We know chrome, the new challenger for IE and firefox, the new netscape, the saviour, is faster, safer, and multi threaded. Have you tried it on your favourite web based CMS application ? I have, and yes it's magic. Faster, Safer, and much easier to handle than IE and its multiple errors. Stack Overflow, go away !
What I like about gmail is not its interface : while it's certainly one of the most accessible web based mail interface, it lacks powerful features from the desktop world. But we don't like it only for its interface, we also like the fact that it kills spams very efficiently. Spam is the issue, and that's where OtherInbox, Austin-based start-up and web service founded by serial entrepreneur and email-marketing guru Joshua Baer, fires. OtherInbox is described as the cure for email overload - it provides consumers with a free email account that automatically organizes newsletters, social networking updates, coupons and receipts from online purchases so that its easy to find the most interesting things and ignore the rest. OtherInbox shows the consumer who is really responsible for sending them spam and gives them a powerful new Block button to stop it once and for all. OtherInbox launched publicly in September 2008 at TechCrunch50. Served by Ruby On Rails, powered by sproutcore, otherinbox has gone through a new step in the world of free web based mail readers. Thinking of Migrating ?
- uses jquery's lightbox implementation of modal galleries.
- implements GalleryFolder Page type that displays first thumbnail of each gallery sub page
How to : setup jquery gallery for silvestripe
- download jquery and add the requirement to your main page OR gallery page
- download gallery-jquery for silverstripe (384ko) and install it as gallery module
- flush your database (/db/build?flush=1)
- include GalleryPageContent in your template or GalleryFolderContent
that should be it, have fun
This article makes a quick comparison of 3 popular PHP Content management Systems : Concrete5, Silverstripe and WordPress. While Concrete5 and Silverstripe are two real content management frameworks, WordPress is hugely popular as a blogging platform and each new version brings new feature that make it perfectly usable as a CMS, provided you install specific plugins such as PageMash.
Is it necessary to build an alternative picasa viewer when picasa itself provides nice flash gallery viewers ? for webmasters it turns out that sometimes it can be necessary to hide picasa details, and thanks to picasa itself providing various remote server access, you can use your albums within any kind of rss or json enabled application. We provide here an example of a JSON - jquery powered slideshow that takes input from any picasa album. The advantage of using picasa over hosted or specific applications such as famous menalto's gallery of coppermine is that picasa does resizing jobs for you, and offers up to 1 GB of free online image storage which largely enough for any small website presentation.
The WP Link Directory is the first and the only one link directory plugin on the Internet for WordPress admin to store and maintain a set of links in classified categories. Useful for building content and getting other webmasters involved in your site's content development.
WaveMaker Visual Ajax Studio is an easy-to-use visual builder that enables the drag & drop assembly of scalable, web-applications using Ajax widgets, web services and databases. WaveMaker Studio will look and feel especially familiar to client/server developers who are used to working with visual tools such as Visual Basic, WEBDEV, or even Access. Relies on JAVA Spring and Hibernate framework, DOJO, JAX WS.
more @ http://wavemaker.com/
Is full wyisiwyg still possible in a world of multiple technology convergence ? Working with Flash has many drawbacks among which HTML Search engine optimization is one of the most important. Silex CMS tackles with that issue and many more. And this opensource GPL FLASH CMS provides more than just content management via Flash based interface.
If it hadn't been there we'd have invented it. Writing articles with inline images is a long job for a blogger, noone needs more time-consuming image presentation tasks. WP-Post-Banners is a standalone script / wordpress plugin that can mine your WordPress posts or any other data and look for images suiting a given dimension and generates ‘featured’ section for your site using the found items. The featured section, includes a resized image (banner) with the label, description and link of the related post or data.
New kind .. not really.. What is new with concrete 5 is that it takes all the best from best cms applicatins all over the planet : just like silverstripe, a powerful framework is the foundation of this user oriented cms. Just likie Typo3, you can easily browse the site and click edit to change some details of the content and / or structure... I haven't had the time to go around it yet but will talk about it more deeply soon. In the meanwhile let us know what you think. http://www.concrete5.org/
Opensource ecommerce is going fast forward. After the might Magento, I have had the pleasure to test drive - and install in production environment - Prsetashop, a simpler alternative, that serves ecommerce with a nice ajax animated shopping cart and various interesting features.
This nice project should fulfill expectations of Mysql administrators and content managers with high expectations : FlexCrud is an Automatic generator of all ActionScript, MXML, and PHP code necessary for a system based on:
1) Flex 2.0
3) amfphp 1.9+
Uses PHP Doctrine as the database ORM tool (http://www.phpdoctrine.org/trac), and generate all required files with PHP and XTemplate (http://www.phpxtemplate.org/HomePage).
remerber Monoslideshow's transition with Ken Burns effect ? Well seems that making videos from images has gone one step further with Animoto, a web application that creates MTV-style videos with the click of a button.
Users simply choose a song and images, and upload them through a web based ajax interface. Animoto then automatically generates a unique video for them. No two videos are ever the same.
Many of the post-production techniques that the founders used while working as producers for MTV, Comedy Central & ABC are used in Animoto's patent-pending Cinematic Artificial Intelligence developed to think like an actual editor and director. The resulting video is produced in a widescreen format, containing the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.
Animoto Productions is based in New York City with an office in San Francisco. More @ animoto.com
did they use a code generator ? Romanian developped JobberBase is so nicely coded that we would like to put a name on the framework that intiated this nice lightweight jobboard application. It won't bother with user registration or profile maintenance: jobberbase is one of the simplest expression of job listing application, may be even too simple to be true. Great work has been put into the design of the frond and back using MVC paradigm, Jquery helpers and smarty templates. Good job. More @ http://www.jobberbase.com/
Ridiculously easy time management & analytics : unlike stated by the name it wears, rescue time does not only manage timesheets. This free signup online service can also easily host project management with serious analytics letting you know instantly where you stand in terms of personal and group time management. Working without require you to tell what you're doing on your PC, rescue time will record which application you're using on your desktop and render the time spent according to keyword you've defined : "RescueTime really begins to sing once you've tagged the apps that you use most often. The tagging interface is designed to allow you to quickly label your untagged apps with the tags that make the most sense to you. We've found that you only need to tag a few dozen most-often-used apps to get exceptional value out of RescueTime".
If you're using google Analytics to track visitors on your website, you might have found that 24 hours delay is a bit long : that's the main drawback of this very popular web site anaysis service, provided by the famous google. In spite of its popularity, google analtyics has many challengers, among which woopra is a serious one as it performs instant analytics, including registered users follow up for popular applications such as worpdress. More than that, Woopra offers an API full of functions : real time notifications, instant chat with visitors, complex search algorithms within the statistics database. A good start for webmasters who want to dig deeper into the brain of their visitors. http://www.woopra.com/