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 September 17, 2014

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GIF YouTube
Make Animated GIFs from Youtube.
Butterick’s Practical Typography
A great overview and detail of typography in general, built using Pollen.


This book is partly an experiment in taking the web seriously as a book-publishing medium. I have a role to play in making the experiment work. And so do you.



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Glench/fuzzyset.js
A JavaScript library ported from a Python fuzzy string matching library. Determines likely mispellings and does approximate string matching in pure JS. Via Alex Chan.
Whoosh
A lightweight mass mailer (Mac app) using the Amazon Simple Email Service. Import a mailing list in CSV or Tab-Delimited format from a file, or direct from a remote URL, and send out emails for a fraction of the cost of other services.
Strut - An HTML5 Presentation Editor
An HTML5 presentation deck editor that works with Impress.js, Bespoke.js, and Handouts.

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