Web Tools and Methods

Visions of Cloud Computing

This site has been citing Cloud Computing as one of the critical tools for delivering integrated information at your fingertips. Providing not just the ease

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HTML5 , Canvas and SVG

This paper by Bruce Lawson has a lot of the goods on whats happening on HTML5. There is mucho HTML 5 appearing at the wikipedia

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Web Design IDEs

Drag and drop design of Web pages has been elusive – Borland had a product way back when with IntraBuilder which was quite good- but

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HTML5 Up and Running

This review is doing double duty. It evaluates the book HTML5: Up and Running by Mark Pilgrim from the O’Reilly Press while also doing review

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RIP Akismet

One of the reasons WordPress became my favorite CMS nearly 10 years ago was Akismet. Back then Akismet eliminated spam like no other plugin. But

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Agile, Scrum and WordPress

Agile Methods using the Scrum Process seem built for WordPress Development Agile methods have a manifesto and development methodology which is gaining traction not just

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Web PageBuilders Are Essential Tools

How PageBuilder Tools have become essential in web development The combination of no-coding-required UI/UX PageBuilding features plus comparative operational ease of use has made WordPress.org

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Google => Goofle ?

Now be honest – as a Google Mail user are you seeing a lot more of these type messages? 1)More Ooops messages like these doing

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Bing’s Advantage

The following NYTimes story shows the impact that Microsoft’s newly re-relaunched search engine, Bing, is having in the search engine wars. Instead of being a

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Blogging from WordCamp Toronto 2010

Open Source CMS-Content Management Systems/Blogs like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal  have become so popular as basic website delivery vehicles that they are now “must-know” tools

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IE9: Such a Disappointment

IEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE9, what a disappointment! It would not be so bad if Microsoft had managed expectations better. But the ACID3 scores going from 55% to 95%.

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jQuery Image Display Toggles

A consistent need in web display is to be able to show selectively more details of an image+description triggered by either a click or mouseEnter/mouseLeave

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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

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WordCamp Toronto: Day2

WordCamp was very informative  and so the second day gets its own posting. Plugins are the topic this morning. TrailMeme Plugin allows  creating a summary

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PC Market Fragmentation

The PC market is seeing a profound split or forking in the road on how Computing is served to the public. It is heavy-creative versus

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HTML5 Test of Browsers : Feb 2015

TheOpenSourcery looked at the HTML5Test.com  benchmarks for the major browser just 6 weeks ago but HTML5Test changed its grading [read all about it here]so lets see what

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The Bizarre Browser Bazaar

Browser Bazaar, Browser Bizarre, Browser Bazaar – one can hear the hawker touting full-lunged at the amazing  and bizarre things happening in the browser marketplace

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CSS Animation Triggers

A recent post on another blog shows how fast CSS3 is now evolving with a)better free online support tools b)more uniform W3C CSS & CSS3 standards

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A Simple WordPress FAQs/Help System

jQuery AutoComplete is already useful for Bootstrap, Foundation and Ink JavaScript frameworks. But I have found a Search Autocomplete  WordPress plugin when combined  with the Relevanssi

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Google APIs

Backbase and YUI started it, and now Google has finally succumbed – a great demo interface for its JavaScript APIs: Try it you will like

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JavaScript RAIA Demos

JavaScript as a contender for RIA usage is not readily contemplated. JavaScript appears to have  the same problem as server-based Web UI toolkits from ASP

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A Look at Mozilla Firefox

The NYTimes Technology section has a 3  page story on Mozilla and its most important product, the Firefox browser. This story is notable for 3

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Bloodied Windows 7 Details

Covering Microsoft in the late 1990’s I discovered that the Redmond troops were much more forthright then the executive suite – particularly when a quality

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EXTjs Designer Review

In a previous post on Web Design IDEs, mention was made of the just released EXTjs Designer which allows users to design an RIA JavaScript

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Dart for JavaScript

With Flash and Flex taking big hits as Adobe appears to be bowing under the pressure from Apple and Microsoft , getting to know Google’s

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Web Design SaaS

Web Design tools are going SaaS-Software as a Service whether you are designing websites with HTML pages or using a CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal or

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Replacing Adobe Dreamweaver

This reviewer has been a Dreamweaver user since its early appearance as a Macromedia program over 15 years ago. Dreamweaver was the first IDE for HTML+CSS+Javascript

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