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Github's Primer
The CSS toolkit and guidelines that power GitHub.
css  framework  github  bootstrap  webdesign  webdevelopment 
10 hours ago
Precise control over responsive typography
It is possible to have precise control over responsive typography. Using calc() and viewport units you can create fluid type that scales perfectly between specific pixel values, within a specific viewport range.
css  typography  fonts  responsivedesign 
12 hours ago
The best icon is a text label
“…icons can easily break the most important characteristic of a good user interface: clarity.” - Thomas Byttebier
userinterface  webdesign  userexperience  clarity  icons  from twitter_favs
2 days ago
beets: the music geek’s media organizer
"The purpose of beets is to get your music collection right once and for all. It catalogs your collection, automatically improving its metadata as it goes using the MusicBrainz database. Then it provides a bouquet of tools for manipulating and accessing your music."
library  mp3  music  python  metadata 
2 days ago
Kit FUI - Noteloop
"Fantasy User Interfaces, Fictional User Interfaces, Fake User Interfaces, Futuristic User Interfaces, Film User Interfaces, Future User Interfaces. Regardless of what the F stands for, they all represent the same thing, the user interfaces (UIs) and heads up displays (HUDs) found in many popular movies and television shows."
films  userinterface  userexperience  science  scifi  experiment  fui 
2 days ago
Oxford on Film: From Attic to Archive
Audio and Video Lectures from the University of Oxford
education  learning  video  oxford  audio  podcast 
3 days ago
Must-Have Social Meta Tags for Twitter, Google+, Facebook and More
By including social metadata in all new pieces of content that we publish, we can optimize how that content appears on social networks. Thumbnails, author names, proper descriptions, and other rich information directly correlate with clicks and shares.
facebook  media  social  socialnetworking  twitter 
3 days ago
To Alter or Dispatch: Drupal 8 Events versus Alter Hooks
Drupal 8 comes with two extension points for module developers to allow other modules to interact with their code. The trusty alter hook, the linchpin of Drupal versions past is still there - allowing other modules to interact and intervene in the behaviour of your module. But there is a new kid on the block, the event system. So as a module developer how do you decide whether to use the alter system or the event system.
drupal  drupal8  programming  php 
3 days ago
Headless Drupal. Why & how a RESTful API in Drupal?
Fascinating and deep insight to using Drupal as a RESTful engine.
api  drupal  framework  rest  restful 
3 days ago
99 Terms You Need To Know When You’re New To Tech
Learn the most important tech terms today with these 99 simple and easy-to-understand definitions
education  learning  resource 
3 days ago
Sheetsee.js:
A client-side library for connecting Google Spreadsheets to a website and visualizing the information in tables, maps and charts.
google  googledocs  spreadsheet  javascript 
6 days ago
Drupal VM - Easy local Drupal development environments
A VM for local Drupal development, built with Vagrant + Ansible
drupal  webdevelopment  ansible  devops  virtualmachine 
6 days ago
It Came From Below
"Sliding around beneath the surface of Los Angeles is something dark, primordial, and without clear form. It seeps up into the city from below through even the smallest cracks and drains. Infernal, it can cause fires and explosions; toxic, it can debilitate, poison, and kill."
science  tar  geology  geography  losangeles 
6 days ago
ATC - A tool to simulate network conditions
Augmented Traffic Control (aka ATC) is a project that allows to control the connection that a device has to the internet. Aspects that can be controlled by ATC include: Bandwith, Latency, Packet loss, Packet corruption, and Packet reordering
facebook  network  testing  bandwidth  internet  worldwideweb 
6 days ago
What Is This Thing Called?
