Site Seeing – Week Three

Css Desk – An Online CSS Sandbox

A great web app for playing around with HTML and CSS in the browser, would be interesting to see if it works on the iPad.

Pictaculous – A Colour Palette Generator

Pictaculous (from MailChimp) lets you upload or email a photo and then generates a colour palette from it. You can email ( straight from your iPhone and get a reply complete with your colour palette results. It also suggestion palettes from kuler and COLOURlovers.

A Comparison of Dedicated Servers By Company

This chart from Intac shows the ridiculous amount of servers Google are estimated to have:

Chart showing the comparison of dedicated servers

Who owns the most servers?

You made it this far, have a song – Metronomy – You Could Easily Have Me (spotify)

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)

Site Seeing – Week One

Site Seeing! A roundup of sites I’ve found interesting..

Adobe UI Gripes

I satirical look at the awful inconsistencies within the Adobe Creative Suite..

Wordoid – Creative Naming Engine

Wordoid is kind of a dare I say it Web 2.0 name generator but creates natural sounding words, it’s a little slow though as it looks up each results domain availability.

Fivesecondtest – Online Usability Tests

‘Five second tests help you easily identify the most prominent elements of your user interfaces.’

With each test lasting just ..5 seconds, you upload a screenshot of your webpage which can be either a memory or a click test, it’s a great way of getting some quick feedback.

tip: upload your image at a resolution of 916 x 640 or else it gets cropped.

oh, and here’s a great song: Heart Skipped a Beat – The xx (spotify)