Lovely long reads
I’ve started to notice some bloody lovely sites when it comes to reading. No tat around them, lots of thought gone into showcasing what’s really important - the words.
Reading All The Books has a lovely collapsing and contracting header, leaving you with a clean white page and plenty of room to read and no distractions: http://readingallthebooks.com
Medium.com has become a new favourite site, the content is great, always delivering something interesting to read from a broad range of backgrounds. The reading experience here again is super simple and works well on on all devices. Will be interesting to see this one develop and what happens if and when the platform goes more public and away from the closed curation.
Narrative.ly is a beautiful idea wrapped in an even more stunning new blogging platform. Narative.ly is all about local stories, universally told with weekly themes and stories added around them. This time a visual header is used to introduce the piece and then again strips everything away to leave the reading.
Six Second Strategy
I needed a little project to refine my Vine skills. Enter - Six Second Strategy. I like the name but will most likely vere off topic, with it becoming more like quotes by intelligent strategist types. It might work nicely after events to sum up the big points.
Already, this little bit of practice has made me realise how much better it is having a tripod or stand for your phone when Vine’ing.
Damn fine Vines
Draw a carrot https://vine.co/v/bU1xpOa1IDA
Saw driver https://vine.co/v/bUjwx7aVl5h
Charlie Brown https://vine.co/v/bQiInhatpWK
Struggling artist https://vine.co/v/b0dVA9wmQI6
Eat cotton https://vine.co/v/bQHrXULBzUd
Playing with your food https://vine.co/v/bPWbDJVlPjT
Winnres of the Tribeca/6-second-video comp
A while back I went along to The Lost Lectures, an interesting evening of talks by people from a variety of backgrounds. This was one of my favourites - who knew there were so many mind controlling parasites out there?
Nobody is watching your Facebook posts…
Real nice talk and a great thought in there about curiosity as the bait for catching humans. Make your content as interesting, informative and useful as possible, capture those curious minds.
Best of the Branded Web - April 2013
Get custom Nike’s based on your favourite Instagram pictures, alternative way to pick your trainers… but it’s a nice site and experience.
I went for a DoorDitch colour way, not sure I’ll be investing in them just yet though.