Daily Tips & Tricks for Web Enthusiasts

Resources & Links


Twemoji bills itself thusly:

A simple library that provides standard Unicode emoji support across all platforms.

Twemoji includes raster and vector versions of every emoji, as well as useful JavaScript libraries that make using them in your project a breeze. The icing on the cake is the liberal licensing, meaning you can use Twemoji even in commercial projects.

Grammar Girl

Have a grammar question? Curious about the best way to approach a bit of writing (technically speaking)? Curious about some of the more obscure bits of the English language? Mignon Fogarty has you covered with Grammar Girl.

Whenever I find myself wondering something like how to use hyphens properly or what the difference between cannot, can not, and can’t is I check Grammar Girl first.

You’ll also find some interesting posts over there, like the one about the $10 million comma.


DuckDuckGo explains itself thusly:

DuckDuckGo is an Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs. With our roots as the search engine that doesn’t track you, we’ve expanded what we do to protect you no matter where the Internet takes you.

DuckDuckGo’s search engine is pretty great, but they also do some great work in the online privacy space. If you want to learn more check out DuckDuckGo’s About page.

The Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine is one of the most useful and powerful resources on the web. What other tool can take you back in time?

Give The Wayback Machine a URL and it will show dated snapshots of that page over time. And we’re not just talking about screenshots here; these are live copies of the HTML, CSS, and other resources captured at that moment in time and reproduced for you in all their glory.

Using The Wayback Machine you can see what The New York Times website looked like in 1996, or what Apple’s website looked like in 1997. You won’t find every website on every date, but you’ll find a lot.

If you ever want to see an older version of a website (even your own!), The Wayback Machine should be your first stop.

Stack Overflow

Have a coding question? Stack Overflow will almost certainly have the answer. And, if they don’t, you can register with the site and post your question for others to answer.

If you’re looking for answers on Stack Overflow, the more detailed and precise your search query is the better the results will be. There are some broader questions and answers floating around, but most of what you’ll find there are specific answers to specific questions.

You Might Not Need jQuery

Even if you’ve never used jQuery, You Might Not Need jQuery is a great place to find snippets of JavaScript for common tasks. You’ll find useful bits of code for ajax, effects, element manipulation and selection, events, and utilities.


WebAIM is an invaluable site with accessibility tools, research, and other resources. Here are some highlights: