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Bookmarks tagged with “webdevelopment”

  1. Epoch by Fastly

    Looks like a simple-to-use charting library, based on d3.js, with real-time charts.

  2. straup/tiny-letter-tools

    Of course Aaron has made a handy (python command line) tool for making an RSS feed out of a Tiny Letter archive page.

  3. Isso – a commenting server similar to Disqus

    Open source, self-hosted commenting system. Lovely idea, although my heart sank at the thought of installing a python web application. I can’t help thinking PHP would be more useful for people making otherwise-static web sites. (via Brett Terpstra)

  4. 4618602 (d3.js Multiline chart with brushing and mouseover)

    Because I’ll want to see this again sometime and will forget where it is. Now it’s here.

  5. User Onboarding | A frequently-updated compendium of web app first-run experiences

    Really, really good detailed step-by-step look at how various services get users signed up. (via Tom Taylor)

  6. GOV.UK elements

    HTML/CSS elements and how to use them on GOV.UK. Really useful, even if you’re doing differently, as a checklist of stuff to consider. (via @jamesweiner)

  7. How to support full Unicode in MySQL databases · Mathias Bynens

    Don’t use utf8, use utf8mb4. I wonder sometimes. (via @mattb)

  8. coddingtonbear/django-location

    Interesting… Django app that stores location data from Foursquare, iCloud and Runmeter.

  9. mbrochh comments on How do YOU deploy to Webfaction?

    Nice description of deploying a Django site to WebFaction, although not that WebFaction-specific.

  10. Web Hosting For App Developers –

    Some good rules of thumb and encouragement to use simple, standard VPSes rather than anything fancier.

  11. Variance

    Nice web charting/visualization thing, using a markup-based system for data, with appearance editable using CSS. Somewhere between Raphael/d3 and simple charting libraries. Costs money for commercial use. (via Tom Taylor)

  12. JavaScript Testing Recipes

    Sounds very good. Adding to the list of books I really should read.

  13. Crafting link underlines on Medium

    Not necessarily for how they decided to make nice underlines on text, but for the description of how complicated a very simple-seeming website can be. (via @jamesweiner)

  14. Absolute Positioning and Horizontal/Vertical Centering

    Using CSS alone, no JS. I’m waiting for the inevitable real-world use in which this won’t work. There must be one. Surely. There usually is. (via @jamesweiner)

  15. Being a client

    A brief bit about the new Code for America website. So worth it for all the Clearleft and pattern library related links. All of them front-end-development gold, leading to even more.

  16. 8 Sass mixins you must have in your toolbox

    Some handy things for use with SASS. (via Infovore)

  17. Tinytype

    “Find default system fonts that exist across common mobile platforms in the form of a handy compatibility table.” (via Daring Fireball)

  18. Grid

    A very nice step-by-step guide to a simple CSS grid system for responsive websites. Everyone will end up with something more complex, but it’s a nice intro. (via @felix_cohen)

  19. Susy: Responsive grids for Compass

    Looks like a very nice way to do CSS grids if SASS and Compass are your thing. (via Infovore)

  20. AWS Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

    Some handy tips for securing and using Amazon Web Services better. (via @simonw)

  21. Twelve-Factor WordPress App | Roots

    How to develop on and deploy WordPress in a sensible way (eg, no more FTP). Handy, on the day I started a new WordPress site at work. (via Tom Taylor)

  22. jeffknupp/sandman · GitHub

    Python thing that takes an existing database, creates a REST API for it, and provides you with a nice web admin interface. Handy. (via Infovore)

  23. How I Built Emojitracker — Medium

    Brilliant write-up of the difficulties in developing what at first glance looks like a very simple site. Also, makes me pleased Twelescreen is simpler and less popular. (via Waxy)

  24. Laravel

    I learned from Quora that CodeIgniter is pretty dead and Laravel is a well-regarded, more modern, PHP framework.

