Site Seeing – Week Three

Css Desk – An Online CSS Sandbox

http://cssdesk.com/

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

http://www.pictaculous.com/

Pictaculous (from MailChimp) lets you upload or email a photo and then generates a colour palette from it. You can email (color@mailchimp.com) 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

http://www.intac.net/

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 ā€“ You Could Easily Have Me (spotify)

Site Seeing – Week Two

Sikuli – Screenshot Based Computer Automation

http://groups.csail.mit.edu/uid/sikuli/demo.shtml

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

http://www.hilite.me/

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

http://primercss.com/index.php

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

http://flippingtypical.com/

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

have a song: Cut Copy ā€“ Out There On The Ice (spotify)