Tag Archives: Delish

Bookmarks for Feb 6th through Feb 7th

These are my links for Feb 6th through Feb 7th:

linkHive For Feb 4th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveFeb 4th

  • The Art And Science Of The Email Signature – Smashing Magazine – Email signatures are so easy to do well, that it’s really a shame how often they’re done poorly. Many people want their signature to reflect their personality, provide pertinent information and more, but they can easily go overboard. Why are email signatures important? They may be boring and the last item on your list of things to get right, but they affect the tone of every email you write.

    Email signatures contain alternative contact details, pertinent job titles and company names, which help the recipient get in touch when emails are not responded to. Sometimes, they give the recipient an idea of who wrote the email in case it has been a while since they have been in touch. They are also professional: like a letterhead, they show that you run a business (in some countries, you’re required to do so). Here are some tips on how to create a tasteful signature that works.

  • The Art And Science Of The Email Signature – Smashing Magazine – Email signatures are so easy to do well, that it’s really a shame how often they’re done poorly. Many people want their signature to reflect their personality, provide pertinent information and more, but they can easily go overboard. Why are email signatures important? They may be boring and the last item on your list of things to get right, but they affect the tone of every email you write.

    Email signatures contain alternative contact details, pertinent job titles and company names, which help the recipient get in touch when emails are not responded to. Sometimes, they give the recipient an idea of who wrote the email in case it has been a while since they have been in touch. They are also professional: like a letterhead, they show that you run a business (in some countries, you’re required to do so). Here are some tips on how to create a tasteful signature that works.

  • Free Hand-Draw Sketched Website / Blog Icons Collection – Web Design Tools Blog for Webmasters – I have just sketched up some icons for your websites and blogs with a hand-drawn / sketched out ‘look’. These icons are free to use, so download them if you like them.

linkHive For Feb 3rd

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveFeb 3rd

  • Coding Horror: Separating Programming Sheep from Non-Programming Goats – [[This is very interesting - I haven't read the paper yet...but I'm looking forward to it]] A bunch of people have linked to this academic paper, which proposes a way to separate programming sheep from non-programming goats in computer science classes– long before the students have ever touched a program or a programming language:
  • 83POx.gif (GIF Image, 640×480 pixels) – [[This animated gif walks through a hilariously horrifying security hole in Windows' Login. Looks to be circa Windows NT...]]

linkHive For Feb 2nd

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveFeb 2nd

  • dygraphs JavaScript Visualization Library – [[Wow - this is very impressive. This makes me want to do more HTML slidedecks, since this beats the pants off graph interaction on PowerPoint/Keynote etc.]] dygraphs is an open source JavaScript library that produces produces interactive, zoomable charts of time series. It is designed to display dense data sets and enable users to explore and interpret them.
  • 10 best free Windows clipboard replacements | News | TechRadar UK – Windows' clipboard consists of a single item – press [Ctrl] + [C] or [Ctrl] + [X] again, and your original entry is lost.

    Thankfully this shortcoming hasn't been lost on the programming community, and a large number of tools have been developed to fill the gap.

    So we've scoured the web looking for 10 of the best freeware alternatives.

    There's a lot of crossover between the vast majority of them, so we've highlighted what makes them unique where applicable to help you pick your chosen clipboard replacement tool.

  • What Gets Measured 1106.pdf (application/pdf Object) – Data, metric, measures, assessments, evaluations, scorecards, progress reports… Many of us have
    been faced with a whole host of measurement opportunities. Seems like some of the performance
    measurements are moving targets that we seldom hit. Some measurement processes come and go
    like fog. I recall hearing this maxim years ago: “What gets measured gets done.” It has been
    attributed to Peter Drucker, Tom Peters, Edwards Deming, Lord Kelvin and others. Why is it that so
    often we get hung up on metrics and measuring things to the point that we sometimes lose track of
    measuring what really matters?

linkHive For Feb 1st

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveFeb 1st

  • 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
  • Flash, iPad, Standards – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report – Lack of Flash in the iPad (and before that, in the iPhone) is a win for accessible, standards-based design. Not because Flash is bad, but because the increasing popularity of devices that don’t support Flash is going to force recalcitrant web developers to build the semantic HTML layer first. Additional layers of Flash UX can then be optionally added in, just as, in proper, accessible, standards-based development, JavaScript UX enhancements are added only after we verify that the site works without them.
  • 13 Useful WordPress SQL Queries You Wish You Knew Earlier | Onextrapixel – Showcasing Web Treats Without Hitch – WordPress is driven by a MySQL database. This is something active WordPress users would know. However, if you only just read about it here from us, here’s what you should know. MySQL is a free relational database management system available in most web hosting services. All of the WordPress data like the posts, comments, categories, and settings are stored within the MySQL database. If you wish to read up more about MySQL, you can take a look at WordPress’s Database Schema.
  • 10 Tips for Better Print Style Sheets | Webdesigner Depot – Print style sheets have been somewhat forgotten, and yet they remain important all the same. Many people print out articles to read while traveling or when they have no access to the Internet.