  25. PHP: The Right Way

    I was trying to get up to speed with current best PHP practices after some years away and this seems like a very good summary. (via @dracos)

  26. HuBoard

    Nice Trello-style interface for GitHub issues. Hosted, pay-for for non-open source projects. But code is also available for self-hosting.

  27. Centering in the Unknown

    For future reference, another thing about vertically centering text using CSS.

  28. Designing CSS Layouts With Flexbox Is As Easy As Pie

    I ended up using something like this to vertically centre text, falling back to using JavaScript for browsers that Modernizr suggested didn’t have flexbox.

  29. What are the best resources ( sites or books or tutorials ) for learning programming ?

    For future reference when someone asks this question, mainly for the first couple of answers.

  30. ngrok - secure introspectable tunnels to localhost

    Alternative to localtunnel, for making sites on your local machine visible to the world. (via Infovore)

  31. Babelmark 2 - Compare markdown implementations

    See how a load of different Markdown libraries generate HTML from the same input. The FAQ has a long list of examples that show differences. (via @aanand)

  32. Kapowaz: Cargo Cult CSS

    Good article on the drawbacks of OOCSS and some tips for good practice. I like the need to use descriptive selectors, rather than terse ones; these make much more sense to me coming to a CSS file written by someone else.

  33. Karma

    “Test Runner for JavaScript”. (via @yoz)

  34. Mocha

    “A feature-rich JavaScript test framework running on node.js and the browser”. (via @yoz)

  35. Native to a Web of Data (PDF)

    Tom Coates from 2006. Still good. “What can I build that will make the *whole Web* better?”

  36. Unity - Activating GameObjects

    I think they’ve added custom JS to allow tabbed language-switching between what are Prism.js-styled code blocks, which is nice. If you’ve seen similar somewhere, do let me know…

  37. Prism

    Nice-looking lightweight JavaScript syntax highlighting, which I’ll forget the name of by tomorrow.

  38. Safari on iOS 7 and HTML5: problems, changes and new APIs | Breaking the Mobile Web

    Very useful look at all the new, improved or broken things in Safari on iOS 7. (via @jamesweiner)

  39. philgyford’s Open Source Report Card

    Analyses your GitHub activity and tries to determine things about how you work and what you do. Not perfect — if I really am “one of the top 20% most active Python users” I’m concerned for Python — but interesting and nicely done. (via @pkqk)

  40. Dashing - The exceptionally handsome dashboard framework.

    Ruby thing that lets you combine and make widgets for displaying stuff in nice drag-and-droppable dashboards. Looks good. (via:tomtaylor)

  41. ai/autoprefixer · GitHub

    “Parse CSS and add vendor prefixes to rules by Can I Use.” Very clever and good but, like increasing numbers of things, also makes me go, “oh god, I wish CSS was simpler.”

  42. Sheetsee.js

    “A JavaScript library, or box of goodies, if you will, that makes it easy to use a Google Spreadsheet as the database feeding the tables, charts and maps on a website.” (via Infovore)

  43. Automate the Web - Zapier

    IFTTT alternative. More complex, more possibilities, costs money for more/faster responses, aimed a bit more at businesses than individuals. But, after a quick play, seems very nicely done.

  44. Bootstrap 2.x to 3.0 Migration Guide

    For moving Twitter Bootstrap sites to the new version. There doesn’t seem to be anything like this in the official 3.0 docs. Yet, at least.

  45. How We Build CMS-Free Websites | Development Seed

    On using Jekyll, GitHub Pages and to make websites without a traditional CMS.

  46. kjohnston/pgbackups-archive

    Ruby app for automating offsite backups of a Heroku postgres database to Amazon S3. I was amazed that having set up the various parts the whole thing worked first time. Brilliant.

  47. Sneak peek of Macaw - The code-savvy web design tool

    Actually looks quite good. Jump to the end to see the finished page in-browser, and the HTML and CSS. (via @jamesweiner)

  48. Hugosslade/smackmyglitchupjs

    JavaScript for glitching a jpg, no fancy interface.

  49. Image glitch experiment

    Nice JavaScript web-based tool for glitching a jpg image.

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