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Bookmarks tagged with “reference”

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Recall

A personal encyclopedia/wiki powered by indexdb

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Open Culture

"Open Culture scours the web for the best educational media. We find the free courses and audio books you need, the language lessons & educational videos you want, and plenty of enlightenment in between."

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Color Codes

Excellent colour resource with subdomains per colour including complementary, analogous etc colours.

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Merlin Mann's Wisdom project

"By Merlin Mann. It's only advice for you because it had to be advice for me."

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QR Date

Display this QR code on your phone or tablet for photos, live streams or print it out on paper for display. The code contains a link to verify the displayed date through a cryptographic signature.

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Digital Public Goods Alliance

"The Digital Public Goods Alliance is a multi-stakeholder initiative with a mission to accelerate the attainment of the sustainable development goals in low- and middle-income countries by facilitating the discovery, development, use of, and investment in digital public goods."

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Technovelgy

Lists inventions from science fiction novels

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Useful Notes - TV Tropes

"Useful notes on a variety of subjects, the purpose of which is threefold: 1. To debunk common media stereotypes. 2. To help you understand some media better. 3. To inform (and sometimes entertain) about subjects common in storytelling."

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myPhysicsLab

Animations of physics principles.

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Character Design References

An extensive collection of model sheets and other reference art for animated movies and television series.

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The Electronic Whole Earth Catalog : Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly, Broderbund Software

"The Electronic Whole Earth Catalog is a very early CD-ROM presentation of The Whole Earth Catalog. Utilising HyperCard, The Electronic Whole Earth Catalog consists of over 9000 cards connected to one another with hypertext; essentially the web before the web existed, but offline! "

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How a Car Works

Guides to car mechanics and automotive engineering

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Physics Simulations and Artwork

Physics simulations and artwork along with some Mathematica code

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Web Development History

Internet history for developers and the technically curious

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T E X T F I L E S D O T C O M

"On the face of things, we seem to be merely talking about text-based files, containing only the letters of the English Alphabet (and the occasional punctuation mark). On deeper inspection, of course, this isn't quite the case. What this site offers is a glimpse into the history of writers and artists bound by the 128 characters that the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) allowed them. The focus is on mid-1980's textfiles and the world as it was then, but even these files are sometime retooled 1960s and 1970s works, and offshoots of this culture exist to this day. "

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Black Film Archive

"Black Film Archive is a living register of Black films. In its current iteration, it showcases Black films made from 1915 to 1979 currently streaming."

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Grids

Grid principles presented in a very appealing way

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List of Cognitive Biases and Heuristics - The Decision Lab

"The science is clear: humans take mental shortcuts. Here you can read about why we do this and how you can avoid it."

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Bikeshedding

"Bikeshedding, also known as Parkinson’s law of triviality, describes our tendency to devote a disproportionate amount of our time to menial and trivial matters while leaving important matters unattended."

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Django Class-Based-View Inspector

Detailed descriptions, with full methods and attributes, for each of Django's class-based generic views.

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How Products Are Made

"How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams) Each product also has related information such as the background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, quality control procedures, etc."

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Layers of London | Recording the Layers of London's Rich Heritage

"Choose historical maps of London, and overlay them with information about a range of topics and themes."

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Awesome Django

"A curated list of awesome things related to Django."

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1-Line Layouts

10 Modern CSS layout and sizing techniques that highlight just how robust and impactful a single-line of styling code can be.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python

"This handcrafted guide exists to provide both novice and expert Python developers a best practice handbook to the installation, configuration, and usage of Python on a daily basis. This guide is opinionated in a way that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike Python’s official documentation. You won’t find a list of every Python web framework available here. Rather, you’ll find a nice concise list of highly recommended options."

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List of Aesthetics

"[Aesthetics Wiki] is a comprehensive encyclopedia of online and offline aesthetics"

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UX Lexicon

An evolving, interactive glossary of UX research terms. Those of us who work in UX, user researchers included, aspire to create terrific user experiences, but our terminology is a mess. 80 UXers from around the globe began to address that problem. This lexicon of UX terms includes research methods,

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A Complete Guide To Accessible Front-End Components

"reliable accessible components: from tabs and tables to toggles and tooltips."

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User research resources

"…the most effective surveys are kept short, stay focused on one topic, and contain a mix of closed- and open-ended questions. If a survey has too many closed-ended questions, you may not gather enough context. If it has too many open-ended questions, your participants may tire and abandon it completely."

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The documentation system

"There is a secret that needs to be understood in order to write good software documentation: there isn’t one thing called documentation, there are four. They are: tutorials, how-to guides, technical reference and explanation. They represent four different purposes or functions, and require four different approaches to their creation. Understanding the implications of this will help improve most documentation - often immensely."

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WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1

This document provides readers with an understanding of how to use WAI-ARIA 1.1 [WAI-ARIA] to create accessible rich internet applications. It describes considerations that might not be evident to most authors from the WAI-ARIA specification alone and recommends approaches to make widgets, navigation, and behaviors accessible using WAI-ARIA roles, states, and properties. This document is directed primarily to Web application developers, but the guidance is also useful for user agent and assistive technology developers.

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SHOTDECK :: Home

Film stills and screenshots.

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Game UI Database

A comprehensive screen reference Tool for game interface designers. Explore over 320 games and 11,000 individual images, and filter by screen type, material, layout, texture, shapes, patterns, genre and more!

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CSS Support Guide for Email Clients

A complete breakdown of the CSS support for the most popular mobile, web and desktop email clients on the planet.

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ultimate-python

Ultimate Python study guide for newcomers and professionals alike.

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