A List Apart Magazine

October 31st, 2007

A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

http://www.alistapart.com/

Earlier this year the American Film Institute re-voted their top 100 American movies of all time. The first list, compiled in 1998 sparked a great discussion, several TV specials and got people talking about some old classics they hadn’t seen in a while.

This year that list was updated to see how the films of the last 10 years would be ranked and to see how our tastes in culture had changed.

Click here for the list

No assignment save the comprehensive final exam seems to engender such fear in students as the research paper, especially the open topic research paper. Faced with the prospect of writing 5, 8, 12, or more pages on a topic of their choosing, a lot of students panic, unsure what to write about and how to research it. Far too often, students endanger their grades and even their academic futures by turning to online essay sites or other sources and copying what they assume is decent work (it rarely is, of course).

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www.MyBookCdDvd.co.uk is the largest buyer of pre-owned books, CDs and DVDs in the UK purchasing over 100,000 titles a month. Most of our products are exported but we also supply a number of UK charities. We can pay much more than secondhand shops and will take whole collections and provide free pick-up!

Cheap UK web hosting

June 27th, 2007

http://www.weycrest.co.uk

http://www.wiserhosting.com

http://www.eukhost.com

http://www.visn.co.uk

This site beautifully demonstrates how easily/quickly style sheets can change the appearance of a web site:

http://www.csszengarden.com/

Simple to follow and very informative:

http://hotdesign.com/seybold/everything.html

This one looks pretty useful:

http://www.dissurion.com/category/css/

Best reference site out there:

http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_reference.asp

Top 5 CSS layout tips:

http://ventureskills.wordpress.com/2007/05/09/top-5-css-layout-tips/

Some more advanced css:

http://www.cssplay.co.uk/menus/simple_vertical.html
http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/css/uberlinks/
http://www.maxdesign.com.au/presentation/center/

These links show how style sheets behave differently between various browsers and why:

How many times have you heard someone say: “Why does my site look different in IE than in Firefox”?

Really Undoing html.css

Universal Selector

Undoing html.css and using debug scaffolding

Global White Space Reset

Try this site for listings.

http://www.boot-fairs.co.uk/London.htm

http://www.carbootjunction.com/search-by-town.php

http://www.countrysidepromotions.co.uk/

http://www.ibootsale.co.uk/

http://groups.msn.com/CarBootSales/_homepage.msnw?pgmarket=en-gb

These have pretty old info, but you never know:

http://www.car-boot-finder.com/

http://www.carbootcalendar.com/

And here are some examples in SW London:

Sedgehill Car Boot Sale – Catford
Sedgehill Field, Sedgehill Road, Catford, London, Greater London, SE6
Phone: 020-8309-5696
Map

Battersea Technology College Car Boot Sale – Battersea
Battersea Technology College, Battersea Park Road (A3205), Battersea, London, Greater London, SW11 5XX
Phone: 07941 383 588
Map

New Covent Garden Market Car Boot Sale – Lambeth
New Covent Garden Market, Nine Elms Lane, Lambeth, London, Greater London, SW8
Phone: 01895 639912
Map

Shepherds Bush Car Boot Sale – Sherpherds Bush
Silver Road, Aerial Way, Sherpherds Bush, London, Greater London, W12 0RP
Phone: 01753 663656
Map

Wimbledon Stadium Car Boot Sale – Wimbledon
Wimbledon Stadium, Plough Lane, Wimbledon, London, Greater London, SW17
Phone: 01932 355538 0870 840 8905 (Thanks to P Morgan for supplying the correct number)
Map

This is a good site for coding/design with some very good links to follow.

http://www.maratz.com/blog/

This one has a nice blog area and more super links.

http://www.kottke.org/

A superb site for doing web design using CSS:

http://www.csszengarden.com

This is a useful site that allows you to preview and compare how on screen text will look – useful for websites as you can export CSS from it too.

http://typetester.maratz.com/

Tracking!

April 12th, 2007

Use Google’s Web Analytics to track visitor’s traffic on your site.

http://www.google.com/analytics/

http://videohybrid.com/

And all of South Park:

http://allsp.com/

And here’s some legal threats against The Pirate Bay

http://thepiratebay.org/legal