Well, this looks like it could come in handy—no more tedious time in Photoshop trying to select turn a person into a separate layer by hand; this does it for you.
If you must add a rich text editor to an interface, this open source offering from Basecamp looks good.
This is an interesting tool: mess around with styles on any site inside Chrome’s dev tools, and then hit a button to have the updated styles saved to a URL (a Gist on Github).
A plug-in that lets multiple people collaborate on the same document in Atom. Could be useful for hackdays and workshops.
This is quite impressive—you edit the audio file by editing the transcript!
Lea has also written an introductory article on Smashing Mag.
Jon’s site is very clever …but is it as clever as Joe’s?
Thinking of writing a book? Here’s some excellent advice and insights from Yaili, who only went and wrote another one.
Let me say this first: writing a book is hard work. It eats up all of your free time and mental space. It makes you feel like you are forever procrastinating and producing very little. It makes you not enjoy any free time. It’s like having a dark cloud hanging over your head at all times. At. All. Times.
This is nifty—Nicholas is also going for the 100 words exercise that I’ve been doing.
A truly wonderful piece by Mandy detailing why and how she writes, edits, and publishes on her own website:
No one owns this domain but me, and no one but me can take it down. I will not wake up one morning to discover that my service has been “sunsetted” and I have some days or weeks to export my data (if I have that at all). These URLs will never break.
From the lovely people behind Editorially comes STET:
A Writers’ Journal on Culture & Technology
A collaborative writing tool built by a dream team. I’ve been using it for a while now and it’s very nice indeed.
A superb rallying cry from Mandy on the importance of markup literacy for professionals publishing on the web: writers, journalists, and most importantly, editors.
Good writing advice from Cennydd.
This code editor for OS X looks interesting.
Paul Ford sets the record straight on what editors do.
Some very handy Textmate tips from Emil ....especially the bit about doing calculations for vertical rhythm.
The funniest thing I've seen in ages.