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Putting It On (The) Line


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Last week I had an interesting conversation about tech literacy, and specifically about reading versus doing. Here’s the basic problem, as I see it: until you code, you don’t know the awesome things code can do. Until you know the awesome things code can do, you don’t want to learn to code Hence a growing

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Responsify This


  Last year, on January 8, the Texas Tribune went responsive. I wrote about the “opt-in” process I designed to get us started; in the year that followed, I’ve been in charge of opting in the remaining parts of the site.  Sometimes it has gone smoothly; other times, not so much. The sheer number of responsification

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The Stupid Stupid Mobile Webkit Bug


I mentioned the bug in my last post, and I’m trying to write more about coding, so I thought I’d expand on what happened. If you recall, I’ve been working on a footnote UI demo for a piece of writing I needed to put online. For the site itself, all I had to do was drop

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Fiddling With Footnotes


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Note: If you’re more interested in the tech side than me philosophizing about notes,  I don’t blame you, and you can jump to the techier section. The Inspiration I’ve been experimenting with a footnote interface lately. Well, maybe they’re not footnotes, technically, since footnotes have to live at the bottom of pages and we’re not supposed

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How We Built a (Fun) Voting App


At the beginning of May, the Texas Tribune tech team met with editors and reporters to plan a rate-your-legislator app that would feel more like a game than a political poll. The game was released on May 27 and taken offline the next day after polling ended. Our team recounts how they made it happen.

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