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Design Inspiration

The Good Man – CSS3 animation

Fantastic audio/visual artwork, created by Pedro Ivo Hudson. via Awwwards

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Games Research

Notes on the Principles of Game-like Learning

I just watched a great webinar at Connected Learning with Katie Salen who is a co-author of Rules of Play, and director of the Institute of Play. Below is a recording followed by some notes. Katie Salen: Making Learning Irresistible: 6 Principles of Game-like Learning Key Design Principles How do we to take a theory […]

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Design Findings

An Interactive Guide to Blog Typography

via Sidebar (A daily email digest of the best 5 design links. Highly recommended.)

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Inspiration

Art and entertainment are not terms of type – they…

Art and entertainment are not terms of type – they are terms of intensity.

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Games Research

Educational Games Research

Article: Learning to Play to Learn – Lessons in Educational Game Design by Eric Zimmerman and Nick Fortugno Excellent article summarizing the state of educational games. It addressing the split between educators and developers as well as the importance of using games to communicate process, not raw data: …if your aim is to create a […]

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Findings

Listen to: improv4humans

Excellent podcast with founding member of Upright Citizens Brigade Matt Besser. Each episode features fantastic improvisers who break off into scenes as they discuss miscellaneous topics. Dirty humor is not uncommon, fyi.

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Findings Research

New Experiments in Self-teaching [TED Talk]

Indian education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education – the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we […]

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Web Development

Remove .php from URLs [Snippet]

When making custom sites, I separate my code into various php files that each include a consistent header and footer so that I don’t have to deal with verbose, redundant HTML files. By default you end up with gross URLs like mysite.com/contact.php. Make it mysite.com/contact by adding this to your .htaccess file and replacing index|about|.. […]