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 May 11, 2016

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Almost complete guide to flexbox (without flexbox)
A cheatsheet for replicating flexbox (CSS) functionality with backwards-compatible methods.
Another documentation system based on Markdown files. I love the built-in realtime search that’s automatically generated. My home brew system for Marked 2 documentation does a lot of this, but I may be switching over to a more polished system like this soon.
This collaborative wiki for teams is really nice. Simple in form and function, but with tools that make creating and maintaining a knowledge base easier (including some Markdown support within the rich text editor). Currently released as a free preview, pricing packages to be announced after full release.

I had a chat with the creators of Nuclino about the goals of this project. I think the roadmap sounds excellent and am looking forward to doing a more in-depth review as new features come together.


Flow is a static type checker for JavaScript. It can be used to catch common bugs in JavaScript programs before they run, including: silent type conversions, null dereferences, and the dreaded undefined is not a function.

Gemini 2
The latest version of Gemini is incredibly smart about locating and removing duplicate files on your Mac’s hard drive. John Voorhees has a full review over at MacStories.
A service that can turn any website into a JSON API using CSS selectors.
osnr/Screenotate: Automatically annotate your screenshots.
A Swift-based utility that captures a screenshot of a region and automatically detects and saves the surrounding context (app, window title, web url), plus OCRs the text in the screenshot for searching. Grab a compiled download from the Releases page.

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