Linkalicious Friday: October 22, 2010

    Louis Simoneau

    It’s Friday. You’re tired, I know. The weekend is just around the corner, so what better time for a bit of light browsing? In this spirit, I’ve put together a few of the more interesting links that have floated across my radar this week. Enjoy!

    • The folks over at Campaign Monitor have just released over 100 free HTML email templates by rock star designers (including SitePoint author Elliot Jay Stocks).
    • What do tribespeople in Papua New Guinea have to do with understanding user interactions on the Web? Check out this great talk by Michael Wesch (of The Machine is Us/ing Us fame) from UX Week 2010 to find out.
    • A List Apart’s extensive Survey for People who Make Websites, 2010 edition, is open to the public. The results are published freely (here are the findings from the 2009 survey). So if you want to be a part of what Zeldman calls “the only significant information about web design as a profession published anywhere, by anyone,” fill it out.
    • I missed this when it was first released in August, but Dive into HTML5’s Mark Pilgrim did a great illustrated guide to HTML5 web workers. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s well worth a look.
    • MooTools 1.3 was released last week, so if you’re a MooTools user, be sure to head on over and check it out.
    • Finally, check out this cool set of slides from Sebastian Deterding: Pawned. Gamification and its Discontents. It’s a rebuttal against the Foursquare-inspired trend of websites implementing point, badge, or achievement systems as if they were a magic recipe for user engagement.

    That’s it for this week. Have a good weekend, everyone!