What Is This Thing Called - odd devices with reader-submitted explanations /via
funny  interesting  history  from twitter
6 days ago
The Three Basics of Exposure and Photography on Vimeo
I put this video together to go with my article "The Three Basics of Photography", which covers the same ground in more depth: http://www.lightandmatter.org/?p=3809 I wanted to make a video to cover the basics pretty quickly, so that if nothing else, the articles would be easier to understand afterwards. Plus, this thing has a cool soundtrack.
ifttt  vimeo  video  photo  photography 
6 days ago
Discworld science
Five things Discworld will teach you about science
science  literature  discworld  funny  education  learning  from twitter_favs
7 days ago
import.io | Web Data Platform & Free Web Scraping Tool
Turn the web into data, today. Transform any website into a table of data or an API in minutes without even writing any code.
api  data  json  datamining 
7 days ago
Morph
Get structured data out of the web
* All code and collaboration through GitHub
* Write your scrapers in Ruby, Python, PHP or Perl
* Simple API to grab data
* Schedule scrapers or run manually
data  python  scraper  github  ruby  perl 
7 days ago
Conscious Style Guide
A style guide and community resource for anybody who is curious or serious about conscious language.
society  feminism  inclusion  equality  language 
7 days ago
AngularJS vs. Backbone.js vs. Ember.js
Angular, Backbone and Ember all have the concept of views, events, data models and routing. We will compare their differences and outline ideal use cases.
javascript  framework  comparison  backbone  angularjs  emberjs 
10 days ago
I tried Angular, Ember, React and Polymer and took some notes.
I tried Angular, Ember, React and Polymer and took some notes. SPOILER: My money is on Polymer.
angularjs  polymer  react  javascript  webdevelopment  programming  from twitter_favs
11 days ago
Textures.js
SVG patterns for Data Visualization
javascript  svg  d3  data  visualisation 
11 days ago
A Better One-on-One Form
Simple form to record details and actions for one-to-one meetings.
productivity  management  linemanagement  business 
12 days ago
CDN Benchmarks: CloudFlare vs CloudFront
"We've become somewhat obsessed with squeezing every last bit of performance out of our HTML5 MMORPG, but up until recently, we hadn't put much thought outside of our own code."
cdn  performance  caching 
14 days ago
Feedback
I have been at Twitter for almost two years and now, in the midst of my third full bi-annual “feedback” cycle—the process by which Twitter employees write…
from instapaper
15 days ago
Privicons
privicons - An open source privacy and security icon set
security  privacy  icons  opensource  graphics 
15 days ago
concise JavaScript
A concise and accurate JavaScript tutorial / document written for those who come into the JavaScript world for the first time but already have some experiences in another languages.
javascript  learning  education 
16 days ago
OWL Carousel
Touch enabled jQuery plugin that lets you create beautiful responsive carousel slider.
jquery  plugin  slider  responsive  carousels 
17 days ago
Wireframing & Prototyping: The Past, Present, and Future
"At the moment, two of the most popular design methodologies are Lean UX and Agile UX. Both may sound similar, but their approaches to the design process differ in terms of scope."
webdesign  design  wireframes  prototype  lean  agile  userexperience 
17 days ago
Start Your Next Web Project With a Content-First Discovery Phase
Are you ready for your next website project? Consider doing a content-first discovery phase.
webdevelopment  content  contentstrategy  contentdesign 
17 days ago
How To Force Search API To Reindex an Entity
"By default Search API (Drupal 7) reindexes a node when the node gets updated. But what if you want to reindex a node / an entity on demand?"
drupal  drupal7  search  solr  elasticsearch  searchapi 
18 days ago
Skala Color, a Mac color picker by Bjango
Skala Color is a compact and feature-rich OS X color picker that works with a huge variety of formats, covering everything you’re likely to need for web, iOS, Android, and OS X development — Hex, CSS RGBA, CSS HSLA, UIColor, NSColor and more.
osx  design  colour  mac  software  tools 
18 days ago
Web typography for non-designers
"A comprehensive little intro to the world of typography with tips and tricks, and examples of how to to be horrible at it."
webdesign  typography  fonts 
18 days ago
Animation
It’s about time. In this article we’ll take on the challenge of creating and animating a clock, using simple CSS animations as well as JavaScript...
javascript  animation  clock  css  css3  svg 
18 days ago
What Does My Site Cost?
