Tags: christianity, links
Part of being a modern Christian is being aware of what’s going on in the larger Christian world–knowing what others are saying, writing, and doing in the faith. Another part is learning from and helping fellow Christians, because we’re all on this journey together! Here are some awesomely helpful sites for just those purposes:
God’s Yellow Pages
Selected Bible verses for comfort and advice when you’re suffering in any way.
Walking with God is a blessed life, but not always easy! This site offers everything from personal devotionals to advice about family and church life.
Want to know what’s going in the Christian world these days? ChristianityToday has got you covered!
This one-page resource gives dozens and dozens of resource links for any believer (or anyone who’s curious about Christianity).
Tags: commentary, links, philosophy
With all the negativity and drama that spreads around the Internet all the time, I find myself wanting happier (or at least more positive) things to read and learn from. Thankfully, there are other people who think like me and have made the following sites:
Videos and short blurbs about things that are either happy or important to learn.
Inspiring news…we can all use a dose of good news and happy things to read!
These articles may not ALWAYS be happy, but they will generally be very helpful.
Who knew that lifehacks could encompass bettering ourselves?
Given that I generally blunder around a lot when it comes to backend coding, I often need to refer to others’ web development wisdom–not only to fix my own problems, but to write helpful articles of my own on these Monday posts. Here are four sites I find myself relying on for all this help and more:
From HTML all the way to Ruby on Rails, and every major web programming language in between…this site is invaluable to me!
This site’s MySQL and PHP tutorials are some of the most common-sense tuts I’ve ever read (and that’s a huge compliment!).
This forum provides a place for all us developers and designers to share ideas, ask questions, and offer help.
Tags: art, creativity, dance, drama, fine arts, inspiration, links, music, theater
No matter what kind of art your heart revels in, you can turn to the Internet, much as I do, for both inspiration and information. Whether you dance from your heart or sing from your soul, paint or sculpt with all your energy, or bring characters to life from your mind, here are four sites you’ll enjoy browsing:
Do you make art? You can make your own free art website here, and explore others’ websites to find kindred spirits!
Musicians and music lovers of all sorts will enjoy this site, which allows you to discover music you might like based on a specified mood.
Learn what’s happening in the world of dance, from dance tutorials to health information and getting a dance job.
This site is a great links resource for learning more about drama/theater–it lists sites about theater history, stagecraft, the acting industry, and much more!
What happens if you stop smoking right now?
Hmm…Food for thought!
Bananas and Monkeys
A description of a scientific “experiment” that takes a hilarious turn at the end. xD
Owner Makes Life Jacket for Pet Fish who Can’t Swim
And in the “Humans Being Awesome to Animals” department…
How to Develop a Photographic Memory
Does this trick really work? Try it for yourself!
Tags: ccg, gaming, heroclix, links, magic: the gathering, miniatures, mtg
If you play Magic: the Gathering, HeroClix, or any other type of tabletop game, the Internet has proven itself over and over again to be an awesome resource for gaming tips and news. Here are four of my favorites:
Any and all board games…it’s AMAZING how many games this site has sections for!
One of the best HeroClix resources out there, not only for game news and figure information, but for Clix player community as well.
Keep up with news and announcements for all sorts of miniatures games!
(bonus: Roll20.net–a virtual tabletop where gamers can meet and play!)no comments December 4th, 2013 by Robin, in Wednesday in the Word
Tags: bible, links
While preparing to teach my Sunday School lessons and create my weekly Bible passage posts on this blog, I often turn to the Internet to research commentaries, find similar verses, etc. Here are my favorite online resources for Bible study:no comments December 3rd, 2013 by Robin, in Tuesday on the Soapbox
Tags: commentary, links, philosophy
Sometimes I get awfully tired of seeing the same news and “shocking” stuff regurgitated all over the Internet. Sometimes, I just want something new and nourishing, something to actively learn rather than something just to read and forget. For those times, I look to the following four sites:
Comics That Say Something
Subtle wisdom in visual form…really awesome!
Little text wisdom blurbs you can browse through.
Longer articles/essays on various subjects–bet you can guess why I like this one, LOL
All kinds of shows and topics, from scientific discoveries to art history, with a common thread of making you think.
Tags: content, css, footer, header, layout, links, navigation, webdesign
Here in the HTMLab, I’m fairly skilled at what I do (namely, HTML and CSS), but many of my articles would not be complete without some heavy-duty online research and self-teaching. Listed below are four sites whose tutorials make it easy for even this self-taught, non-technical webdesigner to understand:
Awesome articles abound here about the subtler points of design (which I definitely need help with!)
This site covers everything from helpful webdesign tools to overarching Web trends…really informative!
Need a tutorial on how to make a webdesign visually work? Webdesign Tuts (part of the TutsPlus network) likely has the help you need, for both front-end and back-end design.
This site literally runs the gamut of everything a webdesigner is concerned about (even marketing and branding)! You could spend hours browsing and learning.
I will not be posting full-length articles for the next two weeks, partly due to the hugely busy Christmas performance season I’m heading into, and partly because my brain seriously needs a vacation (LOL). I have been blogging 6 days a week nonstop since late January 2011, and so I need a couple of weeks to recharge my blogging batteries and come back stronger (and more rested) than ever.
However, there will still be short posts appearing throughout this break; I’ll basically be doing link posts, like I do on Fridays, for each day until the two-week break is finished. This way, it’s not just blank space for 12 days, but actual useful posts.
Other things I hope to accomplish over this blog-post break:
- Finally finishing and uploading Crooked Glasses’ new, mobile-friendly theme
- Reviewing and revising older articles
- Improving the Archive page so that it’s easier to browse through