Mac Widgets For Web Designers

Here is a pretty lengthy list of dashboard widgets for developers and web designers who work on the Mac platform. I was not aware of Image Shackle and ColourMod; take a look to see if any of these will make your professional life easier. We have done many, many lists of Firefox extensions that can […]

One-Page Apps To Make Web Development Easier

If you are a front-end developer, take a look at Chris Coyier’s helpful little list of one-page apps that are sure to make your job easier. I was not aware previously of several of these slick little one-web-page bits of help: web developers should go take a look at which makes it outrageously simple […]

Onesheet-Simple Social Media Aggregator For Bands

With Onesheet, Brenden Mulligan aims to create a way for bands to set up a web presence in under a minute. I think he succeeds spectacularly. Create a single-page site, connect it to third-party services you have for your band (ReverbNation, Soundcloud, YouTube, etc.), and it automatically reflects all future updates to those services. The […]

The Real Reason Google+ Is Rolling Out So Slowly

I think this is funny. Dave Besbris, Engineering Director of Google+ explains why they are so slow in giving out invites to G+: As Engineering Director of Google+, I wanted to take a moment to explain why we’re growing the system slowly. First, we want to make sure our infrastructure scales so the service remains […]

Web Design In The Age Of Handheld Devices

Most traffic at WiFi hotspots now goes through handheld devices like smartphones and tablets. We have companies like Flipboard to let us greatly enhance our experience of websites, and onswipe, offering web publishers a way to make a “beautiful app-like experience’ of their sites when consumed via tablets and phone browsers. So here’s a simple […]

Evaluating Hadoop

Brett Sheppard at O’Reilly has an excellent, lengthy article aimed at helping organizations considering Hadoop, covering what to consider when picking a distribution to setting up your initial production cluster. Sheppard starts off by giving us a brief history of Hadoop, which really has come a long way in a short period of time. The […]

Giving Credit Where It’s Due

As more and more people take it upon themselves to create content for dissemination on their own websites, it’s vital to understand the importance of giving credit to sites from which an idea might have been sparked or from which a fact was learned. Here John Gruber at Daring Fireball goes granular in his assessment […]

Is The Best Recycling Site On The Internet?

Everyone has stuff they need to recycle or simply dispose of from time to time, but I never seem to know exactly where to take the items that I want to discard because it can be hard to find one organization that takes everything. Here’s a site to bookmark if you have a similar problem: […]

Webportio Fireworks Resource

If you are a graphic designer who uses Adobe Fireworks you should take a look at Webportio, which features hundreds of free vector-based graphics files for Fireworks, available for use in commercial and non-commercial projects. We haven’t done a pointer post in quite some time towards fireworks resources, but I think it’s a good idea […]

Handy SEO Ranking Factors Chart

If you are what’s know as a visual learner and would like to have a handy chart to augment your SEO skills, you’ll find none better on the Internet than this so-called “periodic table of SEO ranking factors“, from Search Engine Land. It covers on-page SEO, off page SEO, violations and blocking.  I suggest that […] To Affiliates Based In California-You’re Fired

Like a lot of US states, California is in poor financial condition. In an effort to increase revenues, the governor of California today signed a bill into law that imposes taxing consumers on sales by online retailers – including but not limited to those referred by California-based marketing affiliates – even if those retailers have […]

Microsoft’s Patent For Internet Wiretapping

There was a big pop in Microsoft’s stock at the close today which some people attributed to the rumor that Steve Ballmer might be on his way out at Microsoft. Another explanation is that the company was granted a patent for a technology they have developed that functions as a wiretap for internet-enabled communications such […]

Microsoft Office 365

Here’s a very nice infographic on Microsoft Office 365, which is Microsoft’s effort to combine Office with cloud-based Exchange, Lync and Sharepoint that works on various platforms. I suppose anyone who’s ever click the Google Documents tab within Gmail could have seen this coming for a while now. It may sound cynical but does anyone […]

Faster Eclipse

If you are frustrated by the speed at which Eclipse runs on your Mac running OS X Snow Leopard, take a look at this very simple way to make Eclipse run faster by simply tweaking your eclipse.ini file. I know I have experienced this Eclipse-in-slow-motion problem and have also read plenty in forums and heard […]