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KineticWing – Modern, Extensible & Free IDE

KineticWing is a free IDE that is lightweight, portable and works on all major operating systems (Mac support is mentioned to be coming soon). It is not a complicated IDE but more like a smart text editor with modern features.

KineticWing IDE
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June 17, 2013 Others , Tools no responses # , , ,

Chrome Logger – An Extension For Debugging Server-Side Code

Google Chrome’s “Developer Tools” is what many developers use to debug client-side code. Chrome Logger is an extension that brings server-side code debugging to this tool. It has libraries for PHP, Python, Ruby, .NET, ColdFusion and Node.js. Also, new ones can be created with the documentation provided.

Chrome Logger

These libraries simply enable us to view variables in Developer Tools.

Although each server-side language has their stronger debugger tools, using the same logging tool for client and server-side makes sense.

June 7, 2013 Online Services no responses # , , , , , ,

Screensiz.es – A Place To Find Screen Size Information For Many Popular Devices

Screensiz.es is a website that lists the important data about the screens of widely-used mobile + tablet screens and monitors. When developing mobile (web) apps or responsive layouts, knowing the major screen-sizes and resolutions help a lot on deciding the dimensions for the layout.

Screensiz.es

It is possible to find the operating system used, physical size, resolution, PPI and pixel-density values. Also, devices can be sorted by popularity which is a good way to decide which resolutions are your target.

May 15, 2013 Showcases no responses # , , , ,

GoodUI – Useful Tips For a Good User Interface

GoodUI is a website that regularly shares handy tips for creating “converting and easy-to-use” user interfaces. The tips are described in detail, visualized nicely and usually easy to apply.

GoodUI

Some of the tips in the list include: “try recommending instead of showing equal choices” or “try undos instead of prompting for confirmation”. New tips are being added regularly and they a mailing list to update you about these fresh items.

January 3, 2013 How To's no responses # , , , ,

How to Create an Effective Coming Soon Page

Coming soon pages are a rather young concept on the internet. Back in the day, when a new business was planning to launch a website, one day there was no website, and the next day the thing was live … just like that with no warning.

Nowadays, marketing works a little differently. Everything needs to build up a sufficient amount of buzz, virality, and other new-English words before it can see the daylight. And this is where coming soon pages come into play.

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December 25, 2012 CSS3 , Tutorials no responses # , , ,

Photobox – CSS3 Powered jQuery Image Gallery

Photobox is a good looking jQuery image gallery that uses CSS3 transitions and animations.

The gallery is lightweight (14kb, not gzipped) and presents the items as a wall where each item can be viewed inside a modal box.

When the modal box is “on”, it automatically displays a list of other images as thumbnails and browsing is possible with the help of the thumbnails, prev-next buttons or keyboard.

Photobox - jQuery Image Gallery

Images can be zoomed in/out with the mousewheel and there is support for looping galleries. There are very few settings to define, which is both good and bad, depending on the way the gallery will be used.

December 3, 2012 Design , Online Services no responses # , , ,

Cambelt – An Awesome Free “Placeholder Images” Service

Cambelt is a full-featured service for placeholder images. It works by using special URLs as the image source (like

http://cambelt.co/468x60

will generate an image with the mentioned dimensions) and has support for custom text + images with custom colors.

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December 3, 2012 Tutorials no responses # , , ,

OverAPI – CheatSheets For Designers And Developers

Cheatsheets are great as they help us quickly find the feature of a library, language, app, etc. we are using.

OverAPI is a fresh project which collects all the designer/developer cheatsheets into the same place and presents all of them in a consistent interface.

OverAPI

This not only simplifies browsing them but also saves us time on searching for the latest cheatsheets as the list is regularly updated.

Currently, it is possible to find data for many popular languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, MySQL, jQuery, Ruby and more.

December 13, 2011 How To's , SEO no responses #

301 Redirect from non-www to www

Do you want to improve your search engine rankings? SEO gurus told you that Google might be penalizing you for duplicate content? How did you get duplicate content, you ask? Unless you specify otherwise, we send www.yourdomain.com and yourdomain.com to the same place. Which is great because some clients automatically add a WWW to every url they type, and others almost never add www even if you tell them to. This way they end up at the correct page, regardless of what else they’ve included in their url.
The problem is that if people are linking to you sometimes with a www and sometimes without, spiders may think you’re trying to get away with publishing the same information twice. So some SEO experts have recommend you create a 301 redirect to send all non-www links to www.
You try it, and to your horror, the page now loops through so many redirect iterations that the site won’t display at all. Or, you try the common syntax and it messes up all your subdomains.
There is hope. Here is a 301 redirect syntax that does not loop, and does not affect your subdomains either.

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November 23, 2011 How To's , Project Management no responses # ,

Guidelines for project pricing

Rules

  1. Projects under $1,000 are paid in full before work begins
  2. Hourly rates are preferred to project pricing
  3. If the project was misrepresented, refund and reapproach
  4. Negotiate scope, not price
  5. Save time by including a next step in every email

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