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Bookmarks tagged with “webdevelopment”

  1. Lychee — Self-hosted photo-management done right

    PHP and MySQL thing for hosting your own photo library. Nice, possibly, although I find the demo frustratingly un-web-like. (via Infovore)

  2. Vega-Lite

    An abstraction of an abstraction of d3.js - make D3 charts using only a JSON file. (via FlowingData)

  3. Unable to set permissions within shared folder using Vagrant and VirtualBox - Ryan Sechrest

    Just because this is an example of how I’m spending my time. Every. Single. Step. of the past few weeks has been a stuttering ball-ache of googling for the least bad fix to solve yet another tedious problem.

  4. Multistage environments with Ansible – Ross Tuck

    I don’t need think I need this kind of setup right now, but in case I do in future… (via Infovore)

  5. Setting up Django with Nginx, Gunicorn, virtualenv, supervisor and PostgreSQL - Michał Karzyński

    Nice, clear description. Part two shows how to run multiple Django apps on the Nginx server.

  6. A Modern Python Development Toolchain · Chris Krycho

    Nice clear summary. I’ve never used pyenv but looks like I should. (via Tom Taylor)

  7. How To Deploy Multiple PHP Applications using Ansible on Ubuntu 14.04 | DigitalOcean

    A rare example of deploying multiple sites to one server with Ansible.

  8. bee-keeper/aws-ansible-django-deployment - Shell

    Looks like a good example of Ansible for deploying a Django project on AWS and Vagrant.

  9. Australian Ruby on Rails developers blog: Ansible (Real Life) Good Practices |

    Mainly for the tip about the “Vault Pseudo leaf encryption”.

  10. 6 practices for super smooth Ansible experience by Maxim Chernyak

    More Ansible tips. Like him I’ve been a bit frustrated that setting up a Vagrant box feels too different to setting up a real server, when you want them to be as similar as possible.

  11. AMBER

    WordPress plugin and Drupal module for saving copies of pages that your site links to, in case they disappear. (via @mathowie)

  12. Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

    I’m finding this (free, online) book very useful; exactly the kind of thing I struggle with how to do better.

  13. Feature.js

    Simple, lightweight alternative to Modernizr. (via Adactio)

  14. Ghostweather R&D Blog: Teaching a Semester of D3.js

    On teaching D3.js to journalism students with no JavaScript experience. I can barely imagine.

  15. How the Web Works: A Primer for Newcomers to Web Development (or anyone, really) | Preethi Kasireddy

    Looks like a good intro to the kinds of things many of us have as a mental model and take for granted. (via Adactio)

  16. zalew / django-flickr — Bitbucket

    “Provides a mechanism to mirror user’s Flickr photos into a Django project.”

  17. Flask Web Development - O’Reilly Media

    This book was really good for helping to structure a slightly larger Flask site than I was previously used to. I’m liking Flask, but it does require piecing together lots of knowledge to sew parts together.

  18. The best jQuery validation plugin to validate form fields, support Bootstrap, Foundation, Pure, SemanticUI, UIKit frameworks

    Despite the annoying information-light front page, this seems really good compared to other JS form validators I’ve used, and worth the money.

  19. How To Structure Large Flask Applications | DigitalOcean

    Always a pleasure to find useful tutorials that step though things clearly and Just Work.

  20. An Ansible Tutorial - Servers for Hackers

    More useful-looking future Ansible reading.

  21. jcalazan/ansible-django-stack

    An Ansible playbook: Django, Postgres, Vagrant, Ubuntu 14.04, tested with DigitalOcean. Promising.

  22. Easy Django Deployments with Ansible - Technically Voracious

    A very simple, apparently, Ansible playbook for deploying a Django site to something like DigitalOcean.

  23. code like you don’t have the time (tecznotes)

    Some good stuff about how to run, maintain and work on projects when the time available is intermittent. I think the bit at the end about “stick to a language’s standard library wherever possible” is important, difficult and perhaps rarely considered.

