As web designers and developers, we’re all aware that some of the simplest of tools can make a huge impact on our day to day workflow and productivity. Using a simple browser plugin or lightweight Adobe AIR application to automate or simplify basic tasks that would otherwise be unnecessarily time consuming and redundant can reduce tasks to a split second click or drag and drop action. (more…)
Earlier in the year, Google announced that they are working on their Chrome operating system. Building on their own web browser, Google Chrome, they plan to build a web-based operating system (os) that will be optimized to start quickly, be web-centric and of course, use all of Google’s own web applications.
Over the past two months since Web.AppStorm was launched, I’ve received a good number of inquiries about Air.AppStorm. There seemed to be a lot of people curious about AIR apps and AIR news. Well, for the time being, we’ve decided to tuck the coverage of everything Air related under Web.AppStorm.
And today is the first day.
For developers and designers of successful (and profitable) web based applications, time and careful attention are given to the page where the users sign up or give their money. What point is there to creating a beautiful, functional application to only turn users off with a confusing signup page or convoluted pricing plans?
Generally, the companies that have a healthy financial leg to stand on have focused on making the experience of giving them your money as clear and as enjoyable as possible. In fact, with the good ones, you are happy to give them your money.
Good service from beginning to end is a pleasure to pay for.
Do you ever scan through your RSS list of feeds and wonder how you could improve on the quality of your subscriptions? If you answered yes, then SuggestRSS is a tool that will be of interest to you.
Okay, we all know most people are doing what they can to trim down the number of feeds in their feed reader. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have more room for more quality content — you just need to trim the fat. Here’s a good way to do just that and get more from your browsing sessions.
If you’re starting to tire of the Wave, not to worry. This will be our last post on the subject for a while.
So far we’ve looked at the basics of the application, toured through the interface, discussed what to do once you get your invite and even looked at a few good resources to read if you’re still waiting.
Today I’m sharing a list of the extensions and gadgets available for Wave that caught my attention.
Hopefully yesterday’s review of Google Wave was helpful to those of you still waiting to get access to this new tool.
If not, here’s a round up of good resources for getting your fill and knowing what to expect when you finally get an invite. Some of these are opinions, some are factual, but I think all are helpful in getting a grasp of what to expect.
If I’m wrong, feel free to tell me in the comments.
I fondly remember when Firefox first came on the scene and it changed my Internet usage with tabbed browsing, themes and extensions. Years later, I primarily use Safari on my Mac, but I still have a lot of respect for what Mozilla did for the browsing world by developing Firefox. It was the start of a whole new round of the browser wars which eventually got Microsoft to start focusing on their browser once again.
The web has had a definite effect on the travel industry, enabling people to be their own travel agents. With the improvements in mapping technologies and the ability to share knowledge, it has never been easier to find the information you need regarding the places you want to see.
The following list of sites can be useful in your planning. Some help you find the best airfares and hotels, while others help you decide what you should do when you get to your destination.
If you are traveling some time soon, use these sites to save yourself money and find all the best kept secrets of your destination that will make your holiday as memorable as possible.