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Alan Levine
What Is Art? Favorite Famous Definitions, from Antiquity to Today | Brain Pickings - http://www.brainpickings.org/index...
After the recent omnibus of definitions of science by some of history’s greatest minds and definitions of philosophy by some of today’s most prominent philosophers, why not turn to an arguably even more nebulous domain of humanity? Gathered here are some of my favorite definitions of art, from antiquity to today. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Extended WordPress Settings API Tutorial, Part 1 | Aliso the Geek - http://alisothegeek.com/2011...
The WordPress Settings API has been around for a little while, but I haven’t used it until now. I highly recommend it. It does a lot of work for you and is still flexible enough to create custom-styled options pages (with a little jQuery). - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Local Audio Recorder: Demo - http://pauln.github.io/local-a...
This is a basic demonstration of using a JavaScript callback to perform client-side processing on recorded audio. Once you record an audio clip and "upload" it, an HTML5 audio tag will be added below the recorder to allow you to play it back. If your browser supports the download attribute on links, the link below the player will trigger a download - otherwise, it'll simply link to the audio file. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Looking at Our Hometowns - NYTimes.com - http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013...
What would happen if you asked high school students to help create a 21st-century portrait of the country by turning their cameras on their neighborhoods, families, friends and schools? You would have “My Hometown” — a vibrant document of 4,289 images submitted by teenagers in school- or community-based photography programs across the United States, including rural villages and urban neighborhoods, wealthy suburbs and blue-collar Rust Belt towns. While participants only photographed their own communities, together, the images create an important and lasting document of America today as seen by teenagers. They are published today in an interactive feature that opens with a selection of 145 photographs and is also searchable by state and by photographer. Many of the images will be archived at the Library of Congress in the Prints and Photographs Division. The project was inspired by our belief in the power of photography as an educational tool, and by a desire to help young people co - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
UTF-8: The Secret of Character Encoding - HTML Purifier - http://htmlpurifier.org/docs...
Character encoding and character sets are not that difficult to understand, but so many people blithely stumble through the worlds of programming without knowing what to actually do about it, or say "Ah, it's a job for those internationalization experts." No, it is not! This document will walk you through determining the encoding of your system and how you should handle this information. It will stay away from excessive discussion on the internals of character encoding. This document is not designed to be read in its entirety: it will slowly introduce concepts that build on each other: you need not get to the bottom to have learned something new. However, I strongly recommend you read all the way to Why UTF-8?, because at least at that point you'd have made a conscious decision not to migrate, which can be a rewarding (but difficult) task. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Tutorial: Use the Flickr API, JavaScript (jQuery), AJAX and JSON to build a detailed photo wall - http://kylerush.net/blog...
In this tutorial, I’ll show you, line by line, how to build a photo wall by pulling your pictures from Flickr using the Flickr API, jQuery, Ajax and JSON. The script I wrote places the following information over the image to which it relates: title, author, comment count, tag listing, location with a link to a map of those coordinates and the description. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
GitHub Pages are hosted for free and easily published through our site, the GitHub for Mac app, or from the command line. Manage your site’s content from GitHub using the tools and workflow that you’re familiar with - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Hacker Storytelling is a new way to tell stories on the Internet, in a way that is open by default. Hacker Storytelling uses several tools to help you tell stories, and is completely stored and operating on Github. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Icon Search Engine | Iconfinder - http://www.iconfinder.com/
Search through 307,804 icons or browse 1,443 icon sets - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
TINA FEY’S 4 RULES OF INNOVATION | Thinktopia® - http://thinktopia.com/2011...
First, throw down whatever you’re reading and pick up Tina Fey’s new book Bossypants. Not only is she pissing pants funny, but she includes something she picked up while studying Improv at Second City in Chicago that serves as a worthy reminder for anyone in innovation, marketing, or life. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
The Do’s and Don’ts of Improv Comedy with Liam Neeson, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, and Del Close | Open Culture - http://www.openculture.com/2013...
Attention, all struggling comedians! There’s big money in teaching corporate executives the rules of improvisation. Not to prepare them for a highly lucrative second career on some late night, black box stage, but rather to hone their listening skills, teach them how to work collaboratively, and give them practice communicating in a flexible—and therefore effective—manner. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Thunderclap is the first crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Search in a Giphy - http://giphy.com/
Animated GIF search engine - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
fancyBox - Fancy jQuery Lightbox Alternative - http://fancyapps.com/fancybo...
