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Posted • April 18, 2009 • Comments Off on HTML, Ajax, Adobe, PHP, JavaScript and More

HTML, Ajax, Adobe, PHP, JavaScript and More

Reference Guides to Make Life as a Web Developer Easier

Rebecca Kelley of SEOmozRebecca Kelley from SEOmoz first brought this article from Web Design Schools Guide to my attention.

After reviewing this article on cheat sheets or as I call them reference guides I thought you might enjoy some or all of them. I started with all 100 links to the guides but some were broken. Here is a breakdown of the links and their categories.

  • HTML (13 links)
  • CSS (14 links)
  • AJAX (4 links)
  • PHP (10 links)
  • JavaScript (11 links)
  • MySQL (4 links)
  • Action Script (4 links)
  • Color (6 links)
  • Adobe (12 links)
  • Miscellaneous (16 links)

100 Terrific Web Design Cheat Sheets that Will Save you Time, Money and Mistakes

Most web designers know that cheat sheets are incredibly useful. You can use them for quick reference, easy learning, and more. In this list, we’ve compiled an incredible collection of the 100 best and most useful cheat sheets out there.

13 HTML and XHTML reference sheets.

  1. HTML/XHTML Characters: Code for various characters on this reference.
  2. HTML Beginners – Web Monkey: Beginners HTML cheat sheet.
  3. (X)HTML Attributes and Elements: Tags and attributes for XHTML.
  4. HTML Help: HTML help sheet from GoSquared.
  5. HTML Tags: VisiBone’s HTML tags.
  6. Common HTML Elements and Corresponding Codes: Elements in action and their codes.
  7. HTML: Reference for HTML tags.
  8. XHTML: Clean and easy to XHTML reference sheet.
  9. HTML Code: HTML tags quick and easy.
  10. HTML & XHTML Tag Quick Reference: Quick referencefor commonly used HTML and XHTML tags.
  11. HTML Tags/Codes: Current tags and codes.
  12. XHTML Character Reference: Character entities in XHTML.
  13. HTML: One page A4 document.
  14. XHTML: Common XHTML practices.

14 quick reference sheets.

  1. YUI Library: Yahoo! user interface library reference.
  2. CSS Level 1 Properties: Level 1 CSS properties.
  3. CSS Help: Help for CSS.
  4. CSS: Easily reference syntax and more.
  5. Blueprint CSS: Help with Blueprint CSS.
  6. CSS Level 1 and CSS P Quick Reference Charts: Level 1 and processing.
  7. Apple’s CSS Widget: Mac CSS reference dashboard widget.
  8. CSS Panic Guide: CSS help panic guide.
  9. CSS: Reference for CSS.
  10. CSS: Pete Frietag – really simple and easy look at CSS.
  11. CSS Layout: – basics of CSS layout.
  12. Cascading Style Sheets Quick Reference Guide: CSS quick reference guide.
  13. CSS Shorthand: Shorthand reference for CSS.
  14. CSS Level 2 Quick Reference: Quick reference for CSS Level 2.
  15. Cascading Style: Basics and beyond in CSS.
  16. CSS: Creating CSS files.

4 cheat sheets to make AJAX easy.

  1. AJAX: Definitions and ideology for AJAX.
  2. AJAX Library: JavaScript base type extensions and more.
  3. What’s AJAX?: Amy Hoy shares her knowledge about AJAX.
  4. AJAX: Simple understanding of the code.

10 reference sheets basics, tricks, and …

  1. PHP: PHP functions one page reference sheet.
  2. PHP Basics: Basics of PHP quick reference sheet.
  3. Apple PHP: Get a handy little PHP cheat sheet widget for Apple here.
  4. PHP: Blue Shoes – useful PHP reference sheet.
  5. PHP Tips/Trick: PHP by putting these tips and tricks.
  6. PHP 4 Reference Card: Be more productive in PHP 4.
  7. PHP Help Sheet: PHP help sheet from GoSquared.
  8. PHP Quick Reference Sheet: Quick reference to everything you need.
  9. Smarty Cheat Sheet for Template Designers: Smarty to create a template design resource.
  10. PHP Skinny Sheet: Visibone’s PHP Skinny Sheet – a lot of information.

