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Archive for November, 2011

Make your web design on the go

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 by Servage
There's a pretty convenient iPad app called iMockup out there, making designing on the go comfortable. The developers say: "iMockups for iPad is the premiere mobile wireframing and mockup app for your web, iPhone and iPad projects. The ease and mobility of an iPad app with the power of a desktop app at your fingertips." Designing on the go has never been easier "iMockups for iPad gives designers and developers with the ability to quickly draft wireframes for their websites and apps.  Created exclusively for the iPad,iMockups combines a beautiful interface with intuitive functionality, taking full advantage of the breakthrough touchscreen device. iMockups is simple to use but make no mistake, it's a serious app for creative ...

Cloud code editor Ace

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 by Servage
Tak a look at Ace, if you're interesting in moving your development into the cloud! "Ace is a standalone code editor written in JavaScript. Our goal is to create a web based code editor that matches and extends the features, usability and performance of existing native editors such as TextMate, Vim or Eclipse. It can be easily embedded in any web page and JavaScript application. Ace is developed as the primary editor for Cloud9 IDE and the successor of the Mozilla Skywriter (Bespin) Project." The features contain: Syntax highlighting Auto indentation and outdent An optional command line Work with huge documents (100,000 lines and more are no problem) Fully customizable key bindings including ...

Online .htaccess editor

Monday, November 28th, 2011 by Servage
Yes, finally I stumbled over something to help with one of the most annoying tasks! Creating .htaccess code for commonly used functionality is something which can be quite annoying and tiresome with Google plus documentation. This .htaccess editor gives you the ability to click you to the code you need. Some might say it's for dummies, but I say its for smart people, saving time ;-) The online .htaccess editor can do the following: Deny all access to files Basic authentication Error page Default page Setup WWW Redirect directives Access restriction Please note that the Servage control panel already gives you an easy option to create user/password based authentication to folders.

CSS Gradient Editor

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 by Servage
Yesterday you got the Button Generator. Today it's the CSS Gradient Editor, helping you to take advantage of one of CSS3's cool new features! It does pretty much what the title described: You can easily choose some colors to be part of your gradient and watch a preview. Thereafter you get the CSS code for that particular gradient. Simple and easy, yet extremely helpful :-) Do you know any other cool little tools like this? Let us know with a comment!

Easy button maker

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 by Servage
With CSS3 it has become even easier to create cool looking stuff with HTML+CSS, without any additional graphics or JavaScript. Rounded corners, gradients, and more, are cool additions to CSS3 which ease the creation of great user interfaces. Button Maker is a simple tool that helps your creating beautiful buttons. The generated code might not be the most optimal one, but it gives you a good inspiration on how it's done, and a really quick way to test different button designs. Do you know any other cool little tools like this? Let us know with a comment!

Easier jQuery Documentation

Sunday, November 20th, 2011 by Servage
Developers who use jQuery know the jQuery website isn't exactly extremely userfrienedly, in terms of how quick and easy you can find solutions to your problems, finding appropriate documentation entries etc. Therefore jQAPI has created a better version of the jQuery Documentation, easily accessible via the web. A good help for jQuery developers. They describe their project like this: "There are numerous alternative jQuery documentations out there, such as jQuery API Browser, jQuery API, Visual jQuery and another jQuery API Browser. They are all out of date. The latest official documentation has been released in the 14 days of jQuery. Why the heck another one? The jQuery documentation is great, ...

Test the HTML5 capabilities of your browser

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 by Servage
HTML5 is the new version of web contents that will dominate the next years. Much new functionality has been implanted to allow even more interactive content. However, the joy of using such content comes down to the HTML5 support of your browser. How well does it work? HTML Test is a little tool (website) that quickly shows how well your browser version supports HTML5. They describe their tool like this: "The HTML5 test score is an indication of how well your browser supports the upcoming HTML5 standard and related specifications. Even though the specification isn't finalized yet, all major browser manufacturers are making sure their browser is ready for ...

New music service iTunes Match temporarily closed

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 by Servage
Music web services are really becoming mainstream at the moment. With older players in the market for years, now most large ones, have caught up. Most recently Apple with it's new music subscription. With the (late) launch of iTunes Match, Apple seemed to be having issues with the amount of new users from the start. PaidContent writes "Apple was overwhelmed in the first few hours the service was available, telling those who had downloaded iTunes 10.5.1 that 'new iTunes Match subscriptions are temporarily unavailable' and to check back later in the day." It's always interesting to follow current web trends, and on-demand media consumption will definitely play an important ...

Recycle digital music

Sunday, November 13th, 2011 by Servage
Recently we feature Spotify's start in Denmark. Now Springwise has discovered this interesting new media service for recycling digital music: ReDigi launched last month and claims to be the first platform enabling users to transfer a digital music file from one person to another without copying it. To achieve this, a Verification Engine first checks that the song the user is uploading for sale was legally acquired. If it was, the ReDigi Music Organizer removes the song being sold from the seller’s computer and all synced devices — songs that have been copied from CDs or other physical media, meanwhile, are rejected and returned to the seller’s library. Anyone is ...

Build HTML5 games quickly with LimeJS

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 by Servage
Do you want to get things done quickly? If so, frameworks are helping to make development quick and efficient. With standardized components, you avoid reinventing the wheel with every project. We have earlier presented frameworks for PHP and mobile app development. Today I'm briefly presenting a framework for HTML5 game development. "LimeJS is a HTML5 game framework for building fast, native-experience games for all modern touch-screens and desktop browsers." The goal by the LimeJS creators is to give developers a tool, that allows for quick game development, without having to think too much about compatibility, and other usual problems. LimeJS is supposed to work in every browser, without the need for client-side plugins. ...