fancyBox is a tool that offers a nice and elegant way to add zooming functionality for images, html content and multi-media on your webpages. It is built on the top of the popular JavaScript framework jQuery and is both easy to implement and a snap to customize. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Finding the perfect camera can be hard; with so many out there how do you choose? We built CameraRocket to make buying your next camera simpler. We aggregate reviews, benchmarks and specs from around the internet to cut through the hype and help you understand the real life performance of cameras before you buy. CameraRocket helps you: Compare performance of cameras head to head Understand the real life performance of cameras using benchmarks and specs See what people are saying about the camera from reviews collected from around the internet Search for cameras by specific criteria (e.g. price, battery life and image quality in low light) - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
This website is a guide to getting started using http://www.reddit.com.  Reddit is essentially an internet filter and contains lists of links uploaded and moderated by users sorted into subreddits.  Each link has a comments section for discussion of the content and a tally of how many people liked or disliked it. As a Reddit user, you too can vote on whether or not you like a link with the up and down arrows next to it.  You can also post a comment by clicking on the comment button underneath any link, or you can hide any link by clicking the hide button underneath it. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Abandoned Island in the Middle of NYC - Imgur - http://imgur.com/gallery...
Amazing photos of North Brother Island - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Free Fonts, Cool Fonts - UrbanFonts.com - http://www.urbanfonts.com/
UrbanFonts features amazing collection of free fonts, premium fonts and free dingbats. With over 8,000 freeware fonts, you've come to the best place to download fonts! - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Last week I talked about Cross-Browser CSS Gradient. Today I'm going to show you how to put the CSS gradient feature in a good practical use. Check out my demo to see a set of gradient buttons that I have created with just CSS (no image or Javascript). The buttons are scalable based on the font-size. The button size can be easily adjusted by changing the padding and font-size values. The best part about this method is it can be applied to any HTML element such as div, span, p, a, button, input, etc. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Digital Engagement Framework : Designing a digital strategy for your organisation - http://digitalengagementframework.com/
Digital engagement is not a game of luck, it's a game of strategy. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Allow Users To Submit To Your WordPress Site: A Quotes Plugin | Wptuts+ - http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutoria...
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a plugin that allows users to submit form data. You’ll also learn about security by using nonces. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Trovebox - All your photos from Facebook, Instagram and Flickr in one place - https://trovebox.com/
Trovebox makes it easy to keep all your photos from multiple sites, devices and even people together in one place. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Font Awesome, the iconic font designed for Bootstrap - http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Aw...
Font Awesome gives you scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized — size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
19 Wonderful Vintage School Library Posters - http://www.buzzfeed.com/brianga...
These imaginative posters from the 1960s encouraged kids to (gasp!) explore the library. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Spoke offers simple, user-friendly web hosting for students and faculty. What is web-hosting? It's setting up an account that lets you build a place to put things online—a portfolio, your new cooking journal, a place to sell your cat-sized bow-ties, whatever. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
WordPress › User Role Editor « WordPress Plugins - http://wordpress.org/extend...
User Role Editor WordPress plugin makes the role capabilities changing easy. You can change any standard WordPress user role. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Transom » Walking Across America: Advice for a Young Man - http://transom.org/?p=33988
It’s rare we take the time to listen to hour-long radio stories anymore, but I hope you’ll listen to this one, maybe twice. It’s an epic journey, a coming of age story, and a portrait of this country–big-hearted, wild, innocent, and wise. I co-produced it, but the credit goes to Andrew Forsthoefel, a first-time radio producer, who set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that said, “Walking to Listen.” Eventually, he showed up here in Woods Hole.Andrew didn’t intend to make a radio story–he just wanted to listen to people. You’ll hear in Andrew’s interviews his quality of attention. He is a magnet for stories and for the desire to connect. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Hypnotic gifs show animated photos of animals and objects - http://now.msn.com/hypnoti...
You wouldn't think bunnies twitching their noses or a cat playing pingpong could be so hypnotic. We can't stop looking at them — there's something about the repetition in the way those dogs run on the treadmill, or Carlton from "The Fresh Prince" does his dance over and over again in these hypnotic gifs. In fact, we're starting to feel sleepy. Veeery sleeepy. Is there anything we can do for you? Now would be the time to ask. - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
Writers, musicians, illustrators, photographers, video editors — artists of all kinds are invited to contribute their work to hitRECord. Once on the site, the hitRECord community collaboratively edits, builds upon, develops and remixes each others work to create songs, animation, short films, live shows, music videos — you name it! - Alan Levine
Alan Levine
A Short Animated History of the GIF | Open Culture - http://www.openculture.com/2013...
In 1987, Compuserve begatteth Image Format 87A. Image Format 87A begatteth Graphics Interchange Format or GIF (rhymes with a certain brand of peanut butter, the video history above helpfully points out). The proliferations of free online GIF generators begatteth the countless annoying, smarmy, boneheaded animated loops you’ve seen junking up emails, profile pictures, and MySpace pages. Of course, some of them are also pretty cool, which is why they’re being celebrated with a festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. No tickets necessary. Moving the Still: A GIF Festival will be screening through June on the outdoor electronic billboard meant to promote upcoming and current attractions. - Alan Levine
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