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Meteorite

[Appears to be the front-runner for Meteor version and package management][link]. Working very well for me so far. [Meteor][meteor] is some strong mojo.

[link]: https://github.com/oortcloud/meteorite “oortcloud/meteorite · GitHub”
[meteor]: http://meteor.com

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jsdom

[A JavaScript implementation of the W3C DOM for use with node.js.][link]

[link]: https://github.com/tmpvar/jsdom “tmpvar/jsdom · GitHub”

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Aptus

Sounds like a good deal to me:

>[“Aptus is a dedicated browser that lets you preview, edit and screenshot your responsive site at any size from mobile through to large desktop.”][link]

Just $2.99 of your Earth dollars.

[link]: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aptus/id510487565?mt=12 “Mac App Store – Aptus”

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The Webkit Inspector

[A thoughtful, in-depth, guide to the most powerful web development tool in any browser today.][link]

If you aren’t developing in a Webkit-based browser (Chrome, Safari) you’re probably wasting a lot of time.

[link]: http://jtaby.com/2012/04/23/modern-web-development-part-1.html “Modern Web Development”

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Symbolset

[A font made up of symbols and glyphs useful for desktop or mobile web development.][link] Symbolset gives you access to lots of commonly-used symbols which would normally be images, decreasing the page load time and number of requests needed to display your page.

[link]: http://symbolset.com/ “Symbolset”

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xip.io: wildcard DNS for everyone

[A new free service from 37 Signals][link]: xip.io is:

>a magic domain name that provides wildcard DNS
for any IP address.

This is ingenious and will probably become the standard for web development. I’m nearly surprised that Coda 2 didn’t ship with something like this built-in. Bring it on, plugin developers!

[link]: http://xip.io/ “xip.io: wildcard DNS for everyone”

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Coda 2 Released, 50% off Today Only

I’ve been using Coda 1 every day for 5 years to do my job. [Coda 2 is great][link], already, and couldn’t be more worth the price ($49.99 today!)

If you’re a fan of the alternative CSS syntax [LESS][less], there’s already [a Coda 2 syntax extension for you][ext].

[link]: http://www.panic.com/coda/ “Coda 2”
[ext]: https://github.com/bbpaulwelsh/Coda-2-LESS-mode “Coda 2 LESS Mode”
[less]: http://lesscss.org/ “LESS”

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Coda 2

[Panic finally announces version 2.0 of Coda. Available May 24th, 2012.][link]

I’ve been using Coda 1.x every day as my primary tool for web development since 2007. To say I’m excited about this is an understatement. As you might expect, the product website is gorgeous, innovative, and informative.

Hint: Type the backslash key to make the full video pop to the front.

Also: Woah. This is like all CSS3 transforms on a video element.

[link]: http://www.panic.com/coda/ “Coda 2”

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PNGPress

[PNGPress, my PNG image compressor for Mac OS X, is available on the Mac App Store worldwide.][link]

>Good developers know that making images for the web is a constant battle between quality and file size. Great developers use PNGPress.

Try it and see for yourself. Here are some promo codes:

WHW94KHHE6A4
TNEMH4JKHP3M
HXJEMTHHPLHW
3XFE7AWMYJMX
6ALNJWWWYJJ4

[link]: http://extrafuture.com/code/pngpress/ “PNGPress | A PNG Optimizer for Mac OS X”

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aws – simple access to Amazon EC2 and S3

[A working and feature-rich command-line interface for Amazon S3 and EC2][link]. Pretty cool. via [@joshu][josh]

[link]: http://timkay.com/aws/ “aws – simple access to Amazon EC2 and S3”
[josh]: http://twitter.com/joshu

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Adobe Shadow

[A new iOS app from Adobe which helps you test websites you are developing locally on your mobile devices more easily][link]. Currently free in the App Store.

[link]: http://itunes.apple.com/app/adobe-shadow/id498621426 “App Store – Adobe Shadow”

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Bootstrap 2.0 Ready For Testing

Version 1 was really useful, [Version 2 looks to be pretty amazing][link]. Supports responsive design, has a style guide, and is fully open source.

[link]: http://markdotto.com/bs2/docs/ “Bootstrap, from Twitter”

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GuideGuide

>[“Photoshop grids that don’t suck so hard.”][link]

Sounds about right.

[link]: http://www.guideguide.me/ “GuideGuide”

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Invision: UX Prototyping Tool

[Looks really nice, can’t wait to give it a try.][link]

[link]: http://www.invisionapp.com/ “UX Prototyping Tool Made Beautiful – Create Interactive Wireframes & High Fidelity Prototypes”

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Google Web Fonts 2.0

[Newest in an avalanche of Google service redesigns.][link] Is 2011 the year Google gets serious about design? Sure seems like it.

[link]: http://www.google.com/webfonts/v2 “Google Web Fonts”

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CSS3 Isometric Text Demo

[Build isometric boxes and text in HTML and CSS][link]. Inching towards the day when someone can build an X-Com port.

[link]: http://www.midwinter-dg.com/blog_demos/css-isometric-text/ “CSS3 Isometric Text Demo”

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Acorn 3

[A great-looking update to the self-described “image editor for humans.”][link] I’ve been using Acorn since version 1, and I spend more time with Acorn and less with Photoshop every week.

[link]: http://flyingmeat.com/acorn/ “Acorn, a great Mac image editor, built for humans.”

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WhatFont

[A nifty little JS bookmarklet that tells you what font is being used on the text you’re hovering over.][link] No more digging through CSS files for this cowboy.

[link]: http://chengyinliu.com/whatfont.html “WhatFont Bookmarklet « Chengyin Liu”

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Cost and Royalty Free Science Illustration Vector Art

[1500 vector symbols in 32 libraries, free for any use, from the Integration and Application Network of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.][link]

The icons are of varying quality, but it’s certainly a useful round to have in the chamber. [Via Zeldman][zeld].

[link]: http://ian.umces.edu/symbols/ “IAN Symbol Libraries (Free Vector Symbols for Illustrator) – Integration and Application Network”
[zeld]: http://www.zeldman.com/2010/12/16/science-illustrations-cost-and-royalty-free/ “SCIENCE ILLUSTRATIONS, COST AND ROYALTY FREE”

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Startup Tools

[A fairly exhaustive list of tools for startups and individuals who live like startups.][link] Bug-tracking, performance monitoring, analytics, life, the universe, everything. via @kenseto.

[link]: http://startuptools.pbworks.com/ “startuptools / FrontPage”