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Available domains, posted by surprise.
Name your startup, side project, app idea, product, brand, and more.
useful  domains  internet  tool 
december 2018 by garrettc
Pack Like a Nerd
Graphing the amount of underwear needed for a trip away.
maths  spreadsheet  funny  useful  geek  mathematics 
august 2014 by garrettc
Magic/Replace - Data Cleanup for Everyone
Interesting tool to clean up spreadsheet data. Not sure that I have a use for it yet but I'm bound to at some point.
webapp  useful  spreadsheet  data  maintenance  tools 
december 2008 by garrettc
Cooking For Engineers
Recipes and food for the analytically minded. Because you can't have enough links to recipe sites.
cooking  eating  food  geek  guide  reference  tutorial  recipe  useful  toeat 
june 2008 by garrettc
Flickr Collection: Design Patterns
"This collection captures findings of consistent, unique or interesting interfaces and design flows from across the web."
design  development  elements  examples  flickr  gallery  graphics  gui  guidelines  ideas  images  interaction  interface  patterns  reference  research  resource  showcase  usability  userexperience  useful  inspiration 
june 2008 by garrettc
Module-In-A-Box: We Built Admin Tools So You Don't Have To
Scaffolding module for Drupal that takes a lot of the headache out of building modules that require data storage
database  development  documentation  drupal  useful  module 
june 2008 by garrettc
markItUp! Universal Markup Editor
jQuery based textarea editor that can wrangle HTML Textile Wiki Markdown and BBCode.
code  component  development  html  javascript  jquery  markdown  textile  resource  useful  plugin  opensource  tools 
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
Accessible Data Visualization with Web Standards
Absolutely brilliant examples of bar charts and sparklines built using accessible markup and CSS.
accessibility  bestpractice  chart  code  css  data  design  diagram  graphs  infographics  information  inspiration  sparklines  useful  visualisation  webdevelopment  technique  webstandards 
april 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
Cheat Sheets
Extensive list of cheat sheets for programming languages and applications
cheatsheet  apache  cms  code  css  drupal  geek  javascript  jquery  networking  photoshop  php  programming  useful  resource  webdevelopment 
february 2008 by garrettc
Useful tool for easily generating favicons from images.
ajax  application  design  graphics  image  icon  resource  useful 
november 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
Blueprint: A CSS Framework
"Blueprint is a CSS framework, which aims to cut down on your CSS development time. It gives you a solid CSS foundation to build your project on top of, with an easy-to-use grid, sensible typography, and even a stylesheet for printing."
browser  code  css  design  useful  typography  template  reference  layout  patterns  framework  webdevelopment  userinterface  webstandards  tools 
august 2007 by garrettc
"...contains over eight million geographical names and consists of 6.5 million unique features whereof 2.2 million populated places and 1.8 million alternate names."
community  creativecommons  data  database  research  resource  location  geotagging  gis  geocoding  geo  api  software  tagging  useful  webdevelopment  maps 
may 2007 by garrettc
Different Node Templates by Node Variables (nid, type, view)
Nice bit of code to give finer grade hints to drupal about what tempplate file to use.
drupal  phptemplate  php  theme  code  useful 
may 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
Vaguely live map of trains in the United Kingdom
Another nifty web app from Matthew Somerville, he of TheyWorkForYou and PledgeBank. View nearly real time info about trains on approach to particular stations.
googlemaps  javascript  live  mashup  reference  scraper  tracking  traffic  travel  uk  useful  trains  google  maps 
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
Learn all sorts of interesting things about your flickr account and photos, including if they're being used anywhere else
analysis  api  community  data  flickr  geek  information  interesting  interface  metrics  social  visualisation  useful  flickrinspector  photo  photography  tips  tools  hacks 
october 2006 by garrettc
Give me back my Google
Google without all the annoying affiliate and price comparison sites
ecommerce  filter  interesting  search  useful  google  shop  tools 
october 2006 by garrettc
How big can you print from your digital images?
Very useful chart by the peeps over at Design215 that shows you just how many megapixels you need to print out different sizes at 300dpi.
advice  camera  chart  design  digital  graphics  guide  photography  pixel  print  reference  useful  tips  tools 
october 2006 by garrettc
Microformats cheat sheet
"It lists the properties by format and also lists each format and the hierarchy. This includes elemental microformats, compound microformats and some of the standard design patterns used."
css  design  documentation  guide  Markup  metadata  microformat  pdf  reference  resource  semantics  useful  xhtml  cheatsheet  webdevelopment 
september 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
Reverse Dictionary
Describe a concept and get words and phrase related to that concept. Very useful. Very cool too
cool  culture  education  geek  inspiration  internet  language  learning  library  literature  reference  research  resource  text  dictionary  useful  writing  search  words  tools 
september 2006 by garrettc
Introduction to Music Theory
Found via the connexions site (which I found via a TED talk video ) is this comprehensive CC licensed music theory course
theory  useful  music  learning  education  creativecommons 
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
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
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
HTML Emails - Taming the Beast
Another cracking article from Vitamin, this time dissecting the ins and outs of HTML email.
