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New office, new looks, lots of links

This week we moved offices from Founders House to our own digs at the Islands Brygge area in Copenhagen (well, it’s only entirely ours until our office mates at Shape get out here in a few weeks’ time).

We’ve been happy with having an office in such a central location in Founders House, but we started to outgrow our limited space there, and wanted to have something more.

This ought to be enough for a little while:

Look at all this space!

New looks?

Before leaving the old office, we put up some new looks on Opbeat.com, both for new and existing users. There’s a lot more in the pipeline, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

We throw around a lot of great stuff in our team chat, and it’s a shame if we just keep that to ourselves. Here’s a little of what we read and found interesting in the past week:

Readability: the Optimal Line Length

Photos might say more than 1000 words, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of your paragraphs. This is a great place to read up on readability best practices.

Opbeat <3 Åke

We really do like those Swedes, and this week we welcomed Åke on the blog (even though he’s actually been with us a little longer than that).

37signals: Two big announcements

37signals is in many ways a defining company, and it’s always interesting to read their announcements. This is a big one; they’re changing name to “Basecamp” and focusing solely on that product from now on.

A Pattern Apart

A List Apart published their pattern library, and it’s really interesting to see how few elements the site is actually built upon.

Bonus link: Poolside.fm

It does exactly what it says on the tin: Radio for the poolside (team members got Prince and Biggie on first runs—great stuff!).

Friday track

We’ve all been listening to a lot of Darkside recently, and this is a current favorite:

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