Nerd Alert 98: They opened this email and YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT…

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What we're reading this week.   Adam: Perhaps more than ever, this is a great time to support independent nonprofit watchdog journalism, particularly at the local and state level. If you’re in a position to donate, here’s a handy list of organizations to help you get started.   Ben: Did you know that we here at the INN Nerds Distributed Office™ hold weekly office hours that anyone can join? Join us Fridays from 2-3 p.m. Eastern on your computer screen or telephonic communicator as we answer your questions and talk about random things.

Nerd Alert 97: Happy Thoughts & Puppies

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What we're reading this week.   Adam: About a year ago now, Kelsey Proud wrote that 2016 would be a turning point for public trust in the media. We’ve still got a month and a half. Let’s get to work.   Ben: Play Mario Kart in your browser, implemented mostly through CSS3!

Nerd Alert 96: Steve Zissou Gets Broadband

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What we're reading this week.   Adam: As we start the process of redesigning Largo, I’ve been reading a lot about BEM (block element modifier) CSS patterns to bring more structure to our markup and styles. This post has some great tips regarding common BEM gotchas and how to avoid them.   Ben: Are you voting in the US general election? Read up on ProPublica’s Electionland project and how you can participate, and then send them a text after you’ve voted.

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Busy Week

We announced a new Largo release, launched three new websites using Largo for members or clients and rolled out a new editorial project for INN member, City Limits. Weekend here we come!

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Announcing Largo 0.5.5

This is a big release that we've been working on for the past nine months or so and it includes a lot of great new features we think you'll love as well as a bunch of smaller improvements and bug fixes.