The very Best of the “A List Apart” Summer Reading Issue 2012

A List Apart published a Summer Reading Issue containing 26 articles from their back catalog of 355 ALA issues. Remember that guys are publishing their vision of the web since beginning 1999!

The following selection contains only a few of the 26 articles from that summer reading issue list, it’s my fastly picked list of personal favorits:

  1. A Dao of Web Design — John Allsopp (ALA 58, 2000)
  2. Good Designers Redesign, Great Designers Realign — Cameron Moll (ALA 206, 2005)
  3. Web Standards for E-books — Joe Clark (ALA 302, 2010)
  4. Fluid Grids — Ethan Marcotte (ALA 279, 2009)
  5. Responsive Web Design — Ethan Marcotte (ALA 306, 2010)
  6. On Web Typography — Jason Santa Maria (ALA 296, 2009)
  7. More Meaningful Typography — Tim Brown (ALA 327, 2011)
  8. The Discipline of Content Strategy — Kristina Halvorson (ALA 274, 2008)
  9. The Wisdom of Community — Derek Powazek (ALA 283, 2009)

4 from the 12th week: Free Android OS, Nameplate sites creator, Vintage logos & Book platform

  • Free Your Android!: While a lot of people try to get control of the most stuff on their desktops and notebooks, we tend to give away lot of control and freedom when it comes to smartphones. This campaign can help you to regain control of your Android device and your data. It collects information about running an Android system as free as possible and tries to coordinate the efforts in this area.
  • PubwichFork 2.0: I’m a little proud that I didn’t miss my own deadline for the final 2.0 release of PubwichFork. It is a PHP application that aggregates your Social Web and Social Media content, to publish it on one single page. You could use it to create a personal profile page or professional nameplate site.
  • Black/White vintage logos: A Flickr set of digitized company logos published by The Trade Mark Title Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1910-1913. These volumes are in the public domain, and they are great as source for inspiration.
  • Booktype: Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes. Create books on your own or with others via an easy-to-use web interface. Build a community around your content with social tools and use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences. You can use Booktype as SaaS, or you download the application to install it on your own server.