Found via Veerle
The Melancholytron Photoshop filter. Pretty cool stuff, like a free lomo camera, all the better to melancholy up (down?) your Facebook photos.
I clicked on “Ride an Elephant” and nothing happened, but still, cool code
— found via the link farmish CSSJuice.com
A cross between an animation and a video game. Both lovely and surreal. In other words, ideal.
I’m a big fan of things that do one thing and do it well. This site generates stripes
(found via cssjuice.com)
The XRAY bookmarklet
is shaping up to be (along with Firebug
) one of the most useful web development tools I have. Cool stuff.
snob in me hates things like MooTools
part of me really, really loves it. Like, check out that sliding top menu on the MooTools page — that’s slick
. Not usable, but slick.
A lot of the work I’m doing at my day job these days involves creating and manipulating data coming from RSS feeds — and, in general, I’ve always been a great believer in the convenience and portability of feed-based data. That’s why I was really excited to see the SimplePie PHP class
, which does an incredible job of parsing and manipulating feed data. I’ve played with other PHP classes
that do this in the past, and SimplePie is by far
the most elegant.
There’s no good excuse not to have a favicon
for your site as long as a tool this easy to use
exists. Check it out.
Awesome canvas-based Polaroid effect
The downside: because it uses the canvas tag, it won’t show up in Internet Explorer.
I’m trying it out on this very page
(for a limited time only) but not working in IE is kind of a deal-breaker. Also, the left edge of the shadow does not extend far enough to connote the border. Still, pretty cool.
I’m always looking for new ways for mutating and molesting RSS feeds in interesting ways, and so in my travels today I discovered “FeedWordPress
“, a WordPress plug-in
that allows you to pull other RSS feeds into your existing WordPress
installation. I imagine that using this you could make some kind of, I dunno, Super Blog
As I’ve been accustomed to with all things WordPress, installation and configuration was incredibly smooth, and after a teeny bit of fiddling, it really does work as advertised.
Creating modal interfaces
on your web pages can be kind of a chore. Enter Control.Modal
and makes creating a modal window for your web page or form as easy as two or three of code. Cool stuff.
An incredible anti-gambling deck of cards made for a campaign in Singapore. The detail and thought are fantastic.
Even if you only have the most rudimentary interest in design (web or otherwise), you should read Khoi Vinh’s “Grids are Good
” presentation, and especially check out the PDF
. This guy’s a genius, no doubt — he breaks down his entire design process, from start to finish, and uses excellent examples throughout. Highly recommended reading.