Links from December 2011
- Links for Thursday 1 December 2011
- OSM terrain layer (tecznotes)
- Some lovely looking terrain maps, and lots of words I don't understand. it's hard to remember what online maps were like only ten years ago, and now the ability to tinker with stuff like this.
- HTML5 Doctor, helping you implement HTML5 today
- Some nice, sensible discussion on individual HTML5 elements.
- LocalWiki - The open-content, open-source effort to share the world's local knowledge
- This looks very nice. Open source, nicely designed, good idea. (via @mala)
- Links for Friday 2 December 2011
- I work for a large multinational tech company, I regularly hire woman for 65% to 75% of what males make. I am sick of it, here is why it happens, and how you can avoid it. : TwoXChromosomes
- One reason women are paid less than men, plus lots of tips on negotiating a better salary. (via @cshirky)
- Links for Saturday 3 December 2011
- NFL: The All-22 Football Footage the League Won't Show You - WSJ.com
- Almost funny, how the NFL doesn't want fans to see footage that would help them understand the game better, because then the mistakes of players and coaches might be more obvious. (via Kottke)
- Links for Monday 5 December 2011
- Stoke-on-Trent Community News & Politics | Pits n Pots
- The "hyper-local" one(?) man news website that's one of two projects to receive funding from Simon Kelner's new Journalism Foundation.
- Links for Tuesday 6 December 2011
- Home - Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS
- Interesting as an in-depth discussion of structuring CSS for a large project, something I'd like to see more of. (via Tom Taylor)
- Links for Wednesday 7 December 2011
- Observations on film art : Pandora’s digital box: In the multiplex
- Great in-depth look at digital cinemas, the technology and business. Next year more than half the world's cinema screens will be digital, not film. (via Snarkmarket)
- Links for Monday 12 December 2011
- Once Upon - today and tomorrow
- Lovely reworking of Google+, YouTube and Facebook in the style of the 1997 web. I am always going to love the various looks of the 1990s web. (via Waxy)
- Debunking the Cul-de-Sac - Design - The Atlantic Cities
- Looking at the change of US city layouts from grids to increasingly dead-end cul-de-sacs. (via Tom Taylor)
- Knyle Style Sheets â Warpspire
- Nice idea, a parseable format for commenting CSS. (via Dotcode)
- Types Plugin - Create Custom Post Types and Manage Custom Fields
- From the people behind WPML (so it works well with that) this plugin does both custom post types and fields. Some slightly rough edges (it's new), and no relationship field, but otherwise good. (And no need to use the accompanying pay-for Views plugin.)
- WordPress âº Custom Post Type UI Â« WordPress Plugins
- There are loads of Custom Post Type plugins (or you can do it in manually in code) and this seemed like one of the better ones.
- WordPress âº Advanced Custom Fields Â« WordPress Plugins
- From the myriad of WP custom fields plugins this seemed like about the best. Nice UIs and a very handy 'relationship' field. Unfortunately it didn't quite work well with WPML.
- WPML - The WordPress Multilingual Plugin
- Comprehensive plugin for translating and managing a multilingual site built on WordPress. Multi-language Posts, Pages, Custom Post Types, Themes, etc. Inevitably a bit complicated and slightly kludgy, but seems to work well.
- A Better Related Posts Plugin â Nicolas Kuttler
- I haven't fully tested this with lots of real content yet but an initial view suggests this is nicely tweakable, and easy to use. And works with Custom Post Types. And (so far, I think) WPML.
- Wordpress posts order - Post Types Order | Nsp Code
- Very simple way to re-order posts. Handles Custom Post Types. $25 Advanced version is nicer, and is compatible with WPML.
- TimThumb - Image Resizer for WordPress
- Dynamic generation of differently-sized images for WordPress using GD.
- WordPress › CMS Tree Page View « WordPress Plugins
- Looks like it might be a good way to organise pages in WordPress. Lets you reorder Custom Post Types (but not standard Posts), and works with WPML.
- Another charting library. Looks good too I think. Non-watermarked version is $100 upwards.
- Links for Sunday 18 December 2011
- Why Spotify can never be profitable: The secret demands of record labels — Tech News and Analysis
- A look at the "demands that digital music companies [like Spotify, Rdio, etc] are compelled to agree to" by the major record labels. "Onerous" would be a word. (via Blech)
- Crosswords: the meow meow of the 1920s | Crosswords | guardian.co.uk
- A lovely selection of quotes from 1920s newspapers about how the new mania for crosswords was going to destroy society.
- Vim: revisited
- Lots of handy, sensible vim tips in here to revisit later. (via Infovore)
- Astonishments, ten, in the history of version control < Francis is
- A nice summary of advances in version control systems over the decades. With any technology it's easy to forget the many incremental changes that make up the current norm.
- Links for Monday 19 December 2011
- HTML Elements and Attributes
- Very handy-looking reference for HTML5 elements and attributes. (via Brett Terpstra)
- Links for Saturday 24 December 2011
- Fuji X10 EXR camera, suggestions for optimum performance: Digital Photography Review
- Bookmarking because should I get one of these (a big IF) I won't remember where this article was.
- Links for Sunday 25 December 2011
- French expats to get their own MPs | World news | The Guardian
- That's interesting, dividing the world outside France into 11 constituencies, with an MP for each representing French expats living there.
- Links for Monday 26 December 2011
- Antique pocket watches from Pieces of Time - Worldwide Mail Order
- I love stumbling across old-fashioned sites. Maybe this style could infer well-used, long-lived, authenticity. "To avoid lengthy pauses while the images load a fast modem, at least 14400, should be used."
- A huge range of transitions that can be added to HTML images. All those things you avoid in PowerPoint.
- Close Pixelate · David DeSandro
- Links for Tuesday 27 December 2011
- Google Maps Free Alternatives « Fubra
- A nice summary of the alternatives to Google Maps. I don't do this stuff frequently enough to keep up.
- Why (and how) we've switched away from Google Maps - Nestoria Blog
- A nice explanation of Nestoria switching from Google Maps to OSM with MapQuest, Leaflet and Mapstraction. Also worth it for the paragraph on Google's poor salesmanship.
- Michael Neill reviews ‘Medicinal Cannibalism...’ ... and ‘Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires’ ... · LRB 1 December 2011
- About "mummy", the processed remains of humans that was considered a valuable medicine as recently as the 19th century. (Subscribers only)
- WordPress Hosting and Managed WordPress Hosting from WP Engine
- Looks good, with some nice features. But not cheap compared to more generic hosting options. (via Brett Terpstra)
- Around City of London in Colour aka London Scenes - British Pathe
- Some nice bits of (silent) colour film of the City of London from 1961. (Thanks Mum!)
- Links for Wednesday 28 December 2011
- Said the Gramophone: BEST SONGS OF 2011
- As ever, StG's top 100 tunes of the year is a lovely listen.
- Links for Friday 30 December 2011
- Five Years After Banning Outdoor Ads, Brazil's Largest City Is More Vibrant Than Ever
- I'd love this in London. Well, any and every city really. (via Blech)