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CSS3: More Triggers

CSS3 has unleashed the animation and active transformation capabilities of CSS in general. But much of this CSS should have been available 10 years ago if web browser vendors had been more prompt and uniform in their simple CSS standards implementation [think a very delinquent Microsoft IE even after a second promise from BIll Gates …

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Web Browser Market Share

Usage share of desktop browsers for June 2013 Source Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera Other StatCounter 42.68% 25.44% 20.01% 8.39% 1.03% 2.44% Clicky 38.92% 29.08% 21.22% 9.28% 1.17% 0.32% W3Counter 32.60% 21.70% 19.50% 15.40% 2.20% 8.60% NetApplications 17.17% 56.15% 19.15% 5.55% 1.58% 0.40% Wikimedia 46.02% 20.47% 17.71% 3.10% 5.45% 7.25% The following table is …

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Nextgen Gallery 2 Beta

NextGen Gallery image using ScrollGallery plugin One of the better gallery plugins for WordPress has been Nextgen Gallery which uses the WordPress database as a source of information on the images stored and used in a WordPress blog. Users can create dozens of galleries and combine galleries into albums for display purposes. Plugin vendors have …

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My Kingdom for a Good Diff

With all the coding playpens, browsers powerful  Element Inspectors and the availability of great debuggers in Eclipse, CodeLobster and NetBeans, one can easily forget how useful a Diff file comparison utility can be. And now that JavaScript and SQL, and CSS code starts to run into hundreds of lines and team connections can mean several …

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WP Sliders: Nivo Slider

Image sliders are becoming de rigeur for many WordPress powered websites. And the basic jQuery-powered slider technology that has a solid reputation is the Nivo Slider  with its many features including some nifty transitions between slides. However if you search on the WordPress plugins page for Nivo Slider you will get more than 2-dozen plugins listed. …

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Google Blockly, MIT Scratch, and Google to MIT App Inventor

There is a family tree here its just not obvious who inherited exactly what. Lets Start with App Inventor, the Google program developed with the Media Lab at MIT. App Inventor  is designed to allow anyone, including people unfamiliar with computer programming, to create software applications for the Android operating system (OS). It uses a graphical interface, drag and drop operations …

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Project Management – the SaaS Natural

I have always wondered why SalesForce.com with its CRM system has been the pioneer in SaaS applications. Yes there is the need to communicate in a mobile fashion among all members of a scattered marketing team. Yes, SaleForce has great mail and messaging capabilities. essential for marketing collaboration. Yes, tieing things together with SalesForce AppXchange …

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The Better jQuery Bookshelf

jQuery deserves its reputation for being a breakthrough JavaScript framework for 4 reasons. First, it is open source in every incarnation which has accelerated its use and adoption even by major software vendors like Adobe, WordPress and even Microsoft. Second,  it is the APL of JavaScript. jQuery’s selector function create a shorthand for finding all the  objecrts …

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Sencha HTML5 Animator

Because of its HTML5 output, Ye Editor has been following Adobe’s HTML5 Animation tool, Edge,  with two looks at the evolving preview edition. So it was a surprise when Sencha appeared in Mid-September with the first completed HTML5 based tool called Sencha Animator: The Sencha IDE for Animator At first glance Sencha Animator appears to be an Adobe …

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