Cappuccino

CappuccinoThe guys from 280 North did it again. Earlier, it was the awesome Keynote on the Web — 280 Slides. Now, its — Cappuccino — an open source framework that makes it easy to build desktop-caliber applications that run in a web browser.

280 Slides

280 Slides enables anyone with a web browser to quickly and easily create beautiful presentations. 280 Slides takes advantage of the web by making it trivial to find and include great media in your presentation. There are also built in advanced features like importing and exporting PowerPoint documents, so your data is always portable.

Cappuccino

Along with Objective-J, Cappuccino provides a complete toolkit to develop rich web applications. Its open sourced under LGPL. Continue reading

Take the A List Apart 2008 Survey

A List Apart 2008 SurveyIt’s A List Apart’s second annual survey for people who make websites. I took it! And so should you. The Survey for People Who Make Websites.

This year’s survey corrects many of last year’s mistakes, with more detailed and numerous questions for freelance contractors and owners of (or partners in) small web businesses. There are also better international categories, and many other improvements recommended by those who took the survey last year.

Industry experts have taken the survey;

Please take the survey and encourage your friends and colleagues who make websites to do likewise.

Use of crowd intelligence to tag your Posts – “TagThis” Plugin

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TagThisAn effort to allow collective crowd tagging

Ever since the first public beta of WordPress 2.3, a nagging itch had kept me worried — “How and who the hell will tag my old articles?” Tags are awesome but ‘are you sure you have tagged your post effectively?’, ‘will you go back and be able to tag all your older articles?’

Well, I searched for a similar or near-similar plugins which can accomplish this feat of tagging by your reader, and blog visitors. Unfortunately, Google was unable to find me anything I can use. I went ahead and drafted a plan for a custom plugin. I approached few ‘awesome’ WordPress Plugin developers and about five of them agreed to collaborate with me to come up with a plugin which we can release to the public under the GPL license. The good part was that most the developer were ready to do it for free. With schedule clashes and mis-timings with the other developers; I finally ended up with a kick-ass developer — Anirudh Sanjeev.

The development took way longer than anticipated due to many timeline hurdles, project clashes and yes, we got a bit lazy along the way. Fortunately, with a refreshed iteration of the project, a WordPress Plugin to allow your blog readers and visitors to tag your posts (articles) is ready — “TagThis”.

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  • 2008 1st Feb: Code updated to work with PHP 4 and so you can start adding your favorite and appropriate tags to this and other articles on this site.

A Preview of HTML 5

A List Apart has a nice article on a Preview of HTML 5 and should be a good informative read for anybody who is in the web business. The articles takes us inside on how HTML 5 will liberate us from the pseudo semantics that we have followed with HTML 4. HTML 4 has been around for nearly a decade and web publishers are seeking new techniques to provide enhanced functionality. Looks like hope is round the corner with HTML 5.
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Adobe Creative Suite 3 Wallpapers

The Adobe Creative Suite 3 family offers you choice – the combination of creative tools you master, the design disciplines you explore, and the richness and scope of content you create. This revolutionary new release includes six editions, each combining tightly integrated, industry-leading components that enable you to handle virtually any creative task.

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