    Print style sheets have definite benefits. For example, reading on paper is less tiring on the eyes than reading on screen.

    Also, following tutorials is easier if you have one next to you, with your code editor open on the screen; that way, you don’t have to switch windows every time to look something up.

    In this article we’ll point out 10 easy tips that will help you create better print style sheets.

linkHive For Jan 27th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 27th

  • Eight Tools for Capturing Screenshots in Firefox 3 – It isn’t difficult to imagine that we need to take a lot of screenshots during the course of a day here at Mashable. Sure you can do the old “Print Screen” trick, but that’s a lot more hassle than it’s worth when there are so many great options out there, especially if you are using Firefox as your browser. Here are eight Firefox 3 screenshot tools that are worth trying.

    These tools will do everything from save just a section of a page to entire pages, as well as give you the ability to upload images automatically to specified image hosting services. In case you were wondering, I use FireShot for all of the images in the lists I create.

linkHive For Jan 26th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 26th

  • FHOKE Blog | Creative Digital Agency | Free Grungy Social Icon Set – More Friday Freebies! We’ve kept to our word and continued to evolve our social icons set – the shiny surfaces have been stripped back and the edges roughened for a grungy, hand drawn look. Enjoy the new look Free Grunge Social Icons.
  • Free Icons – 24 Free Exclusive Vector Icons: ‘Handy’ | Webdesigner Depot – ‘Handy’ is a set of 24 free and exclusive vector icons that can be used on websites, logos and more.

    The icons have a unique hand drawn feeling and look great in color or black and white. The set also includes most social media websites, such as Delicious, Digg and many more.

    These icons are completely free for personal and commercial use and they’re being released exclusively to all our RSS subscribers.

    If you’d like to share these icons, please refer your friends to this page so that they can download them from here.

  • Open source e-portfolio and social networking software – Mahara ePortfolio System – Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is user centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.
  • Free Icons – 24 Free Exclusive Vector Icons: ‘Handy’ | Webdesigner Depot – ‘Handy’ is a set of 24 free and exclusive vector icons that can be used on websites, logos and more.

    The icons have a unique hand drawn feeling and look great in color or black and white. The set also includes most social media websites, such as Delicious, Digg and many more.

    These icons are completely free for personal and commercial use and they’re being released exclusively to all our RSS subscribers.

    If you’d like to share these icons, please refer your friends to this page so that they can download them from here.

  • Open source e-portfolio and social networking software – Mahara ePortfolio System – Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is user centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.
  • uzimak! » Blog Archive » Ubuntu poster sources comics – Ubuntu poster sources
    May 28, 2007 – Posted by Hannes Pasqualini

    ubuntu_poster.jpg

    I made this Ubuntu poster some time ago, and released the “sources” with a Gnu-GPL licence. But this licence is not really made for work like this, since it was concieved for software only. Now I’m re-releasing this with a more appropriate licence, a Creative Commons (share alike) licence 3.0.

    The zip file you can download here contains the parts I used to make the poster in png and svg formats, compatible with all the major free applications like the Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus. You can use them to make your own poster, create a localized version, make a wallpaper or sticker with it… whatever you want as long as you don’t do it for profit, and you share the result with the same CCPL licence (see the link to creative commonst below for more info). Please let me know if you do something with it… just curious!

linkHive For Jan 25th

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 25th

  • Handycons 2 – another free hand drawn icon set – Four months after releasing Handycons icon set, I am happy to release Handycons 2 – icon set containing 20 more hand drawn icons. This time it is not limited just to socail media related icons. Package contains Facebook, Blinklist, Feedburner, Flickr, FriendFeed, Furl, Gmail, Google, Heart icon, Last FM, Linked IN, Magnolia, Newsvine, PayPal, Skype, Sphinn, Twitter, Vimeo, Yahoo and You Tube icons. All icons come in four sizes: 16×16, 32×32, 64×64 and 12x128px. And they are all free, of course :)

    I want to thank everyone for the support and for suggestions regarding icons. Enjoy!

  • Handycons 2 – another free hand drawn icon set – Four months after releasing Handycons icon set, I am happy to release Handycons 2 – icon set containing 20 more hand drawn icons. This time it is not limited just to socail media related icons. Package contains Facebook, Blinklist, Feedburner, Flickr, FriendFeed, Furl, Gmail, Google, Heart icon, Last FM, Linked IN, Magnolia, Newsvine, PayPal, Skype, Sphinn, Twitter, Vimeo, Yahoo and You Tube icons. All icons come in four sizes: 16×16, 32×32, 64×64 and 12x128px. And they are all free, of course :)

    I want to thank everyone for the support and for suggestions regarding icons. Enjoy!

