Don't like the way a site looks or want to add some code to enhance it? Tomado is a simple webapp for modding a site to your liking.
If you're planning to learn to code, the first language you should learn depends heavily on what you plan to do. However, some languages are easier and offer more portable skills than others. We asked you for your favorites, then looked at the five best languages for first-time learners. Now it's time to highlight the…
If you're thinking of learning to code, the language you decide to pick up first has a lot to do with what you're trying to learn, what you want to do with the skill, and where you want to eventually go from there. Still, some languages are easier to pick up than others, have a community dedicated to teaching, or…
If you want to automate something on iOS, you have to use one of a few methods: URL schemes, bookmarklets, scripts, or specific apps. It's not especially difficult, but it is a pain and a little hard to understand. Thankfully, GitHub user Christopher White collected a ton of these workflows together on one page.
Chrome: Kill Evil is a simple extension that disables annoying scripts all across the web, like sites that won't let you right-click, sites that won't let you copy images, or sites that paste in citation links whenever you copy their text.
Traditionally, creating presentations requires using an app like Powerpoint and can cause various compatibility issues, but with the free, open source tool deck.js, you can create an elegant set of slides that can run in any browser either online or off. All it takes is minimal knowledge of basic HTML, and we've…
Sick of mailto: links in your browser opening Outlook or Mail.app whenever you click them? You can tackle this problem with extensions or through other means, but Googler and HTML5 guru Paul Irish offers a simple, no-add-ons-required approach. Here's how it works:
Yes, Wikipedia is blacked out to protest SOPA, the bill that wants to censor your internet. We're already staunchly anti-SOPA around Lifehacker HQ, so while we're all for the blackout (solidarity!), it's kind of preaching to the choir. And while we've rounded up a few ways to circumvent the blackout, the best yet…
As you may know, Wikipedia and several other sites, including Reddit and BoingBoing, are protesting SOPA with a scheduled blackout on January 18th. If you rely on the online encyclopedia for work or study and can't bear to be without it for even a day, don't worry. Several great tools can give you access to that…
Perhaps you've recently learned to code and want to play around with those skills. Paste HTML is a tool that'll let you paste or type in some HTML and publish it anonymously on the web so you can see what that code can do.
Gmail quietly, automatically saves your chat messages, as if they were emails. That makes copying, saving, or printing multiple chats across a few days pretty difficult. Enter Gmail Chat Exporter, a bookmarklet that creates a simple text chat history with any contact.
Chrome only: Bookmarklets can do wonderful things, but hunting for them might not be your cup of tea. SpellBook combines bookmarklets into a right-click menu you can trigger from any page, so you can Instapaper, Evernote, link-shorten, or otherwise act on helpful stuff.