Archive for the 'resources' Category

Hosting your own bookmarking service

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Not happy with the changes to Delicious, unsure about what bookmark service to switch to, well how about hosting your own, with Semantic Scuttle? That was what happened with the State Library’s Family History Bookmarks, within 24 hours of the changes to Delicious and without prior preparation, I had a customised version of Semantic Scuttle […]

HTML5Boilerplate

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Sometimes you look at other people’s code and go why didn’t I think of that. Which is exactly what I thought when I saw Paul Irish’s elgant solution to the old conditional comments vs CSS hacks dilema. The HTML5Boilerplate by Paul Irish and Divya Manian is a collection of elgant solutions to common problems in web coding.

Boilerplate is not a template or framework, just a set of tools to get that site developed quickly. I know I will be making use of most of it in the near future.

Warning: your mouse movements are being recorded

Friday, April 20th, 2007

I just signed up for RobotReplay beta, a service that captures visitors every mouse movements, click and keystroke and it is free service at the moment.

I do not want to track your every mouse move, click or keystroke on this site, I know what most the problems are with this site and will fix it with the next redesign. What I really want to do is have a good look at RobotReplay, because it could be very useful for a couple of upcoming projects …

FireBug extension for Firefox

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

FireBug a firefox extension that one day might challenge web developer as the most useful firefox extension in my toolbox. A heap of the tools to poke, prod, and monitor your JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax including a debugger, error console, command line, and a variety of inspectors. I can not get it to do everything it is supposed to like live editting of the HTML, but even so the inspectors are well worth the download.

Why am I not naked today

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Yes I know it is Annual CSS Naked Day and this site is still clothed. Even though there has been heaps of hype information about it, I foget all about it till I opened bloglines this morning.
And even if I wanted to remove the stylesheet now, I can not access that part of my site.

Hell if you want to see this site naked, you just need to disable the CSS in your Web Developer Toolbar in Firefox or Mozillia or in your
Developer Toolbar in Internet Explorer …

Making use of del.icio.us

Monday, January 9th, 2006

If you are visiting my blog instead on using the RSS feeds, you might have noticed a couple of additions to the sidebar, Worth Reading and Commented On. This came about after reading a post over at Dexagogo titled
Using del.icio.us to track my blog comments

Update 15 January: caching is causing a problem

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

For anybody who needs to know more about typography on the web, and that is anybody who works with HTML and CSS, you need to bookmark (or grab the RSS feed from) The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

Blogging Tool

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Got pointed to the Performancing for extension Firefox which makes blogging easy from within Firefox. Just giving it a spin and see how it goes.  Easy to set up for WordPress and looks easy to use, only concern is how much will appear in the summary section on the home page.

Useful Government email lists

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

Here are a few useful low volume mailing list for those involved in Government web services in WA and Australia in general.