links for 2008-12-12

December 12th, 2008

24 ways: Easier Page States for Wireframes When designing wireframes for web sites and web apps, it is often overlooked that the same ‘page’ can look wildly different depending on its context. A logged-in page will look different from a logged-out page; an administrator’s view may have different buttons than a regular user’s view; a […]

links for 2008-12-03

December 3rd, 2008

Semantic Theming with Drupal 5 – SlideShare A nice presentation that illustrates how one should go about taming Drupal so it outputs the HTML you want. (tags: drupal html css themes)

links for 2008-11-28

November 28th, 2008

BitNami: Open Source. Simplified Quickly and easily install Drupal, WordPress and more. (tags: wordpress drupal cms apache mysql php utilities opensource useful)

links for 2008-11-07

November 7th, 2008

Word HTML Cleaner Free version. Remove excessive tags from Microsoft Word generated HTML documents. (tags: word tools utilities productivity html)

MediaWiki Skins Design (Book review)

November 5th, 2008

MediaWiki Skins Design — Designing attractive skins and templates for your MediaWiki site is the first book by UK based web designer Richard Carter. The book covers practical tips from the very basics to integrating MediaWiki with popular social networking services such as YouTube, Twitter and Delicious. It is published by PACKT publishing (ISBN 978-1-847195-20-3) […]

links for 2008-11-01

November 1st, 2008

Where is Your Username registered Finds out if you've got accounts with various web2.0 places. (tags: useful)

links for 2008-10-23

October 23rd, 2008

Colours Are Brighter: Various Artists “If, as a parent, you are sick of the fact that "children's" albums seem to consist solely of muzak versions of nursery rhymes, and you'd secretly prefer to be playing the latest Killers album, then this should be top of your purchase list. It seems such a simple concept – […]

links for 2008-10-19

October 19th, 2008

Roger Waters on Rick Wright's death “I was very sad to hear of Rick's premature death, I knew he had been ill, but the end came suddenly and shockingly. My thoughts are with his family, particularly Jamie and Gala and their mum Juliette, who I knew very well in the old days, and always liked […]

I have never studied with the Open University

October 18th, 2008

Well that’s not strictly true. During my first year of employment with the Open University (OU) in 2002-2003 I undertook a 10 point course on web design which was being piloted. I think it might have evolved into Design and the web. It wasn’t really my bag as it was pitched at a much too […]

links for 2008-10-17

October 17th, 2008

Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-S The reason you want this new 50mm f/1.4 is that you can tweak manual focus simply by touching the ring without needing to move a switch, and that its performance ought to be stellar at f/1.4 compared to all previous 50mm f/1.4 lenses made by anyone. The only gotcha is its […]