21 Apr 2015 ∞
- Google Web Fonts Typographic Project
- I like sites like this one that show you practical ways of using type. This one is pairing Google Fonts.
- jQuery Toast Plugin
- Show simple toast messages with jQuery. There are a lot of demos. I can see using this in my work.
<audio> tag to be used anywhere.
- Call to Idea
- Showcases design ideas for different web or app elements.
- Great guide extension for Photoshop. I have been using it for weeks.
19 Apr 2015 ∞
Last Saturday was Record Store Day 2015. This year I went to The Exclusive Company in Appleton, Wisconsin. I picked up three albums: A Little Something From The Road, Vol. 1 by Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Get Behind Me Satan by the White Stripes, and Picaresque by The Decemberists. I am happy with all three purchases.
03 Apr 2015 ∞
- A simple and easy jQuery plugin for CSS animated page transitions.
- Share and discover the best programming tutorials and courses online.
- Color Safe
- Great site to generate proper text and background contrast ratios.
- Calculate contrast between two colors for accessibility.
- E.gg Timer
- Simple timer for more than just eggs.
03 Apr 2015 ∞
Pilot G-Tec-C4 / Field Notes Northerly Edition
Just a couple of quick sketches from today.
06 Mar 2015 ∞
- I have been researching sliders lately for work. I came across this one that seems to be solid.
- This is a very clean lightbox gallery. It also support touch gestures.
- A nice set of SVG icons ready to use.
- Subtle Hover Effects
- I really like how these look. Subtle is almost always better.
- For those who don’t have a Gibson guitar equipped with a Min-ETune. This is on my wish list.
- iOS Fonts
- A good reference for what fonts are available in iOS to use. You can view which version of the platform a certain font was installed.
30 Jan 2015 ∞
Just a couple of things I carry with me. One should always carry a pocketknife. I use mine so many times throughout the day. This one is a CRKT Swindle. I also carry around this lighter sometimes. It is nearly not as useful, but I like it. Probably because I have a perfectly healthy intrigue of fire. It’s a plain matte gray Zippo lighter.
29 Dec 2014 ∞
- Update Your Footer
- This is timely since 2014 is almost over. Update your footer’s copyright year to be dynamic.
- I really don’t know how they do it, but their compression algorithm is amazing. I have been using it on a lot of projects lately.
- This is a quick color theme generator. I like it because it is quick and the results are mostly good. It exports to PDF, CSS, SCSS, SVG or PNG.
- Hacker Typer
- This one is just hilarious. Now you can be just like the computer “hackers” you see on movies and TV shows.
06 Dec 2014 ∞
I have been driving passed this view for over a year now and haven’t taken a photo of it until now. I think I like lettering on the building.
20 Nov 2014 ∞
I spent an afternoon rewriting some old code for an animated pie chart that is part of a web app I am updating. The previous code was written by a contractor who may have taken a quick route to completion. This made it very difficult to change it and also it was a few hundred lines too long. So I scrapped it and looked for a new solution. I ended up using jQuery Knob as the base and building on top of that. Since I couldn’t find anything quite what I was looking for, I decided to put it together myself and to make it a modular as I can. Basically, the pie chart has illustrates a percentage value and it’ll animate to that. I also have a colored label in the center that has a title, a tagline and the percentage updated as the pie chart is animated. With SCSS, I made it easier to customize the size, color, fonts, etc. It’s still a work in progress, but I decided put what I have on GitHub.
13 Nov 2014 ∞
Today’s Web Finds are things I have found that are immensely helpful in my blogging workflow. These are just the recent ones. I may put together a more detailed post about blogging with Jekyll.
- Facebook Object Debugger
- I use this to check my Open Graph meta data. It is comprehensive.
- Twitter Card Validator
- This is similar to the Facebook Object Debugger. It lets you preview your twitter summary card when you paste in a link. As someone running a website, you can set it up so that there is a title, summary and an image. If you want twitter to support cards with your website, you do have to set it up on twitter’s developer site.
- Most of the things that Brett Terpstra does are a little over my head, all of which tend to increase productivity in a magical way. There are a few projects that anyone can make use of. SearchLink is one of them. I just started using it. It makes generating markdown links so simple and quick. It is definitely worth checking out.