Sources (Category )
(too broad a category?)
http://www.opensoul.org/ "the ethics of code | opensoul.org"
I'm Brandon Keepers, a web application developer that likes beautiful code, valid markup and adherence to standards. As a part of Collective Idea in Holland, Michigan, I practice Agile software development primarily using Ruby on Rails.
Rick Olson (Mephisto developer)
http://blog.nbwd.co.uk/ Bamboo Blog http://www.drnicwilliams.com/ Dr. Nic Williams http://www.rubybyraeli.org/blog/ Ruby by ’Raeli http://blog.methodmissing.com/ Rails, Ruby & Prototype ramblings—Lourens Naudé http://www.fearoffish.co.uk/ Jamie van Dyke http://ozone.wordpress.com/ Olivier Ansaldi http://on-ruby.blogspot.com/ Pat Eyler http://www.bencurtis.com/ http://www.puneruby.com/blog/ PuneRuby http://www.railsenvy.com/ Rails Envy http://redhanded.hobix.com/ RedHanded http://www.rorsecurity.info/ RoR Security http://www.rubyfleebie.com/ Ruby Fleebie http://rubyunderground.org/ Ruby Underground http://webonrails.com/ Web On Rails http://web2withrubyonrails.gauldong.net/ Web 2.0 With Rails
http://blog.nicksieger.com/ Nick Sieger -- "Working with glue that doesn't set"
http://www.rubyinside.com/railstips/ Rails Tips
http://blog.teksol.info/ A Single Programmer's Blog (François)
http://interblah.net/ interblah.net—conflagration over configuration
I am not a designer -- The personal website of Jeremy Hubert i turn pretty designs into great software This is a bunch of useless text that allows me to see what the words here would look like when I actually get around to writing some proper content. If I had written this and actually intended for it to be seen by people like you, I probably would have put a little bit more effort into it. Either way, this should do the trick.
http://AlternateIdea.com / http://encytemedia.com/ "AlternateIdea: A self-proclaimed design ninja" (Justin is Co-founder and Interaction Super-hero for Active Reload, LLC., the company behind Lighthouse and Mephisto.)
http://jystewart.net/ jystewart.net : Reading, writing, web development
http://rails.co.za/ Rails Co ZA -- sharing development tips we'd like to remember
def euler(x); cos(x) + i*sin(x); end
http://www.templetons.com/brad/ Brad Templeton
http://mamamusings.net/ -- elizabeth lane lawley's thoughts on technology, academia, family, and tangential topics (associate professor, information technology • director, lab for social computing • rochester institute of technology)
http://www.projectgoodluck.com/blog/ Project Good Luck
http://akoumjian.blogspot.com/ -- DIY, Reviews of the Technology industry, and various other internet musings.
http://www.ericsink.com/ (works at sourcegear.com)
http://nerds-central.blogspot.com (Alex Turner)
http://netzreport.googlepages.com/index_de.html "Das kleine Magazin fürs Netz." -- In English and German!
http://andy.pragprog.com/ Andy's Blog
Getting good at a discipline requires practice. Over on the CodeKata blog you'll find challenges to hone your developer skills.
http://www.techinterview.org/ techInterview - puzzles and interview questions
Welcome to techInterview, a site for technical interview questions, brain teasers, puzzles, quizzles (whatever the heck those are) and other things that make you think!
http://greenprogrammer.blogspot.com/ (Rails, etc.)
http://www.io.com/~jimm/blog/ (Programming, Ruby, ...)
http://www.randsinrepose.com/ -- Software development, management
http://www.timhardy.net/wordpress/ Tim Hardy -- Programming, software, computer science
http://www.ntecs.de/ (Michael Neumann) -- Ruby projects, interesting personal info/projects, Mathematics/Algorithms, most in en/de
http://amix.dk/ (Author of Todoist)
http://secretsofconsulting.blogspot.com/ The Secrets of Consulting
http://nothing.tmtm.com/ Understanding Nothing
DoxPara Research (Dan Kaminsky)
http://www.gdargaud.net/ Guillaume Dargaud's website -- Computers, humor, quotes, climbing, photography
- http://voisen.org/ voisen.org
- marketingvox.com - New Internet marketing developments, blog format
- wired.com - Hi tech meets society
- Joi Ito Blog - A forward thinking Japanese Internet veteran's personal blog
- Seth Godin's blog - The marketing Guru speaks
- b3ta.com - Some UK guys having fun with the Internet community (ever heard of 'photoshopping'?)
