Useful Links: Content Ideas, Beauty Pageant, Date Input

I saw this tweeted by Kristina Halvorson, so I took a look. It’s a tool to help you generate ideas for new content for your blog, called Content Strategy Generator. It works through Google Drive.

To Increase Women’s Participation, They Added a Beauty Pageant. Good grief!

Date input in HTML5: Restricting dates, and a thought for working around limitations is from Tiffany B. Brown.

Useful Links: 10 Thinkers, HTML5 templates, cultural narratives

The CNN 10: Thinkers is an inspirational and fascinating look at ten thinkers in the field of technology. The first thing I noticed about the list was that it is not all white males. The second thing I noticed was – wow! these people are amazing. Hat tip to @redcrew for bringing the post to my attention.

Speckyboy has several free responsive HTML5 templates available. You might want one for yourself or to give students something to start with on a class project.

Oh, wow, I think someone at The New York Times Magazine has been listening to me. The article I Am Woman, Watch Me Hack deals with this: One theory about why so few women go into computer science says it has less to do with innate capabilities and more to do with cultural narratives, like “CSI” and “Bones”.

The Future Starts Here

Now AOL is getting into the web series game with an AOL original series from Tiffany Shlain called The Future Starts Here. This 8 episode series is mostly about technology. Topics like information overload, tech etiquette, robots, and the creative process are included.

Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain, creator of The Future Starts Here

Here’s the first episode. Most last from 3 to 6 minutes, so you can watch all 8 in less than an hour.

Useful Links: Webfont icons, Hummingbird, Gender gap map

Responsive Webfont Icons at Web Standards Sherpa gives you all the details on making your icons responsive.

How Will Google Hummingbird Impact Links? Here Are 6 Ways is at Search Engine Land.

A Map of the Gender Gap in Science Around the Globe. There’s no data from the U.S. on this map, which is a problem, but it’s interesting.