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Adding More Coda Books – Version 1

Posted on Saturday, November 29th, 2008 under Code Design Downloads | 33 comments

Adding More Custom Coda Books

After Sitepoint showed us all how easy it is to add custom references to the "Books" section of Coda (using their excellent HTML and CSS references as examples), I began my search for even more handy code guides with which to fill out that big empty gray space at Command+6.

Jon Hicks had some good stuff to say, as did the Coda Google Group, but what really got me moving was when I found Ray Brown's Coda Book Cover Template PSD file. I pretty much went to town, compiling together eight custom "Books" and making each a custom icon. Have fun, use 'em wisely and enjoy the Coda love!

The Setups

Enough talk ... let's get into the doing (if you do happen to need all the setup instructions, see the previously mentioned Sitepoint tutorial).

Also, remember ... you can only have one reference set for each "Mode" in the "Use for Mode" field (i.e. if you have two 'HTML' references, using the quick-access key will direct you to the last one set alphabetically).

Book Title: CodeIgniter
Book URL: http://codeigniter.com/user_guide/
Cover Image
Use For Mode: N/A
Search URL: N/A

Book Title: ColdFusion
Book URL: http://www.cfquickdocs.com/cf8/
Cover Image
Use For Mode: CFML
Search URL: http://www.cfquickdocs.com/cf8/%23*

Book Title: HTML Dog
Book URL: http://www.htmldog.com/
Cover Image
Use For Mode: HTML
Search URL: http://www.htmldog.com/search/?sp-a=sp1002e60e&sp-q=*

Book Title: jQuery (Though Terry did recommend a nice alternate)
Book URL: http://docs.jquery.com/
Cover Image
Use For Mode: Javascript
Search URL: http://docs.jquery.com/Special:Search?ns0=1&search=*&go=Go
Search URL: http://api.jquery.com/?ns0=1&s=*

Book Title: MySQL
Book URL: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/
Cover Image
Use For Mode: SQL
Search URL: http://search.mysql.com/search?q=*&ie=&lr=lang_en

Book Title: PHP Online
Book URL: http://php.net
Cover Image
Use For Mode: PHP-HTML
Search URL: http://us2.php.net/manual-lookup.php?pattern=*&lang=en

Book Title: W3Schools HTML
Book URL: http://www.w3schools.com/tags/
Cover Image
Use For Mode: HTML
Search URL: http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_*.asp

Book Title: WordPress
Book URL: http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
Cover Image
Use For Mode: PHP
Search URL: http://wordpress.org/search/*

Additional Custom Books

In my searching, I also found a couple more custom Book setups that you might enjoy:

Other Interesting Documentation

Here are some additional programming documentation sites that you might be interested in adding to your Coda collection. If you decide to make a custom icon, please feel free to share!

Even More Links

Finally, in case this post hasn't given you enough fun new goodies to play with in Coda, here are a bunch of links that might do the trick:

UPDATE - 2/11/2009 - Even More Coda Books

Book Title: Apache HTTP
Book URL: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/
Cover Image
Use For Mode: N/A
Search URL: http://www.google.com/search?as_q=*&as_epq=Version+2.2&as_oq=&as_sitesearch=httpd.apache.org

Book Title: Python
Book URL: http://docs.python.org/
Cover Image
Use For Mode: Python
Search URL: http://docs.python.org/search.html?q=*

UPDATE - 7/3/2009 - Just a few more Coda Books

**There were a few strangler spam comments and such, plus some new additions, hence the updated post.

Book Title: Expression Engine (thanks in part to Johnathan Powell)
Book URL: http://expressionengine.com/docs/
Cover Image
Use For Mode: N/A
Search URL: http://www.google.com/search?q=*&as_sitesearch=expressionengine.com/docs

Book Title: TextPattern (thanks to Mark for the link)
Book URL: http://textbook.textpattern.net/wiki/index.php?title=Category:Tag_Reference
Cover Image
Use For Mode: N/A
Search URL: http://textbook.textpattern.net/wiki/index.php?search=*

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