Friday, May 27, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Review: Jaybird Freedom

Review: Jaybird Freedom
The best wireless running headphones are back with a more compact, more sensible design. The post Review: Jaybird Freedom appeared first on WIRED.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dramatically overhauled plans unveiled for Preston Bus Station

John Puttick Associates has significantly revised its designs for a new youth centre at Preston Bus Station, a transport hub in northern England that has become an icon of Brutalist architecture (+ slideshow). (more…)

Fabric-cast concrete is the construction method of the future, say designers

Designers Ron Culver and Joseph Sarafian have developed a method of casting concrete in Lycra stretched by robotic arms, which they believe could be used to create radical new architectural forms (+ movie). (more…)

The Safari Problem With SVG Sprites (Now Fixed)


Update (19.05.2016): The bug was just fixed by Antti Koivisto and has landed in the current update of iOS (9.3.2) and Safari for OS X 9.1.1 (11601.6.17). When a user visits a site using a SVG sprite in a browser with an empty cache, the sprite is cached and will not be loaded multiple times any longer. You'll find more details here (in German), and Sven Wolfermann's results before and after the iOS update.

Using external SVG sprite maps to deliver lossless scalable vector images is widely used in responsive web design today and well-supported by tools like svg4everybody.

The Problem With Using SVG-Sprites

At German newspaper Zeit Online, we embraced this technique quite a lot. However, we recently changed this workflow back to completely inlining the SVG into the HTML owing to a bug in Apple's Safari browsers (mobile since iOS 9.3, in Mac OS X since Safari 9.1) – the same way GitHub is doing with its octicons.

The post The Safari Problem With SVG Sprites (Now Fixed) appeared first on Smashing Magazine.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Brooklyn sees boom in architecture and design jobs

Brooklyn has seen a sharp jump in the number of architecture and design jobs, according to new figures that show creative employment has almost doubled in the borough over four years. (more…)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Celebrate May the 4th With WIRED's Best Star Wars Videos

Celebrate May the 4th With WIRED's Best Star Wars Videos
This May the Fourth learn how to make a stormtrooper figurine breakdance, get the 411 on BB-8, and start saving for a custom-built fighting lightsaber. The post Celebrate May the 4th With WIRED's Best Star Wars Videos appeared first on WIRED.