Sometimes, a link says more than I could ever say. Here are some fragrant little buds I’ve found recently, courtesy of ma.gnolia.
Michael Sigler describes the design process that drove the development of the new Jive site. Michael writes “We had some very specific design goals and ideas in mind. These were all goals that we could not and would not compromise on. We could argue about colors, layout and content till our faces were blue, but if it didn’t meet these goals, it was out.”
Leslie Camacho or EllisLab writes “SXSW 2008 happened over a month ago and yet its just this afternoon that I’ve managed to clear a little bit of time to post some closing thoughts about it. To say that March and April have been busy would be a tremendous understatement but still, this post is long overdue.”
Steven Frank writes “Colin Allen made these cute little “Made With Coda” badges that you can use if you’re a proud Coda user.”
Andy Baio breaks the news on Portland’s AppDrop writing “One of the biggest criticisms of Google’s App Engine have been cries of lock-in, that the applications developed for the platform won’t be portable to any other service. This morning, Chris Anderson, the Portland-based cofounder of the Grabb.it MP3 blog service, just released AppDrop — an elegant hack proving that’s not true.”
Chris Anderson provides additional details on AppDrop. “Host your App Engine applications on my new site, AppDrop.com, it’s lotsa fun, and pretty much works. I didn’t build it to scale, or for extra security – but it is open source, so if you are up for it, there are links to the GitHub projects from the App Drop homepage. It should be relatively straightforward to build your own App Engine host.”
Brian Reeder writes to StumbleUpon “I love you. I really really do. I’ve been a top stumbler since December, and have been in love with almost everything about the site since well before that. BUT, that being said, I want you to do a few things for me….”