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EC2 for Poets
Dave Winer makes cloud computing less mysterious by helping people through the process of setting up a server on Amazon EC2
reference  tutorial  howto  webservices  server  cloudcomputing  ec2  amazon 
march 2009 by garrettc
BBC Radio Labs - How we make websites
Michael Smethurst from the BBC explains how they bring together the threads of persistent URIs, REST, open data and domain driven design together in a cohesive approach to web development.
programming  webdevelopment  howto  webdesign  process  rest  bestpractice  bbc  torchbox  restful 
february 2009 by garrettc
How To
The art of instructional design, I love this stuff.
reference  tutorial  howto  inspiration  illustration  information  infographics 
january 2009 by garrettc
Focus and Recompose Exposed
James Duncan Davidson explains how the focus and recompose technique can sometimes lead to out of focus shots. Damn, I use this quite a lot.
advice  camera  digital  dof  tutorial  photography  photo  howto  technique  tips 
october 2008 by garrettc
Working With History in Bash
Excellent tips on configuring your shell environment to make history a little more useful.
bash  geek  computer  shell  unix  linux  howto  tips  hacks  cli 
july 2008 by garrettc
REST Anti-Patterns
"...typical examples of attempted RESTful HTTP usage that create problems and show that someone has attempted, but failed, to adopt REST ideas."
architecture  development  documentation  howto  http  information  interface  programming  reference  rest  url  webservices  patterns  tips  restful 
july 2008 by garrettc
The cron commandments
Good tips from Dean Wilson on how to write cron jobs correctly.
advice  cron  guidelines  howto  linux  unix  sysadmin  reference  shell  tips 
june 2008 by garrettc
Development Environment for Drupal
Comprehensive breakdown of a drupal dev environment. Very closely mirrors my own experiences.
development  environment  howto  subversion  svn  git  drupal  tips 
june 2008 by garrettc
How to buy a camera lens
Some useful information for when you want to graduate from the kit lens.
camera  guide  howto  lens  photography  dslr  tips 
june 2008 by garrettc
Patterns for user reputation
Yahoo! have released a family of related Reputation patterns to the Yahoo Design Pattern Library.
design  howto  inspiration  psychology  ranking  reputation  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  userexperience  yahoo  patterns 
june 2008 by garrettc
How to Clean Stuff
Donating to the Clean Water Fund for every tip published.
advice  clean  diy  home  howto  learning  lifehack  productivity  reference  skills  tips  tricks 
may 2008 by garrettc
Google Doctype
Google launches a reference library for web developers
code  css  documentation  dom  google  howto  html  javascript  programming  reference  resource  useful  webdevelopment 
may 2008 by garrettc
Semantic Web Patterns
"In this article, we'll analyze the trends and technologies that power the Semantic Web. We'll identify patterns that are beginning to emerge, classify the different trends, and peak into what the future holds."
analysis  api  future  guide  howto  patterns  userinterface  socialsoftware  webdevelopment  semantics 
march 2008 by garrettc
Brew Ginger Beer
From the Wired How-To Wiki. Not sure I'll ever get round to this, but it would be nice to give it a go.
diy  food  home  howto  recipe  ginger  beverage  toeat 
february 2008 by garrettc
A Rookie Guide to Digital SLR Cameras
A nice primer by Mike Davidson on stepping up from a point'n'shoot to an DSLR and the things you should know.
camera  digital  guide  howto  photography  reference  dslr  tips 
january 2008 by garrettc
Canon EOS Beginners' FAQ
As a recent purchaser of a 400d this could be quite useful.
camera  digital  documentation  ebook  faq  guide  howto  learning  photography  reference 
january 2008 by garrettc
53 CSS Techniques
Some useful tips here including automatic pullquotes, diagrams, image maps and image replacement techniques.
cheatsheet  code  css  design  examples  howto  html  inspiration  javascript  layout  list  reference  webdevelopment  technique 
january 2008 by garrettc
Unobtrusively Mapping Microformats with jQuery
Simon Wilison's excellent tutorial on combining jQuery, microformats and Mapstraction to add semantic and geocoding goodness to a list of restaurants.
