I’ve made a simple page that brings together third-party tools I find useful when launching web projects. Enter a URL once then check its metadata, links, headers, etc.
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]
From the explanatory post: I’ve made several bots over the years. They’re mostly Twitter bots. Some of them are throwaway larks, and some of them only work in the moment. If Twitter becomes too harmful to humanity to gift with free content, I’m OK with letting those go. However, there are many bots whose fate I want to keep in my own hands, rather than Twitter’s. To that end, I built a static site updater. [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]
Wired thought they would rile people up by ranking Star Trek characters. But, they just provided a list. No links with context or further info. So I've done that. Mainly I wanted to fiddle with a heroku app and learn Bootstrap. Please enjoy my really cruddy looking "app." I want to continue to work on it until it looks nice. Most of the links work. I may have missed one or two. It's an ongoing journey.
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]
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.
A few years ago, I helped build a prototype of an original idea for a web game, and today it's out of beta and open to all! "What is it?" you ask. It's one of the very few games in which you are yourself and not playing a character. It is an experience you can have over the course of a month or so, a few minutes at a time. It increases your understanding of exobiology. It's exploring a new planet, one picture at a time. [more inside]
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]
Think the 'save as html' feature in Word is criminal false advertising? For the past few months I've been busy updating my opensource conversion software and it's now 3x faster and compatible with a wider range of quirky .doc files. [more inside]
I announced the previous version back in 2006 and it's progressed quite a lot since then. Docvert 4.0 is a free web service that takes Microsoft Office files and converts them to standards compliant HTML. You can control every single tag and attribute of the conversion with W3C standards. Since 2006 it's now 3× faster because it uses OpenOffice in a server mode, and it's the only Linux based converter that can handle EMF and WMF files, as well as providing unit tests, FTP/WebDAV uploads, and lossless optimisation of images. It's also easy to use, with a simple minimalist interface. [more inside]
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.