- fark.com - Innovative link community based 'fun news' business model
http://stateless.geek.nz/ Somewhere out there!
http://arbitraryusefulinfo.wordpress.com/ "Arbitrary Useful Information" -- Nice name "Goal: Post bits of information that I've found useful and are not easy to find." Linux, etc.
http://www.bram.us/ "a rather geeky/technical weblog by Bram Van Damme ..." .
Information about creative web applications, the Web as a platform, etc. Directories/lists of them, news, etc.
http://mashupawards.com/ MashupAwards - The best mashups on the web
The web is changing, and we are here to punctuate that change. With companies large and small offering up their APIs for public use, a new era of creative possibility has arisen.
http://www.programmableweb.com/ ProgrammableWeb - Mashups, APIs, and the Web as Platform: Keeping you up to date with the latest on mashups and the new Web 2.0 APIs
http://www.webmashup.com/ Mashups & Web 2.0 API Directory http://blogs.businessweek.com/the_thread/techbeat/archives/mash-ups/index.html http://www.mashup-news.com/ Mashups News
http://many.corante.com/ Many-to-Many: A group weblog on social software
http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/ apophenia: making connections where none previously existed
http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/ DIGITAL YOUTH RESEARCH | Kids' Informal Learning with Digital Media
http://www.henryjenkins.org/ Confessions of an Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins
(nothing here yet)
City Journal is the nation’s premier urban-policy magazine, “the Bible of the new urbanism,” as London’s Daily Telegraph puts it. During the Giuliani Administration, the magazine served as an idea factory as the then-mayor revivified New York City, quickly becoming, in the words of the New York Post, “the place where Rudy gets his ideas.” The Public Interest goes further, calling City Journal “the magazine that saved the city.” But City Journal is a national, not just a local, force, with a readership that spans the U.S.—and an especially enthusiastic audience in the nation’s capital. The country’s most thoughtful journalists are among the quarterly magazine’s subscribers, as are top businessmen and financiers. City officials from coast to coast are loyal fans, and mayors from Milwaukee’s John Norquist to Oakland’s Jerry Brown happily acknowledge City Journal’s influence on their own thinking and policy. Newspapers across the land, from the Wall Street Journal to the San Diego Union-Tribune, regularly print adaptations of City Journal articles, disseminating the magazine’s influence to millions of readers. City Journal offers a stimulating mix of hard-headed practicality and cutting-edge theory, with articles on everything from school financing, policing strategy, and welfare policy to urban architecture, family policy, and the latest theorizing emanating from the law schools, the charitable foundations, even the schools of public health. Since urban policy encompasses almost all domestic policy questions, as well as the largest issues of our culture and society, the magazine views its canvas as very broad indeed. The magazine holds itself to the highest intellectual, journalistic, and literary standards, aiming to produce intelligent and absorbing reading for intelligent and discerning readers.
http://thetruthproject.us/ The T.R.U.T.H. Project (The Resistance to Usurpers & Tyrants of Humanity)
http://www.leaderu.com/focus/truthfeature.html Leadership U. Special Focus: Telling the Truth: Truth journal
Truth is an inter-disciplinary, non-specialized journal for the academic community (students, professors, scholars) with a distinctively Christian perspective and seeks to provide a critical analysis of crucial contemporary intellectual issues. The issues discussed are scientific, philosophical, literary, historical or theological in nature.
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/christinemiller/ "a little perspective": Christine Miller's blog
http://www.educate-yourself.org/ -- They may be a bit alarmist and not skeptical enough (they link to Loose Change) at times, but I think they also have a lot of useful/true information on a large variety of topics, many of them controversial.
