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Reinforcing Good Web Development by Visiting the Best Worst Websites

The web is full of beautiful websites that have a pixel perfect design, great usability, and cutting edge features. There are lots of examples of how to do web development right out there, but there are also some amazing examples of what not to do.

Below are a dozen websites that are so unique that you can’t help but ogle at them. Some haven’t been updated since the 90s while others are updated daily and their retro design is either intentional or good enough for them.

Ling’s Cars

Ling's Cars

If you haven’t been to Ling’s cars then you’re in for a treat. Ling has arguably the best website on the internet if you’re going for that shock and awe factor. Ling’s Cars is over the top but it works for Ling.

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Week In Review: Nerdery Tech Content for July 15th-19th

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Friday Links: Why Do Programmers Work at Night?

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The Life & Death of the American Arcade

The Verge has a fascinating (and long) read, “For Amusement Only: the life and death of the American arcade.”

“The crash of 1983 nearly killed off the entire video game industry. It wasn’t just arcades that suffered, though this marks the beginning of their very steep and permanent decline. History has told us that the rise of home gaming killed off arcades, and so our own laziness is to blame. To an extent, of course, that’s true. If this were a history of video games, it would be time to talk about Nintendo, and the epic release of the revolutionary NES console in 1985. This event reinvigorated a decimated industry, and ultimately gave birth to the video games ecosystem we all still live in. But that didn’t happen until 1985, and so it wasn’t technology that killed off the arcade, not to begin with. It’s fair to concede that the arcade, already dying, was allowed to stay dead because we were all happily gaming at home by the time anybody noticed that all of the actual arcades were disappearing, and fast.”

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Live-Action Toy Story

While you probably don’t have an hour or so to sit and watch this live-action remake of Toy Story, you only need to spend a couple of minutes watching to see how amazing it is.

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Friday Links: Justice League of Defaced American Currency

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Robots playing Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’

It’s Monday, so why not some heavy metal awesomeness? Found on Boing Boing.

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Friday Links: Most Visited Wikipedia Pages & More

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The Sloppiest Sci-Fi Movie Science Violations Of 2012

Popular Science has a delicious list of nerdery regarding sloppy science in Sci-Fi movies. Calling out movies like “Looper,” “Skyfall,” and “The Avengers” they rank the violations from mild to maddening. It’s a fun little list they got there.

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Friday Links: The See Ya Next Year Edition

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