Launching in 2015: A Certificate Authority to Encrypt the Entire Web | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The need to obtain, install, and manage certificates from [the bureaucracy that manages secure server certificates] is the largest reason that sites keep using HTTP instead of HTTPS. In our tests, it typically takes a web developer 1-3 hours to enable encryption for the first time. The Let’s Encrypt project is aiming to fix that by reducing setup time to 20-30 seconds.
~ Electronic Frontier Foundation

fiveminutes.gs

FiveMinutes.gs pushes the boundaries of what is possible using existing mobile browser technologies. Grab your favorite tablet, put on some headphones, and prepare to be pulled into this immersive experience.

Note: Contains strong language.

Create a custom PowerPoint template – The Creative Edge

Start in Illustrator by creating a new document: File > New. I recommend starting by setting the dimensions to the default PowerPoint size of 10 x 7.5 inches or 720 x 540px, a 4:3 aspect ratio. Additionally, you should determine whether or not your client is also going to need a 16:9 template, the other standard aspect ratio for PowerPoint.

via Create a custom PowerPoint template – The Creative Edge.

MetricsGraphics.js

MetricsGraphics.js is a library built on top of D3 that is optimized for visualizing and laying out time-series data. It provides a simple way to produce common types of graphics in a principled, consistent and responsive way. The library currently supports line charts, scatterplots and histograms as well as features like rug plots and basic linear regression. via MetricsGraphics.js

DigitalOcean Is Now the Third Largest Hosting Provider, WordPress Droplets Account for 23%

At the end of October, Netcraft reported that “more than 23% of the active sites hosted at DigitalOcean are running WordPress, compared with less than 10% of all other active sites around the world.”

Netcraft reports that DigitalOcean is currently netting more than 68,000 new customers per month. In general, developers seem to appreciate the speed of deployment, the simplicity of the hosting interface, and the API for managing droplets and resources.

~ WP Tavern.