The following is a collection of links relating to web page development and design and also some miscellaneous sites on the web that don't really fit anywhere else except under the category of the "internet" .
Some starting points for XML development. These were a few I've found useful and interesting. There are surprisingly few (publicly available) examples of web-sites that are generated from XML using something like perl. Considering how useful (and fun) I've found it, I'm a little confused by that.
My homepage is generated from a large XML document. This allows me to alter the formatting easily (considering it has over 400 links) and also extract out "favourite" and "new" links automatically.
This is where I got the idea for the "linktext" attribute.
This stuff is the kind of thing that only exists on the internet. We'll miss this after the apocalypse...
Cool concept. Use the infrastructure of the internet to do stuff other than browsing/buying/selling once again.
Nifty use of dynamic HTML or something..
Who's going to maintain your page when you die?
Some cool stuff. Smackerels and The Loot always worth a look
Michael's new site. Getting there :)
This site was really cool for about the first month it was up and running. Then they wrecked the interface. Pretty neat idea none-the-less.
Weird, confusing but very cool. McTm.
Interesting chap who wrote Netscape, founded Mozilla.org etc.
Priceless! especially the hands holding the cats in place etc. Half of them look like roadkill! See also Cat Scan II.
Why americans shouldn't have guns. Though I have to say it looks like fun.
Unfortunately requires cookies, but a great concept and pretty useful too.
A neat, simple and free site for
transferring files between machines without using FTP or email
Great way to find information on the web. Use other peoples hard work and perseverence.
Tips on how to search the web (ie how to actually find what you are looking for) and also where I got the idea for my search page. More complete than mine.
These sites are pretty neat. Basically they allow you to watch, in "real time" , a subset of the searches currently being performed on the particular search engine at any given time. Pretty amusing, both what people are searching for and how they go about doing it. Unfortunately they make them a little hard to use due to "censorship" ... The two best I've found so far are Metaspy and Magellan Voyeur.
The best search engine IMHO. The "I'm Feeling Lucky" button is especially cool, and automatically takes you to the first hit.