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Nginx Quick Reference
Comprehensive list of tips, tricks, and configuration examples for Nginx.
nginx  server  tips  tricks  configuration  devops  sysadmin  tuning  performance  http  https 
10 weeks ago by garrettc
The Secret GIPHY Slack Commands – GIPHY – Medium
Some of our finest products at GIPHY have come out of hours of internal testing, tweaking, and joking around. If a GIF that we serve up makes you laugh, it’s almost certainly made us laugh, too. Our…
slack  giphy  gifs  tricks  tips 
november 2018 by garrettc
The Shapes of CSS
"CSS is capable of making all sorts of shapes. Squares and rectangles are easy, as they are the natural shapes of the web. Add a width and height and you have the exact size rectangle you need. Add border-radius and you can round that shape, and enough of it you can turn those rectangles into circles and ovals.

We also get the ::before and ::after psuedo elements in CSS, which give us the potential of two more shapes we can add to the original element. By getting clever with positioning, transforming, and many other tricks, we can make lots of shapes in CSS with only a single HTML element."
css  webdesign  shapes  tricks 
october 2018 by garrettc
Text Editing Tips And Tricks Roundup
"We asked the Smashing Community for their favorite tips and tricks when editing text and code. With so many great suggestions, we've decided to collect them all into one article so you can add it to your useful bookmarks."
programming  webdevelopment  text  editing  editor  tips  tricks 
july 2018 by garrettc
Centering in CSS: A Complete Guide
"Centering things in CSS is the poster child of CSS complaining. Why does it have to be so hard? They jeer. I think the issue isn't that it's difficult to do, but in that there so many different ways of doing it, depending on the situation, it's hard to know which to reach for.

