links for 2011-07-15

  • Math is beautiful. Does that sound a little strange? I sure thought so when I first started designing. Math is so rigid and often times boring, or so I thought. You would be surprised to find out that most aesthetically pleasing designs, works of art, objects and even people have math in common. Specifically the Golden Ratio, also known as the divine proportion, which is designated by the Greek letter ? (phi). This tutorial will cover the anatomy and layout of a website and how the Golden Ratio relates.
  • Microsoft, what have you done? You've only gone and leaked your social-networking site, Tulalip, haven't you? Bad boy—get back in your cage! After taking it down, Microsoft wrote that it was "mistakenly published to the web." Riiiight.

    The details about Tulalip were published to another site, Socl.com (which was registered by Microsoft back in 1998) and were quickly yanked before they updated it with the following message:

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