Jeff Barr's Blog

Things I Like..

Links for Monday, April 6, 2009

  • Noupe: 20 Useful PHP + jQuery Components & Tuts for Everyday Project – “The post below is made up of the best 20 PHP + jQuery Components and Tutorials that you will likely need in many of your projects, they are all of the highest quality and more or less easy to configure. Give them a try.
  • Blueprint: A CSS Framework – “Blueprint is a CSS framework, which aims to cut down on your development time. It gives you a solid foundation to build your project on top of, with an easy-to-use grid, sensible typography, useful plugins, and even a stylesheet for printing.
  • Tripwire Magazine: 100+ Massive CSS Toolbox – “Most would probably agree that CSS is one of the most important parts of modern standards based web design. CSS is really simple and extremely powerful if you know how to master it… if your new to CSS getting started can be quite hard. I hope this article will help you all to get more out of CSS in your web projects.
  • Ask Apache: Elite Log File Scrolling with Color Syntax – “This article shows how I continuously scroll the logs for a server/site I am working on, thus saving me a lot of time by providing real-time debugging on a separate screen. Not only does this scroll the latest log entries as they are created, it displays them in color using syntax highlighting to make your logs incredibly easy to understand and parse.
  • Leftnode: Door Desk With a Twist – “Jeff Bezos, the CEO of, is famous for going to great lengths to save money, for both his company and his customers. When he first started Amazon, he was slightly baffled at the idea of an executive having a very expensive desk. He reasoned, correctly, that a desk is simply a flat surface for holding things, and a cheap one works just as effectively as an expensive one. He is famous for being the worlds first CEO with a desk made from simply a door and 4 legs” – I own but don’t currently use . If I had a blog there I would definitely link to this post!
  • CNN: Can Second Life Help Teach Doctors to Treat Patients? – “After the avatars enter the computer-generated hospital, they check in at a reception desk, put on an access badge, and then stop by professor Martyn Partridge’s office to get their assignment. Partridge’s online likeness bears an eerie resemblance to his real-life appearance.
  • Facebook: XHProf Documentation – “XHProf reports can often be helpful in understanding the structure of the code being executed. The hierarchical nature of the reports can be used to determine, for example, what chain of calls led to a particular function getting called.