Bookmarks for 31st December 2012

These are my saved Pinboard links for 31st December 2012:

  • Top Wireframing Tools Every Designer Needs to Consider | Vandelay Design Blog – As an ardent designer, I am sure you might have experienced the tedious task of gathering feedback on page layout and navigation. Web design requires proper planning and communication for completing the project fruitfully. To assist you throughout and to make your web designing process uncomplicated, you need a wireframing tool.

    Using a wireframing tool is indeed a fast and easy technique to plan the layout and to easily communicate your ideas with the clients. This part of design supports the entire web design process starting from its preliminary stage. Its unique ability to detect any errors at the early stage has made wireframing a valuable practice for web designers worldwide. While there are numerous wireframing tools available over the internet, locating the most prominent ones can be a daunting task. With that in mind, here I am going to give you a sneak peek into the top tools every designer should consider.

  • 7 Gorgeous icon fonts to speed up your site and your design process – The Next Web – TNW first covered the growing popularity of icon fonts back in January, and since then the Web has practically exploded with impressive icon fonts for use in Web design.

    For those that are out of the loop, you can think of an icon font as a grown-up version of dingbats…with an actual use-case. The core idea is to take a set of icons or pictograms that would normally be implemented as an image or vector file and then convert it into a font. There are many reasons to do this too, according to Pictonic, as an icon font can load as much as 14% faster than images and can to be as much as 90% smaller than SVG files.

    Now that a ton of options have emerged as popular choices among Web designers, we’ve made this brief list of 7 typefaces to point you in the right direction. If we missed your favorite, please share it with us in the comments below!

  • A Guide to Backing Up Pinboard – Behind Companies – I’m a huge fan of the Pinboard, a web-based bookmarking service. I never understood web-based booking when it was big and why everyone used it, but as my reading, writing, and speaking has increased, I’ve realized the value of having an everything bucket to toss everything and anything interesting into.

    Now much of my workflow for things I do is dependent on Pinboard. When I start a presentation, I go to Pinboard and open up all my tags that are relevant to that topic. When I write on Behind Companies, I’m often reminded of things I previously read – Pinboard makes it easy to find those articles.

    Even better, for $25 per year, Pinboard offers an archival account, which will store a copy of pages you bookmark to combat link rot, where stuff disappears over time.

    Recently, I’ve also integrated other services into Pinboard using the fantastic ifttt. I save favorited YouTube videos, starred Google Reader items, and liked Instagram photos to Pinboard. It’s become my brain.

    So with so much dependency on all this, I knew I needed to save this stuff. If Pinboard disappeared tomorrow, I need a way to access this stuff I’m saving. Maciej Ceglowski, developer of Pinboard, gives you the option at any time to export all your items as HTML, XML, or JSON. Data portability is good. However, there’s no automated option to do this.

    So I came up with a way to automate everything. This is an idiot’s guide to do it, since I’m by no means a pro at this stuff – I just poke around until I can make it work.

  • Generate list of wi-fi networks a Mac has used – Mac OS X Hints – You can find out which wi-fi networks a Mac has connected to by going to the Network preference pane, then clicking on Advanced, then on the Wi-Fi tab; they'll be listed in Preferred Networks. But if you want to do this from Terminal – say for a Mac you've connected to via ssh – this hint, posted on OS X Daily, can do it as well
  • Configure network printers via command line on Macs « 318 Tech Journal – In a recent Twitter conversation with other folks supporting Macs we discussed ways to programmatically deploy printers. Larger environments that have a management solution like JAMF Software’s Casper can take advantage of its ability to capture printer information and push to machines. Smaller environments, though, may only have Apple Remote Desktop or even nothing at all.

    Because Mac OS X incorporates CUPS printing, administrators can utilize the lpadmin and lpoptions command line tools to programmatically configure new printers for users.

  • How to Use Multiple Dropbox Accounts on One Computer – Dropbox is one of out favorite ways to backup and store files, but unfortunately it doesn't allow you to sign into multiple accounts at once. To solve this, blogger Daniel Mann figured out a way to run two different instances of Dropbox on a Mac using an automator script.
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum! Cheats, Codes, and Secrets for PC – GameFAQs – Cheat codes.
  • Tutorial: How to Auto Mount AFP Share in Mac OS X (Leopard)? | I C E Y C A K E – Auto Mount AFP Share in Mac OS X is very easy. No shell script, applescript, or automator is required.

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