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This is an old page from Rod Begbie's blog.

It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

Filed under 'html'

May 10, 2010

February 21, 2010


Analyzes a web page’s source and generates music. Lovely.

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April 14, 2007

HTML5, XHTML2, and the Future of the Web

Good summary of the “competing” HTML/XHTML “standards”. There’s the engineering side of my brain that loves the ‘you have to close every tag’ tidyness of XHTML, but let’s face it, the pragmatic reverse-engineered-tag-soup approach of HTML5 is going to win this one.

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November 2, 2006

Yahoo! UI Library (YUI)

Wicked-nifty Javascript UI library, generously open-sourced by Yahoo. Using this with Django and Lucene, I was able to knock out a pretty decent AJAXy autocompleting search box within 24 hours of opening my big yap in a meeting and suggesting it as a feature. (The “Design Pattern Library” is also worth a read to anyone who juggles HTML)

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July 25, 2006

Aptana: The Web IDE

IDE built on top of Eclipse (and available as an Eclipse plugin) that aids in the coding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The code-completion tooltips showing you which browsers understand which keywords looks dead handy.

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May 26, 2006

Websites as graphs - an HTML DOM Visualizer Applet

Whizzy Java applet which creates a pretty map of a web page’s structure.

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May 25, 2006

Beautiful Soup

Python HTML parser which doesn’t choke on malformed markup. Handy for screenscraping.

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March 8, 2006

Expert Texture » Blog Archive » Snark it up

“The snark tag allows the user to enclose snark text in tags to better identify the target of the snarkiness as well as the level, tone, and subtext.”

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.