api  geocoding  geotagging  hcard  howto  jquery  javascript  mapping  microformats 
december 2007 by garrettc
SQL joins explained with a venn diagram
"If you have tried to understand how joins work and constantly get confused about what join to use, you just need to keep a simple picture in mind"
cheatsheet  database  mysql  diagram  guide  howto  illustration  infographics  teaching  useful  programming  sql 
october 2007 by garrettc
The Forgotten Lens
Why you should invest in a 50mm prime lens and ditch that 28-80 zoom that came with your SLR
advice  camera  photography  howto  optics  lens  photo  tips  tools  tricks 
october 2007 by garrettc
Real Thai Recipes
I love thai food, and this site looks like a treasure trove of easy to follow recipes.
cooking  food  recipe  howto  home  thai  toeat 
september 2007 by garrettc
How To Do Things.com
Very nice looking drupal site: "HowToDoThings strives to solve people’s everyday problems by compiling reliable information from experienced contributors and making it available to inexperienced readers."
advice  content  drupal  creativity  education  guide  howto  help  information 
september 2007 by garrettc
Drupal development server configuration | GarfieldTech
Advice on how to structure a multi person drupal development environment.
drupal  server  sysadmin  howto  webdevelopment  tips  tricks 
august 2007 by garrettc
RDF For The Rest Of Us
Nice introduction and overview from Digital Web Magazine
code  design  howto  rdf  SemanticWeb  xml  webdevelopment  semantics 
july 2007 by garrettc
Optimizing Web Applications and Content for iPhone
Useful pages from the ADC including understanding user interaction, integrating with Mail and Maps, and optimising page readability.
bestpractice  browser  code  content  css  design  documentation  gui  guidelines  handheld  howto  html  interaction  mobile  iphone  reference  userexperience  userinterface  webdevelopment 
july 2007 by garrettc
Common Pitfalls of Building Social Web Applications and How to Avoid Them
Very very *very* important and useful information for anyone thinking of going down this road. Part 1 of a 2 parter
advice  article  business  collaboration  community  socialsoftware  strategy  people  howto  webdevelopment  tips 
june 2007 by garrettc
Chess Tactics Explained in English
A complete tutorial of chess tactics explained in plain english. Very handy for the beginner to intermediate player.
advice  education  guide  help  howto  lessons  chess  game  tactics  strategy  reference  tutorial 
june 2007 by garrettc
How To Make Chicken Cacciatore
Nice recipe on a very useful video tutorial site. Silly name though.
recipe  cooking  food  howto  video  toeat 
june 2007 by garrettc
Making Wii-friendly pages - Opera Developer Community
"The Wii game console by Nintendo has a Web browser that uses the Opera 9 display engine. It supports most Web technologies supported by Opera 9 for desktop, including HTML, XHTML, XML, WML, RSS and Atom, CSS, XSLT, SVG, and JavaScript"
browser  css  design  wii  opera  xhtml  javascript  html  documentation  howto  reference  webdevelopment  webstandards  tips  tools 
june 2007 by garrettc
Five simple steps to better typography
Mark Boulton's fantastic series of articles on improving web typography.
advice  css  design  font  grid  guide  howto  typography  visual  text  theory  style  reference  layout  webdevelopment  colour 
june 2007 by garrettc
How to make a string tripod
Nice tutorial from Instrctables. I've been thinking about making one of these for a while, just to throw it in my bag when I'm out and about.
cool  photography  diy  tripod  howto  tutorial  simplicity  travel  todo  tips  hacks 
may 2007 by garrettc
The BBC’s Fifteen Web Principles
Developed as part of the BBC2.0 project. Good advice for anyone building sites.
accessibility  advice  bbc  bestpractice  guide  howto  inspiration  interaction  philosophy  strategy  principles  webdevelopment  webstandards  tips 
april 2007 by garrettc
35 Designers x 5 Questions
35 designers. 5 questions. 5 precise answers. Result: 175 professional suggestions, tips and ideas
advice  article  code  css  design  guide  howto  html  ideas  inspiration  interview  layout  webdevelopment  webstandards  tips 
april 2007 by garrettc
How to Write a Spelling Corrector
...in 20 lines of Python! Great explanation of how it all works too.
code  howto  guide  language  learning  programming  python  algorithm  spelling  probability  theory  maths  mathematics 
april 2007 by garrettc
The Seven Deadly Sins of Email Marketing Management
"To avoid being painted with the same brush as the bad guys, there are a few pitfalls to avoid when it comes to maintaining your most precious treasure, your list of opted-in addresses."
article  ecommerce  email  howto  marketing  newsletter 
march 2007 by garrettc
Understanding Histograms
"In this article we will look at what a camera histogram tells the photographer and how best to utilize that information."
