Nerd Alert 93: I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out


What we're pondering this week.

  Adam: This older post on using comment count/quality as a success metric came across my radar this week. It’s specifically about business blogging but has a number of great points that are applicable to news/media sites as well.

  Ben: Data visualizations require a lot of skill to draw by hand, but by interfacing your arm muscles with a computer’s plotting library by way of some electronic shocks, you too can become an expert plotter.

  Gabe: James Rauhut reviewed 50 portfolios from Reddit’s /r/webdev in 3 days. What did he learn?

  Jack: Have you noticed that the BBC website performs exceedingly fast? How did they get to that level of performance? Go with the flow.

  Julia: Some examples of the power of CSS:  You Might Not Need JavaScript. Many functional UI components – like sliders, tabs, and even scroll indicators – can be accomplished with HTML and SCSS alone.

  RC: WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” checks for broken links, saves your content as you type, streamlines updates, and makes a number of developer-related enhancements to Multisite.

  Inndy: Uh oh.


Our projects, manifest


This week we launched Rivard Report's newly redesigned website using Largo. Take a look at the multimedia widget, patterns, and more.

Interested in contributing to Largo? Check out the stuff left to do before the next release.


Work we admire by our journalism peers


INN member Center for Public Integrity has been publishing several stories featuring fantastic graphics and data reporting. Check out stories about 22 polluters that emit some of the most toxic compounds in the country, thebillionaire who spent more than a trillion dollars on Trump's campaign, and which states have been bombarded by political TV ads. Great work!


Come learn with us

Oct 14-15 - A reminder that the Sunlight Foundation's TransparencyCamp will be taking place today and tomorrow in Cleveland. INN's Adam Schweigert and Ben Keith will be there Saturday. Hope to see you there!

OpenNews is working on publishing the first draft of an open-source playbook. SIgn up to help out here.


Good jobs with good people

INN is hiring a program director and an operations manager.

PublicSource is looking for a development director and environmental reporter.

Better Government Association is looking for an investigative journalist.

If you're looking for general jobs in nonprofit news, the main INN newsletter had 32 job openings this week.Check it out and sign up here if you'd like to get that in your inbox every week. Receiving two newsletters from INN is twice as good as one!


Gather ye rosebuds

LISTEN: Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq's latest record Redemption.

WATCH: Omelette.

EAT: Posole. ¡Qué rico!

DRINK: Widow’s Kiss.

It's time to go home.