Awesome map of San Francisco with streets colored by slope. It’s good to know this when trying to get around the city on a bike.
The Steepest Streets In San Francisco 1. Bradford above Tompkins (41% grade) 2. Romolo between Vallejo and Fresno (37.5% grade) 3. Prentiss between Chapman and Powhattan (37% grade) 4. Nevada above Chapman (35% grade) 5. Baden above Mangels (34% grade) * 6. Ripley between Peralta and Alabama (31.5% grade) 7. 24th between De Haro and Rhode Island (31.5% grade) 8. Filbert between Hyde and Leavenworth (31.5% grade) 9. 22nd between Vicksburg and Church (31.5% grade) 10. Broadway above Taylor (31% grade) 11. 23rd above Carolina (31% grade)
Source: Stephen Von Worley. Notes: Ranked by maximum grade, as of February 2010. Ties are broken by the length of maximum slope. * Crude, single lane pseudo-street
Peter Vidani on the Evolution of the Tumblr Dashboard
Ministry of Design senior minister Peter Vidani lays hands on every aspect of Tumblr’s visual and usage aesthetic. Initially contracted to work on theme creation, he came aboard full-time in 2009 and has steadily advanced his design philosophy of utility and simplicity. One of his primary, perpetual obsessions could be considered the real face of Tumblr: the Dashboard.
I learned countless things at Apple, but the most important skill I acquired was the ability to simply take a set of extremely polished designs—sometimes designs I’d easily consider to be the best I’d made in my life—and throw them away, trash them entirely, and start over. It’s where truly great design is born. Since my time at Apple I’ve done this many, many times, and it has always resulted in incredible progress. You have to learn to kill your babies, mercilessly. They’re just pixels. You can do better.