camera  digital  education  guide  howto  lessons  photography  reference  histogram  technique  tips 
march 2007 by garrettc
OmniOutliner Tutorials
Some nice videocasts of OmniOutliner functionality
howto  learning  mac  productivity  tutorial  video  omnioutliner  omni  tools 
march 2007 by garrettc
Making random contacts
Useful hint from 37signals on how to source test contact data for development purposes.
article  data  howto  programming  resource  software  testing  useful  webdevelopment 
march 2007 by garrettc
swfIR: swf Image Replacement
Using Flash and Javascript to extend image inclusion in HTML
code  design  flash  graphics  howto  ideas  images  javascript  layout  opensource  webdevelopment  userinterface  hacks 
february 2007 by garrettc
Illustrator: Random Lines Made With Mesh
Clever technique for creating solid colour backgrounds.
howto  inspiration  illustrator  design  graphics  vector 
december 2006 by garrettc
Five simple steps to better typography - Part 4
Relating to the scales of font sizes and why those values are in photoshop in the first place
art  css  design  guide  howto  inspiration  layout  reference  resource  style  text  theory  typography  usability  font  technique 
november 2006 by garrettc
Stupid htaccess Tricks
How to pimp out your htaccess file in a ridiculous amount of ways.
admin  apache  configuration  cool  howto  htaccess  http  internet  linux  php  reference  security  server  sysadmin  tutorial  useful  guide  webdevelopment  tips  tricks 
november 2006 by garrettc
Easy Photo Wall on a Shoestring Budget
Interesting idea, I think this could work quite well in the flat.
art  cool  decorating  design  diy  gallery  home  howto  ideas  interesting  photography  presentation  projects 
november 2006 by garrettc
Setting up the Mac OS X 10.4 Terminal.app
Tricks for terminal.app including how to set up UTF-8 correctly
apple  bash  faq  howto  mac  osx  reference  shell  unicode  terminal  utf  tips 
october 2006 by garrettc
The Nuisance Of The Read More Flag
How to change the display of the "read more" link in drupal.
drupal  phptemplate  php  howto  theme 
october 2006 by garrettc
Fixing Haze in Digital Photos
How to use the unsharp mask in photoshop or gimp to rescue hazy pictures
art  camera  digital  editing  graphics  howto  photography  photoshop  software  useful  photo  tutorial  tips 
september 2006 by garrettc
Building a custom module in Drupal
Part 6 of the IBM tutorial shows you how to build a custom module in Drupal
drupal  ibm  howto  tutorial  php  html  webdevelopment 
september 2006 by garrettc
CSS Scale Image Html Tutorial
Using ems to scale images in relation to text size.
code  css  design  howto  html  images  layout  scale  tutorial  webdevelopment 
september 2006 by garrettc
Drag/Drop Portal Interface With Scriptaculous
Building a Google Home clone using drupal, prototype and scriptalicious
design  howto  scriptaculous  drupal  prototype  javascript  webdevelopment 
september 2006 by garrettc
A Gradient Tutorial
Nice little tutorial from the 9rules network on how to avoid washed out gradients.
art  buttons  colour  design  development  digital  graphics  guide  howto  photoshop  resource  style  tutorial  gradient  images  tips  tricks 
september 2006 by garrettc
43F Recap: Best of iCal Tips
How to squeeze the best performance and utility out of Apple's calendaring app.
apple  howto  mac  ical  productivity  software  organise  lifehack  tips 
august 2006 by garrettc
Adobe Photoshop Tip: Attack of the iPod People
How to duplicate the Apple iPod silhouette adverts. Contains some great general Photoshop tips too.
apple  art  commercial  design  graphics  guide  howto  ideas  ipod  itunes  photography  photoshop  reference  tutorial 
august 2006 by garrettc
FSI Language Courses
Public domain introductory language courses from the Foreign Service Institute
audio  culture  education  free  french  german  guide  howto  language  learning  resource  spanish  study  teaching  travel  useful 
august 2006 by garrettc
A guide to the gourmet shaving experience
How to shave with a safety razor and not hurt yourself.
grooming  howto  reference  shave  tutorial  guide 
august 2006 by garrettc
Free Online Broadcast & New Media Courses
Useful and free. Guides and internal training documents from the BBC concerning televsion and radio production, journalism and style guides
radio  television  bbc  media  broadcast  multimedia  journalism  howto  free  education  editing  audio  reference  resource  sound  study  useful  video  training  tutorial  guide 
august 2006 by garrettc
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