Evergreen Freedom Foundation: http://Effwa.org
Founded in 1991 with a base of 341 supporters, the Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF) is a private, non-profit, public policy research organization in Washington state. Our funding comes from more than 3,300 individual members and various foundational grants. We do not accept public funds. Our mission is to advance individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited and accountable government. Our primary research areas are budget and taxes, education, health care, welfare, and citizenship and governance. Within those areas we publish studies, conduct seminars, and work to provide information for legislators, journalists and the general public. It is our core belief that a freedom loving people must understand the principles from which freedom is derived. EFF's objective, therefore, is to disseminate those key ideals and motivate the citizenry to act upon them.
See also: Christian resources
This page is for sites that are nice/good in at least one way:
A great project site. Very clean, organized.
Nice, clean design.
Good content and organization.
http://dag.wieers.com/personal/ : Nice "about me" page, very large, organized, and comprehensive, like something I would do
Pretty. Nice, fun (pastel?) color palette. Nice photo for the header.
I think it has an attractive home page. The overlapping boxes and large photo (which blends into the other graphic element) are largely to blame for this. Still, I'd only rate this page a .
A great example of a [collaborative database (category)] site. It has user ratings, tags, etc. for each game in its database. It has nice collapsible sections. It has sections that are editable wiki content.
It has structured information:
"Understanding beyond your textbook"
This site is about understanding concepts using clear, intuitive insights. I want to put my “a-ha!” epiphanies into your head; a website was the best non-surgical option. Read more...
Good name. Great idea. And great explanations.
Content/topics: math, web development, The Quick Guide to GUIDs, etc.
Not strictly limited to project sites. Basically anything that's not a personal site. Company sites/blogs, for example, would also (currently) go here.
Has a separate column for stable and experimental (beta, alpha) releases:
I like how they show multiple download options in a pretty intuitive and concise manner: a main download link (nice icon) "or" [select a mirror from a dropdown] "or" SourceForge.
The whole site has a nice, clean, organized feel to it -- not just the home page. Nice use of colors. Nice simple tour, but with links to the demo site or the extensive documentation if you want more.
I thought their home page was very informative. Maybe it's just the fact that the information on the site is so useful, but I think their nicely organized home page might have helped too.
They have these major sections:
- OpenPrinting: Overview of site...
- Many, many links included within the paragraphs (inline links). Takes a big site and makes it more manageable/accessible to the average visitor by providing links to many of the most used/useful sections of the site.
- "Looking for configuration or driver help? "
- Try our CUPS Quick Start
- or look for your printer in the OpenPrinting Database.
- For more detail, try Till's Tutorial.
- If all else fails, ask a human in the forums.
- "Researching a printer purchase?"
- Start with suggested printers,
- or browse our database.
- "Looking for software?"
- We host Foomatic,
- printer driver packages,
- and some other programs.
- "Want to help?"
- Here's how.
- Make distribution-independent printer driver packages with the LSB DDK! [For developers]
- For Developers
- The Goal
- How the goal is achieved
A nice clean and simple site. Happy colors. Doesn't feel cluttered.
http://activereload.net/ "Active Reload: We build web applications"
http://warehouseapp.com/ "Warehouse — Subversion Browser"
I like their background image (on both sites) -- it's nice and textured, not just a plain flat color -- gives the page a bit of warmth and liveness.
http://lighthouseapp.com/ Lighthouse: Simple hosted Issue tracking, bug tracking, and project management software.
Very simple, but very clean and attractive. I like.
Organized well into sections with bullet points:
About DokuWiki * A feature list :!: * Happy Users * Who wrote about it * What Bloggers think * Compare it with other wiki software Installing DokuWiki * System Requirements * Download DokuWiki :!: * Change Log * How to install or upgrade :!: * Configuration Using DokuWiki * Wiki Syntax * The manual :!: * Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) * Glossary * Search for DokuWiki help and documentation Customizing DokuWiki * Tips and Tricks * How to create and use templates * Installing plugins * Development Resources DokuWiki Feedback and Community * Join the mailing list :!: * Check out the user forum * Talk to other users in the IRC channel * Submit bugs and feature wishes * Share your experiences in the WikiMatrix forum * Some humble thanks
http://dev-utils.rubyforge.org/ The Ruby dev-utils Project
Pretty well organized. Sections:
In the header, it says
require 'dev-utils' -- which I think is a neat marketing trick to subconsciously remind people how easy it is to start using this library (just require that file and you're good to go).
