Web excursions are select bookmarks from Brett's travels around the internet. You can see them all on Pinboard. Visit the bookmarks page for previous Excursions.

Web Excursions for June 23, 2013

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Babelmark - Markdown Testbed
Old older Markdown dingus with a few missing variants, but enough to get a good idea how various Markdown supersets translate across different processors.
Update: BabelMark 2 is the updated version, via Lasar Liepins.
Create Your Icon Fonts - Free icon Vectors - Fontastic
An amazing resource for building your own icon webfonts, with the ability to remap the fonts to easy-to-remember and identify class names.
OpenWeatherMap free weather API
I’m rewriting some of my GeekTool scripts using this awesome Open Source weather API.
Creating a plain text wiki with nvALT
A great example of putting Notational Velocity/nvALT’s internal linking capability to use.
jQuery TourBus
Another cool jQuery plugin for creating walkthroughs of web apps.