Summary: Recent findings of software, articles, and more.CSS
- The 30 CSS Selectors you Must Memorize
Jeffrey Way describes CSS selectors (includes demos and browser compatibility matrix).
- Shadow Boxing; CSS3 Glossy Buttons
Five-step tutorial on building cool-looking buttons.
- Quick Tip: You Need to Check out LESS.js
- Best Practices of Combining Typefaces
A close look at some the best practices for combining typefaces — as well as some blunders to avoid.
- Warm Gun: the Age of Experience
Luke Wroblewski offers his notes from Jared Spool's The Dawning of the Age of Experience: How to Build A Killer Design Team talk at the Warm Gun Design Conference in San Francisco, CA (there are some excellent points).
- 50 Powerful Time-Savers For Web Designers
Useful utilities for web designers and developers.
Add-on that enables instant (Chrome-like) search in Firefox.
Keeps your favorite extensions synced with all your computers.
Great illustration of what a typical Apple product, Google interface and your company's application look like (funny, and so true).
- 50 New Free High Quality Icons Sets
Most of the listed freebies may be used for commercial projects as well, some of them may not.
Comprehensive collection of 100 creative, open source and multi-purpose icons in 12 colors for the web and desktop applications.
- John Sculley On Steve Jobs, The Full Interview Transcript
Offers awesome insights into how Steve Jobs does things; it’s also one of the frankest CEO interviews you’ll ever read (Sculley talks openly about Jobs and Apple, admits it was a mistake to hire him to run the company and that he knows little about computers).
- Composition with jQuery Templates: Why and How
Dave Ward offers an example of template composition using jQuery templates.
- jQuery Templates, Data Link, and Globalization Accepted as Official jQuery Plugins
Scott Guthrie (ScottGu) introduces new Microsoft's contribution to official jQuery plugins.
- Progressively Enhance a Form to a Modal Form
Erik Wurzer offers a tutorial (with demo and samples) explaining how to implement a modal dialog (form) using progressive enhancement: start with baseline, usable functionality, then increase the user experience for those who have browsers to support it.
- Commonly Confused Bits Of jQuery
Andy Croxall clears up some of the confusions about jQuery functions, methods and syntactical peculiarities that appear similar but differ in some ways.
- Web Delicious jQuery Plugins
A nice collection of jQuery pligins, including date picker, checkbox tree, context menu, scroll tab, and calendar.
- Laborers versus Professionals
Jan Van Ryswyck offers a frank look at typical corporate application development practices (fear-driven development!).
Tool for comparing and merging text files.
Allows you to crop, resize, rotate, mix and manipulate different pictures,
to create a wide variety of images.
- Hamster Free Video Converter
Converts video and audio files between various formats.
- Free Video Converter
Converts video between formats (AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, SWF, 3GP, MPEG), creates custom presets, converts to devices, rips & burns DVDs, and uploads videos to YouTub.
A free search tool that offers more features than Windows Search, including searches for special words in files (any of the words, all of the words, exact phrase, without the words, etc), search for hexadecimal values, search for words in Unicode or UTF-8 format, and more.
Displays information about the main devices of your computer including CPU, graphics card, motherboard, memory, etc.
Creates rasterized versions of images, which can be printed and assembled into enormous (or smaller, if you prefer) posters.
Pretty decent web-based email.
- Crime Mapping
Shows recent crime activity in your neighborhood.
- Your Tax Receipt
Explains how your tax dollars are allocated between different government program.
Allows you to buy and sell electronic games, DVDs, CDs, and books.
Free online sign up sheets and volunteer scheduling tool.
- The Most Powerful and Feature Rich Web-Based Code Editors (IDEs)
- The Footer’s the Menu
James Edwards suggests ways to address usability and accessibility problems with drop-down and fly-out menus.