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Web Finds for August 2, 2015

“Turn any mockup into a floating guide, and visually align pixels with ease.” I found this app to be very useful.
Quickly check caniuse.com with command line. Super useful!
Compresses your HTML during your build. I am using it on this site.
Medium Style Confirm
For those looking for a stylish prompt.

Garden Tomatoes

Garden Tomatoes


My Old Canon

My Old Canon I haven’t shot film in months. I might need to break out my trusty, old Canon AE-1.


Web Finds June 30, 2015

Device Metrics by Google
“A comprehensive design guide for sizing and resolutions across all devices.” This is useful for all web designers.
Another great resource of video loops you can use on your website.
Pen Parade
Illustrated pen reviews by Hallie Bateman. Her reviews are not very frequent, but they are good. If you like pens, you should definitely subscribe.
A great analytics tool that includes heatmaps and visitor recordings. I implemented it here on Wasted Continuum to test out. So far I have learned a lot from the data it has provided me.

Break Out

Break Out Lamy Safari / Frictionless Capture Card

Our kitty escaped again.


The Foldio2 Foldable, Portable Light Box

Folio2 Unboxing

“Foldable and Portable” is how Orangemonkie describes their new, recently funded Kickstarter project, the Foldio2. I will cut to the chase. If you’re looking for a very portable lightbox that is dead simple to use, you should go ahead and preorder the Foldio2. It is a 15” x 15” x 15” light box that folds down into what resembles a small briefcase.

The Foldio2 is lit up by LED.
The Foldio2 is lit up by LED.

Setting it up is easy. Its structure is held together with some strong magnets. The Foldio2 is lit up by two LED strips which are dimmable. The lights are bright and even, just what you need from a good light box.

You can add different backdrops.
You can add different backdrops.

The Foldio2 comes with several backdrops. So far I have only tested out the black and the white with great results. Orangemonkie is releasing an iOS app soon with an Android app in development. I tried using my basic Camera app on my HTC One (M7) and the photo turned out pretty good. With my Canon 5D Mk III, the photos were exceptional. They were tack sharp.

My Star-Lord character on black taken with a Canon 5D Mk III. – [Flickr]
My Star-Lord character on black taken with a Canon 5D Mk III.

Dan Auerbach Announces New Side Project: The Arcs

Yesterday, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys announced his new side project, The Arcs. The band is made up of Auerbach’s musician friends Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, Nick Movshon and Kenny Vaughan will be releasing their debut album, Yours Dreamily, on September 4th. Judging by their single, “Stay In My Corner”, it will be great album. I would expect nothing less from Auerbach.


Web Finds for May 17, 2015

This site generates a .gitignore file with common files, folders, and patterns based on the type of project you are working on. For example, you can enter Bower and CodeKit, and it will generate your .gitignore file that has the patterns you would likely want to ignore.
A JavaScript library lets you add keyboard invoked Easter eggs on your site. Every website can now incorporate the Konami Code.
An alternative to jQuery. I haven’t used this yet only because I forgot about it. I will definitely try this out. I hope the performance is close to what it claims. It does not have all the functions that jQuery does, but at first glance, it looks like it has a lot of what I use most.
Curate, free-to-use, space photography. It looks like most of them are from NASA.
Visualize SASS color functions in real time. I have not really used these functions, but this looks interesting.

Web Finds April 21, 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.
Javascript library that allows HTML5’s <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.

Record Store Day Buys

Record Store Day 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.