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Bookmarks tagged with “via:simonwillison”

  1. GitHub - kennethreitz/requests-html: HTML Parsing for Humans™

    Python web requests and page scraping. Looks like it might be a bit easier than BeautifulSoup. (via @simonwillison)

  2. My essential django package list — /var/

    A handy list including a few handy things I hadn’t heard of. Plus useful descriptions of them all. (via Simon Willison)

  3. Django Service Objects

    I like keeping stuff like this out of views and models, and this seems like a nice way to do it. (via @simonwillison)

  4. URL Design — Warpspire

    Tips for designing URLs, most of which seems like common sense to me, but also some tips re HTML5 Javascript shenanigans. (via Simon Willison)

  5. ASCII by Jason Scott / Yahoo!locaust

    About Yahoo! and Delicious, and other things they’ve closed, and Flickr, and the fact all the content on Yahoo! Video will be deleted in March. *sigh* (via Simon Willison)

  6. Backbone.js

    What looks like a lovely way to structure large JavaScript projects into an MVC structure. (via Simon Willison)

  7. Ben Alman » jQuery Misc plugins - jQuery queueFn

    “Execute any jQuery method or arbitrary function in the animation queue.” Handy, and I keep forgetting where to find it. (via Simon Willison a while back)

  8. Live blogging the general election | Media | The Guardian

    I think this was the most useful, interesting, to-the-point, immediate, high-signal, and simply best news media I’ve experienced in a long, long time. (via Simon Willison)

  9. Tipsy

    More jQuery-based, Facebook-style, tooltips. (via Simon Willison)

  10. Barac consulting | Notes on designing the Guardian iPhone app

    Always good to read about design processes, and this helps me understand why some of the things I find slightly annoying about the otherwise good app are the way they are. (via Simon Willison)

  11. Cartographer.js – thematic mapping for Google Maps

    Javascript library for mapping data nicely onto Google Maps. Area-scaled circles, choropleth, etc. (via Simon Willison)

  12. IanVisits London Events Guide

    Fantastic guide of interesting things going on in London. I’d like an iCal file, but otherwise, handy stuff. (via Simon Willison)

  13. Styling buttons to look like links | Natalie Downe

    For the very few occasions when you want to make a submit button look like a standard link. Not that you should. (via Simon Willison)

  14. Yahoo! Placemaker™ Beta - YDN

    Parses text and extracts any recognisable locations. (via Simon Willison)

  15. The Little Manual of API Design (PDF)

    Sounds like a handy thing for future reference. (via Simon Willison)

  16. Readernaut

    Nicely done site for not only logging your reading but keeping notes on it too.

  17. Recreating the button | stopdesign

    Doug Bowman on how buttons were developed on Google apps. Good HTML/CSS cleverness. (via Simon Willison)

  18. Support OpenStreetMap Donate Now

    OpenStreetMap are trying to raise £10,000 to buy a new API database server for their fantastic work. (via Simon Willison)

  19. ASCII by Jason Scott / Eviction, or the Coming Datapocalypse

    Catching up on stuff… AOL Hometown shut down and wiped all its users’ sites with four weeks’ notice. It’s bad enough when chunks of the web disappear, but worse like this. (via Simon Willison)

  20. Oakland crime maps XI: how close, and how bad? (tecznotes)

    Thought process on making heat maps out of the Oakland Crimespotting data. (via Simon Willison)

  21. Why HTML

    More recent arguments for why to use HTML rather than XHTML. (via Simon Willison)

  22. What is it like to write a technical book? at Xaprb

    Great write-up of what it was really like to write a big complicated book, managed by rather disorganised people. (via Simon Willison)

  23. Dean Wilson@UnixDaemon: … be good, get good or give up.

    Guidelines for using cron nicely. (via Simon Willison)

  24. 24 ways: Tracking Christmas Cheer with Google Charts

    A good guide on how to use Google Charts. (via Simon Willison)

  25. Python-by-example

    In case I ever get round to Python (via Simon Willison)

  26. Equidistant Objects with CSS - CSS-Tricks

    Spacing things out horizontally with CSS. (via Simon Willison)

  27. DebugBar - IE extension for web developer : DOM inspector, Javascript debugger, HTTP headers viewer, Cookies viewer

    Looks handy for those times one has to painfully test things in Internet Explorer. (via Simon Willison)

  28. Cruciforum: crucially simple

    A very simple discussion forum that involves uploading a single file to your website. (via Simon Willison again)

  29. The Information Freeway :: A map of the planet

    A very nice viewer for the Open Street Map data. I had no idea they had so much, and it looks gorgeous close-up. (via Simon Willison)

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