The Pipeline #43: Mike Monteiro - 5by5
Tagged with “development” (4)
Marco Arment is “the guy who does everything for Instapaper.” Marco talks about the very practical and personal, origins of Instapaper, arguably one of the most useful apps for the Mac, the iPhone, and yes, very soon, the iPad. Marco reveals his unusual method of beta-testing, explains why graphics aren’t included in Instapaper-processed articles, and what drove his feature set and pricing decisions for the two versions of the program. He also discusses his iPad expectations, and why he thinks it will be important to have an iPad-native version of Instapaper available as soon as possible.
For almost 15 years, Web designers have had a list of 10 "Core Web fonts" to choose from. Many ask, "Why can’t I just download a font file from my Web server the same way I can an image?" Well, actually, you can. The verbiage for font linking is a little different than images, but the syntax for Webfont linking has been around for over 10 years as a part of the CSS standard. Web typography expert Jason Cranford Teague shows you how to apply the principles of fluid typography, to choose, find and use Webfonts and create your unique typographic voice. Come and find out why 2010 is going to be the year of Web typography.
No longer something just big companies do, version control can be just as useful for small teams and even one-man bands. This panel will discuss what tools are available, differing approaches to controversial topics like branching, and whether to use hosted or in-house.
Matt Mullenweg, Automattic / WordPress
Karen Nguyen, Yahoo!
Zach Nies, Rally Software Development
Joe Pezzillo, joepezzillo.com
Derek Scruggs, SurveyGizmo