An appreciation of 10 years of Daring Fireball AUG 13 2012
Daring Fireball turns 10 years old today and Robinson Meyer has an appreciation at The Atlantic.
Gruber's best when he's writing about perfection, excellence and what it takes to achieve either. He can describe eight iPhone Twitter clients, or the software limitations of the iPad, and evince a common sense of aesthetic. His voice can be muscular and rigorous. The man's clearly animated by a hatred of everything he knows to be BS.
I share Meyer's assertion that Apple's "engorge[ment] as a company" has slightly flattened the site's tires, but Daring Fireball remains my favorite blog, a spot it has held for several years now.
Now here's a look at how DF's design has changed over the years, presented in animated GIF form:
Update: I love this analysis of DF's content over the years, especially the visualization of the shift in interest from desktop to mobile.