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.
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.
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.
Everyone once in a while, I take take a look at the other side of web applications – the development side. After all, the web app itself and how it came to be are two sides of the same coin. After getting my hands dirty with other PHP frameworks, I decided it was time for me to do a review on my favorite. Say hello to one of the simplest and most functional frameworks out there – CodeIgniter.
When creating a web application it is essential that we test to see if it will work in the “real world” before releasing it into the wild. To test our application many of us use the ever tedious “insert” command in phpMyAdmin to create dummy records. This is a long process and more often than not we simple copy the records of the one before. Generate Data fixes this.
Writing the .htaccess file for our website is a pain. Many times when I want to do something simple, I end up denying access to one part of my website or another. Another problem I run into is removing the “www” and sending visitors to specific error pages. No longer will this be a problem, thanks to .htaccessEditor.
Sometimes choosing a color can be a bit intimidating, and for good reason. There’s 16.7 millions colors for you to choose from! The one question you have to answer for yourself then is which color are you going to choose? Or should I say, Kuler?
We always found it odd why Feedburner required you to doubly opt-in. First, you enter their Captcha code before sending you a confirmation email with an activation link inside. Well, FeedMyInbox did what Feedburner didn’t – make it extremely easy to subscribe to any RSS feed via email.
Firefox, Safari, IE, Oh My! Windows, MAC, Linux, Oh My! With more operating system/browser configurations than you can shake a stick at, the ability to make a cross-browser, cross-operating system, website is getting harder than ever. BrowserShots takes care of all that.