A slot machine for speculation. Enter a topic and get a near-future scenario on that topic generated automatically.
This is easily my favourite use of a machine learning algorithm.
I spent far too long hitting refresh and then clicking on the names of some of the Irish bands down near the bottom of the line-up.
Have fun with this little machine, tweaking the parameters for generating a Joy Division/Jocelyn Bell-Burnell data visualisation.
The interface is quite delightful!
Automatically generates icons and splash screens based on Web App Manifest specs and Apple Human Interface Guidelines. Updates manifest.json and index.html files with the generated images.
A handy command line tool. Though be aware that it will generate the shit-ton of
link elements for splash screens that Apple demands you provide for a multitude of different screen sizes.
Trys has made YASSG—Yet Another Static Site Generator. It’s called Sergey (like SSG, see?) and it does just one thing: it allows you to include chunks of markup. It’s Apache Server Side Includes all over again!
Kick the tyres and see what you think.
Procedurally generated medieval town plans. Pick a size and then have some fun with the “warp” option.
There are a lot of static site generators out there!
Testing the theory that putting the word “total”, “complete”, or “absolute” in front of any noun automatically makes for an excellent insult.
Procedurally generated murmurations of starlings.
This service could be quite handy if you’re making a presentation that involves showing code—it generates syntax-highlighted images of code.
Two of my favourite things together at last: pattern libraries and service workers. Infusion is a tool for generating pattern libraries that also work offline.
Thinking about it, it makes total sense that a pattern library should be a progressive web app.
A handy tool with some pre-made CSS clip paths that you can then tweak to your heart’s desire.
A useful tool to help you generate a manifest file, icons, and a service worker for your progressive web
Another style guide generator that parses comments in CSS.