This project site isn't great because of any design-related niceness. Rather, I like it because of its very nice prose. The candor and openness of the author is also very exemplary.
Schema Mania is a place for people who like (or need, or are just good at) database designs. It's completely non-profit, dependent on the enthusiasm of its visitors and the talent of its contributors. ... Schema Mania was conceived as a repository of database designs. You'd be able to come here, browse for a database design in your "problem space". With luck, you'd find something at least similar to what you had in mind. You'd download it, adapt it to your needs, and be happy. www.schemamania.org would be a web of database designs, if you will. But, a funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Much of the technology that Schema Mania needs is not ready for general use. What's available is nascent; the rest is missing. However valuable the concept might be, Schema Mania lacks both software and standards. It thus became part of Schema Mania's goal to bring together people of various disciplines, to help them find each other and create better tools. ... Pictures are, as Confucius never said, worth a thousand words in this regard. A picture of a database is very helpful for human beings who want to understand the design. For implementation, though, we need a way to communicate the picture to the database. Later on (or, sometimes, earlier on), it's nice to have a way to convert existing database designs into pictures. We need, in other words, an intelligent picture, one that can be created from words and converted to words. We need it, but it doesn't exist. Not yet, not quite. It's hardly news that file formats for pictures abound on the web. JPEG, PNG, you name it, the web does graphics. What these formats have in common is that they treat the picture as a block of dots. To the extent that they can be said to contain information, that information is only useful to the program that displays the picture. They are to intelligent diagrams as a fax is to email: Understandable and useful to the human being, but intractable, just a blob of dots. ... The great thing about standards, as some wag said, is that there are so many to pick from. Pictures have not stopped at the blob-of-dots dead end. The W3C developed Scalar Vector Graphics (SVG), an XML derivative. And there's a little-heralded part of the Gnome Office called Dia. [...] Dia shapes can be described with SVG, and the whole Dia diagram is stored as XML according to a freely available DTD. In a market defined as "free software to create diagrams stored in a published XML format", Dia is alone. It has no competition. Dia is short for "Diagram". [...] A blob of dots it's certainly not. Dia makes intelligent pictures. ... For Schema Mania to become what it was conceived as, Dia (or something like it, but there is nothing else like it) is a sine qua non. But Dia needs more database intelligence, and it needs more and better conversion tools. In a bootstrappy way, it became Schema Mania's immediate purpose to do what it can to facilitate these events, to convert hope into reality. Schema Mania aims to coordinate links and information about the disparate efforts to bring Dia to databases. If you know of such an effort, send me a link and a note about what you think about it. I'll add it to the collection. ... By the way, "databases" means relational databases. [...] At this point in the history of technology, relational databases are widespread, well-understood, entrenched, and unchallenged. The envisioned population of Schema Maniacs have relational designs to use and share. No offense intended to enthusiasts of more enlightened database architectures. ... Because XMI can hold information about object models generally, it's a bit heavyweight for holding simple relational models. But it might suit our purpose. ... About the author. Not much to say, really. If you know me, you might find my helter-skelter home page handy (or not). By day I work as a quantitative analyst; Schema Mania is strictly a hobby. Well, it's also a passion, because hobbies should be passions, after all.
http://locusfoc.us/ram Locus Focus — RAM : Vision is where you look for it.
They have a very different design from most sites. Most sites use rectangles (with rounded corners if you're lucky); they use circles! Scandalous.
Very well documented. Very complete.
Could be organized a bit better, but is decently so...
I like how it answers all of these questions that people are likely to have -- all on one page even!
What am I doing here?
Well, our best guess is that you're looking for more information on our plugins or want to contribute some caveats, tricks, or other related information. If that's the case, then you're at the right place (if it's not, check out our blog and go from there). If you want to contribute to the wiki, please first sign up for an account. Also, make sure you search for the information before adding it to the wiki. It may be that someone else has already contributed the same information, but it hasn't been categorized correctly yet.
So where to go from here?
We've categorized each released plugin based on the component that it uses/affects. If you can't find a certain plugin, you can either look in the "Miscellaneous" categories or use the search on the left. Note: Unreleased plugins will not be documented anywhere on the PluginAWeek wiki/blog/trac (unless you're sneaky ;)).
