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Ruby / Sources of information

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Rails / Sources of information

Rails / Sources of information edit


http://weblog.jamisbuck.org/ star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif

http://errtheblog.com/ star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif

Loud Thinking by David Heinemeier Hansson star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif

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.

http://www.robbyonrails.com/ star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif


thoughts.sort_by{|t| t[:topic]}.collect

Eigenclass star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif

err.the_blog star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif

caboo.se star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif

Rick Olson star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif (Mephisto developer)

Josh Susser star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif

http://blog.codahale.com/

http://www.lukeredpath.co.uk/

http://pragdave.pragprog.com/pragdave/ruby_rails/index.html Ruby & Rails

http://glu.ttono.us/articles/category/rails

nubyonrails/topfunky

http://weblog.rubyonrails.com/

http://www.planetrubyonrails.org/tags/view/ruby

http://blog.innerewut.de/

http://blog.zenspider.com/

http://jayfields.blogspot.com/

http://blog.segment7.net/

http://www.softiesonrails.com/

http://codefluency.com/

http://www.mathewabonyi.com/

http://www.actsasflinn.com/articles/category/rails

http://woss.name/category/geekery/ruby-and-rails/

Ruby on Rails Blog

http://www.onrails.org/

[8]

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

http://slash7.com/ hoy

jeremyhubert.com


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://mir.aculo.us/ fuchs

http://www.jvoorhis.com/ voorhis

http://iamrice.org/ tanner

http://www.atmos.org/ atmos

http://david.goodlad.ca/ goodlad

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

http://www.igvita.com/blog/ igvita.com

http://blog.brightredglow.com/

def euler(x); cos(x) + i*sin(x); end

http://scottstuff.net/blog

 


Computers/technology/Internet

http://www.templetons.com/brad/ Brad Templeton

http://www.blahblahtech.com/

http://www.groklaw.net/

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://www.theshiftedlibrarian.com/ The Shifted Librarian ([Library science (category)]?)

http://www.gadberry.com/aaron/category/computers/

IT and communication - Yucca's free information site

http://akoumjian.blogspot.com/ -- DIY, Reviews of the Technology industry, and various other internet musings.

http://flipsidereality.com/blog/

http://www.ericsink.com/ (works at sourcegear.com)

http://nerds-central.blogspot.com (Alex Turner)

http://blubb.org/

http://po-ru.com/

http://www.alexandergrundner.com/

http://netzreport.googlepages.com/index_de.html "Das kleine Magazin fürs Netz." -- In English and German!


Programming languages / Sources of information

Programming languages / Sources of information edit


http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/ Lambda the Ultimate | Programming Languages Weblog

http://ejohn.org/blog/ John Resig - Blog

http://enfranchisedmind.com/blog/

 



Software development / Sources of information

Software development / Sources of information edit


http://andy.pragprog.com/ Andy's Blog

http://codekata.pragprog.com/ CodeKata


Getting good at a discipline requires practice. Over on the CodeKata blog you'll find challenges to hone your developer skills.

http://joelonsoftware.com/

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://schwuk.com/

http://whytheluckystiff.net/ star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif

http://www.randsinrepose.com/ -- Software development, management star_full.gif star_empty.gif star_empty.gif

http://peter.michaux.ca/

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

Languages Page (en, de) - with hundreds of examples in more than 130 different programming languages, including APL, etc.

http://www.mailund.dk/ -- Mailund on the Internet - [Computer science (category)], bioinformatics, genetics, and everything in between

http://amix.dk/ (Author of Todoist)

http://enfranchisedmind.com/blog/

 


software/computers/technology/software development/

Software / Sources of information

Software / Sources of information edit


http://secretsofconsulting.blogspot.com/ The Secrets of Consulting

http://nothing.tmtm.com/ Understanding Nothing

http://www.43folders.com/ wiki: productivity, time management, software, and life hacks. star_full.gif star_empty.gif star_empty.gif

http://eigenclass.org/hiki.rb star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif

