Be My Eyes, crowd-sourced help for the blind:
Be My Eyes is an app that connects blind people with volunteer helpers from around the world via live video chat. Download now and start helping blind people see. ~ Be My Eyes ~ Lend Your Eyes to the Blind
Positionly looks to be an excellent tool for SEO. I plan to take it for a spin here in the next week or so. I’ll report back with my findings.
MINI is “a super-simple naked PHP application, useful for small projects and quick prototypes.”
Atlantic.net offers VPS hosting. They interest me because they offer a low-end VPS for $0.99/month. You read that right, ninety-nine cents per month. The specs on it (256MB Ram, 1 vCPU, 10GB disk) probably only make it useful for dev work, but their quick deployment (30s) and 24/7/365 live support have me interested in trying out their offering sometime.
Building a backend business app? The Flakes framework looks like a great starting place for your interface designs:
Stephen Young outlines a couple of common web application architectures in his series “How to become a web developer”.
Picking the web application architecture best suited to your unique needs is vital. In this post I am going to talk about a few of the most common web application architectures you are likely to come across. Every web application has it’s own unique set of requirements and constraints so the architectures I will be listing here are just general examples. ~ Web application architecture — On Coding — Medium
Famed photographer Vincent Laforet shares his photos and experiences from a 7,500′ flyover of New York at night:
Imagine leaning out of an open door of a helicopter 7,500 feet over New York City on a very dark and chilly night… And seeing this: ~ Gotham 7.5K by Vincent Laforet (Storehouse)
Froala, makers of a yet-to-be-released website builder, have released their jQuery based WYSIWYG text editor for inclusion in your projects. Linking to this one as it might come in handy on a project I’m currently working on: WYSIWYG HTML Editor | Free for non-commercial | Froala.
If you follow Apple-focused blogs, you may have seen this one during the past couple of days. If not, this conceptual mockup is worth a look: CURBED/labs has re-imagined the original Macintosh with a modern facelift: CURVED/labs: Original Macintosh – 2015 Concept
Jason Rodriguez’s new book Modern HTML Email looks to be a definitive guide to building outstanding, cross-client, responsive HTML emails.
Coding HTML emails that work on today’s range of devices sucks. Let me help by teaching you how to build robust, responsive, and effective HTML emails that get the results you want. ~ Modern HTML Email.
Check out this sample of the book for some great tips and info.
Very cool way to learn git via the command line: Learn git by cloning this repo. Then you check README.md for your next clue.
This is a terminal game designed to test your knowledge of git commands. Each level in the game is a task to perform on this repo. Once you perform that task, you will be given your next task. There are a total of ten levels, each one harder than last! ~ hgarc014/git-game · GitHub
Build beautiful, full screen interactive forms with Typeform…I tried out their demo, and now I can’t wait to implement one of their forms into a project.