  24. Rev Dan Catt - Building shutdownability, closing down Contributoria the nice way.

    A nice write-up of a nice way to shut down a website. Lovely to see people doing things this way.

  25. Who’s On First · Mapzen

    On making, basically, a database of places. You don’t need to understand the technical details to get a sense of the huge difficulties in translating these odd human concepts into something more computery. From August 2015. (via @simonw)

  26. Code highlighting for Keynote presentations

    Surprisingly painless and useful. Which isn’t to say entirely painless, but less than expected.

  27. Host, run, and code Python in the cloud: PythonAnywhere

    Free, and upwards, hosting of Python code/sites, with what sound like great facilities for teachers and their classes.

  28. Sandstorm

    *Sounds* like it’s an easier way to do self-hosting (or almost self-hosting) for people who aren’t as technical as that usually requires? Not quite sure. (via Warren Ellis)

  29. Known: create a single website for all your content

    Hosted or self-hosted open source, personal CMS/blog that can send your posts, photos etc to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, SoundCloud, etc. (via Warren Ellis)

  30. No more accordions: how to choose a form structure | User research

    I didn’t link to this when I read it, but it’s stuck with me. It describes changes to GOV.UK’s recommended form structure guidelines, based on user testing.

  31. WTF, forms?

    Some quite nice HTML/CSS form controls, but also nice because of the clear description of how they’ve been made. Mostly coming to Bootstrap v4 soon apparently.

  32. The Hamburger Menu Doesn’t Work - Deep Design

    For next time I’m trying and failing to remember where I last read an article like this. (via Dotcode)


    Draw on a map, or import geo data files, and get the data out in various other formats. Beautifully simple. (via Tom Taylor)

  34. Stefan Wrobel - How to make Vagrant performance not suck

    I haven’t needed Vagrant to be faster but if/when I do, this seems handy. (via Infovore)

  35. Skills Matter

    Opening July 2015, “CodeNode, our new 23,000 sqft Tech Events and Community venue”. Looks nice, and big. On South Place, just west of Liverpool Street station. That City / “Tech City” border is getting very blurry. (via @tomstuart)

  36. Open Addresses UK - Alpha : Can We Make Address Entry Work For More Of Us

    This, and the previous post that it links to, are a bit interesting about making more usable address inputs. I wished it could have explored more options though.

  37. PCA Predict, formerly Postcode Anywhere - Address lookup and verification web services

    Some people on Twitter recommended this for this kind of thing. Works for international addresses.

  38. Hotjar – Heatmaps, Visitor Recordings, Conversion Funnels, Form Analytics, Feedback Polls and Proactive Chat in One Platform

    Website stats. Uses a sample of visitors, rather than all of them. Some nice features. For future reference. (via Brett Terpstra)

  39. Coder’s Block Blog / Checkbox Trickery with CSS

    Lots of scope for doing this horribly, but some of this CSS-styling of radio buttons and checkboxes is nice for > IE8.

  40. The God Login

    I thought I’d bookmarked this at the time. Some thoughts on making better login forms. I don’t agree with all of it, but good for a starting point for thinking.

  41. Fontello - icon fonts generator

    Create your own icon font using only the icons you need, select from Font Awesome and other free libraries.

  42. Luster - Mobile Web App Checklist

    Loads of good tips for making websites feel more native on touch-based devices.

  43. Backup PostgreSQL to Amazon S3 |

    Did this last week and have already forgotten which instructions I followed. These, Phil, these!

  44. Adactio: Journal—Instantiation

    Jeremy Keith on how people who complain the web is slow and rubbish are right to the extent that many people making websites have made them more slow and more rubbish than they should be.

  45. Deploying Django 1.7 on Ubuntu with DigitalOcean - with PostgreSQL, Nginx, and Gunicorn |

    This seems reasonably thorough. Maybe I can face it. But part of me is thinking, “I wish I could just FTP some PHP files to a server.”

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