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Photoshop for Web Development

Sitegrinder is a Photoshop plugin – not an ordinary photo-effects oriented plugin; but rather a Web Development tool. SiteGrinder allows graphic artist to layout the

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Bing to Google: Its Serial

After 10 years of playing increasingly third  fiddle to Google’s search engine Microsoft’s Search Engine , Bing, has turned an important corner. It is garnering

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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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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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Keywords Help Everywhere

  Having been badly cash-burned by Facebook and Google on their pay for click schemes, this reviewer has concentrated on 2 different SEO Marketing strategies. First,

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Google Finance

As one can well imagine throughout the Financial Fiasco, letting the Financial community handle your investments has become both financially risky and intellectually stressing. So

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Why Mozilla Counts

Mozilla counts in the Web World not just because of some of its pioneering Web development projects but because its Firefox browser really has Web

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The Death of XHTML2

Go to the W3C Web standards website and see the following headline posting: XHTML 2 Working Group Expected to Stop Work End of 2009, W3C

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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

[iframe width=”100%” height=”600″ src=”http://try.dartlang.org/”] With Flash and Flex taking big hits as Adobe appears to be bowing under the pressure from Apple and Microsoft ,

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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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The Beastly Browser Market

Depending on who is doing the counting Microsoft’s IE Browser is starting to drop below 50% market share for all its versions – IE9, IE8,

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Web Development Tools Overview

While completing a posting on the Mobile Mandate in Web Development, I ran across this excellent review of contemporary  Web Development  skills and tools.  What

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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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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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Whither E4X ?

E4X is an extension of ECMAScript that makes XML processing a snap in JavaScript. Read about all the details at W3CSchools or Yahoo or WikiPedia

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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

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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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CES 2009: Yahoo TV Widgets

We cover in our sister publication, PictureThat, the accelerating convergence in  functionality and features between still cameras and video camcorders. Still cameras are borrowing much

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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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PCWorld’s Bogus Browsers Test

PCworld’s Nick Mediati has done one of those flawed  reviews that commits huge errors of omission. This occurs  when comparing the three most popular browsers

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Measuring your Website

Measuring the Web The Web is the20th Century’s Cauldron of Change. The Web  is spilling  out change that is innovative, widespread and intimidating. Innovative because

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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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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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Mootools Motors On

Mootools is a free, accomplished, lightweight, very close to non-obtrusive JavaScript framework. Here are two recent innovations. Much better coverage of its plugins is here.

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RIP JPEG2000

JPEG2000 has shrivelled and not quite died but certainly is not what it promised to be as a replacement for the JPEG image format. Here

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Liquida Widgets

For the past few months I have been working on a blog widget … it was just about ready when I got an attack of 

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Whats in Firefox 4

Firefox 4: fast, powerful and empowering View more presentations from Mike Beltzner. The people at Mozilla who are responsible for Firefox deserve admiration. They were

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