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Archive for June, 2011

Great integration of traditional products with modern web apps

Monday, June 27th, 2011 by Servage
It's pretty cool when manufacturers of old product types explore the possibilities of the web. It's even cooler when the result is a cool interaction between such products and web applications. Withings is one of those companies that has done that in a pretty clever way. Initially they produced a weight scale (not really innovative, huh?). The smart thing was that it has WiFi, and uploads your results to your Withings account. What's cool about that? Well, doing something as absolutely boring and uninteresting as following up on your weight, suddenly becomes a cool little routine, with access to statistics and graphs of your weights' development online. The show doesn't stop ...

Tired of struggling with your WordPress, Joomla or Drupal design?

Saturday, June 25th, 2011 by Servage
Many hobby and professional web developers use Wordpress, Joomal, Drupal or similar open-source content management systems for their own or clients' websites. They are great systems for various purposes. Quick to install, easy to understand and highly customizable. Unfortunately many are struggling with their own design. Some working with own custom design, some working with templates. Creating good quality design templates is quite a lot of work, especially if the template should support the vast amount of functionality found in most content management systems. Therefore many web developers are struggling to create a good looking website from scratch. Also many use free templates of poor quality, which is a shame. If ...

Are you still not taking advantage of smart backups?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 by Servage
dropboxI realized that many of my friends are still not aware of, or using, the smart new synchronization and backup applications available out there. So to all of you who might be in the same boat, I just want to remind you: Backups are good, synchronization is clever. It's even available for free. Don't wanna be in an "I told you so..."-situation, when your loose some important files some day! So please check out this previous article. It's really easy, and it could save your day. Ever since I started using a notebook I have had the same annoying problem that everyone else seems to have: How to go about syncing data between multiple ...

Build mobile apps with jQuery Mobile

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 by Servage
Mobile development platforms are hot right now. Everyone seems to be working on mobile versions of their apps, whichs is pretty cool. Earlier I've written about Sencha Touch, and the integration between Sencha Touch and PhoneGap to create native apps, based on HTML+CSS+JS technology. Today I'll make a little introduction of jQuery Mobile. Most mobile developers surely have seen jQuery's effort to become a player in mobile technology as well, and they do have a very interesting product. jQuery Mobile enables developers to build apps for mobile devices with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, hence utilizing the skills the developers are likely to already have. Like Sencha Touch, no native development is ...

Cronsync eases accounting and time-tracking

Friday, June 10th, 2011 by Servage
Cronsync is a web-based accounting and time-tracking app, that provides you with great tools to quickly and easily manage your time, bills and invoices. Spend less time with paperwork and more time with your products and clients. This tool is ideal for web developers, since it's robust, lightweight, simple, and available online. The main features are listed below.

Making project management easier with BrixHQ

Monday, June 6th, 2011 by Servage
BrixHQ is a web-app helping you making agile project management and collaboration easy and cost effective. BrixHQ gives you a dashboard with a set of tools to help you. Adding and managing projects, tasks, users and reports is quite simple, and help you get started quickly. Some of the app's feature descriptions are gathered below.

Get your own VPS from 8 Dollars/month

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 by Servage
Sweden's best uptime again with 99,9% Read more in InternetWorld 03/11. Do you want you own server? Do you need special software? Are you tired of performance problems? Are you just curious? Well, there are many good reasons to get an own virtual private server. The price is definitely also one of them! Consider this offer from Servage. It's pretty much the same cost as a shared webhosting account! RAM Memory: 256 MB Traffic: 100 GB Diskspace: 50 GB Full root access Power On/Off from CP Backup (snapshots) ACPI shutdown from CP Console access from CP Check out the plans.