is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Back in August I tackled the question “What is a card?,” and noted that Twitter is starting to add more interactively rich cards to its platform. Today, Twitter announced that they are rolling out another card type: audio cards, starting with SoundCloud. When any tweet includes a link to SoundCloud content, official Twitter clients will let you play the audio directly within the tweet. On iPhone it looks like this:
If you click directly to the link, you can try it for yourself.
Bit by bit, the web is becoming cardified. By this time next year I expect that cards will be much, much more prevalent, and more capable, too. If this concept is still new to you, be sure to read my primer.+