Pixel Ruler, the ultimate tool for responsive screen size sketching. Heavy-duty gauge stainless steel ruler with pixel increments. Markers for mobile, tablet and widescreen (laptop) sizing. Brilliant and oh so nerdy!
Do you know of a minimal WordPress Theme that I could point a friend to? (Found a few but am hoping to find a not so well known gem.)
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) September 17, 2012
Earlier today I asked my Twitter Followers if they knew of any hidden gems for minimal, clean WordPress Themes. Here are some of the responses I got so far:
thethemefoundry.com (thank you @3thriftyguys)
Thanks for everyone that chimed in. And feel free to leave more suggestions in a comment below. I will pick the best ones and suggest them to my friend who is looking to start a blog!
Are you currently apartment hunting? You might want to try PadMapper! It plots the apartments on a big map, and lets you filter for exactly what you want. There are also neat overlays to help you learn about the different areas.
Great apartment deals can be gone within a matter of hours. So set your filters and map area, then choose the “Get Email Alerts for this Search” option to get alerts on new listings that match.
If you zoom in far enough, a bar at the bottom of the screen will let you map out the nearby grocery stores, gyms, bars, restaurants, and more.
The Internet Map is a bi-dimensional presentation of links between websites on the Internet. Every site is a circle on the map, and its size is determined by website traffic, the larger the amount of traffic, the bigger the circle. Users’ switching between websites forms links, and the stronger the link, the closer the websites tend to arrange themselves to each other.
It encompasses over 350 thousand websites from 196 countries and all domain zones. Information about more than 2 million links between the websites has joined some of them together into topical clusters.
Happy to report, I was able to find myself on there! Yay!
I just signed up for Sanebox, which aims to fix email overload. It moves unimportant email out of your Inbox into the SaneLater folder to stop unwanted interruptions, like a fabulous secretary that doesn’t allow just anyone to bother you in your office. Some of the features that convinced me to sign up are the SaneBlackHole, and the fact that you can defer emails.
My lovely studio-mate Amrit pointed me to Kippt, a new way to collect and discover bookmarks. You can use it just by yourself or collaborate on lists with other users. Bonus: Their search functionality searches within articles as well as titles and user added descriptions, making it an powerful research tool.
Smallknot lets you invest in the small businesses in your community in exchange for goods, services, special perks and benefits.
Maybe your favorite coffee shop wants to build a new back patio, or your favorite pizza place needs a new oven. For a lot of local businesses, even very successful ones, projects like these get put on hold or never happen because of a lack of access to capital.
With Smallknot, you can invest in small businesses you love in your neighborhood.
I absolutely love this idea. Smallknot is still small, so why don’t you suggest a business that could use the help of one of their campaigns!
Oh my goodness, how did I not know about Findings? (she says, jumping up and down of excitement over this discovery!)
Findings let’s you collect, share and discuss your Kindle Highlights and snippets from any website on the internet.
I just imported some of my Kindle Highlights and am giddy over the fact that I can now easily access and share them, in a beautiful interface. Major hat tip to Betaworks who’s behind Findings. This has made my week!
UPDATE: Findings launched a new design about a week ago and I am heartbroken about it. In fact, I am so incredibly frustrated about the direction they are going I find it no longer useful. I have deleted my account and hope that someone else will build something similar to the old Findings again. (le sigh)
My seriously awesome studiomates of Oak Studio just launched Symbolset, a semantic symbol font. It maps symbols to semantic keywords instead of letters, the first icon font of its kind to make this happen. Symbolset works in any desktop application where OpenType features are supported, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more.
Dont’ get it? Just imagine you type heart and you instantly get a symbol of a heart. Cool? Yes!
I was tweeting earlier about two boxes of books in our coworking space that are hoping to find a new home. Most of them brandnew. Ivete Tecedor pointed me to ReLIT NY, a free reading program that collects your old, unwanted books and recycles them back to the public.
Brook Drop Sites include Whole Foods at Union Square, and Columbus & 97th Street and
The Invisible Dog, on 51 Bergen Street in Brooklyn! YAY!
ReLIT NY is completely volunteer run and therefore gets two swissmiss thumbs up!
My studiomates of FictiveKin + Chris just launched LeakedIn as a response to this morning’s LinkedIn debacle of the 6.5 million leaked passwords.
LeakedIn will help you find out if your password is one of those 6.5 million.
A Readlist is a group of web pages—articles, recipes, course materials, anything —bundled into an e-book you can send to your Kindle, iPad, or iPhone. It’s the latest, brand new, Arc90 lab experiment, powered by Readability.
I just started a Readlist titled “Advice for Students“. Do you have articles I should add?