What we're pondering this week.
Adam: Ever wish there was an easy way to test your entire color system for contrast and accessibility? Try Hex Naw.
Ben: What is a book? Using the essayist’s exploration of the nature of a book - what is a newspaper or a website?
Gabe: Ballot.fyi is a beautifully designed non-partisan voter guide for California’s upcoming state propositions. I especially love the clever iMessage debate graphics.
Jack: When Google bought DoubleClick in 2007, the company said privacy would be its “number one priority” and they wouldn’t combine data from your browsing history with identifying information they glean from other sources. Today, not so much. Here’s where you can change that for your Google account.
RC: Ulysses, the Mac writing app du jour, is now capable of publishing to any self-hosted WordPress install.
Inndy: It's time for a family reunion.
WE MADE A THING
Our projects, manifest
If you'd like to work with us on improvements to your website or any other project you're planning, get in touch.
Work we admire by our journalism peers
How did NPR provide live transcripts of the past three debates with embedded fact checks and annotations? Tyler Fisher of NPR Visuals provides a brief technical overview of the process, which involved a transcription partner, a Google Apps script, and a team of fact-checkers on a Google Doc. Exemplary work!
Dec 14 - Did you hear? Our News Nerd Book Club meetings will now be held every other month. In December we'll be meeting and talking about Christopher Alexander's Notes on the Synthesis of Form. Read more about it here.
GET A JOB
Good jobs with good people
INN is hiring an operations manager.
Texas Tribune is hiring a data visuals developer.
Mississippi Today is hiring a product/web developer and designer.
Pew Research Center is looking for a web developer.
If you're looking for general jobs in nonprofit news, the main INN newsletter had over 30 job openings this week.Check it out and sign up here if you'd like to get that in your inbox every week. Receiving two newsletters from INN is twice as good as one!
SOME OTHER STUFF
Gather ye rosebuds
LISTEN: The Llama Song.
READ: Seven Stories About Witches. *cackles*
EAT: Soy Sauce Chicken Rice.
Everybody on three! One, two...