So let's make it a decision tree and hopefully make it easier."
css  tips  tricks  webdesign  webdevelopment 
june 2018 by garrettc
Django live coding tips and tricks
Simon Willison's live coding workshop with Django and Jupyter notebooks.
django  programming  python  jupyter  notebooks  science  tips  tricks 
may 2018 by garrettc
7 Secrets of Black and White Photography | Photojojo
We've all heard it ... "to master black and white photography you must learning to see in black and white” - but just how do you do that? It can sometimes s
photography  bw  tips  tricks  learning 
april 2017 by garrettc
This is How a Camera Adds 10 Pounds
The effect of focal length on face shape.
photography  tips  tricks 
november 2016 by garrettc
How to Shoot From the Hip and Is it Good Street Photography
What is “Shooting From the Hip?”Shooting from the hip means that instead of bringing the camera up to eye level to take the photo, you hold it down at waist level and take it. Sin…
photography  tips  tricks  technique 
january 2016 by garrettc
99 Life Hacks to make your life easier!
I'm sure a few are these are urban myths (a wooden spoon stops a pan boiling over?), but there are some real gems here.
home  lifehack  life  tips  tricks  hacks 
october 2012 by garrettc
How to fake line-clamp
CSS trick to create a mask around focus-able elements:
css  outline  tricks 
february 2012 by garrettc
Dark Patterns: Black Hat, Anti-Usability Design Patterns
"Naming and shaming sites that use black hat, anti-usability design patterns."
usability  patterns  webdevelopment  webdesign  userexperience  psychology  tricks 
august 2010 by garrettc
Useful temporal functions & queries
A collection of some common and useful time & date calculations and equations.
mysql  sql  time  date  tips  database  programming  reference  tricks 
december 2009 by garrettc
The Online Photographer: Train Your Guess Exposure
Learn to expose photos right without metering. Perhaps handy if you have old lenses that don't meter on new digital SLRs.
photography  metering  technique  tips  tricks 
december 2008 by garrettc
Create your own Bokeh
Using a homebrew cover to add shapes to your bokeh shots.
tutorial  technique  photography  lens  tips  tricks 
december 2008 by garrettc
Improving colour in photography
Using the LAB colour space to added extra pop to your photos.
photography  technique  photoshop  tips  tricks 
december 2008 by garrettc
Dave's Holga Page
Lots of information about modding and looking after your Holga.
photography  camera  holga  customisation  tips  tricks 
november 2008 by garrettc
Light Graffiti
Adrian tells you all you need to know about getting started with light graffiti.
flickr  photography  graffiti  technique  tips  tricks 
november 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
Make Your Own Flash Diffuser
Use a transparent film container to improve your flash shots. Also has links to doing the same with a cig packet or a yogurt pot
photography  useful  flash  tips  tricks  hacks 
march 2008 by garrettc
Photoshop vintage effect
I try to stay away from post processing my images apart from tweaking the curves a little, but this is a nice little tutorial from Veerle on how to achieve an aged and vintage look.
editing  photography  photoshop  vintage  process  tips  tricks 
january 2008 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
Deliverables That Work: Design Description Documents
Interesting idea, a more data-rich version of the type of wireframes I do. Why didn't I think of that!
wireframes  presentation  webdevelopment  technique  tips  tricks 
august 2007 by garrettc
Capturing workplace knowledge with Drupal
"Formally recording what we have learned in the workplace is a worthwhile process that is often forgotten or not undertaken because there is no time or immediate incentive to do so."
drupal  cmf  framework  knowledge  webdevelopment  tips  tricks 
august 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
Coin Manipulation
How to learn the six fundamental coin tricks
coin  magic  dexterity  manipulation  tricks 
august 2007 by garrettc
Cron Tips
Dean Wilson lays out some handy tips for running cron jobs.
unix  cron  sysadmin  tips  devops  tricks 
march 2007 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
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
How to size text using ems
Consistent cross-browser font sizing techniques. Another one of those articles that I keep losing.
accessibility  browser  code  css  design  font  formatting  guide  html  internet  tutorial  typography  xhtml  webdevelopment  tips  tricks 
august 2006 by garrettc
Create quick-access ssh shortcuts in OS X
How to quickly open an ssh connection using a text editor and .inetloc files
mac  osx  apple  hints  ssh  tips  tricks  hacks 
august 2006 by garrettc
Creating patterns in Photoshop CS2
Have you ever wondered how you create a seamless pattern in Photoshop? Veerle show's you how.
photoshop  design  graphics  artwork  technique  tips  tricks 
july 2006 by garrettc
Tricks of the Trade: Using a post-it to clean your keyboard
Very elegant use of a post-it note, especially for someone like me who likes toast
keyboard  clean  postit  tips  tricks  hacks 
july 2006 by garrettc
Use an unsupported Epson scanner with Image Capture
This is useful. I've got an old Epson lying around that has never worked under OSX.
scanner  useful  epson  peripherals  howto  support  tips  tricks 
july 2006 by garrettc
Moving day
The perils of server admin. A wonderfully detailed tale from Dave Nanian over at Shirt Pocket (the best backup software ever) about moving his server from Panther to Tiger. Great tips.
mac  osx  server  admin  business  panther  tiger  story  reference  backup  davenanian  software  tips  tricks 
june 2006 by garrettc
Creating stencils from colour pictures
How to convert a colour photo to a single layered stencil with Photoshop. Handy.
art  bw  colour  cool  craft  design  digital  drawing  graphics  guide  howto  images  photography  reference  resource  software  teaching  useful  stencil  photoshop  tips  tools  tricks 
may 2006 by garrettc
Drupal tip #5: Displaying terms by facet
Handy phptemplate snippet to display faceted vocabulary terms
programming  php  drupal  webdevelopment  tips  tricks 
march 2006 by garrettc
Customising drupal profile fields
Snippets for changing the layout of drupal profile pages based on user role.
template  cms  php  howto  drupal  webdevelopment  tips  tricks 
march 2006 by garrettc
Fake model photography
How to achieve the tilt-shift, or fake model effect, using photoshop
artwork  imagery  photoshop  photography  graphics  technique  tips  tricks 
february 2006 by garrettc
Hawk Wings
Apple focused blog with tips and tricks
email  mac  osx  reference  tutorial  mail  apple  tips  tricks 
february 2006 by garrettc
The Several Habits of Wildly Successful Users
Productivity tips and tricks for everyones favourite bookmarking site
advice  tagging  blog  howto  socialsoftware  tips  tricks  hacks 
december 2005 by garrettc
Sed - An Introduction and Tutorial
"How to use sed, a special editor for modifying files automatically. If you want to write a program to make changes in a file, sed is the tool to use."
code  development  guide  howto  learning  linux  opensource  osx  programming  reference  cli  computer  tips  tricks 
december 2005 by garrettc
The Perfect 404
Tips and tricks from A List Apart on how to make the 404 experience more enjoyable for your users
usability  advice  http  error  404  webdevelopment  tips  tricks 
november 2005 by garrettc
Thierry Image Placement
An alternative to image replacement techniques using the img tag
accessibility  css  design  howto  imagereplacement  xhtml  webstandards  webdevelopment  tricks 
august 2005 by garrettc
Styled Checkboxes
Nifty use of CSS/JS to style radio buttons and check boxes
code  css  design  forms  howto  html  interface  javascript  markup  style  webdevelopment  technique  tips  tricks 
july 2005 by garrettc
BBS 05
Blogging Business Summit 05 write up and links
business  slideshow  bestpractice  guide  blog  tips  tricks 
january 2005 by garrettc

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