DoxPara Research (Dan Kaminsky) star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif

http://www.bieberlabs.com/wordpress/

http://www.gdargaud.net/ Guillaume Dargaud's website -- Computers, humor, quotes, climbing, photography

http://addictedtonew.com/ Addicted To New -- "my personal site where I post on a blend of web development and my life. I love learning new things to the point that sometimes my wife has to smack me and tell me to get off the computer. I previously operated under the domain johnnunemaker.com, but that is my name and as such is not very cool. I hope you enjoy your stay and that you too become addicted to new things." -- Rails, Javascript

http://www.savagexi.com/ http://cfis.savagexi.com/ cfis (Charlie Savage's blog) -- Ruby, etc.

http://cominded.com/about

  • 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://www.xaprb.com/blog/

"Stay curious!"
Mostly about MySQL

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.paulstimesink.com/

http://www.bram.us/ "a rather geeky/technical weblog by Bram Van Damme ..." .

 


Web applications

Sources of information / Web applications edit

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

 


Social software (wikis, etc.)

Sources of information / Social software edit

http://many.corante.com/ Many-to-Many: A group weblog on social software

http://www.bloglines.com/public/mamamusings/

http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/ apophenia: making connections where none previously existed

"My name is danah boyd and i'm a PhD student in the School of Information at Berkeley and a fellow at USC Annenberg Center. I currently live in Venice, CA. Buzzwords in my world include: identity, context, social networks, youth culture, social software, performance, Friendster, MySpace. I use this blog to express random thoughts about whatever i'm thinking about."

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

 


Ontology and the semantic Web

Sources of information / Ontology and the semantic Web edit

(nothing here yet)

 


Misc

Neat New Stuff on the Net - Weekly Reviews of New Sites by Marylaine Block ...


Sources of news

Sources of news edit


About City Journal

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://ikester.blogspot.com/

Persuasions: anti-war, pro-gun, atheist but apparently gets along with Christians pretty well
Interests: Libertarian politics, Austrian economics, Linux, ...

http://www.christianpost.com/

http://conservativeculture.com/

http://www.overlawyered.com/

http://www.canadafreepress.com/ [Canada (category)] (but also USA commentary)

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

http://Newsmax.com

Newsletters: http://Theinternationalforecaster.com, http://Joelskousen.com, http://Radioliberty.com, Bondinfo.org

 



Political commentary / Sources

Political commentary / Sources edit


Politics, Political organizations

http://www.effwa.org/main/page.php?number=22. Retrieved on 2007-05-11 11:18.

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.


Political commentary


See also: Christian resources  edit

 


Nice web sites

Nice web sites edit

This page is for sites that are nice/good in at least one way:

  • Sites that have a nice/pretty design -- sites that are visually nice. (See also Pretty designs!)
  • Sites that have good content, etc.


Good web sites  edit   (Category  edit)


Nice web sites  edit   (Category  edit)


star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif http://musicbrainz.org/

A great project site. Very clean, organized.

Nice, clean design.

  • Section headers
  • Colors
  • Sidebar

Good content and organization.

http://dag.wieers.com/

http://dag.wieers.com/personal/ : Nice "about me" page, very large, organized, and comprehensive, like something I would do

  • Geek code block
  • Contact info
  • Links to personal web sites, his LinkedIn, etc. profiles

http://dag.wieers.com/howto/

  • Documents available in many formats: DocBook, HTML, PDF, PS, RTF, TEX and ALL

http://dag.wieers.com/personal/wishlist.php

If you want to thank me because my packages have saved you already a lot of work, or if one of my tools is making your work much more enjoyable (or even indirectly got you a raise!) If people praise your wisdom, but you actually copied it directly from my website, you owe me bigtime :-)

Footer:

  • Anything to add/change to this page? Send me your thoughts!

star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif http://rick.cogley.info/blog/

Pretty. Nice, fun (pastel?) color palette. Nice photo for the header.


Pacific Press

http://www.pacificpress.com/index.php?pgName=splWelcome

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 star_full.gif star_full.gif star_half.gif star_empty.gif star_empty.gif.

BoardGameGeek

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2225

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:

  • Designed By: (Uncredited)
  • Published By: Parker Brothers
    1. of Players: 4
  • Playing Time: 45 Minutes
  • Mfg Suggested Ages: 18 and up
  • Category: Word
  • Mechanics: N/A
  • Other Names: N/A

http://betterexplained.com/

"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.


