links for 2010-08-12

  • Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
  • Here’s the background: I am a big fan of OOCSS, (the library and the concept) but I have been using Compass, SASS lately at work. I was feeling that sometimes OOCSS and SASS seemed at odds. A friend of mine introduced me to Chris Eppstein, (the creator of Compass) and we talked about the @extend method in SASS. So I created a CSS test page, which started out as a crude way to figure out if there was a noticeable performance difference between SASS’s @extend and OOCSS’s method of CSS.
  • CSS3 is something that will take web development into the next level, while modernizing the web and allowing web designers and developers to make their creativity a reality. CSS3 allows for web techniques such as: text shadows, rounded borders, animations, custom web fonts, and much more. In this collection, you’ll find 57 High Quality CSS3 Tutorials that help to stand out from the crowd, and make better designs using only CSS.
  • This little program makes use of JQuery, JQuery UI, and Farbtastic, and was written by Bart Kelsey. The code contained herein (just view the HTML source!) is available under the terms of the GNU Affero Public License version 3.0. Shameless plug: If you'd like to see more of my work, can check out my website, 😉
  • A Breakdown of Web Designers
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    links for 2010-02-23

  • Galleria is a javascript image gallery written in jQuery. It loads the images one by one from an unordered list and displays thumbnails when each image is loaded. It will create thumbnails for you if you choose so, scaled or unscaled, centered and cropped inside a fixed thumbnail box defined by CSS.
  • One of the cool features in Windows 7 is XP Mode. However, it’s only available for Windows 7 Professional and above, leaving Home Edition and Vista users out of luck. Today we’ll show you how to create your own XP Mode to run on Vista or Windows 7 Home Premium. How does this work? Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows Vista are not licensed to run the free XP Mode download from Microsoft.  In fact, if you select Home Premium on the XP Mode download site, you will see the following message:
  • Google Chrome, like Firefox, has the ability to increase its functionality and capabilities through the use of extensions. If you’re a web developer, Google Chrome comes with a nice set of developer tools built in that will make your life easier. But there are also a number of extensions that will give you even more tools at your disposal. The great thing about extensions is that they allow you to perform tasks that would normally require you to switch over to another application. Being able to perform certain tasks without leaving your browser can be a big time saver
  • Tools for musicians
  • What is it about the bizarre and mysterious that piques our curiosity? It entertains our sense of wonder and excites our imagination, for sure. Luckily for us, history is marked with strange, logic-defying occurrences to amuse us. Here is a list comprised of 10 more unexplainable and interesting phenomenon and incidents that we crave so much. This list is made up of a mixture of two submissions to the Christmas competition which shared some items, so it seemed a good idea to combine the two to give us ten things never before shown on the site. Also note, this list is in the newly created category “Mystery” and all of our lists involving mysteries can now be found under that category in the archives or on the mystery category page.
  • Pixable offers a fast, easy and superior way to turn your Facebook, Flickr and Picasa photos into home delivered printed memorabilia. Speed: Pixable is the fastest online photo book creator. Until Pixable printing photos directly from Facebook was tedious, since it required downloading photos one by one onto a hard drive, uploading them to a photo finishing site and then re-organizing them. Ease: Pixable is user-friendly and requires no software downloads. All browser based. Superior features: Pixable allows visitors to access and import unique Facebook content, including tagging information, photo captions and comments left by friends. Visitors can search their photos for specific people or use entire albums already organized on Facebook. Once they’ve selected the content they want, visitors can organize the photos themselves or allow Pixable to auto fill the album in mere seconds.
  • Years of development and more than fifty contributors from all the corners of the world – inspired musicians, pianists, developers, writers, editors, and graphic designers- have worked together to create a unique piano-learning experience that will revolutionize the way people learn piano around the world.
  • E-Commerce sites are often considered to be boring and unattractive, however, that is not always the case. This post showcases 25 e-commerce sites that demonstrate creativity in the design. It may be the layout, graphics, design style or site structure, but all of them break the mould of the typical e-commerce site. For more inspiration from e-commerce sites, see our gallery CartFrenzy.
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    links for 2010-01-19

