From Around the Web: Collection of Useful Tidbits

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Over the past few months, I’ve collected useful tidbits from around the web. Information, tweaks and apps great and small- all of which are equally important but cannot hold an entire post by themselves. So I have clumped them here in a little bit I like to call

From Around the Web: Collection of Useful Tidbits

1. Resizing your Mac PartitionLeopard and Snow Leopard actually make it really easy to create a partition (free space on which to install an Operating System). In Windows, this is impossible without shelling out $$ for some software. Ya, it’s built in for the Mac. But if you need to install Windows, just use Boot Camp- which not surprisingly, is always really easy. To repartition your drive, ready more by clicking on the title.

Disk Utility

2. What you might not know about Mac’s new OS, Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard has been out for some time. I just upgraded to it a few weeks ago and I love it. Mac released an update to Leopard, and called it Snow Leopard, because it’s not a whole new cat, just an upgraded one. The heading above is a link to an article on 23 things about Snow Leopard. My favorite features include 512px icons inside Finder, “scrubbing” through .pdfs and keynotes right inside the icon, writing on .pdfs within Preview, and more information for available networks in the menu., oh yeah, and the speed. My least favorite newbie: Quicktime X’s icon-yuck.

Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

3. Cross browser testing for your websites
If you ever create any sort of website, you’ll come to a point when you start to wonder if all the work you’re putting in will look the same across the globe of varying browsers and operating systems. For that there’s Adobe BrowserLab.

Adobe BrowserLab

Adobe BrowserLab

4. Don’t steal my stuff!
When I created YouandMePhotography.net it was requested that I keep people from right clicking on the images in order to save them. So it took me about 2 seconds to find this code needed to disable right clicking.

Dont right click

5. All Those Lovely Web Colors
My fifth favorite web finding is ColorCombos.com’s Web Colors. They have lots to offer, but the one feature I continually go back to is their “what the heck is this color” feature (something I just named). When I’m looking at website code and see “color:#333987”, this site tells me that it’s shade of purple. Simple and effective. Useful. Bookmarked.

WebColors

WebColors

These five are my current favorite web findings. More to come I’m sure. If you’ve found something useful, leave a comment here.