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Articles Tagged ‘software’

Start web-development with these tools

Sunday, July 14th, 2013 by Servage
The internet is full of web design and development software, for all levels of skills and knowledge. For startup designers, it can be a bit challenging to find highly useful, yet free or low cost, software. I have written this post to introduce various design and programming software, which are well established and meet modern needs. CoffeeCup Editor In most web programming projects, HTML is at the core. Therefore, we all need HTML editors, likely with different capabilities. Dreamweaver (made by Adobe), is an often used tool among the diverse community of web developers. However, its ever increasing prices prohibits many who wish to purchase this tool. Therefore, I have found some ...

Online-tools for web development

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 by Servage
This is our third article for presenting tools that are available to those who enjoy or engage in web development and design. In our previous two articles we focussed on the Mac and Windows platforms, respectively. Here, we present a whole arsenal of tools that are platform independent. And unlike the earlier articles, the majority of these apps are free to use. Where they are not, we will make sure you are are aware of premium services and paid items. This article is presented in multiple parts, as there are over 100 tools we are highlighting. In Part 1, we present the website creation tools, in Part 2 are the planning, ...

Tool-chest of web development apps

Sunday, May 26th, 2013 by Servage
This article targets Mac users who are relatively new to web development (there will be a similar post for Windows users very soon). The applications listed here are mostly for basic to intermediate web development and design. Seasoned developers tend to use tools that build and manage code, plus aid with server implementation. I’ll make a brief mention of those, at the end. Applications are listed within categories alphabetically to overcome any bias toward favored apps. The categories start with what is perhaps easiest software to grasp for development to ones that rely on more skills and knowledge. Some categories include free tools and are noted. Website Creation Tools - Simple These apps ...

Web-based code editor for your website

Monday, March 11th, 2013 by Servage
Are you coding on a local server and upload to your hosting account? Or do your maybe even code straight on the web server in the live page? Either way, you may strongly consider a web-based coding editor, which integrates your development environment with your hosting account even better. Below is a list of some great tools to help you. CodeAnywhere https://codeanywhere.net/ Very robust development tool with Code editor, FTP Client, CSS Editor, Dropbox support, Sandbox, iPhone App, iPad App, Android App and BB Playbook. Coderun http://coderun.com/ Mature tool with projects in multiple languages, syntax coloring and code-completion, compile code and review build errors, run and debug code in multiple platforms, and more. Koding https://koding.com/ Brand new, formerly ...

Present your project in a great way

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 by Servage
It's not easy to create a proper presentation. Regardless of method, slides, screencast, commercial, especially small businesses struggle with this. It's sad to see great apps or projects from small groups not getting the proper attention, due to lack of good presentations. So, don't hide. Get out there and present yourself. Present.me can help you create a nice presentation of your concept with little time. Easy to import, record and edit Whether it’s Powerpoint, PDF, Excel, Word, Google Docs or Open Office, with the click of a button you can upload your files to Present.me and convert them to a format so they’re ready to record. Just present into your webcam ...

Move your website into the spatial web

Monday, August 27th, 2012 by Servage
Spatial data is becoming increasingly popular to use for websites and apps. Services like Foursquare, Facebook and Google Maps are relying very much on places and other geo-referenced content, which the users wish to consume based on geographic search or location. Therefore handling geographic - or spatial - data is important to understand for web developers. Database software MySQL and PostgreSQL are some of the most popular database software, which is used by millions of websites around the world. PostgreSQL has spatial functionality though an extension called PostGIS, which has been widely acknowledged as one of the leading solutions for spatial databases for a long time. However, MySQL has improved and is ...

Using GitTower to work with your code

Friday, August 17th, 2012 by Servage
GitTower is an alternative to the SourceTree app we presented recently. It comes with similar features, but may be a better choice for some. It is: Easy. Efficient. Powerful. Git is the future of version control. But using it on the command line can be difficult. Make your life easier with Tower - the most powerful Git client for your Mac. From Beginner to Master Learn Git with Tower. With its easy-to-use interface you'll be up to speed in no time. Tower takes the pain out of Git and makes complex tasks simple. Tower has all of Git's advanced features waiting for you: single line staging, submodule support, file history... Increase your productivity - without ...

Source Tree provides a GUI for version control

Sunday, August 12th, 2012 by Servage
Are you a web developer who doesn't like to play system administrator when working on your website? I personally don't like command line stuff, and prefer the look and feel of user interfaces with buttons, menus and things to see and understand, whilst not just executing boring and complex commands. The same goes for using version control. Obviously you can run your checkouts, commits, branches, merges or whatever i a command line, but there are beautiful tools out there which visualize the often complex structure of your versioned source code. Source Tree is a beautiful desktop app for Mac, which allows you to handle your version control with a great ...

Get a free helpdesk on your Servage hosting account

Saturday, May 19th, 2012 by Servage
In this previous post you got an introduction to a few support web apps which can help you streamline and optimize your support processes, hence improving customer experience and satisfaction. Common for those apps was that they are all hosted web apps paid via subscriptions. It was hard to find any real alternative in the open source world, because all available options included heavy customization and setup work, being far away from the paid software in terms of features, usability and design. In the meantime, however, I stumbled upon an free, self-hosted piece of helpdesk software which actually seems to play in the same league as some of the paid web ...

Screen settings API on Windows

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 by Servage
Maybe this problem isn't one you're facing every day, or every. However, I'm always fascinated by interations between different IT systems and software, and the procedures are similar, regardless of use-case. API's are the core behind any cooperation between systems. While many modern web companies offer API-access to their products, it is also possible to interact with other systems. Remember to think about the usefulness of opening up your product or service to customers via such an interface. Another funny related pice of software I stumbled upon resently, is a Windows app wich allows to reset screen resolution from the command line. By downloading the developers app "qres.exe" you can ...