"Find out how much it costs for someone to use your site on mobile networks around the world."
mobile  performance  bandwidth  society 
19 days ago
How to Override Features
"The Features module helps address the shortcoming in Drupal 7 of how to manage and deploy site configuration data. There are times when you need to change a Feature. The Features Override module can help with this, but sometimes doesn't solve the problem completely."
drupal  features  webdevelopment 
19 days ago
Caching Data in Drupal 7
Use of drupal_static, and the cache_* functions.
drupal  performance  programming  webdevelopment  drupal7 
19 days ago
OpenAid
OpenAid is a turnkey website platform designed to help NGOs and other non-profit organizations create cost-effective program-focused websites quickly.
webdevelopment  drupal  features  turnkey  charity  ngo 
19 days ago
js;dr = JavaScript required; Didn’t Read.
"Pages that are empty without JS: dead to history (archive-org), unreliable for search results (despite any search engine claims of JS support, check it yourself), and thus ignorable."
javascript  future  clientsidemvc 
19 days ago
Content Mad Libs
"You remember mad libs, right—those little books where you’d fill in the blanks with random nouns, verbs, and adjectives and end up with a ridiculous story? Well, here’s a use for mad libs that’s not ridiculous at all: incorporating them into a content workshop."
contentstrategy  content  workshop  business  ideas 
20 days ago
Oxford University Images
"View and buy high quality rights managed images from inside the world famous university - University of Oxford, its colleges, departments and museums."
oxford  photography  university 
20 days ago
Cards Against Originality
A Cards Against Humanity app for iOS, Android and computers. It has all the cards you know and hate, plus all 5 expansions. You still need to be in the same room to play.
ios  game  mobile  cards  funny 
20 days ago
How much it cost us to make more attendees feel safe and welcome at .concat() 2015
"Last weekend the first ever .concat() web development conference took place in Salzburg, Austria. Being a low-budget community event, we didn’t have a lot of money. But we tried to show our attendees and speakers that we care about them. Here’s what we did and what it cost us."
conference  society  equality  safety 
20 days ago
Improving composition
Improving composition by learning how to use aspect ratios and compositional theory by Ming Thein
photography  composition  learning  education 
20 days ago
The problem with websites
It doesn't have to be content vs design though, which is what this graphic is suggesting.
content  copywriting  contentstrategy  webdesign  metaphor  from twitter_favs
20 days ago
Gall's Law
"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system."
development  systemsdesign  quote  design 
21 days ago
Contributor by Google
Google is investigating alternate ways to fund the web:
google  funding  worldwideweb  from twitter
21 days ago
Easy to forget that all these UI solutions had to be invented
Reading about history of telephone;easy to forget that all these UI solutions had to be invented. Feels like VR today
history  technology  telephony  phone  from twitter_favs
24 days ago
A checklist for eliminating barriers to entry
RT : A checklist for eliminating barriers to entry by . Wish more tools followed this!
jquk  accessibility  inclusivity  democracy  technology  society  from twitter
24 days ago
The Law of Leaky Abstractions - Joel on Software
"There's a key piece of magic in the engineering of the Internet which you rely on every single day. It happens in the TCP protocol, one of the fundamental building blocks of the Internet."
technology  tcp  internet  network  history  from instapaper
25 days ago
Templar: A HTTP proxy to improve usage of HTTP APIs
"HTTP APIs, they're everywhere. But they have a serious problem: their sychronous nature means that code using them stalls while waiting for a reply. This means that your apps uptime and reliability are intertwined with whatever HTTP APIs, especially SaaS ones, you use. templar helps you control the problem. It is a an HTTP proxy that provides advanced features to help you make better use of and tame HTTP APIs."
proxy  http  api  restful  go  networking 
25 days ago
Responsive Hero Images
"Hero images present unique challenges for responsive designs. During a recent responsive images audit, we found a unique solution which I wanted to share."
webdesign  responsivedesign  images 
25 days ago
InfluxDB - Open Source Time Series, Metrics, and Analytics Database
An open-source, distributed, time series database
with no external dependencies.
analytics  database  metrics  monitoring 
25 days ago
SVG Path Strings
How to decode the M, L, C and A commands in SVG.
javascript  tutorial  svg  d3  webdevelopment  development  programming  vector 
25 days ago
Seb_m's test notifier
function tnt() {
terminal-notifier -sound Sosumi -message "The command completed"
}

$ <TEST COMMAND>; tnt
testing  hack  cli  shell  development  programming  from twitter_favs
26 days ago
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