  • Handycons – a free, hand drawn social media icon set – Handycons is a free, hand drawn social media icon set that contains 12 icons. Package contains icons for del.icio.us, Digg, Mixx, DesignBump, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Developer Zone, DesignFloat, Technorati, Twitter and RSS feed & Email icon, of course. All icons are available in four sizes: 16×16, 24×24, 32×32 and 48×48 pixels.

linkHive For Jan 22nd

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 22nd

  • EEI Communications – EEI Press – The Elements of Internet Style

    The New Rules of Creating Valuable Content for Today's Readers

    Copublished with Allworth Press.
    ($24.95, 162 pages, softcover.)

    This is the completely updated new edition of our award-winning book, E-What?
    A Guide to the Quirks of New Media Style & Usage.

    The Elements of Internet Style will open your eyes to the major tech-driven trends
    in publishing—and Web-driven audience expectations—that no professional
    communicator can afford to ignore.

  • Every Web Site Is the Same: The Elements of Web Style | Jackfig – You can ask most anyone the question, “What is Web style?”, and the response may be as simple as a shrug or as complex as a theorem. That is, it’s anyone’s guess. But most people concerned about the matter would agree: it is an under-exploited element of the Web, with no commonly agreed upon standards or clearly identified best practices.

    The concept certainly exists; we found one of the best summaries once on the Rice University Web site:

    “Good web style is a complex subject, incorporating general principles of good writing style and good visual design as well as technical matters specific to the World Wide Web.”

    You won’t find a more succinct definition or, more importantly, a full disclosure of the three critical ingredients of Web style:

    Writing – Design – Technology

  • Web Style Guide – Consistently praised as the best volume on classic elements of web site design, Web Style Guide, now in its third edition, maintains an emphasis on fundamentals while bringing every chapter topic up-to-date.

    Written for web site designers in corporations, government, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions, the book explains established design principles and covers all aspects of web design—from planning to production to maintenance. The guide also shows how these principles apply in web design projects whose primary concerns are information design, interface design, and efficient search and navigation.
    New for this edition:

    * a chapter devoted to universal usability
    * information on search engine optimization and the designs that improve it
    * a chapter on information architecture and how to promote its robust development
    * techniques for employing cascading style sheets in layouts and typographic design
    * 185 full-color illustrations

  • EEI Communications – EEI Press – The Elements of Internet Style

    The New Rules of Creating Valuable Content for Today's Readers

    Copublished with Allworth Press.
    ($24.95, 162 pages, softcover.)

    This is the completely updated new edition of our award-winning book, E-What?
    A Guide to the Quirks of New Media Style & Usage.

    The Elements of Internet Style will open your eyes to the major tech-driven trends
    in publishing—and Web-driven audience expectations—that no professional
    communicator can afford to ignore.

  • Every Web Site Is the Same: The Elements of Web Style | Jackfig – You can ask most anyone the question, “What is Web style?”, and the response may be as simple as a shrug or as complex as a theorem. That is, it’s anyone’s guess. But most people concerned about the matter would agree: it is an under-exploited element of the Web, with no commonly agreed upon standards or clearly identified best practices.

    The concept certainly exists; we found one of the best summaries once on the Rice University Web site:

    “Good web style is a complex subject, incorporating general principles of good writing style and good visual design as well as technical matters specific to the World Wide Web.”

    You won’t find a more succinct definition or, more importantly, a full disclosure of the three critical ingredients of Web style:

    Writing – Design – Technology

  • Web Style Guide – Consistently praised as the best volume on classic elements of web site design, Web Style Guide, now in its third edition, maintains an emphasis on fundamentals while bringing every chapter topic up-to-date.

    Written for web site designers in corporations, government, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions, the book explains established design principles and covers all aspects of web design—from planning to production to maintenance. The guide also shows how these principles apply in web design projects whose primary concerns are information design, interface design, and efficient search and navigation.
    New for this edition:

    * a chapter devoted to universal usability
    * information on search engine optimization and the designs that improve it
    * a chapter on information architecture and how to promote its robust development
    * techniques for employing cascading style sheets in layouts and typographic design
    * 185 full-color illustrations

  • Kaltura: Open Source Video Developer Community | Leading the Open Video Revolution – [This looks like it will let you roll your own YouTube - and it's opensource. Wow!] Home of Kaltura’s open source video platform, the fastest growing platform on the web – used by over 48,000 sites worldwide.

linkHive For Jan 21st

Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 21st

  • Synergy
  • Developer Job Interview Questions and Answers – Are you a developer? Need to prepare for a job interview? We have selected a big collections of interview questions and answers in many technical areas: Java, JSP, ASP, C++,C#,.NET,ORACLE, PL/SQL,Perl, struts, XML….more …
  • Design Trends (Predictions) in 2010 – [I always wonder how much of these articles are predictive and how much they are prescriptive...] As we are stepping in a new decade, I can foresee that web design in 2010 is going to be fun and filled with experimental works. With the new CSS3 and HTML5, designers and developers are trying to utilize the new features to create impressive designs. Sketchy and large background styles are fading out. Serif fonts and texturized background will be popular. Thanks to CSS3, we are going to see a lot of rounded corners, RGBA transparency, and drop shadows. With the rise of smart phones, mobile web design is going to pick up this year.