CSS Shadows and Glows…

JS – Dynamic Prototype Method

8pen

The cool thing about being google is that they can hire some smart heads to invent things.

The iPhone keyboard is the best alternative so far, but wouldn’t be a better way to input data onto a mobile device than having to use a miniature keyboard? Welcome to 8pen. At least looks very promising…

Acessando Dropbox por Proxy

DropboxDropbox é muito bom. Podes criar várias pastas sincronizadas com N computadores, começando com 2GB grátis (podendo a chegar a 8GB com recomendações) compartilhar pastas, tem a pasta pública disponível ao mundo, onde para copiar o link basta um right click… realmente impressionante. Mas dependendo as configurações de proxy que estejas usando, não há como acessar os arquivos. Não havia.

Existem vários proxys abertos não muito divulgados, e a partir deles pode-se acessar o site da dropbox. Só que ao listar os arquivos, provavelmente por ser um JS que renderiza a lista, não funciona. Aparece em branco. Solução? Usar a versão mobile do dropbox.

Exemplo:

  1. Entre em http://www.theopenproxy.net/
  2. Na caixa de URL, digite a versão segura mobile do dropbox: https://dropbox.com/m
  3. Entre o seu usuário e senha

E pronto! Todos os arquivos disponíveis.

iPhone’s share of Usage

Melhor Captcha

Eis o captcha que mais me agrada. Não é completamente infalível, mas isso dá pra contornar transformando a operação em uma imagem com ruído. O que gosto é que além de prevenir bots, exige que o utilizador esteja sóbrio e não seja um chimpanzé… Só acho que a operação poderia envolver pelo menos dois dígitos.  J

Wolff’s Friday Link Dump (27 august 2010)

UX & WebDesign

Dribbble: What are you working on?

Show and tell for designers in 120,000 pixels or less.

http://dribbble.com/

JS, jQuery and Development

How to Test your JavaScript Code with QUnit

QUnit, developed by the jQuery team, is a great framework for unit testing your JavaScript. In this tutorial, I’ll introduce what QUnit specifically is, and why you should care about rigorously testing your code

http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/javascript-ajax/how-to-test-your-javascript-code-with-qunit/

jsPerf: JavaScript performance playground

jsPerf aims to provide an easy way to create and share test cases, comparing the performance of different JavaScript snippets by running benchmarks…

http://jsperf.com/

Single Page Application

A ”’SPA”’ is a web application that fits on a single page, and which might be optionally enhanced by connectivity with a server

http://code.google.com/p/trimpath/wiki/SinglePageApplications

GeekFun

Under Construction Bars and Images (Careful, can hurt your eyes)

http://www.textfiles.com/underconstruction/

The Daily Mail’s Robots.txt File Contains… an SEO Job Advert(!?)

The robots.txt file on any site is how search engines discover what a site wants indexed and what it doesn’t.

Generally you won’t find many people checking the files unless they’re technically minded, passionate about SEO and curious. The Daily Mail of all sites thought it would be an ingenious idea to place a job advert in the file and SEO consultant Malcolm Coles discovered it…

http://thenextweb.com/uk/2010/08/24/the-daily-mails-robots-txt-file-contains-a-seo-job-advert/

Wolff’s Friday Link Dump (20 august 2010)

UX and WebDesign

Best examples of 404 error pages

http://ht.ly/18EcOR

How People Are Signing In Across the Web [STATS]

As in its last report back in April, Google and Facebook continue to dominate websites that offer third-party login options. Across the 250,000 sites that use Janrain Engage, Google (Google) represents the preferred sign-in option for 38% of users…

What ever happened to common courtesy?

Upon updating Facebook’s iPhone app last night, the first thing I immediately noticed was Pull to Refresh, the awesome UI Element created by Loren Brichter for Tweetie 2. We fell in love with this element the second Tweetie 2 hit app store, so we re-created it and open sourced it for everyone to use…

http://developers.enormego.com/view/what-happened-common-courtesy-facebook

Test Credit Card Account Numbers

Expiration Date must be a valid date in the future (use the mmyy format).

https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/vhelp/paypalmanager_help/credit_card_numbers.htm

Quotes and Fun

Quotes from the User

Ever have a client think that users only say the nicest things? Here’s the place to prove them wrong.

http://userquotes.tumblr.com/

“Can you show us the design of what our site would look like so we can decide whether it’ll be worth it?”

http://clientsfromhell.net/

Desk for geeks

http://lifehacker.com/5617021/diy-plank-desk-inventively-hides-your-cord-clutter

Wolff’s Friday Link Dump

Web, Design & UX

It’s About the Design Not the Tools

http://designm.ag/design/its-about-the-design-not-the-tools-2/

Ultimate guide to table UI patterns

http://www.jankoatwarpspeed.com/post/2010/02/26/table-ui-patterns.aspx

Thoughts About Redundancy In Web Design

http://www.vanseodesign.com/web-design/redundancy/

Line25 Sites of the Week for August 13th 2010

http://line25.com/inspiration/line25-sites-of-the-week-for-august-13th-2010

Designing for the Mind

http://designinformer.com/designing-mind/

Tools for the Job

iPhone and iPad Development GUI Kits, Stencils and Icons

http://speckyboy.com/2010/04/30/iphone-and-ipad-development-gui-kits-stencils-and-icons/

Bonus Track

What Happened to Yahoo [what went wrong with Yahoo – my title]

http://www.paulgraham.com/yahoo.html

“I remember telling David Filo in late 1998 or early 1999 that Yahoo should buy Google, because I and most of the other programmers in the company were using it instead of Yahoo for search. He told me that it wasn’t worth worrying about. Search was only 6% of our traffic, and we were growing at 10% a month. It wasn’t worth doing better…”

GeekFun

HR Recruiting on JavaScript (http://s.meebocdn.net/script/meebo_v88_9.js)

Testing pastie.org embed