Dear reader, before the Essence of a web week series will take a fortnight's summer break, - here is this week's selection. Enjoy!
Food for thought
App Cubby: The Sparrow Problem
David Barnard tries to shed some light into the current state of app development and coining the term the "Sparrow Problem" in the process.
Forbes: Can You Judge A Company By Its Homepage?
To keep an open mind the idiom "Don't judge a book by its cover" is certainly a great reminder but does this also apply for websites? This article takes a look at popular news sites and how their company's mission statements are reflected on their homepage.
Drupalize.Me: New series: Display Suite for Drupal 7
One module we love to bits when developing a new site is Display Suite. If you want to control the fields of your entities in a reusable way this module is an absolute must have! Over on Drupalize.me they are starting a new video tutorial series on this module and if you don't use it yet - take the time a dive in to this amazing Drupal resource.
Guardian: Could you be a medallist?
With the Olympic games starting today so some content following that theme seems appropriate. The British newspaper the Guardian has created a nice way to get an understanding what it takes to win a gold medal at the games.
Kyoto based web designer Kazuyuki Motoyama has created a neat symbol web font which might be handy if you need common web symbols as a character someday.