus Pro*!
- incubate viral vortals
- aggregate front-end models
- utilize impactful deliverables
- harness proactive applications
- optimize ubiquitous convergence
If you haven’t heard of it, ‘The More You Know’ is a public service campaign on television that educates viewers on a variety of topics. From their website:
For more than two decades, NBCUniversal’s Emmy award-winning The More You Know public service campaign has been providing compelling and easy-to-use information that inspires and supports individuals to take action and create change in their lives and communities. This multi-platform campaign, through its public service announcements, digital content, programming and community outreach efforts, focuses on some of the country’s most important social issues including: diversity, education, health and the environment.
Here’s the output:
Did you know that the 'The More You Know' website uses WordPress as a CMS? It's true!
This is a fork of the plugin ‘Simple Social Sharing’ by @norcross and Mandeep Singh
The original plugin is located here: http://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-social-sharing/
This version adds some front-end stuff, like icons and a bit of css, updated social networks.
- No external calls at all, in fact.
- Light options
- Icons wiggle and whatnot on :hover
- No images
- uses Genericons (http://genericons.com)
Oh – and if you’re looking for an option that includes external scripts so you can show stats, I recommend “Floating Social Bar” by Syed Balkhi. Make sure to check out the plugin description, as its’ major feature is the way it loads external scripts.