Sat 29 Jun 2019
With the poetic beauty that we’ve come to expect from Jeremy Keith over the years, what could have been a more lovely way to start the day than how the last one ended. Alla Kholmatova gave a brilliantly unforgettable closing talk at Patterns Day 1 and she was back to open Patterns day 2.
Mon 17 Jun 2019
This website has a lot of free videos about digital painting that seem very good.
Fri 14 Jun 2019
The premise of AR Bookmarks is to add links to the real world. So that is what I did. In hindsight I see that was the wrong approach, technically. By using the name field of ARAnchor, I was able add the URL of the bookmark into the position in real world but when it came to adding a title I wasn't able to. So for a long time all bookmarks had a long URL whenever you tried to see what site they point towards. While that worked in the MVP sense of "get everything working to some extent", I prefer the MVP sense of "a small amount done well" so I knew it couldn't launch like that.
You know that feeling where you've done something but it isn't quite ready to show anyone? It's 14th June 2019 today and I wrote the first blog post about AR Bookmarks in September 2018. It's not ready to use yet, but it's getting close so I finally feel I can publish those early posts. I should have done it straight away but didn't want to put out vapourware.
Tue 04 Jun 2019
In this blog post Manuel Matuzovic explains how to build a website that proves accessibility checkers cannot be trusted to find all issues.
The moral of this story is automated accessibility checkers can fail and you should always manually test your external tools not just the product you're working on.
Tue 21 May 2019
This is a brilliant WebGL fluid simulation, shows how beautiful the output of code can be!
Fri 17 May 2019
This is a brilliant web app for turning black and white images to colour, works very well!
Thu 16 May 2019
This blog post by our product owner on 111 online, Steve Bellerby, explains how we try to make the website inclusive.
Wed 01 May 2019
This is a very good video by Craig Perko about improving architecture of games in Unity using events and mixins.