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
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
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
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
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.