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this is a great approach to tacking pretty much any creative project.

read on at https://medium.com/@wnialloconnor/how-to-build-an-experience-map-5e55b7ee4f32

also relevant: critique is an important part of the design process at https://medium.com/facebook-design/critique-is-an-important-part-of-any-design-process-whether-you-work-as-part-of-a-team-or-solo-ef3dcb299ce3
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yeah more than a little bit +Thomas Jones.

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stylesheet cycling button.

(not sure if i am soothed or maddened by presenting these two gifs this way.)

yesterday +Abigail Markov said a thing about a button to switch between light/dark themes on a webpage. so yesterday i wrote a little script that does it.

the code is a little bit of jquery that cycles through specially marked CSS files in an HTML header, switching them on and off one a time. here i'm only showing two themes but i've tested up to four... i have no idea what the practical upper limit would be. it's a little janky because the entire page redraws the first time you enable a theme. after that, completely smooth. i'm looking into ways to fix that.

for the example this is a little markdown theme i've been working on. i have a bit of work to do on the theme before it really supports this feature, more on that later.

script is here:
https://gist.github.com/shuuki/f7293fed85968df17ed7
(disclaimer: it is buggy and quirky and mostly untested, proceed with caution if you want to play around with it.)
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Max, in my head(room): "Sure, just something I whipped out while my quinoa was cooking...."

I am so envious, sometimes, of people who are a facile at automation and love quinoa.  I cannot prove that +Max Rubenacker loves quinoa, but I would be surprised to find out otherwise.

At various once-upon-a-times, I have been that automation guy, but my skills have become flabby and flaccid over time.

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which do you prefer?

when you are exploring a subject, what do you generally find more compelling?
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Reading text
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Viewing images
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I voted for image because the subject matter is art, but truthfully I need both. I much prefer reading to video, though, unless it is a subject that requires active demonstration.

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noticing after my searches over the past months that this site has come up in results time and time again. it has been an illuminating resource for my exploration in programming.


most recently, meditating on state machines: http://gameprogrammingpatterns.com/state.html
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glorious tools for generative art from one of my favorite twitter users @inconvergent

Sometimes I manage to recreate the phenomenon I set out to create, and sometimes not. More often than not I get something interesting, even if it is not always what I expected.

read all about it http://inconvergent.net/generative/

gif from differential mesh algorithm https://github.com/inconvergent/differential-mesh
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snow day haze
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which do you prefer?

when you get to choose between different colors, what type of colors do you prefer?
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bold colors
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muted colors
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some words about the PREFERENCES collection.

let's make this a thing. the poll format is lots of fun and i have many questions, mostly about small important aspects of design.

i will gather everything up in this collection for reference, so we'll be able to take a look at what we've learned together.

process i'll be using:
- ask a simple question
- present two options
- use clear visuals
- embrace odd comparisons
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the mountain.

by aaron morse, via http://adamthegirl.tumblr.com/post/138680958493
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which do you prefer?

when looking at content on a screen, what type of color scheme do you prefer?
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dark text on light background
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light text on dark background
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Light text on dark background is easier on the eyes, easier on the monitor. 

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snow night daze
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the worlds themselves were not separate entities.

from http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/news/index.php?id=Rock-art-theories-V 

because +p hoge got me thinking
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