Jason Cosper

Semper fudge.

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The Standards Manual

I’ve always had a very large soft spot for subway maps. Especially the one Massimo Vignelli did for New York City back in the 70’s. So when this NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual¬†surfaced earlier this week I was thrilled.

Hopefully I can get a little time to obsessively study it this weekend.

Ghost

There’s been a lot of discussion around John O’Nolan’s Ghost¬†today. And there should be. It’s a beautiful, blog focused reimagining of the WordPress dashboard that provides an alternative to what they’ve done with the dashboard on WordPress.com.

A lot of the discussion is about how John would like to do this as a fork of WordPress. And while I think his efforts and ideas might help the WordPress UI Team more than a fork would, I’m really hoping that someone picks up and runs with his editor idea.

Ghost Editor

Maybe that’s influenced by the fact that I’ve been working in Markdown more and more lately. Still I really like the idea of a quick, split paned writing area with a live preview.

So, uh, mind making that happen, LazyWeb?

Memoir

Memoir

I’ve been looking for a clean, single-column, responsive WordPress theme that supports post formats (or at least asides) for the past few weeks now. And honestly, I was beginning to think I’d have to roll my own. Now, that isn’t really an issue — especially since I’m comfortable with theming — but site design is something that I don’t currently have the bandwidth for.

Then, I saw Jake Caputo’s Memoir. And even though it’s a ThemeForest theme, Jake’s track record (and the demo) immediately made it into a solid candidate. Especially when the other two options involve adding asides to either Anthem or Duet.

Unknown Pleasures

I’ve known the story of the cover artwork for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures for quite some time now, but it’s always a pleasure to be able to hear Peter Saville talk about it. [via]

Portable Starbucks

I wish the boring, stucco covered Starbucks they just opened in our neighborhood looked half as nice as this experimental LEED-certified one in Denver. C’est la vie, right?

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