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The Toolbox
Directory of useful single-page sites, tools, widgets and apps for web site developers.
toolbox  css  useful  design  web 
may 2012 by barryf
Support Details | Tech support anger management
Displays your OS, browser, IP, Javascript status and more. Very handy for remote tech support (via @ioptics)
techsupport  sysadmin  support  useful  server  admin 
july 2009 by barryf
soundamus - personalized feeds of new and upcoming music releases
Put in your username and it'll give you an RSS feed or .ics of your favourite artists' upcoming album releases
album  music  lastfm  calendar  api  useful 
april 2009 by barryf
Google Analytics Tracking API
Methods that can be called to register additional data when tracking in GA
ga  googleanalytics  api  tracking  stats  web  useful 
march 2009 by barryf
IE NetRenderer - Browser Compatibility Check
Free browser checking service. Not sure how robust this is, but it could certainly be useful
browser  screenshot  render  ie6  ie7  free  compatibility  useful 
january 2009 by barryf
flipping typical
Intelligent and useful web page that guesses the fonts installed locally and allows you to try out sample text in each
visualisation  font  typography  useful  design  css 
january 2009 by barryf
Grid Designer 2
Enter widths, gutters and/or number of columns and this tool will work out the dimensions you need to use. It can also export CSS for the layout and also typography, aligned to a baseline grid
web  design  calculator  grid  layour  css  template  useful  typography  baseline  framework  generator 
january 2009 by barryf
Alex Payne - setup
Alex's list of hardware and software that he uses daily
setup  hardware  software  mac  useful 
january 2009 by barryf
Sneak - Save screen captures into a Stack in Leopard
Useful hack to put screenshots in a special folder to unclutter your desktop. The author then uses a stack in his dock to find recent grabs.
screenshot  mac  useful  hack  productivity 
december 2008 by barryf
Holiday Gift Guide (Little Paper Planes)
Pretty things that may make handy presents for her
shopping  christmas  useful  pretty  present  gift  personal 
november 2008 by barryf
⌘C ⌘V Character
Killer idea. Click on a symbol to get the character or HTML entity copied to your clipboard ready for pasting.
character  font  useful  tool  typing  unicode  html  entity 
september 2008 by barryf
Find the best seats on the plane before checking in. Very handy for online check-ins.
airline  seating  airplane  seat  travel  flight  plane  useful  guide 
august 2008 by barryf
IP to Location Service
Specify ipaddress parameter and it returns XML string with the country associated with the IP
ip  api  geo  geocoding  web  webservice  useful 
november 2007 by barryf
Automated backup to Strongspace with rsync, Automator, and Highrise - Vox
Another Strongspace/Automator backup recipe - this one uses rsync, Highrise and Growl
backup  rsync  automator  mac  strongspace  highrise  growl  useful 
october 2007 by barryf
Rail Spikes: My First Rails App
Worst practices noted after reviewing the author's first few Rails apps
rails  web  dev  useful  review 
october 2007 by barryf
FeedBurner - Feed 101
For when I get asked what RSS is
rss  guide  help  web  feed  blog  useful 
august 2007 by barryf
JohnHaney Software - Backdrop
Hide Mac background - useful for presentations etc.
desktop  mac  presentation  screenshot  useful 
july 2007 by barryf Forget-Me-Not
Keep your windows in the same position when plugging/unplugging monitors
mac  display  work  useful 
may 2007 by barryf
Instant Badger: DevNotes On AJAX
Hal Helms' old skool FLiP client feedback system updated to use Ajax
ajax  coldfusion  flip  methodology  web  dev  client  design  useful  business  work 
february 2007 by barryf
Unicode (UTF-8) Test
Test if your OS/browser/fonts display UTF-8 correctly. Includes Greek and Cyrillic tests
unicode  utf-8  language  charset  browser  font  multilingual  html  useful 
january 2007 by barryf
WORLD MAP - countries of the world
Flash game/resource where you click on countries to get their names
map  game  flash  useful  country  world  geography 
december 2006 by barryf
Dynamic comments service. Just drop in a script.
javscript  web  comment  useful  blog  forum  cms 
december 2006 by barryf
Information about your CPU (Windows)
windows  hardware  cpu  useful  sysadmin  monitoring  repair 
september 2006 by barryf
SAYNOTO0870.COM - Non-Geographical Alternative Telephone Numbers
Find the alternatives for UK non-geographic numbers. Also works for 0800, 0808, 0844, 0845, 0870 and 0871.
uk  mobile  directory  phone  useful 
august 2006 by barryf
Box Model Hack - css-discuss
So many bugs and inconsistencies! I didn't know IE/Win ignored !important though - handy.
css  web  design  hack  standards  useful 
may 2006 by barryf
Protolize | Essential web tools in one place
Everyone's linking to this but it does have some stuff I've not seen
ajax  web2.0  web  dev  design  javascript  useful 
may 2006 by barryf
Pricing a Project - Blue Flavor
Great detail on pricing decisions. Must read and re-read this.
business  dev  marketing  web  useful  pricing 
april 2006 by barryf
Command-Tab » Hidden iPod Commands
Hard reset, diagnostic mode and disk mode
ipod  useful  repair  hardware  reference 
april 2006 by barryf
Photo viewer with scrolling thumbnails (@media 2005)
Lovely repeating scroller effect: even has easing to slow down
web  photo  thumbnail  dev  design  useful  scroll  portfolio 
april 2006 by barryf
A disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Windows
windows  analysis  map  statistics  sysadmin  useful 
february 2006 by barryf
Default Function Arguments In JavaScript
function foo(a, b) { a = a || "bar", b = b || "moo"; ...
javascript  useful  web  dev 
january 2006 by barryf
Logitech Driving Force games
Game compatibility list for Sue's Logitech Driving Force steering wheel/pedals
game  compatibility  useful  playstation 
december 2005 by barryf
Pearl Crescent Page Saver
Firefox plugin to save entire browser canvas as png
image  browser  mozilla  firefox  plugin  extension  png  web  canvas  useful 
december 2005 by barryf
(translated page) Re-order Windows XP windows on the taskbar
windows  useful 
december 2005 by barryf
Scheduling Resources for Microsoft Outlook
How to setup a room that automatically accepts meeting invitations
outlook  calendar  windows  useful  sysadmin 
december 2005 by barryf
A cool trick with cron
System hooks that are useful for starting lighttpd instances etc.
lighttpd  server  cron  useful  sysadmin 
december 2005 by barryf
Keith Waterhouse on weblogs? (
Good tips on writing a newspaper column; also applicable to blog writing
writing  blog  language  useful 
november 2005 by barryf
Directory of unregistered word domains
Find your own or
domain  useful  dictionary 
november 2005 by barryf
Sleep timer for iTunes
mac  itunes  useful 
august 2005 by barryf
Andy Budd::Blogography: iTunes Smart Playlists
Intelligent approach to organising your iTunes collection
mp3  itunes  useful 
august 2005 by barryf
iBook Extended Desktop
Monitor spanning for iBooks
mac  useful 
august 2005 by barryf
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