Even quicker dirty static sites

A review of the quickest, simplest, and cheapest options available for immediate static website cloud hosting.

Quick and dirty static sites

There’s often a need to rapidly build-out or make changes to static websites (simple HTML or JavaScript sites that don’t require a back-end or database), and quickly get them up on a staging server for client review. These are the tools and techniques you can use to develop locally and deploy to a temporary cloud server efficiently.

How to Embed Google Maps

Ever wanted to have a Google Maps map on your website? Paul Stamatiou walks you through how to get a Google Map up and running and how to access the Google Maps API.

Browser Size Bookmarks

If you’re a web designer like me, you often want to preview what your site looks like at different sizes. Nicholas Roussos has provided a set of browser resize links that will automatically set your window to a popular screen size. Save these as a bookmark and you’ll always be able to quickly check your […]


Well, now I know what I’ll be doing over the holidays: browsing through every single link at The Favourite Website Awards.


linkedup is a fantastic collection of links to beautifully designed websites. This is a great source of inspiration for any web designer.

Measure Map

Measure Map provides free stats for your blog. I signed up today. It’s still to be seen if it’s more useful than Feedburner.

Identity 2.0 @ OSCON

Dick Hardt, founder & CEO of Sxip Identity, gives the OSCON 2005 keynote address, Identity 2.0.

Compare Fonts with Typetester

Typetester is an online application for comparing of screen fonts. This is a valuable tool for web designers who want to quickly compare variations of fonts on screen for use in websites.

Where Have All The URLs Gone?

More and more I’ve been seeing the use of the acronym “URI” in place of the old familiar “URL”. URI stands for a “Uniform Resource Identifier”. It turns out, a URL is actually one form of a URI, in the same way in which HTML is a form of XML. Wikipedia explains the difference.