Basscss
A lightweight collection of base element styles, immutable utilities, layout modules, and color styles designed for speed, clarity, performance, and scalability.
css  framework 
april 2015
Type Design & Font Making Resources
Thomas Phinney's collection of links and resources on designing typefaces and making fonts.
typography  fonts  design 
april 2015
A Compendium of SVG Information
A huge pile of information about SVG on CSS-Tricks.
svg  reference  css  webdesign 
april 2015
Tag Wiki for WordPress
Turbocharge your tags by adding a wiki to them. Keep yourself organized, your visitors informed, and search engines happy.
wordpress  plugin  wiki 
march 2015
Ultimate Member - WordPress plugin
The easiest way to create powerful online communities and beautiful user profiles with WordPress.
wordpress  plugin 
march 2015
BBC news style guide
This section of the College of Journalism website is the current style guide for all BBC News output. Although it is only a guide for journalists, it details many of the rules of spelling, punctuation and grammar. It also covers accuracy, fairness and impartiality.
bbc  journalism  writing 
february 2015
Fontology
Fontology is structured as a workbook and includes a collection of course assets for design educators, a self-education tool for students and a reference source for professional graphic designers.
fonts  typography  education  typedesign 
february 2015
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
This encyclopedia is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems humanity is confronted with, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. It is a response to the fact that many institutions are trapped in inadequate policy metaphors.
education  reference  future  politics 
january 2015
Butterick’s Practical Typography
Probably the clearest, simplest guide I've seen on the subject. And it's all free on the web.
fonts  typography  design 
january 2015
Emergent
Emergent is a real-time rumor tracker that focuses on how unverified information and rumor are reported in the media.
aggregator  journalism  news  socialmedia 
january 2015
Fontdata: Typeface name check
Designing a typeface and wondering if the name is already taken?
typography 
january 2015
Zalgo Text Generator
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unicode  text 
november 2014
Unicode Text Converter
Convert plain text (letters, sometimes numbers, sometimes punctuation) to obscure characters from Unicode. The output is fully cut-n-pastible text.
text  unicode 
november 2014
User Submitted Posts
Enables your visitors to submit posts and images from anywhere on your site.
wordpress  plugin 
november 2014
donotlink.com
Link without improving the search engine position of the site you are linking to.
internet  tools  privacy  seo 
october 2014
Pexels
All photos on Pexels are under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the photos. The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use. All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So attribution is not required. All in all the photos are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.
free  stock  photography  design  photos 
august 2014
Typespiration
A showcase of web typography designs with ready-to-use CSS codes.
typography  webdesign  font 
august 2014
iconmonstr
Free simple vector icons.
icons  vector  design  free 
august 2014
Marvin - eBook reader for iOS
An uber-customisable, feature rich, good looking eReader. Get books from Dropbox, iTunes or the web and customise the reading experience to make it exactly how you like it.
app  ebook  ebooks  iOS 
august 2014
New gTLDs
A list of new and upcoming generic domain name extensions
domain  internet 
july 2014
NameChk
Promote your brand consistently by registering a username that is still available on the majority of the most popular sites.
socialmedia  tools 
may 2014
&what: (amp-what)
amp-what is a quick, interactive reference of 14,500 HTML character entities (and common Unicode characters, 8859-1 characters, quotation marks, punctuation marks, accented characters, symbols, mathematical symbols, and Greek letters, icons, and markup-significant & internationalization characters)
ascii  html  unicode 
may 2014
List of cognitive biases
A comprehensive list from RationalWiki. Cognitive bias describes the inherent thinking errors that humans make in processing information.
april 2014
Popcorn Time
Popcorn Time streams movies from Torrents, for Windows, Mac and Linux.
downloads  bittorrent  movies  torrent 
march 2014
Ba Ba Dum
A collection of five free HTML5 browser games that make you learn words in different languages while you're having some fun. Collect points, check out other players scores and statistics.
education  game  language  html5 
february 2014
Dictionary Domains
Legit, unregistered domains that you can get right now.
domain 
february 2014
Ten Dollar Fonts
Ten Dollar Fonts is a unique and finely curated platform with over 110 fonts. We are creating a whole new way for all designers to appreciate modern typography.
design  fonts  typography 
october 2013
Tweet2Cite
A quick, easy, and free citation generator that converts Tweets into, properly formatted MLA and APA, citations.