Nice project web sites

Nice project web sites edit


Not strictly limited to project sites. Basically anything that's not a personal site. Company sites/blogs, for example, would also (currently) go here.

http://www.phpbase.org/

  • Colorful
  • Simple

Plone's pages for Plone add-ons

http://plone.org/products/collectivegtd-thoughts

Has a separate column for stable and experimental (beta, alpha) releases:

  • Simply says "No stable release available yet." (with lots of white space) in the Stable Versions column if there are no stable releases
  • Provides helpful explanations/warnings under "Experimental releases" column:
    • (Upcoming and alpha/beta/candidate releases)
    • Alpha releases should only be used for testing and development.
    • Beta releases and Release Candidates are normally released for production testing, but should not be used on mission-critical sites.
    • Always install on a separate test server first, and make sure you have proper backups before installing.
  • Makes it very clear which version you should download if you want stable and which if you want the cutting edge

Ethereal/Wireshark

Download page

http://www.ethereal.com/download.html

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.

star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif Patent Commons

http://www.patent-commons.org/

star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif Openads

http://www.openads.org/

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.

star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif OpenPrinting

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.

http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting. Retrieved on 2007-05-11 11:18.

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]
  • Announcements/News
  • For Developers
    • The Goal
    • How the goal is achieved


star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif http://capify.org/

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.

star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif Mono

http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight Moonlight , http://www.mono-project.com/SVN

  • Very graphically pretty
  • The top navigation/heading area especially:
    • Nice logo
    • Main links are "start", "use", "contribute", and "need help" -- rollover effect is attractive
    • Another box with "screenshots", "manuals & docs", "download now", and "blogs" (each of these has an icon)
    • Asymmetrical wavy green line instead of the usual symmetrical, blocky look
  • [Powered by MediaWiki (category)] -- I wouldn't have been able to tell! (The usual edit, talk, log-in, etc. links are absent. I take that back -- it has a "Create an account or log in" link at the bottom.)


star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif Git

http://git.or.cz/

Very simple, but very clean and attractive. I like.

http://git.or.cz/course/svn.html

star_full.gif star_full.gif star_full.gif Mozilla Developer Center

http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Main_Page

[Powered by MediaWiki (category)]

star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif dokuwiki

http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:dokuwiki

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

Multi-lingual


star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif dev-utils

http://dev-utils.rubyforge.org/ The Ruby dev-utils Project

Pretty well organized. Sections:

  • Internet Links
  • Installation Instructions
  • Administrivia

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).

star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif F-Spot

schemamania.org

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.

Examples of good writing (c)

Specifically: nice prose (c).

http://www.schemamania.org/schemamania/. Retrieved on 2007-05-11 11:18.


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.


Locus Focus: RAM

http://locusfoc.us/ram Locus Focus — RAM : Vision is where you look for it.

  • Different icons for "new features" and "bug fixes"; these are used as the bullet symbol for bulleted lists
  • Pull quotes: Quite round and organic; and it appears to come out of not just the guy's name but also his photo


star_full.gif star_empty.gif star_empty.gif script.aculo.us

[Pretty designs (category)]

http://script.aculo.us/

They have a very different design from most sites. Most sites use rectangles (with rounded corners if you're lucky); they use circles! Scandalous.


Template:5 stairs Videolan's Wiki

[Wiki-based (category)][Pretty designs (category)]

MediaWiki-based

  • Very attractive
  • Various boxes, like Wikipedia portal sites
    • 2 wide boxes at top
    • 3 vertical boxes below that
  • Each box is a different color -- pleasant pastel colors

http://geminstaller.rubyforge.org/index.html

Very well documented. Very complete.

