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Archive for September, 2010

Innovation creates great web services

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by Servage
When you look at the available web services out there, one can get seriously overwhelmed. Both developers and users are faced with an enourmous amount of  applications. What should you create as a developer looking for a new project? Which service should you use for a specific need as a user? It's hard to say, and there are even web services trying to help you to understand and pick the best web services... It's not easy to identify needs which others might have, an trying to fulfill them by creating a web application. Many developers dream of success, but end up copying or just slightly modifying existing ideas. How many social ...

Create a jQuery plugin

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 by Servage
One of the easy ways to quickly create cool stuff in Javascript is by using jQuery. I wrote about it in an earlier article, and will now add an introduction about creating own jQuery plugins. Why? Often developers create elements that they wish to re-use in the same, or across several projects. Creating a jQuery plugin makes it really simple to do that, and still maintain a code-base for that particular function. So you don't have to copy&paste code between different files, and can develop the plugin as a stand-alone feature. I think that's very convenient. And it even makes it possible for you to share you nifty ...

User-registration: So useful, yet so hated

Friday, September 17th, 2010 by Servage
What's one of the top reasons for users dropping of your website, instead of using our provided service? The registration! In the good old days everything was quite formal, with pages of form-fields to be filled out, to get access even to the smallest services. Why did I need to provide my work phone number to a free email service? And what's up with the twenty-something security-questions about my mother's birtplace, my favorite color, and the name of my pet? Don't you think I can remember the password I chose by myself? Hmm... Then the time came were security became an even higher factor, so now the password suddenly had ...

Object oriented programming in PHP

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 by Servage
If you have no idea what object oriented programming is, you should definitely read on! This article is for you ;-) Many newcomers to the world of web design and web programming get involved with programming scripts in PHP at some time or another. PHP is a very extensive language and enables you to create virtually any application you like (of course you can always discuss if another language might be more suitable for a specific purpose, but as a rule of thumb for beginners, learning PHP can be a great step forward). When programming with PHP, it doesn't take long before you start using and creating own functions. That's ...

Serve the niche markets successfully

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 by Servage
There are thousands of webshops out there. Many of then are unfortunately trying to replicate the success of another great store, and thereby often creating a less qualitative experience, adding confusion to the overall marketplace. Competition as such is a good thing, but many poorly operated webshops are simply cluttering the picture for consumers, making it hard and tiresome to find the good stores. Therefore, in my opinion, mainstream products are already being distributed through their respective channels, and it is very hard to get in on the market with a service on the same level. Or do you think your home-brewed webstore can compete with, unless there is ...