twitter 
september 2013
Pimoroni
Raspberry Pi Cases and Accessories for kids, hackers, makers, educators and learners.
computer  hardware  RaspberryPi 
september 2013
Cookit! History Cookbook
Do you know what the Vikings ate for dinner? What a typical meal of a wealthy family in Roman Britain consisted of, or what food was like in a Victorian Workhouse? Why not drop into history cookbook and find out? This project looks at the food of the past and how this influenced the health of the people living in each time period. You can also try some of the recipes for yourself. We have a wide range of historical recipes from Brown Bread Ice Cream to Gruel
history  cooking 
september 2013
TinkerTool
TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.
mac  osx  software  tools  utilities 
august 2013
ProxTube
TheChrome and Firefox add-on uses an American proxy server to unblock the YouTube videos. Just the website will be loaded by the proxy server, the video is loaded without the proxy to obtain speed.
proxy  youtube 
august 2013
Bookcision
A bookmarklet to export/download your Kindle highlights out of the cloud and onto your computer.
kindle 
august 2013
Tictrac
Tictrac lets you discover more about yourself, by showing you all of your activities in one place.
qs  quantifiedself 
august 2013
Lost Type Co-op
A Pay-What-You-Want Type foundry
font  typography 
july 2013
CreateSpace
Sell your books, CD, DVD through self-publishing services. We make it simple to distribute your books, music, and video through Internet retail outlets, your own website, and other bookstores, retailers, libraries, and academic institutions.
books  publishing 
july 2013
Scarfolk Council
Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight fever. "Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay." For more information please reread.
blog  culture  design  hilarious 
july 2013
cfxr
A Mac port of DrPetter's sfxr, a simple means of getting basic sound effects into a game.
audio  games  osx  sound  sfx 
july 2013
LICEcap
LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to .GIF (for viewing in web browsers, etc).
free  mac  software  gif 
june 2013
The Public Domain Review
A not-for-profit project dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available online.
publicdomain  films 
june 2013
GPGTools (PGP tools for Mac OS X)
GPGTools is a software collection that brings encryption/decryption and signing of e-mails and files, to you on your mac (for Windows use Gpg4win). The main goal is to bring OpenPGP - in the form of an easy installer package based on MacGPG - to Mac OS X.
encryption  osx  security 
june 2013
Studio Multitracks
Tracks in isolation. One of the more amazing recent developments in music is the ability to hear isolated tracks from many of the best songs in rock history. You can hear things you’ve never heard before even if you’ve heard the song 1000 times. For anyone who’s recorded or listened to music, this is a major treasure trove. This blog aims to seek these tracks out.
audio  music 
june 2013
Patreon
Patreon supports artists and content creators by letting fans fund each piece of created content. Support musicians, video producers, authors, artists, photographers or anyone else.
crowdfunding 
may 2013
Typographer’s Glossary
A glossary of common typeface and type anatomy terminology.
typography  fonts  reference 
april 2013
Retro Vectors
Retro Vectors is a source of premium quality vintage vector stock files that are free for personal and commercial use. Victorian, 40's, 50's 60's, 70's & 80's.
design  graphics  retro  resources  vector 
april 2013
Gov.uk Service Design Manual
Guides and resources for: Service managers, Designers, Developers, User researchers, Web operations and Performance analysts.
design  resources 
april 2013
iD - An easy to use OpenStreetMap editor
iD is a new, friendly editor for OpenStreetMap. It offers newcomers an easy way into editing OSM and is intended to complement existing editing software.
openstreetmap  mapping 
april 2013
Live map of London Underground trains
This map shows all trains (yellow dots) on the London Underground network in approximately real time.
maps 
april 2013
Factoryjoe's design patterns collection
Chris Messina captures findings of consistent, unique or interesting interfaces and design flows from across the web on Flickr.
design  usability  webdesign 
march 2013
Wikipatterns
Applying patterns that help coordinate people's efforts and guide the growth of content, and recognizing anti-patterns that might hinder growth - can give your wiki the greatest chance of success.
wiki  community 
march 2013
Google's Global Market Finder
Enter keywords that describe your product or service and then select a region: the G20, European Union, emerging markets, Asia or the entire world. GGMF uses search data to show the number of times people search for your keywords in Arabic, Chinese, English or one of 56 languages.
seo  google 
march 2013
Markdown QuickTags
Markdown editor plugin for WordPress, by Brett Terpstra
wordpress  plugin  markdown  wp  multimarkdown 
february 2013
The Old Reader
Like the old Google Reader, only better. Currently in beta.
