I’m frequently in search of “easy button” solutions for my clients. One common source of frustration is finding high-quality graphic creation tools that are easy enough for anyone to use. I’m bookmarking Snappa because of its features: multiple templates and a streamlined interface. Snappa is the perfect graphic design tool for supercharging your marketing. Create & […]
Looking to make your home network more reliable? Luma looks to be your solution. Utilizing technologies previously only available to corporations, Luma is not a WiFi extender. Rather it’s a smart device that sets up a “mesh network” optimized for your home. Luma gives you the fastest WiFi everywhere. From the smallest apartment to the biggest […]
I recently completed a major journaling milestone: As of October 31st, I’ve been journaling in Day One for three-hundred sixty-five consecutive days. To celebrate, I published Journaling Milestone: 365 Days with Day One over on Medium: Back on Friday, October 31, 2014, I wrote a summary of my day and included a photo in my […]
GoingPlacesSpeech.com is a nice little one-page scroller that I designed for my client Melissa Land. Earlier this year Melissa started her own speech pathology practice, and she came to me needing a website. So, one morning the two of us got together over coffee, and we specced out her site in a couple of hours. Her […]
I’ve had my head down lately as I’ve closed on several long running projects. Now that I have some breathing room, I thought I’d share another round of links. Read on to find out about IBM’s adoption of Macs, some cools tips on using devtools in Chrome, and a couple of WordPress related links. Only […]
OpsDash looks like it will fit in nicely with my web hosting workflow. OpsDash is a self-hosted server monitoring, dashboarding and alerting solution. It is cluster-aware and can monitor services too. OpsDash is lean, mean and easy to deploy. Source: OpsDash by RapidLoop – Server Monitoring Done Right
Sandstorm makes managing your own server as simple as setting up your smartphone. Setting up your own installs of popular open source apps is as simple as browsing their app market and clicking “Install”: Install apps to create documents, spreadsheets, blogs, git repos, task lists, and more as easily as you’d install apps on your […]
Consider the following about me: 1) I prefer a clean share to stubble or a beard, 2) I hate shaving, and 3) I love innovative solutions for getting a close shave. Skarp by Skarp Technologies is just the type of Kickstarter that has me wanting to “pull the trigger”. Skarp is a shaving razor powered by a laser. […]
John Gruber shares how to keep your iOS 9 keyboard *always* displaying All Caps. *Thank you Mr. Gruber.*
iOS 9’s keyboard has a big change: the alphabetic key caps change case — they’re lowercase when typing lowercase, uppercase when Shift or Caps Lock is engaged. Android and Windows Phone keyboards have always done this.
The good news: You can turn this off and go back to the way the keyboard was meant to be, with all caps alphabetic keys all the time. The confusing part: For some reason, the setting for this is not in Settings: General: Keyboard. Instead, it’s in Settings: General: Accessibility: Keyboard.
Detox for Facebook is a handy extension available for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. Once installed, it replaces your Facebook feed with design/development related feeds. It has settings for auto-activation and refining your content: Replace your Facebook feed with something positively distracting like Hacker News, Designer News, Product Hunt, Dribbble and more Source: Detox For Facebook
So I got one of these, a Slate “Mobile Lapdesk”. Having it gives me a much needed second option whenever I want to take a break from my standing desk.
Up until this past July, I’ve worked at some form of a desk my entire fifteen plus year career. Now that I’ve gotten used to working on my laptop’s smaller screen, I love being able to unplug and work anywhere.
Restpack’s collection of RESTful utilities could be a big help on your next coding project. They provide a growing collection of microservices ready for easy inclusion in your code. These are functions like: Extract an article from a webpage Grab webpage meta data Get a user’s Twitter avatar Resize and compress images Face detection Text […]
Do you miss the old Del.icio.us? Do you want a place to keep your links? Check out this WordPress theme: Twenty Links Twenty Links is a child theme of Twenty Ten for WordPress. It turns your WordPress site into a bookmark repository that, coincidentally, looks a lot like the old Delicious. Source: Twenty Links: a […]
Yoink provides your Mac with a place where you can temporarily drop your drag-and-drop items. It looks to be a nice boost to your productivity. Check out the demo video on their site. By temporarily taking your dragged files and thus freeing your mouse, you can more easily and comfortably navigate to the target of […]
If you send emails to groups of people using Gmail, you owe it to yourself to visit the GMass website. Once you understand what their product does, I think you’re going to love it. Send email campaigns to your existing Gmail contacts. Personalize based on name and email address. Schedule mass emails to be sent […]