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Archive for March, 2012

Unlimited resources with Servage hosting

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 by Servage
You might have noticed that the Servage website now indicates unlimited resources for hosting packages. This is not only for new customers, but also for existing users. So enjoy your new freedom, or if you don't need it yet, enjoy knowing that you won't outgrow your hosting account. The unlimited resources applies to: Disc space Monthly bandwidth Number of domains, emails accounts, databases etc. The hosting industry has seen many web hosts switching to unlimited packages. The trick is not only to offer threse great packages, but more importantly to deliver reliable, secure and fast service any time. Servage is working hard to maintain quality while still offering the one solution you need. ...

Manage multiple WordPress sites from one place

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 by Servage
Are you managing multiple WordPress sites? In that case ManageWP might be of good help to you. It's a management tool that greatly improves efficiencyy and saves you time. The basic features are: Control your websites all in one place With ManageWP, logging into each of your WordPress sites individually is a thing of the past. With our unique one-click login technology, you can quickly access all of your dashboards from one central location. Install, upgrade and monitor WordPress sites, plugins and themes Upgrade WordPress, plugins and themes across all of your sites with just the click of a button. Install plugins and themes on multiple sites at once from all of your favorite ...

Preload images with jQuery for smoother browsing

Saturday, March 24th, 2012 by Servage
JavaScript can improve your website in many ways, mainly for the user experience to get better. One of the smart things you can do, is to preload images in the background. You can drastically improve the users' perception of load times by doing this. If images are already preloaded, only the HTML content needs to be fetched, and boom, the next page is displayed. Preload selected images Preloading is an advantage, but obviously it shouldn't be overdone. The trick is to figure out which images to preload, and which to ignore. Try to figure out a logical browsing path through your website, and preload the images for the pages you think might ...

Stylish email marketing with Emma

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 by Servage
Emma is one of the many email marketing providers out there, but it does come with a little positive twist. Emma i trying to provide simple and fantastic design, while making it extremely easy to use and manage contacts and newsletters. They say: Create emails with stand-out style. Monthly newsletters, invitations, promos and more. No matter what you send, your organization's emails will stand out in style. Start with custom designed stationery from Emma, then pair it with our menu of stylish content layouts to create works of art every time. Even Tuesday. Send now, later or automatically. Emma makes it easy to send with a click, schedule an email in advance ...

Fade on mouse hover effect

Monday, March 19th, 2012 by Servage
Fade on mouse hover is probably one of the most popular effects on websites. It can be accomplished in various ways, one of which is via JavaScript. Fading effects are particularly usefull for images/videos where you want it to display a little less prominent until the user actively hovers the mouse over an element. Fading on hover effects are also good to indicate that an element is clickable, like chaning the color or adding an underline for text links. The following snippet demonstrates how you can create such a hover effect on mouse over/out events with jQuery: $(document).ready(function(){ $(".thumbs img").fadeTo("slow", 0.6); // This sets the opacity of the thumbs to ...

Get rid of your file cabinet

Friday, March 16th, 2012 by Servage
Doxo is a service that is the first step to getting rid of the file cabinnet. It offers features to replace any step of paperwork processing and archiving. Now it just needs users to be willing to do so, because in some cases it unfortunately still is more convenient to maintain the old paperworld. Doxio securely store your important documents in your digital file cabinet. Access them anywhere. Banish paper clutter. Organize your accounts and folders. If it’s in your file cabinet, you can manage it on doxo. Simply add your accounts from the doxo directory or create folders to store important documents. Put your documents in. Get them back out. ...

Basecamp Next reinvents project management

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 by Servage
37Signals is the company that borugh great web apps like Basecamp. They have been pioneers in a world of web apps, creating a series of great, simple, yet powerful apps. You could say Basecamp is their crown jewel, and now they are re-inventing it. Basecamp Next is coming! They say: "Over the past 8 years, millions of people across every imaginable industry have used Basecamp to manage over 8 million projects. In total, they’ve shared over 275 million to-dos, messages, and files. What started as a side project in 2004 has become the world’s most popular web-based project management and collaboration app. 96% of our customers say they’d recommend Basecamp to a ...

Smooth scrolling to anchor and automated link-target

Monday, March 12th, 2012 by Servage
The following two code snippets can improve your links in a simple but powerful way. Smooth scrolling to link anchor on page Using anchor links is a good way to create an overview at the top of a large page, while having lots of content further down. It's also great foor cross-linking in content on large pages. Adding a smooth scrolling effect to anchors adds a great touch, and just makes the browsing experience even better. Chech out this snippet: $(document).ready(function() { $("a.topLink").click(function() { $("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: $($(this).attr("href")).offset().top + "px" }, { ...

Website Builder for Mobile Sites

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 by Servage
Website Builders have been around for ages now, and some are getting pretty advanced. A fairly new development in this market are website builders for mobile platforms. MobDis is such an application, which allows you to easily build great mobile sites, to convert online visitors into real-world customers. Clean and Simple Interface With a clean and simple user interface, you will spend no time learning. Using MobDis is similar to how you would use powerpoint. Just import your images and you can arrange it as you like on the page. Pages can also be linked together easily with the link tab on the left. Built with popular web standards MobDis sites are built with ...

3 great little JS tools for your web design

Monday, March 5th, 2012 by Servage
FitText is a jQuery Plugin that helps creating great looking large text in fluid layouts. Works good on any platform - mobile and desktop. They say "FitText makes font-sizes flexible. Use this plugin on your fluid or responsive layout to achieve scalable headlines that fill the width of a parent element."   LetteringJS is a jQuery Plugin for typography. The developers even call it "radical web typography".   FitVids helps you to integrate embedded Videos in your websites. They say "A lightweight, easy-to-use jQuery plugin for fluid width video embeds.".