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Several grumpy opinions about remote work at Tailscale - apenwarr
I enjoyed this summary of different remote working tools for a small team. (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  apenwarr  tailscale  remoteworking  work  software 
6 days ago by philgyford
Your own hosted blog, the easy, free, open way
How to host a blog on GitHub Pages, doing all creating, writing, editing, uploading on the GitHub website. (via Simon Willison and Waxy)
jeremyhoward  github  blogging  via:simonwillison  via:waxy 
11 weeks ago by philgyford
Free for developers
“This is a list of software (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.) and other offerings that have free tiers for developers.” (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  webdevelopment  free 
december 2019 by philgyford
My Python Development Environment, 2020 Edition | Jacob Kaplan-Moss
As the previous edition, interesting. I’ll stick with pipenv instead of poetry for now, as I’m happy with it. I should use pipx but not sure how to go from my current mess to that. (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  jacobkaplanmoss  python  webdevelopment 
november 2019 by philgyford
Feature Toggles (aka Feature Flags)
I’ve never worked on a project with these, but this is a great description of the ideas behind them, and the different categories of feature flags. (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  programming  webdevelopment  martinfowler 
june 2019 by philgyford
Optimizing Django Admin Paginator – Haki Benita – Medium
Not only for this tip but for the other posts this links to. Lots of handy customisations for Django Admin. (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  django  hakibenita 
november 2018 by philgyford
django-bakery documentation
“A set of helpers for baking your Django site out as flat files” made and used by the LA Times Data Desk. (via Simon Willison)
django  webdevelopment  via:simonwillison 
june 2018 by philgyford
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)
via:simonwillison  python  webdevelopment  scraping  kennethreitz 
february 2018 by philgyford
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)
via:simonwillison  django  webdevelopment  seraphimpapastefanos 
october 2017 by philgyford
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)
via:simonwillison  django  mitchelcabuloy  webdevelopment 
august 2017 by philgyford
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)
via:simonwillison  urls  webdevelopment  kyleneath  github  from delicious
january 2011 by philgyford
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)
via:simonwillison  jasonscott  archiveteam  yahoo  delicious  yahoovideo  flickr  archiving  from delicious
december 2010 by philgyford
Backbone.js
What looks like a lovely way to structure large JavaScript projects into an MVC structure. (via Simon Willison)
javascript  via:simonwillison  webdevelopment  jquery  underscore  backbone  mvc 
october 2010 by philgyford
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)
via:simonwillison  jquery  queueing  animation  javascript  webdevelopment 
july 2010 by philgyford
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)
via:simonwillison  guardian  andrewsparrow  blogging  news  elections  weblogs 
may 2010 by philgyford
Tipsy
More jQuery-based, Facebook-style, tooltips. (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  webdevelopment  jquery  javascript  tooltips 
december 2009 by philgyford
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)
via:simonwillison  guardian  iphone  iphonedevelopment  design  johnhenrybarac  baracconsulting 
december 2009 by philgyford
Cartographer.js – thematic mapping for Google Maps
Javascript library for mapping data nicely onto Google Maps. Area-scaled circles, choropleth, etc. (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  javascript  googlemaps  maps  mapping  webdevelopment  visualisation  infographics  heatmaps  choropleths 
november 2009 by philgyford
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)
via:simonwillison  london  ianmansfield  events  whatson  calendar 
july 2009 by philgyford
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)
nataliedowne  via:simonwillison  css  webdevelopment  html  buttons  submit 
june 2009 by philgyford
Yahoo! Placemaker™ Beta - YDN
Parses text and extracts any recognisable locations. (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  yahoo  geolocation  parsing  location  geocoding  api 
may 2009 by philgyford
The Little Manual of API Design (PDF)
Sounds like a handy thing for future reference. (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  api  apis  webdevelopment 
may 2009 by philgyford
Readernaut
Nicely done site for not only logging your reading but keeping notes on it too.
reading  via:simonwillison  notes  books 
april 2009 by philgyford
Recreating the button | stopdesign
Doug Bowman on how buttons were developed on Google apps. Good HTML/CSS cleverness. (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  dougbowman  stopdesign  google  html  css  webdevelopment  buttons  webdesign 
february 2009 by philgyford
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)
openstreetmap  mapping  donation  fundraising  via:simonwillison 
february 2009 by philgyford
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)
via:simonwillison  jasonscott  aol  aolhometown  cloud  backups  hosting  eviction 
february 2009 by philgyford
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)
via:simonwillison  maps  heatmaps  michalmigurski  mapping  visualisation  oakland  crime  design 
january 2009 by philgyford
Why HTML
More recent arguments for why to use HTML rather than XHTML. (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  html  xhtml  webdevelopment  jamesbennett 
july 2008 by philgyford
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)
via:simonwillison  oreilly  writing  publishing  books 
july 2008 by philgyford
Python-by-example
In case I ever get round to Python (via Simon Willison)
via:simonwillison  python  examples  webdevelopment  programming 
april 2008 by philgyford
Equidistant Objects with CSS - CSS-Tricks
Spacing things out horizontally with CSS. (via Simon Willison)
css  webdevelopment  via:simonwillison  chriscoyler 
march 2008 by philgyford
Cruciforum: crucially simple
A very simple discussion forum that involves uploading a single file to your website. (via Simon Willison again)
cruciform  forum  bulletinboard  php  via:simonwillison 
october 2007 by philgyford
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)
openstreetmap  maps  map  via:simonwillison 
october 2007 by philgyford

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