At age 99, comic artist Al Jaffee just announced his retirement. Jaffee was best known for his Mad Magazine fold-ins, where folding the page reveals a hidden message in the artwork. Plenty of examples can be found on the web. Unfortunately, they all show the before and after statically, diminishing the magic. There’s a whole generation who may have only seen the fold-ins in this format. So of course I had to create the paper folding effect for the web.
Publishes GitHub gists in a friendly article format, with a little help from Tufte CSS. Accepts Markdown, syntax-highlights code, renders math symbols beautifully. [more inside]
Edward Tufte uses distinctive, simple, well-set typography, extensive sidenotes, and tight integration of graphics and charts. This project is an attempt to bring that style to the Bootstrap framework. Contributors to this open source project are welcome. [more inside]
Dramatically decrease your page's initial CSS load. WhatCSS.info automatically generates a minified version of the bare minimum CSS a user needs to begin interacting with your site. [more inside]
New Gmail sucks and I hate change. So I used someone else's userstyle and made a Gmail that is incredibly mellow (and yes, a little broken). You can use it if you want. No warranty expressed or implied. [more inside]
High-performance web site for business professionals with advanced business needs, keep up-to-date on all business facts for your business. Growth, leverage, portfolio, value-added, markets and other key business metrics. [more inside]
Dingwings is a font you can only type with an emoji keyboard. [more inside]
Seven years ago I asked about blogging solutions on AskMe. A year after that, I had the site up and running. But times (and best practices) change, so I've completely rewritten, redesigned, rebranded and relaunched my web development site. [more inside]
Style your webpage like Edward Tufte's handouts! [more inside]
I work for Mozilla as a web browser developer. I've found that it's hard to learn the inner workings of a browser, so I started building a “toy” HTML/CSS rendering engine designed to be easy to understand and modify. This is the first in a series of articles that will explain the code I wrote, and also walk you through the process of writing your own toy rendering engine from scratch.
The Decision Tree Generator parses a YAML file and, if it's in the correct syntax, creates a series of questions and responses that can be displayed on a webpage. It doesn't require a login, and the tree you create is around until someone else overwrites it. [more inside]
I'm proud to announce my first iPhone App: Gibberish Generator. This app allows you to generate pseudo-random sentences from lists of verbs, nouns, and the like. Optionally, you can enable your contacts, to allow them to be used in the random fun. The result can be tweeted or emailed to your friends. I can't imagine a more useful app than that. Perhaps I need a better imagination. [more inside]
It's a ransom note generator with some CSS widgetry.
I was using TaskPaper for something I later wanted to put on the web. Given that TaskPaper's uses a pretty simple text format, I was surprised that my Googling to find something to convert the TaskPaper file to html failed. So, here's a Perl script to do that if you need it.