☰ Breaking down Amazon’s mega dropdown

I discovered that some weeks ago. Simple yet effective. Apart from that I really like that the images in the second level of the navigation always stick out a bit. Loosens everything up a bit. (via)

☰ 3Doodler: The World's First 3D Printing Pen

3Doodler is the world’s first and only 3D Printing Pen. Using ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers), 3Doodler draws in the air or on surfaces. It’s compact and easy to use, and requires no software or computers. You just plug it into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes.

That’s just incredible. Make sure to take a look at the video they provide, it looks absolutely unreal.

☰ Responsive Typography Demo

Responsive design and typography that doesn’t care how big your browser window is. It just measures how far your face is away from your screen. Cool. (via)

☰ Instagram introduces feed on the web

Kevin Systrom:

However, to make Instagram even more accessible to our growing community, at the end of last year we started to expand to the desktop web, giving you the ability to see profiles from instagram.com. To continue that path, as of today, you can now browse your Instagram feed on the web – just like you do on your mobile device. Go to instagram.com and log in to your account to give it a try.

Yeah!

☰ Louie Mantia on App Icons

Louie Mantia:

While there is much to be said about designing apps, it can vary wildly between different products, companies, and people. If there is any constant in the process of designing an app, it’s the app icon. Everyone must have one.

Worth a read.

☰ The most interesting podcast you'll hear all week

It’s the first episode with the co-founder and director of video game development at Valve, Gabe Newell! In this episode he sits down with Chris, Chloe, Wil Wheaton and Robin Walker and David Sawyer to talk all things video games!

The folks over at the Nerdist Podcast visited Valve and talked to Gabe Newell. Not once, but twice. The first part is about Valve, Gabe and Games, the second about Valve as a company. Very interesting and definitely worth to hear. Gabe Newell seems like an awesome guy.

☰ The World’s Most Amazing Animals in One App

Experience the world’s most amazing animals in one app — together. This interactive experience brings you closer to the stories of elephants, whales, rhinos and other fascinating species. Discover their lives and the work of WWF in a way you’ve never seen before. Try out “tiger vision,” stay as still as the polar bear during a hunt, and chop the panda’s bamboo. New species stories — which you can fold and share with the world — are added regularly.

Beautiful.