accessibility  advertising  advice  css  article  design  useful  images  layout  mail  email  examples  guidelines  html  reference  research  formatting  webdevelopment 
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
Publishing Articles: A Tutorial
Overview of a robust publishing workflow for multi-author drupal sites. Includes list of required modules and patches.
workflow  publishing  useful  admin  drupal  webdevelopment 
april 2006 by garrettc
Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics
Report from Google on the makeup of web pages including elements, classes, ids etc, using a sample of over a billion documents. Requires an SVG capable browser.
google  statistics  markup  html  reference  useful  webdevelopment 
january 2006 by garrettc
Integrating Google Maps into Your Web Applications
Outlines how to add a Google map to your site and then populate that map with markers and info boxes.
google  howto  useful  gis  tutorial  webdevelopment  maps 
january 2006 by garrettc
Linux Shortcuts And Commands
Selection of the most-often used linux commands with examples. Handy for the beginner and expert alike.
linux  reference  shortcuts  tutorial  howto  admin  cli  geek  useful  tips 
january 2006 by garrettc
Top 10 Photoshop Tutorials of 2005
Nice little list of tutorials from photo retouching to illustration techniques.
design  photoshop  tutorial  reference  useful  art  graphics 
december 2005 by garrettc
Read It Swap It
A free book exchange that allows you to swap the books you don’t want for the second-hand books that you do.
swap  useful  book 
december 2005 by garrettc
XSS (Cross Site Scripting) Cheat sheet
Comprehensive list of the different types of XSS attacks with examples. Required reading.
examples  filter  guide  howto  internet  html  javascript  markup  php  programming  reference  xss  security  useful  xhtml  xml  testing  webdevelopment  tips 
december 2005 by garrettc
What Functions Are Available In A Drupal PHPTemplate Theme?
Nice little bit of php that displays a list of all the functions available in a PHPTemplate theme, very handy for theming purposes. I'm going to have to try this.
php  template  code  useful  drupal  webdevelopment 
december 2005 by garrettc
Seven cities, one ticket
Smart advice on how to take in most of Europe for the cost of a business class single ticket thanks to Europe wide airline agreements. It's called a "Fully flexible business class single ticket with unlimited stopovers.". Sounds intriguing
holiday  bbc  advice  useful  travel 
december 2005 by garrettc
Mouseover DOM Inspector v2.0 Help
Nifty little bookmarklet that allows you to inspect the attributes of a page. Think a smaller version of the Mozilla DOM Inspector
bookmarklet  browser  client  code  cool  internet  javascript  programming  reference  scripting  useful  dom  webdevelopment  tools 
november 2005 by garrettc
Internet Health Report
Routing stats for all the major peers
internet  network  status  useful  statistics 
october 2005 by garrettc
Web Development Bookmarklets
All the functionality from the Firefox Web Dev Toolbar as individual bookmarklets
api  browser  code  design  free  html  interface  javascript  programming  reference  resource  useful  bookmarklet  webdevelopment  tools 
october 2005 by garrettc
WE05 PodCasts
Audio of all the speakers at Web Essentials Sydney 05
audio  accessibility  css  design  internet  events  mp3  podcast  usability  useful  xhtml  webdevelopment  webstandards 
october 2005 by garrettc
Flickr Backup
Java app that allows you to retrieve all your posted pictures from flickr via their API
application  backup  data  flickr  free  java  opensource  photo  photography  software  useful  tools 
september 2005 by garrettc
Awesome Firefox Extensions
I've finally dropped Safari for Firefox, this was invaluable
mozilla  reference  firefox  extensions  cool  useful  webdevelopment  tools 
september 2005 by garrettc
footerStickAlt: A more robust method of positioning a footer
The Man In Blue gives us a new way of sticking a footer to the bottom of the viewport.
css  design  layout  xhtml  userinterface  useful  technique 
august 2005 by garrettc
The Open Web GUI project
addresses the problem of poor usability for Open Source software, specifically web site administrative interfaces.
design  layout  usability  userinterface  userexperience  useful  opensource  webdevelopment 
august 2005 by garrettc
View, rate and review colours & palettes. A place of color inspiration
art  colour  community  css  design  graphics  ideas  interaction  illustrator  layout  photoshop  reference  resource  social  style  useful  webdevelopment  tools 
august 2005 by garrettc
Online text book of natural history
history  nature  reference  science  useful  biology 
august 2005 by garrettc
The Broadband Resource
Amazinging geeky and indepth raw data about broadband availability and telephone exchange capability.
phone  broadband  data  useful  uk  telephone  resource  reference  telephony  infrastructure 
august 2005 by garrettc
Quick Start Your Design with XHTML Templates
XHTML and CSS template idea to give you a jump start in development projects
advice  development  design  css  code  framework  guide  howto  html  ideas  learning  productivity  programming  resource  useful  webstandards  tips 
august 2005 by garrettc
How to style a restaurant menu with CSS
Good example of a solution to a common CSS problem. A list of elements that requires content on the left and right extremities
code  css  howto  layout  resource  style  useful  menu  list  webdevelopment  tips 
july 2005 by garrettc
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