A Web Developers Blog

I live in Newcastle and I make stuff that lives on the internet.

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Design resources for developers

As a developer, I find it really easy to picture in my head how a system should work, how the code should be structured etc but I must admit I do sometimes struggle to make my creations aesthetically appealing. Luckily there are loads of generous people on the internet who are happy to make beautiful web elements for you to use on your applications, some of them have even created websites full of bits and pieces you can use. In this post, I’m going to do a quick round-up of some of my favourites.

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jQuery Tagging Plugins

If you have an application where people add a lot of data, organising this data to make it easy for people to find what they want can be difficult. One simple solution that can make organising and finding this data simple is to allow your users to add tags to each item.

I was looking for a good jQuery plugin for an app I’ve been working on and I thought it might be useful to some people if I did a quick round up of the ones I had a look at.
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My favorite iPhone applications

For my first post of this year (a bit late, I know) I thought I would go over some of my favorite iPhone applications. Maybe I’ll mention one you haven’t heard of that could turn out to be useful. Feel free to add your own ideas in the comments if you think there is an app I’ve missed. These are just listed in the order I have on my phone, I normally try to put the ones I use most first but you might find you would have them in a completely different order!

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Forrst invite and an update

If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been all this time, I’ve been working on my new portfolio website which I’m hoping to get online this weekend. Once I’ve done that I’ll be focusing on redoing this site aswell. That coupled with client work has meant not much time for anything else (like writing new posts for this site!).

Any free time I’ve had has been spent either on my xbox or on Forrst. Forrst is a pretty awesome, invite only site for designers and developers to connect, show their work and get help. Anyway, I’ve got a spare invite so if someone thinks Forrst is something they’d like (and would use) leave a comment with a link to some of your work and I’ll send it over.