  • The presence or lack of good stock imagery can make or break a design. My best advice is to use custom photography/artwork whenever possible. However, I’m a big fan of stack art because there are tons of scenarios when it makes good sense to purchase someone else’s work over taking the time to create your own. To keep it classy, here are ten things to avoid when you’re working with stock images.
  • With the progression of the Web, hundreds of web design tools have been established around the world to serve the growing demand for such work.Many of this tools are available and widely used by Web Designers and Webmasters. These tools help Them to explore, learn, design and build their projects from scratch.If you’re also a beginner Web designer, these simple tools can help you create the Layout,StyleSheet,Favicons,Buttons,Wordpress Theme and much more quick easy.If you found this post useful please Retweet it.
  • For web developers and designers, it can be difficult to memorize the syntax for multiple programming languages and frameworks, especially since they are always evolving and growing. This is where cheat sheets come in handy. Most cheat sheets are designed to be printer friendly, so you can have them laying around on your desk as quick reference cards. Here is a collection of useful cheat sheets specifically for front end web development that will help you with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.
  • Bespin is a Mozilla Labs experiment on how to build an extensible Web code editor using HTML 5 technology.
  • Now imagine you are an agency with 12 designers who all need (want!) to move to the latest version of Creative Suite. Even more expense. Now imagine you are a looking to learn web design and don’t have pots of cash to spend on the industry standard software. How can you get your hands on a suite of software tools that will help you plan, design, build, debug and deliver a website without spending a penny? Here’s how. We’ve compiled a list of free software, mostly for the Mac, but with a few exceptions where absolutely necessary! We’ll take you through the process of planning, completing and delivering a project, and what free software is available to you at those stages. Be sure to add your comments below and let us know of anything we have missed.
  • CodeRun Studio: A free, cross-platform browser-based IDE CodeRun Studio is a cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE), designed for the cloud. It enables you to easily develop, debug and deploy web applications using your browser. CodeRun Studio can be used instead or alongside your existing desktop IDE. You can upload existing code in order to test it in the cloud or for sharing with your peers. CodeRun Studio also enables you to instantly compile, package and deploy your code to the CodeRun Cloud. CodeRun Studio is a free service. Try It Now!
  • Instructions: Slide the orb Find comfort zone Enjoy auditory zen Uses of White Noise: Aid Sleep Enhance Privacy Block Distractions Mask Tinnitus Configure Audio Equipment Soothe Migraines and more…
  • Having a say in what Google says about you is extremely important these days, especially for professionals such as freelancers, for whom a Google search result of their name is a first impression for potential employers. You definitely want your blog or professional web site to show up before your non-professional social networking profiles. Kirkpatrick discovered a small HTML tag that was missing from his own blog, yet present in Twitter, that could make all the difference: So the long and short of this story is that if you want to make sure that Google understands your blog to be your primary beacon on the web, then you should add the words rel="me" to a relevant link on your blog. I've added that tag to the link on my sidebar that goes to my feedback page, because that's a good page for me. It's as simple as making the link text read a href="" rel="me". It's not necessarily a foolproof solution, but it should help (and certainly shouldn't hurt). If
  • Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found. The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker of the sights, Trijicon, has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army. U.S. military rules specifically prohibit the proselytizing of any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan and were drawn up in order to prevent criticism that the U.S. was embarked on a religious "Crusade" in its war against al Qaeda and Iraqi insurgents. One of the citations on the gun sights, 2COR4:6, is an apparent reference to Second Corinthians 4:6 of the New Testament, which reads: "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light o
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    links for 2009-12-10

  • We will start a new set of posts that will demonstrate different way of creating and styling various design elements. Today our focus will be on “Post Headings“, how to style and markup this important block that comes before any post. Usually “Post Headings” consists of 5 essential elements: * 1- Post Title * 2- Publishing Date * 3- Author Name * 4- Post Category ot Tags * 5- Number of Comments What we are going to do is play around with these 5 puzzle pieces to get 5 different and pretty “Post Headings” for your blog posts. All the headings mentioned here actually need only couple of lines of CSS.
  • CSS has become the standard for building websites in today’s industry. Whether you are a hardcore developer or designer, you should be familiar with it. CSS is the bridge between programming and design, and any Web professional must have some general knowledge of it. If you are getting your feet wet with CSS, this is the perfect time to fire up your favorite text editor and follow along in this tutorial as we cover the most common and practical uses of CSS.
  • This is my no means a definitive list of the Top 10 Most Philosophical Movies of All-Time (such a task would be impossibly subjective). It is, on the other hand, a list of excellent movies that will make you think much more than the ‘ordinarily’ run-of-the-mill Hollywood garbage. So please, queue these in your Netflix, or run to your local video store, because these films are excellent mind candy for the starving intellectual within us all.
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