Could be organized a bit better, but is decently so...

star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif Semantic MediaWiki

[Well organized (category)]

Sections (boxes):

  • Introduction (big box)
    • Scope of the project
    • The Semantic MediaWiki extension
  • Current participants [Not sure why this is important to have on the front page]
  • News and events
  • Where we are now
    • Problem statement
    • Related work
    • Background: Ontologies and the Semantic Web
  • What we want
    • Overall goals
    • Requirements
    • Envisaged applications
  • How we plan to do it
  • Project phase


  • They really try to involve people; they ask for your ideas, what requirements you consider important


star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif http://wordpress.org/

  • Clean and attractive
  • Compelling marketing claims. ("state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability")
  • Organization: "Welcome" and "Welcome Back" sections
  • Categories idea appears to be copied from MediaWiki (f.e., http://codex.wordpress.org/Category:Getting_Started)


star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif http://plone.org/ plone.org

  • Very clean and attractive
  • Images
  • Boxes
  • Vertical lines


star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif http://www.aptana.com/docs/index.php/Main_Page Aptana


star_full.gif star_empty.gif star_empty.gif http://pastebin.com/pastebin.php?help=1

I like how it answers all of these questions that people are likely to have -- all on one page even!

  • What is pastebin?
  • And this is all free?
  • Can I get the source?
  • I have some feedback, who do I contact?

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http://wiki.pluginaweek.org/Main_Page

Welcome to wiki.pluginaweek.org The Community PluginAWeek Documentation Project

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.

For a more complete listing of everything available in this wiki, you can browse all of the categories or pages.

Comments:

  • Tells the user what they might be interested in, what they can do on this wiki...
  • Pretty organized
  • There's a nice list of categories floated to the right of the page...
  • Overall, though, ironically, I find the site kind of hard to navigate

To do

Should take snapshots (with Internet Archive?) of each site, in case its design changes since I last reviewed it!

Article metadata

[Duplication (category)] with software projects database (each project in the list has an associated web site).

See also: Nice web sites

Nice web sites  edit   (Category  edit)


Nice project web sites  edit   (Category  edit)

 


Nice personal web sites

Nice personal web sites edit


http://timtyler.org/

Interesting interests...

http://www.utilitarienne.com/

utilitarienne - making it easy :: home

Nice flower image

http://www.igvita.com/blog/ igvita.com

Quite attractive looking. And a very interesting site.

He has a Top Posts section, ordered by PostRank, using [AideRSS (category)].

Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameter url must be specified. Retrieved on 2007-05-11 11:18.


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. [?]


ads' corner

Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum

http://ads.wars-nicht.de/blog/

What I like about it:

Categories are hierarchical:

  • The categories are hierarchical, and are displayed as a tree (fully expanded) in the sidebar!
    • Not only that, but for each category, there is a link to an RSS feed for that category.
    • Also is a checkbox by each, so you can view the union of several categories
    • Or just click on a single category and get a list of all posts that fall under that category
    • Root node is designated '/', as is expected for most cool geeks.

It's looking like that is actually a feature of the serendipity blog system, though, actually, rather than a feature unique to his site.

  • He has a tree of bookmarks as well (initially collapsed but fully loaded in the client; folders can be expanded client-side)

http://drnicwilliams.com/

theomerofmanna

Good: Content

http://theomerofmanna.blogspot.com/ "The Omer of Manna; the Bread wherewith He has fed me..."

star_full.gif star_empty.gif star_empty.gif Theocacao

http://www.theocacao.com/

star_full.gif star_full.gif star_empty.gif kinkless.com

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 | Productive Creativity (http://kinkless.com/). Retrieved on 2007-05-11 11:18.


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"

Nice design.

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...


Jesse Skinner

  • Hire Me
  • About Me
  • Email Me
  • RSS Feed

http://scoop.tumblr.com/

Not for the design, but just for his funny introduction with lots of "here" links...

http://scoop.tumblr.com/post/3242403


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.

http://rails.co.za/ Rails Co ZA

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.

http://harnly.net/

http://harnly.net/. Retrieved on 2007-05-11 11:18.


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.


Article metadata

[Duplication (category)] with more specific, topical articles/lists, like Rails / Sources of information  edit (list of Rails blogs/sites, all of which are good or I wouldn't have bothered listing them!).

 




Good web sites  edit   (Category  edit)

 


Unsorted

http://radio.weblogs.com/0001000/gems/publications.opml

http://www.scripting.com/feeds/top100.opml

Article metadata

The name "sources"

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...!)


To do

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

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