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We have a few editorial sites that you might want to check out:
http://www.bu.edu/research/ Highlights: http://www.bu.edu/research/articles/mapmaker-matchmaker-suchi-gopal-power-of-maps/http://www.bu.edu/research/articles/autism/http://www.bu.edu/research/articles/behind-the-vapor/
I've been experimenting with this technique lately.
I don't believe this is a very good solution. The main WP title should stay clean for use in the Admin, RSS, tag, etc. I would rather implement an additional title field in the admin and allow tags or some other HTML element to signify breaks, then that "Editorial Title" can be output on the page.
For several of my editorial sites we already implement similar alternate title fields for things such as a short story title or a combined hed/dek title.
It would be worth exploring options other than an actual tag to indicate breaks since at different breakpoints that title should probably break at different points
check out: http://www.mapstylr.com/ much better than Google's style wizard tool
This is a very interesting area of design right now... lots of great work going on by teams all over from National Geographic to the NY Times. I love the work being done at The Verge, Polygon and the Guardian as well. I think a lot of it is still experimental right now as we all test different ideas and find things that work, ideas and designs that readers respond well to and redefine how stories are told.
Here are a few pieces we've worked on recently from Bostonia magazine:
China This is a large three part series the team just recently published about students from China coming to the US. There are numerous interactive elements within the stories that contain "sub-stories" and multimedia content on everything from picking an english name to cuisine. http://www.bu.edu/bostonia/winter-spring14/china/
Cons & the Connoisseur:http://www.bu.edu/bostonia/fall13/wine/
BU Today is our daily (weekdays) news publication and so the pace is a bit different than Bostonia...but we still are experimenting with different ways to tell stories, various multimedia, interactions, layout and so forth.
Thanks for the suggestions Sean. I've actually looked into Campaign Monitor, Active Campaign, Sendy and most of the other large ones. And I agree in a lot of cases sending through them is better for staying off blacklists but unfortunately not everyone is able to do that. Some companies and organizations are large enough that email is sent internally to tens of thousands and so it never even goes out of an internal network.
I hate to have to reinvent the wheel and build an entire responsive email newsletter builder when so many have done such a good job at it.
I'm planning to head into Boston and take some photos of my wife in a park and around the city. She's 16 weeks pregnant and just starting to show so it should be a nice opportunity to capture some photos while shopping for maternity clothes.
I'll also spend some time on my side project and some probono branding and website work for a single mom starting a business.
Maybe hit up a farmers market before it gets too cold.
Thanks! Glad to hear you like it. Editr.js looks really interesting too, I'll have to check it out.
Hmm, I'll check out the bug in Parallels, I haven't tested it much on Windows since the site was kind of rushed over the weekend. I've been building the app all summer and wanted to finally start to share it since I was getting close to finishing it.
I've been working on a few apps for designers in my spare time to learn a bit of Node.js combined with desktop software development. The first is getting close to being finished and I wanted to share it. It is a small helper tool for designers to quickly publish mockups to their own server.
I've never liked pushing my design work to a 3rd party service so I've always created HTML files with different layouts to present flat jpegs of designs. The HTML files simulate a native experience and let the client look at the design without me worrying if they are viewing the design full size or zoomed out too much. Then I manually link each of these up to a table of contents type page with all of the different wireframes, page layouts etc. But it gets tedious and I decided to template it and create a small app to help.
The app will let you add projects, each with a url path to your server. Then you can just drop your jpg for each layout into the window and it will generate HTML/CSS based on the image dimensions, you can select a few options to align the layout or specify a mobile/tablet wrapper graphic and then click upload and it will push it to your server. I'm adding in support for per-project templates...so branding and so forth can be customized per project. The app will let you specify a revision so that it can group them in the table of contents file that your client sees linking to each version of the designs to keep things nice and organized.
I just want to solve a few pain points in my workflow that I have and maybe help some others in the process. I love that we have the tools and resources these days to be able to tackle building our own tools that work for us instead of relying on industry giants to put out design tools. After this project I'll be playing around with some ideas for building better sitemaps.
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