rss 
february 2013
CodeRunner
Edit and run code in any programming language with just a single click.
mac  osx  programming 
february 2013
Pixel Art Tutorial
Derek Yu (of Spelunky fame) details his pixel art process.
pixelart  tutorial 
february 2013
Havocscope - Global Black Market Information
Havocscope is the world's leading provider of information about the illegal economy. Data and crime statistics are collected from the criminal justice system, law enforcement agencies, industry organizations, security intelligence reports and news articles.
information  politics  statistics 
february 2013
CraftStudio
CraftStudio is a multiplayer platform to create games and interactive movies.
framework  game  minecraft 
january 2013
ImageOptim
ImageOptim optimises images — so they take up less disk space and load faster — by finding best compression parameters and by removing unnecessary comments and color profiles. It handles PNG, JPEG and GIF animations.
osx  software 
january 2013
stattit
Stats tool for reddit. Get detailed statistics for individual subreddits.
tools  visualisation  reddit  statistics 
january 2013
WP-Mix
A mix of code snippets and tutorials to help with WordPress development and web design in general.
wordpress  css  html  php 
january 2013
Inkblot
Inkblot is an elegant, fully responsive, highly customizable Webcomic-ready WordPress theme named in honor of Rorschach from the Watchmen graphic novel.
wordpress  webcomic  theme 
january 2013
AppFog
PaaS for Public and Private Clouds. Easily build and deploy fast, scalable, and reliable applications to the cloud in seconds.
cloud  hosting 
december 2012
TileMill
Whether you're a journalist, web designer, researcher, or seasoned cartographer, TileMill is the design studio you need to create stunning interactive maps.
mapping  design  tools  maps  visualization 
december 2012
Visual Elements Periodic Table
The Royal Society of Chemistry's interactive periodic table features history, alchemy, podcasts, videos, and data trends across the periodic table.
science 
december 2012
Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies
A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent head.
philosophy  guide 
december 2012
Old Ordnance Survey Maps - The Godfrey Edition
More than 2,500 titles have been issued in this major series of reprints of Old Ordnance Survey Maps of towns throughout Britain and Ireland.
maps  mapping  history 
december 2012
StatsWales
The Welsh Government’s free-to-use online repository for detailed statistical data for Wales. StatsWales allows users to view and manipulate datasets on-screen, including the ability to produce charts.
statistics  infographics  data  wales 
december 2012
My eBook build process
…and some PDF, EPUB and MOBI tips
ebook  publishing  tools 
november 2012
SteerMouse
A mouse driver that lets you freely customize buttons, wheels and cursor speed. Both USB and Bluetooth mice are supported, no matter whether the mouse is designed for Windows or Mac.
mac  osx  software 
november 2012
Simple Feed Stats
SFS is a free WordPress plugin that makes it easy to track your feeds, add custom content, and display your feed statistics on your site.
rss  wordpress  plugin 
november 2012
Final Cut Pro X Tutorial
Almost 3 hours of Final Cut Pro X video training, free. A great way to get started.
tutorial  video  FCP 
november 2012
FCP.co
The number one FCPX and Final Cut Pro resource on the net
FCP  video  plugins 
november 2012
CrumplePop
Final Cut Pro plugins & video effects
plugin  video  FCP 
november 2012
YouTube stats
From SocialBlade, including estimated earnings.
YouTube 
october 2012
WordPress Plugin: Simple Custom Content
SCS enables you to add custom content to all of your posts and all of your feeds, and provides several shortcodes for adding custom content in specific posts, pages, and just about anywhere.
WordPress  plugin 
october 2012
British Rail Corporate Identity
This is a website about the British Rail Corporate Identity from 1965–1994 which includes a wealth of digitised examples of British Rail design material collected over several years.
identity  design  branding 
october 2012
App.net plugin for WordPress
Allows you to embed ADN posts and add a App.net widget to your sidebar.
app.net  WordPress  plugin 
october 2012
About SwitchResX
Advanced utility to control resolutions on your Mac. They're not kidding either!
apple  mac  osx 
october 2012
Twine
A tool for creating interactive stories. Twine lets you organize your story graphically with a map that you can re-arrange as you work. Links automatically appear on the map as you add them to your passages, and passages with broken links are apparent at a glance.
interactive  software  writing 
october 2012
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