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Web Finds for January 14, 2016

Facebook Design Resource
I did not know Facebook had this. It is a collection of design templates. Definitely worth checking out.
Superpowers
I came upon this last week. For anyone looking for an open-source HTML5 gaming engine.
Spinkit
A collection of CSS spinner animations. I like how they present them.
Pexels
Yet another free stock photo site. I know I link to a lot of these, but it is hard to find high quality stock photos.
Font Flame
Tinder for font pairing. Enough said.
FontReach
“FontReach scans the top million sites to show font usage across the web.”
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Web Finds October 22, 2015

Ridgewing Guitar
Ridgewing is doing something very interesting in the guitar space. They are building a modular, customizable guitar.
Designer Mill
Another good collection of designer resources. Their curation seems good.
HTML Color Codes
A site to help pick out HTML colors. It has a lot of useful tools for choosing your palette.
Owl Carousel 2
Again, I’m always looking for good sliders especially touch enabled ones.
Smoothslides
jQuery slideshow that has panning effects.
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Frank the Robot 3.0.0b

Frank the Robot v3.0.0b
Frank the Robot v3.0.0b

markers / brown cardstock

I wanted to draw Frank the Robot in color with a few modifications. He is now approaching v3.0, looking much different from v1.0. I’m still working on how he looks.

Frank the Robot v1.0
Frank the Robot v1.0
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Web Finds September 7, 2015

Color Hunt
Yet another color theme collection site.
Unsplash.it
Placeholder images using photos from unsplash.
Critical Path CSS Generator
Helps you generate the critical CSS for your webpage. CSS-Tricks has a good article explaining why you should care.
Startup Stash
A curated directory of helpful tools and sites for your startup.
Makerbook
Similar to Startup Stash, but focused on creatives.
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Web Finds for August 2, 2015

GluePrint
“Turn any mockup into a floating guide, and visually align pixels with ease.” I found this app to be very useful.
caniuse-cmd
Quickly check caniuse.com with command line. Super useful!
jekyll-compress-html
Compresses your HTML during your build. I am using it on this site.
Medium Style Confirm
For those looking for a stylish prompt.
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Garden Tomatoes

Garden Tomatoes

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My Old Canon

My Old Canon I haven’t shot film in months. I might need to break out my trusty, old Canon AE-1.

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Web Finds June 30, 2015

Device Metrics by Google
“A comprehensive design guide for sizing and resolutions across all devices.” This is useful for all web designers.
co>err
Another great resource of video loops you can use on your website.
Pen Parade
Illustrated pen reviews by Hallie Bateman. Her reviews are not very frequent, but they are good. If you like pens, you should definitely subscribe.
Hotjar
A great analytics tool that includes heatmaps and visitor recordings. I implemented it here on Wasted Continuum to test out. So far I have learned a lot from the data it has provided me.
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Break Out

Break Out Lamy Safari / Frictionless Capture Card

Our kitty escaped again.

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The Foldio2 Foldable, Portable Light Box

Folio2 Unboxing

“Foldable and Portable” is how Orangemonkie describes their new, recently funded Kickstarter project, the Foldio2. I will cut to the chase. If you’re looking for a very portable lightbox that is dead simple to use, you should go ahead and preorder the Foldio2. It is a 15” x 15” x 15” light box that folds down into what resembles a small briefcase.

The Foldio2 is lit up by LED.
The Foldio2 is lit up by LED.

Setting it up is easy. Its structure is held together with some strong magnets. The Foldio2 is lit up by two LED strips which are dimmable. The lights are bright and even, just what you need from a good light box.

You can add different backdrops.
You can add different backdrops.

The Foldio2 comes with several backdrops. So far I have only tested out the black and the white with great results. Orangemonkie is releasing an iOS app soon with an Android app in development. I tried using my basic Camera app on my HTC One (M7) and the photo turned out pretty good. With my Canon 5D Mk III, the photos were exceptional. They were tack sharp.

My Star-Lord character on black taken with a Canon 5D Mk III. – [Flickr]
My Star-Lord character on black taken with a Canon 5D Mk III.
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RSS and Search Buttons

RSS and search buttons In case you did not know, my blog does have a RSS feed and a solid search function. I just added two buttons to the top of the site for quick access.

Subscribe to http://wastedcontinuum.com/feed.xml in your favorite RSS reader. I have been partial to feedly since Google Reader shut down.

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Dan Auerbach Announces New Side Project: The Arcs

Yesterday, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys announced his new side project, The Arcs. The band is made up of Auerbach’s musician friends Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, Nick Movshon and Kenny Vaughan will be releasing their debut album, Yours Dreamily, on September 4th. Judging by their single, “Stay In My Corner”, it will be great album. I would expect nothing less from Auerbach.

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Web Finds for May 17, 2015

.gitignore.io
This site generates a .gitignore file with common files, folders, and patterns based on the type of project you are working on. For example, you can enter Bower and CodeKit, and it will generate your .gitignore file that has the patterns you would likely want to ignore.
egg.js
A JavaScript library lets you add keyboard invoked Easter eggs on your site. Every website can now incorporate the Konami Code.
Sprint
An alternative to jQuery. I haven’t used this yet only because I forgot about it. I will definitely try this out. I hope the performance is close to what it claims. It does not have all the functions that jQuery does, but at first glance, it looks like it has a lot of what I use most.
Peek.space
Curate, free-to-use, space photography. It looks like most of them are from NASA.
SassMe
Visualize SASS color functions in real time. I have not really used these functions, but this looks interesting.
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Web Finds April 21, 2015

Google Web Fonts Typographic Project
I like sites like this one that show you practical ways of using type. This one is pairing Google Fonts.
jQuery Toast Plugin
Show simple toast messages with jQuery. There are a lot of demos. I can see using this in my work.
audio.js
Javascript library that allows HTML5’s <audio> tag to be used anywhere.
Call to Idea
Showcases design ideas for different web or app elements.
GuideGuide
Great guide extension for Photoshop. I have been using it for weeks.
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Record Store Day Buys

Record Store Day 2015 Last Saturday was Record Store Day 2015. This year I went to The Exclusive Company in Appleton, Wisconsin. I picked up three albums: A Little Something From The Road, Vol. 1 by Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Get Behind Me Satan by the White Stripes, and Picaresque by The Decemberists. I am happy with all three purchases.

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