Pottermore: Is New J.K. Rowling Website Good for Readers? – TIME

[W]hen you read, it’s your brain that’s generating all that data. That’s hard work. Your brain makes all the props and sets, does the voices and renders all those fancy digital effects. When you read, you’re truly collaborating with the author — it’s not a passive experience; it’s an active one that binds you to the book you’re reading in a way no other medium can. It’s hard. It’s work.…

Announcing the Publication of Web Writing Style Guide Version 1.0 | Writing Spaces

A collaborative, open-source writing guide. The writing sprint is over, and Web Writing Style Guide Version 1.0 is now available. While written for undergraduate writing students, Web Writing Style Guide could be useful to anyone wanting to learn how to write for the web. Topics in this lengthy guide include–but are not limited to– strategies for effective blogging, tweeting, and wiki writing an overview of visual design and photo manipulation…

Blender 2.58 Released

After finishing my work for the school year, I have been spending lots of my free time developing my 3D design skills with Blender 3D. The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.58. This is the second stable release of the Blender 2.5 series, representing the culmination of many years of redesign, development and stabilizing work.  We name this version “Stable” not only because it’s…

paidContent – Mobile

It must have sounded like a great idea to someone at News Corp (NSDQ: NWS) at the time: “Hey, I know how we can sell more subscriptions through the New York Post iPad App! Let’s block access through iPad Safari and make them go to the app instead.” What they should have heard: “Hey, let’s make our editorial content as inaccessible and irrelevant as possible and send iPad users to…