11 references covering regular expressions, jQuery, and …

  1. Mootools 1.2t: Use this cheat sheet to get the basics of mootools.
  2. Regular Expressions: VisiBone’s reference sheet offers some quick excerpts to the regular expressions in JavaScript.
  3. Common DOM methods at a glance: You’ll have easy reference to DOM methods with this resource.
  4. JavaScript: With this cheat sheet, you’ll get a handy reference and reminder guide.
  5. jQuery 1.3: Get quick reference to all of the important stuff you need in jQuery 1.3 from this cheat sheet.
  6. JavaScript Reference Card: Quickly reference items in JavaScript using this card.
  7. jQuery: Get this cheatsheet in printable form or on your iPhone.
  8. JavaScript Reference Sheet: Use these excerpts to make JavaScript a bit easier.
  9. Prototype Using this cheat sheet, you’ll have quick reference to events, elements, and more.
  10. JavaScript in Ten Minutes: This reference gives you a quick breakdown of JavaScript.
  11. JavaScript and Browser Objects Quick Reference: Get an easy guide to JavaScript and browser objects with this reference.

4 reference sheets for MySQL.

  1. MySQL Commands: MySQL Command reference.
  2. MySQL: Reference sheet for MySQL and functions available in PHP.
  3. MySQL: Ssimple guide to MySQL.
  4. MySQL/Quick Reference: Numeric types and more.

Action Script
4 migration sheets, AIR, and …

  1. Papervision 3D: Papervision 3D in Action Script.
  2. AS3 Migration: Reference for migrating from AS2 to AS3.
  3. AIR ActionScript: AIR in ActionScript card.
  4. Fuse: Reference sheet for Fuse.

6 Quick reference color code, and web safe color charts.

  1. Color Reference Hexagon Mouse Pad: Colors right at hand on your mouse pad.
  2. RGB Hex Colour Chart: Codes for RGB Colors.
  3. Web Safe Color Chart: Colors that are safe for use on the web.
  4. RGB Values for Macbeth Color Checker: Values for a variety of colors.
  5. RGB Hex Colour Chart: RGB color chart with 216 web safe colors, printable on an A4 piece of paper.
  6. Color Reference Guide: Veign’s is a great visual reference guide for color codes.

12 cheat sheets will help you with Adobe products including Photoshop, Flash, & Illustrator.

  1. Pen Tool Cheatsheet: Quick reference for the pens in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  2. Photoshop CS3 Keyboard Shortcuts: Shortcuts available in Photoshop CS3.
  3. Photoshop CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts: Shortcuts available in Photoshop CS4.
  4. Photoshop Brush Tool: Photoshop reference for all of the brush tools and what you can do with them.
  5. Flash CS3: Visual reference for Flash CS3.
  6. Flash CS4 OS X Keyboard Shortcuts: Keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Flash CS4 on OS X.
  7. Illustrator Keyboard Shortcuts-Mac: Illustrator keyboard shortcuts for the Mac.
  8. Dreamwaver Quick Reference Guide: Get things done in Dreamweaver CS3.
  9. Photoshop Toolbox Reference: Toolbox reference – what icons mean, their shortcuts, and what they do.
  10. Layers Palette Keys: Layers palette reference guide.
  11. Photoshop FAQ and Short Tips: Photoshop made a lot easier.
  12. Black and White: Convert your images to black and white.
  13. Photoshop Lasso Tool: Various Lasso tools and their functions.
  14. Dreamweaver CS3 Mac Quick Reference Guide: Quick reference for Dreamweaver on the Mac.

17 reference sheets covering everything from Ruby on Rails to grammar.

  1. Grammar: Pete Freitag’s common grammar mistakes.
  2. Perl: Ssimple Perl reference sheet .
  3. The Web Developer’s SEO: Essentials of SEO for web developers.
  4. Web Designer’s Font Chart: Web browser fonts – web designer’s font chart.
  5. mod_rewrite: Directives, regular expressions, common rules, and server variables.
  6. .htaccess: The essentials of the .htaccess file.
  7. Apache .htaccess: Help for about any .htaccess situation.
  8. WordPress Help: Plenty of help for WordPresst.
  9. What Goes Where: Sheet to remember where everything goes.
  10. InVisible Ruby on Rails Reference: Guide to important functions, classes, and methods in Ruby on Rails.
  11. Windows fonts/Mac fonts/Font family: Common fonts and their equivalents on Windows and Mac.
  12. Approximate Conversion from Points to Pixels: Conversion rates from points to pixels.
  13. Megapixels Chart: Calculate how many megapixels you’ll use.
  14. W3C DOM Compatitbility Tables: Reference compatibility tables.
  15. Will the browser apply the rule(s)?: Will your rules actually work in various browsers.
  16. Google Advanced Operators: Google search advanced operators.
  17. Perl: Reference for beginning Perl programmers.

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Gary Pool

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