Using templates is especially useful in web application development. It allows developers to create custom layouts that will display data any way you want. It keeps your web application organized by separating the logic and programming from the design and interface. There are many template engines out there, but perhaps none like Savant.
Many times we like the way a table looks when generated, but when you look at the code you see more style properties and non-XHTML compliant attributes that make shun away. The same thing happens when pasting from Word into a WYSIWYG. Trying to remove the unnecessary code can be laborious. That’s where WordOff comes in handy.
Making interfaces attractive is a priority when creating web applications. When it came to uploading a file, it got pretty ugly. There were no simple or standard ways to modify the Browse button for user. Things have changed quite a bit from a design and development standpoint. FancyUpload is the proof of that change.
When launching a new website, we want to stay in touch with our visitors. We want to let them know any updates and progress that has been made, and perhaps inform them of the official launch. We don’t need a full blown Newsletter management system – just a simple one. That’s where Mailist comes into play.
jQuery has changed the way many Ajax developers code. Its simple and easy to understand framework is second to none. Along with the development side of things, jQuery also opened the door for designers to create awesome interfaces with features that were not possible before. Creating themes for jQuery components used to take time, but with a little help from Filament Group, making themes is, well… fun.
Things have been busy. School, work, projects, family, friends, and other group responsibilities have slowed me down. However, I am continuing to find new helpful web applications to share with my fellow developers and designers. For the long version of what I’ve been up to, go ahead and continue reading.
Working alongside our client or fellow designers can be hard when you’re half a world away. Many freelancers telecommute (duh.) and therefore are unable to meet at a coffee shop or visit a friends house for a design party. It’s a sad fact sometimes, but perhaps we can harness the one thing that holds us all together – the internet, through a program named Scribblar.
Displaying data is a problem. You have to show results of hundreds of values and be interpreted not just on the fly, but have a lasting impression. Displaying the data within a chart or graph is the most effective way to approach the problem. Throw in a simple installation mixed with a beautiful interface and you’ve got yourself a great charting library named pChart.
Reminding ourselves to do something is easy… when we’re at our computer. We simply set up an alarm, or throw a sticky-note on our monitor. What happens when you want to remember the milk? Or to send out a proposal to a prospective client? Sometimes being reminded when we’re not at our computer can help. A text message does the trick. And Oh, Don’t Forget the milk.
There are more short URL generators than you can shake a stick at. Some of these generators have been upping their service to more than just offering short URLs. The belief that doing simple things extraordinarily well will set you apart is especially true when it comes to perhaps the next big URL shortener named Cligs.
After creating a website, we want to know how we did. We want to know our traffic statistics, how we compare to similar sites, what we could improve on, and what works and what doesn’t. Detailed reports that explain how to get a higher page rank are hard to come by. WebsiteGrader.com has all those features and more.
Getting paid is essential. Making the process of getting paid simply is critical. Being able to track your payments, allow clients to pay online, maintain projects and record time sheets is spectacular. Many applications do this, but few have all the options in one place – FreshBooks does.