links for 2008-10-13

October 13th, 2008 – find, use and create subtitles for YouTube videos. Quick and easy. — If only YouTube could import them from here. (tags: webdesign video subtitles accessibility) Subtitle Workshop Subtitle Workshop is the most complete, efficient and convenient freeware subtitle editing tool. It supports all the subtitle formats you need and has all the […]

links for 2008-10-04

October 4th, 2008

Nikon D40 User's Guide No-nonsense user guide for the Nikon d40. I've pretty much made my mind up on this camera. I'm a novice at photography (just look at my Flickr photostream for evidence). I want a dSLR so I can control the flash (point away from subject) and focus (control bg blur) and do […]

links for 2008-10-01

October 1st, 2008

smush it! " is a service that goes beyond the limitations of Photoshop, Fireworks & Co. It uses image format specific non-lossy image optimization tools to squeeze the last bytes out of your images – without changing their look or visual quality. You'll get a report of how many bytes you can save by optimizing […]

links for 2008-09-24

September 24th, 2008

MediaWiki special pages (e.g. special:allpages) Info on what all the mediawiki specialpages do. For example, list all pages, categories, protected pages, images, users etc. (tags: mediawiki webdesign) Five CSS design browser differences I can live with | For A Beautiful Web Andy Clarke gives practical tips on some CSS techniques that don't work in IE6, […]

links for 2008-09-22

September 22nd, 2008

OU mailing lists The place to come to (un)subscribe from mailing lists from the OU. (tags: ou work email lists)

links for 2008-09-20

September 20th, 2008

Manual:Creating MediaWiki Skin – PaulGuWiki How to get started with a new MediaWiki theme in a few simple steps. (tags: mediawiki themes skins tutorials webdesign css php)

links for 2008-09-18

September 18th, 2008

VCE Dashboard : Home High-level issues for the Open University. Staff only traffic light system. (tags: ou openuniversity business)

links for 2008-09-17

September 17th, 2008

HassleMe "Not eating enough fruit? Forgot to feed the fish again? Need a little help keeping your New Year's resolutions? Tell us what to hassle you about, and we'll nag you via email at semi-unpredictable intervals. HassleMe is unique because you never quite know when your reminder will come along." Nice. (tags: useful productivity) TwitterKeys: […]

links for 2008-09-11

September 11th, 2008

Google Open University Search Much better than the official OU search for Internet content but that's what you'd expect from Google. It actually returns html pages! Wow. (tags: ou search google)

Full throttle back at work

September 10th, 2008

With hardly time to catch my breath I’m tossed straight back into a bunch of new projects whilst tying up a few loose ends on some old ones. So here’s what will be keeping me busy over the next few months at the Open University. Induction web sites (for both undergraduate and postgraduate students) My […]