From The Verge: Random House Blends Computer Gaming with Interactive Fiction

Book publisher, Random House UK, has created an interactive, choose-your-adventure novel, Black Crown, where the reader is “asked a series of questions, presumably to help the game get a sense of your personality, and then you’ll be thrust into a number of odd predicaments, each also apparently a part of the interview.” The game is also said to be “incredibly disturbing” as the character has to deal with anything from “mutilated pigs to a constantly changing outfit.”

Written by Rob Sherman, Black Crown does have an ending, but the way it ends depends on the route the character takes.

Source: The Verge

From The Next Web: Tablets Popularity Fast Outreaching Desktops

According to the 2013 Internet Trend reports, tablet devices are expected to outsell desktop and laptop devices this year and completely outsell PC’s by 2015. Part of this has to do with “Tablets are not only going to be more prolific, they are going to be smaller,” and therefore more compact and easier to carry around.

On the flip side, because of the tablet’s decreasing size, there seems to be less productivity. Experts predict that notebook sales will increase because people will still want the portability that a tablet can offer, but need a platform on which they can actually work.

Source: The Next Web and ReadWrite

From My Modern Met: A How-To Guide for Navigating NYC in Gif Form

My Modern Met recently released an article showcasing a gif set created by artist Nathan Pyle with the goal of enlightening newcomers of tips and etiquette for navigating New York City. Pyle, originally from Dayton, OH, understands that the adjustment from a small-ish city to a larger city can be a little tricky sometimes.

“Making a simple GIF is one of the best ways to get information out on the Internet,” Pyle told The Huffington Post, which has also featured several of his witty gifs. Ultimately, Pyle would like to create an entire etiquette book, but for now we can enjoy the new gifs he creates.

From Smashing Magazine: Making the Most of White Space in HTML and CSS

Wondering how to make the most of your white space on your web page? Smashing Magazine released an article with tips on reducing the amount of white space in your HTML and/or CSS code and using it to your advantage on your web page. One key point to remember is indenting.

“[W]henever something is nested, you indent, so that it’s clear where everything is in the markup’s hierarchy. With simple HTML nesting, the content in the <head> section is often neglected, but keeping the nesting consistent here, too, is good practice.” Read other helpful tips for making HTML and CSS easier and more manageable.