Site Seeing – Week Two

Sikuli – Screenshot Based Computer Automation

Sikuli is a visual technology to search and automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots).

Probably not the most efficient way to automate tasks, but an interesting one nonetheless, hard to explain what it does, but if you’re interested in computer automation, watch the demos.

Hilite – Source Code Highlighter

Hilite converts your code snippets into pretty-printed HTML format, easily embeddable into blog posts, emails and websites.

Hilite produces html + css for code snippets, a quick (and dirty) way of inserting code samples into web pages. It supports a lot of languages, from ActionScript to YAML!

PrimerCSS – Base Style Sheet Generator

Primer undercoats your CSS by pulling out all of your classes and id’s and placing them into a starter stylesheet.

Haven’t used this yet, but can see it coming in handy.

Flipping Typical – In-Browser Font Comparison

A nice visual way of playing around with the fonts in the browser.

have a song: Cut Copy – Out There On The Ice (spotify)

Disabling ‘hold to copy’ on Mobile Safari

If you want to disable the ‘Cut / Copy / Paste’ invoked by holding down on an element in Safari on the iPhone or iPad use the css:

-webkit-user-select: none;

However, as stressed by Apple, this should only be disabled on a per element basis, and never applied to the whole document.

Apple’s Technical Note TN2262: Preparing Your Web Content for iPad covers this along with using web standards instead of plugins (something that really interests me at the moment).