For a summary of every plugin that has been released so far, see Plugin Summaries.
Should take snapshots (with Internet Archive?) of each site, in case its design changes since I last reviewed it!
See also: Nice web sites
utilitarienne - making it easy :: home
Nice flower image
Quite attractive looking. And a very interesting site.
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Welcome, my name is Ilya Grigorik and for good or for worse, I’m the mastermind behind everything you’ve read on this blog. I am a tinkerer at heart, a hopeless digerati, and at times a
designer. I received my BCS (Computer Science) degree from the University of Waterloo, and I’m currently studying at the DGP (Dynamic Graphics Lab) at the University of Toronto for my Masters. When not writing about Ruby, my professional interests revolve around the intersection of Machine Learning / Data Mining and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). My self-proclaimed job title is “Internet Engineer”, and this blog is a direct extension of this passion. In the process, I’ve started: AideRSS, Graphics World, ForteHost, and Club Atenza. I learn by doing, thoroughly enjoy the creative process, [...] ...
- I do have four monitors on my desk.
- I am a fan of Tablet PC’s – greatest gadget ever.
- I do have a computer in my car. I built it myself.
- I read at least a book a week, but my reading list does not want to budge. [?]
Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum
What I like about it:
Categories are hierarchical:
It's looking like that is actually a feature of the serendipity blog system, though, actually, rather than a feature unique to his site.
http://theomerofmanna.blogspot.com/ "The Omer of Manna; the Bread wherewith He has fed me..."
Very nice design, mostly due to all the nice icons and the generous use of drop shadows.
The featured article (every article??) has a large image/illustration with the headline, date, and tagline in it -- much like a print magazine would have.
Example article: http://kinkless.com/article/getting_things_remembered
Filed under category "Mind", which is an icon. Under that, it has more specific topics (tags?), (Academics, Learning, Memory, Mental Case, Mind, software), which link to http://kinkless.com/topics/academics, etc.
Above the post date is an icon of a push-pin.
Instead of the usual "Blogroll" section, he calls the section "Highly Readable"...
Kinkless is a website about simple tools and ideas that help us work, play and create. It is entirely the fault of Ethan Schoonover. Ethan is a photographer and geek based in Hong Kong. He’s fond of music. More about him here.
http://www.thefutureoftheweb.com/ "The Future of the Web"
I like how the main content area is framed by a nice dark-blue background...
I like how the title of the site is on two lines, one on the outer background and one on the inner background.
Info box about the author...
- Hire Me
- About Me
- Email Me
- RSS Feed
Not for the design, but just for his funny introduction with lots of "here" links...
Welcome to the braindump of Patrick Lenz — software developer, author, and photographer. I blog here and here. I publish photos here and here. I work here and here. I use this, this and that. I drive this, this and that. I can be reached here.
I like how it has a box with a random quote in it. Each quote has tags, and you can click on any tag for more quotes with that tag.
Francois Paul has been developing web applications for years and is currently plerking as rails developer and world change enabler at Zaadz.com.
Hi, I'm Aaron. I'm a PhD student in the natural language processing group of the Computer Science Department at Columbia University. My advisor is Owen Rambow. I'm interested these days in the intersection of syntactic and network analyses of communication.
What you came for
You might want to read more about my research interests, or perhaps you're looking for some of my Mac OS X software.
There is also the remote possibility you want to read my blog musings, or my travel notes.
Previously I called it "sources of information". I chose that name over simply "sources", but I thought that might too easily connote sources that have actually been cited in articles in this wiki (which is another thing I'd like to track!). How could I differentiate the two types of "sources"?
But then I decided I can argue that the other type of "sources" -- sources cited by this wiki -- is simply a subset of all sources.
Sources of what? Of information, opinions, etc. (Not of Honda auto parts or kiwifruits...!)
I want to record the bias apparent in each source. See also Bias. Ultimately, the information in that article should be merged with this one.
Aliases: Blogroll, Interesting web sites, Favorite web sites, Favorite blogs ("Favorite" is a bit of an overstatement, since I hardly ever visit them...but I wish I could visit them, if that counts for anything.), Sources of information, Sites to regularly visit