Links for 4th March 2010

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Type Tips—short, quick tips on all things web typography

    Some really sound and simple tips.

    Tagged with: web-devdesignlayouttypographyCSSHTML

  2. The Post-Punk Pendulum, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Labels

    "Clearly none of this really matters, especially if you’re like me and you prefer to take bands on a case-by-case basis. I can’t say definitively I like post-punk music, because there are bands I love who might meet the specifications, and there are also bands I don’t.<br />
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    Where labeling music comes in handy is in drawing comparisons, especially in the digital age when it’s far simpler to discover whether you’re really going to enjoy something before actually spending your money on it. Artists frequently stream entire albums in advance of their official drop date, and even after it’s out, one can always sample bits and pieces on file-sharing services like iTunes. And, let’s face it, there’s a whole lot of grey area stuff happening out there, too. Music leaks like the bathroom sink in two consecutive Manhattan apartments a friend of mine has lived in."

    Tagged with: musicgenreslabelsdefinitionscriticismutilitysubculturescience-fiction

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