Archive for the 'History' Category

Watch the alphabet evolve right before your very eyes!

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 28th, 2011

Ever wondered why the our alphabet looks they way it does? In this wonderful animation by Prof. Robert Fradkin (the animation may be by Charlie Seljos for Dr. Fradkin), you can watch how the alphabet has evolved over time from Phoenician characters to what we use today. Letters transform, flip, and move to different places. […]

Profound changes to web design or just better application of the same principles?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on June 21st, 2011

Content is king. Long live the king! Livemint argues that profound changes are “afoot… that may require a rethink of the established norms of design and development.” They suggest that RSS feedreaders and tools that re-author web pages to strip design from content (like Instapaper and Readability) along with apps that redesign the content in […]