Work is generally feast or famine: Too much to do, or too little. In this case, the feast is bountiful, and everyone’s quiet (blogging-wise, at least) happily eating around the table. I’ve managed to find a few minutes between courses to share some good new links with you, though!
10K Apart is an app contest from the fine folks at A List Apart/An Event Apart challenging designers and developers to come up with an awesome app in less than 10K. (Certain libraries, like jQuery, are excepted, however). For those ready to go a step further, there’s a 1K contest, too.
Are you an artist, scientist, or philosopher? Perhaps a little bit of all three.
For those who enjoyed ThinkVitamin’s tutorial on custom post types, you’ll likely enjoy their guide to getting started with WordPress custom menus, too.
Might the oft-rumored, never-seen Verizon-compatible CDMA iPhone 4 be finally more than vapor? One can only hope.
Penultimately, here’s a lovely look at just how large China’s cities are growing.
Lastly, I’d like to update you on the rather sudden rise and fall of PadEdit. I posted a request for help with PadEdit on BuildItWith.me, and received some very nice emails from people interested in helping. It hasn’t, however, resulted in any real movement in the project. I’ve had some suggestions that perhaps Graham was overagressive in suggesting that the foundation security model is flawed, but I haven’t been able to independently verify that yet. Again, if you’re interested in taking a look at PadEdit from a security standpoint, I’d be thrilled to have your help. Drop us a line, if you’d be so kind.
While we’re working hard on PadEdit, our server-based simple IDE for the travelling developer, Codeita is making headway with a service-based approach. Instead of having your IDE on a computer, your IDE lives with Codeita, and you trust all your FTP information to them. (We think PadEdit’s better, personally, but that’s just us. Look for more exciting PadEdit updates next week.)
LaunchList is a universal checklist that can apply to nearly every website development project. It’s a handy reminder for the home stretch.
If you’re a WordPress developer like me, you will likely be interested to know more about WordPress 3’s new custom post types, and customizing templates with custom post types in mind.