Barry Frost

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Tagged #guardian

Bye bye Mongo, Hello Postgres

The Guardian’s switch from Mongo to Postgres on AWS. Good explanation of their careful approach.

Guardian Pairing Tests

Used by the Guardian during their developer recruitment process

How the Guardian uses GitHub to audit GitHub

Uses a bot to find users within an org without 2FA, a full name and someone responsible for them.


Built The Guardian’s Facebook app

Guardian's travel and holiday website list

Today's Guardian (Phil Gyford’s website)

…and here’s creator Phil’s background to why he built it.

Today's Guardian

A completely different way of reading The Guardian online, more like the printed newspaper with a sense of reading from a beginning to the end. Less friction and interruptions too.

Guardian Soulmates mobile

Soulmates now has a mobile-friendly template set with cut-down but useful functionality

Charlotte Read

Freelance London-based designer (as of March 2009). Lovely portfolio and recent work for the Guardian.

Four crowdsourcing lessons from the Guardian’s (spectacular) expenses-scandal experiment

Plus background on the site itself: Guardian using Django and EC2 for the first time on a project.

Designing consistency

A peak into the Guardian’s pleasingly pedantic style guide for tables used on its sites (Not sure why the document title is “How designers make even their bug reports look beautiful”?)

Children's art offers unique perspective on climate change

Brilliant. Some wag has slipped a Goatse tribute into a gallery of children’s artwork representing climate change in the Guardian… unless, er, this is for real?

Social networks are growing in niches

The examples in the article look very weak, but the basic idea seems a winner

Charlie Brooker: Nightclubs are hell

Oh God yes. “It’s not enough to pretend you’re having fun in the club any more - you’ve got to pretend you’re having fun in your Flickr gallery, and your friends’ Flickr galleries” » Guardian Unlimited’s new look: Some background on templating

Technical background to the new homepage

Comment is free: Charlie Brooker

Charlie’s Guardian columns. Full of bile. Nice