This folio defines interactive design and development.

Ever see the title “interactive developer” and wonder what that really entails?

Nathan Taylor's website is a treasure trove of interactive tricks and toys that really show off his vast skillset.

From a small Pac-Man munching up letters, to a web audio synth, if you haven't clicked the link yet and checked it out, honestly you're missing out!

Any highlights?

Ascii glyphs, if you need 'em, this site has 'em.

Ever see a close button that uses the letter x rather than the glyph ร—?

Glyphy has you covered on this front. Whether it be the correct ร—, โ˜…, or the elusive ยฉ … all the glyphs are just a click away!

The site is beautifully designed, the url is simple to remember, and it works super cleanly on your phone.

Who made this?

Take a step back and see how other developers do it.

As someone who has been writing code for a long time, I find that I really get stuck in my ways. Over time new editors roll around, new hardware, new everything.

Uses.tech is a fantastic website by Wes Bos, providing an almanac of developers’ websites, linking out to their respective /uses pages.

What is a /uses page?

A “uses” page, in this context, is, as the website describes: a page detailing developer setups, gear, software, and configs. Still confused? Here are a few great examples.

Now, why is that useful? Well, if you're like me and are stuck in your ways, its always healthy to take a breath and see how other people like to work. You just might learn something new!

How can I add myself?

โ€œPlease, Touch the Artworkโ€ brings more puzzling to abstract art.

Belgian game studio, creatively named Studio Waterzooi, have been hard at work on their first title: Please, Touch the Artwork.

Slated for release on iOS, The Google Play store, itch.io, and more.

I have to say, it looks like a wonderful combination of abstract art and a calming, zen gameplay with some puzzling twists.

Looking at the trailer, we can see that every piece of the game, right down to the minimalistic main character, has been inspired by different pieces of art.

Is it out yet?

The best time to start tracking your year is now.

If you're the kind of person who likes beautiful graphs as well as keeping tight track of your life, this project is one for you.

Year in Pixels is a clever Alejandro AR app with a minimalistic design that will allow you to track your mood throughout the year.

For those now looking back at 2019 and worrying about 2020, logging your daily mood is a fantastic way to start your year off right. It not only allows you to spot patterns in your life, but also helps you recognize earlier when you're starting to wear down.

And if you've noticed in the url, the app is built on Glitch! That means you can remix it, changing the design, colors, or whatever you desire.

What Else?

This emoji calendar will brighten your day, every day.

Like emoji? Like to know what date it is? Like to be happy? Perhaps Unicalendar is for you.

The Unicalendar, a minimalistic and optimistic letterpress calendar has everything you need to know, with a beautifully designed flair.

Designer Josh Williams launched the design with a tweet in early December, which was probably the best time to buy it. The second best time is now.

Using emoji to mark specific days on a calendar is a beautiful idea. The Unicalendar includes markings for a lot of important dates, from Valentine's day to Dog Appreciation day.

Tell me about the calendar...