The word charrette is French for “cart” or “chariot”. In the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the 19th century, it was not unusual for student architects to continue working furiously in teams at the end of the allotted term, up until a deadline, when a charrette would be wheeled among the students to pick up their work for review while they, each working furiously to apply the finishing touches, were said to be working en charrette, in the cart. Émile Zola depicted such a scene of feverish activity, a nuit de charrette or charrette night, in L’Œuvre (serialized 1885, published 1886), his fictionalized account of his friendship with Paul Cézanne. The term metamorphosed into the current design-related usage in conjunction with working right up until a deadline.Charrette | Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because I write a lot and hack a bit, my “one application”, in the Joel Spolsky sense, is a text editor. And because I am a “the computer is a door, not a box” guy, I’ve always treated Save, Distribute, and Backup as a single operation.The Setup | Clay Shirky
To introduce Webmaker, I decided to put together a presentation using Thimble, one of the Webmaker tools. It’s a 3D effort that’s built on the power of CSS3 transformations using the impress.js framework. Check it out:
I’m really pleased with how it turned out and learned some things along the way! If you want to remix it (and please do - make it better!) then just hit the green ‘Remix!’ button at the top right after you’ve clicked through.
Useful links from our sessions can be found here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/OPPI-links