// 29.Aug.2009


One of the joys of web-browsing is discovering those little gems that manage to captivate and hold your attention for hours on end. It’s a rare website indeed that has the sort of stickiness that keeps you browsing even when your eyes are watering and your head is splitting from raw fatigue.

yay!everyday is one such website. It’s purpose is to “share things we like and want everyone to know about [and] in sharing the inspiration, website and artist behind the work.”

The website is also notable for its presentation and navigation. I particularly like that one can navigate through their pages using the keyboard (“k” for the previous page and “j” for the next). It’s a little thing, but it’s a neat and useful addition to very cool website.

Check it out.

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9 Comments for “yay!everyday”

  1. This is really fun. Thanks!

  2. It really is a wonderful website isn’t it? It’s a real time-sink though, I’ve lost hours and hours browsing through it. Definitely going to be one worth keeping an eye on.

    In a similar vein, take a look at FFFFOUND! if you don’t already know it Noah.

  3. The only problem with it so far is that it won’t let me subscribe to specific categories. I’m only interested in the photography. I wonder if I could cook something up with Yahoo Pipes.

    Also, yeah, I’ve seen FFFFOUND! before, but I just took the opportunity to subscribe to the front page. Filed under my “Noise” category though, so we’ll see how it fares.

  4. I’d be interested to see what you come up with Noah. I’ve never touched Yahoo Pipes myself and only have the vaguest ideas of it’s potential and usefulness, so I’d really like to see how you do it (because that sort of thing would be really handy to me).

    Personally I wouldn’t subscribe to either yay!everyday or FFFFOUND! I get way too much stuff coming into my RSS reader as it is, without adding something so busy (especially FFFFOUND!, where something new seems to get published every single millisecond).

    I will keep both sites in my head though - so that I can pop along and kill some time when I’m bored, or need a little inspiration.

  5. I created a Dapp:


    Here’s a sample Atom output:


    You can export as a ton of different formats.

    You can provide different categories as an input for the Dapp.

  6. As for the subscriptions, read this:


    Once you adopt that, you start to feel free to subscribe and unsubscribe with more freedom. I added both, and a few other photo blogs today, and I may very well unsubscribe them if they take over my Noise folder. If something is consistently good, it may even be promoted to my Signal folder.

    Signal/Noise ratio is currently 30/84 subscriptions.

  7. Hey Noah that Dapp stuff is really, really neat. I’m going to have to take a closer look at Dapper. I’m absolutely certain that this sort of piping/filtering can be useful to me.

    I’d actually read Tim Bray’s article in the past, “Ongoing” is one of my subscriptions, but the significance of it hadn’t really registered with my frontal lobe.

    However, now that I’ve read it again, I can see the value in it. Combined with your “Signal and Noise” classification system I think I’d be better able to manage the enormous volume of RSS traffic I have subjected myself too.

    Thanks for the heads-up Noah.

  8. Thanks for the kind words! We’ll add rss feeds for each category soon. We had them for a while but we accidentally broke them with a release and never got around to fixing them, sorry.

  9. @chriskalani: Great to hear that you might soon have the category-driven RSS, that’d be a nice option. Checked out your weblog and really enjoyed it. Kudos.