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News, Links, and Resources 23/12/2011

December 23, 2011

Composing the New Canon: Music, Harmony, Proportion

‘There are some obvious and notable similarities between music and visual design. Both can convey mood and evoke emotion but, even under close scrutiny, how they do that remains to a great extent mysterious. Each has formal qualities or parts that can be abstracted, analysed and discussed, often using the same terminology: composition, harmony, rhythm, repetition, form, theme; even colour, texture and tone.’

Facebook Is Making Us Miserable

‘Facebook’s explosive rate of growth and recent product releases, such as the prominent Newsticker, Top Stories on the newsfeed, and larger photos have all been focused on one goal: encouraging more sharing. As it turns out, it’s precisely this hyper-sharing that is threatening our sense of happiness.’

Typography Effects with CSS3 and jQuery

Mobify Blog – Googlebot Now Crawls Smartphone Sites

Optimizing your Website for Social User Experience

How to Make Your Website More Accessible

Usability Tips and Tools for the Visually Impaired on the Web

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