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Archive for September, 2011

Cool web app to create wiki-style manuals

Friday, September 30th, 2011 by Servage
Dozuki is another great web-based business idea, providing real value to many people. Instead of the old boring manuals, following all kinds of equipment, consumers could be using smart evolving help-sources, making "reading the manual" a really nice experience. Springwise presents the project the following way: "Repair manuals can often be a source of frustration, fraught with dull content, confusing directions and poor imagery. iFixit, on the other hand, has become well-known in the DIY world for its popular “how-to” style repair guides, and now brands can take the same approach to creating engaging and useful iFixit-style repair manuals of their very own. Launched last month by iFixit ...

Collection of CSS techniques

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 by Servage
I've stumbled over a great list of cool CSS techniques I think could be useful some web developers: "CSS3 is taking web development and web design to a higher level. In this article, I have compiled examples of amazing CSS3 techniques that will probably become very popular when CSS3 will be fully supported by most browsers." Color animate any shape with CSS3 and a PNG Let’s start this compilation with an interesting effect created using only CSS3: A png image with a changing background. The background is using CSS3 transitions. Not the kind of effect you’ll put on your website, but definitely an interesting demo of what CSS3 can do. View source: http://jsfiddle.net/chriscoyier/vhKhT/ Create adaptable layout using ...

Get your own virtual server from Servage for $8/month

Wednesday, September 28th, 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. Cloud Based Server Virtualization The TotalCloud server virtualization offering is based on a modular setup where the servers are ...

Customer showcase: Radu Florea

Sunday, September 25th, 2011 by Servage
Radu Florea is a photographer based in Bruxelles, Belgium and he describes himself as « yet another engineer » addicted to photography and design. His website www.raduflorea.eu is a mixed collection of classic views and surrealist photographies, all signed by himself. On his website, the visitors can choose to enjoy quite a few photos archived in several categories like : portrait, close-up, low-key, architecture and nature. He is continuously experimenting (engineer style) so this is why his techniques are in a permanent evolution. The last experiments published on his website are in the area of High Dynamic Range Imaging and tone mapping. The technique is not new and ...

HTML5 and CSS3 cheat sheet

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 by Servage
It's nice to use cheat sheets :-) For HTML5 and CSS3 I found some on Smashing Magazine that look pretty cool, with the following comments: "XHTML 2 is dead, long live HTML 5! According to W3C News Archive, XHTML 2 working group is expected to stop work end of 2009 and W3C is planning to increase resources on HTML 5 instead. And even although HTML 5 won’t be completely supported until 2022, it doesn’t mean that it won’t be widely adopted within the foreseeable future. So in the spirit of the upcoming change we decided to release a handy printable HTML 5 Cheat Sheet that lists all currently supported tags, their ...

Make CSS3 work in Internet Explorer

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 by Servage
It's really annoying how a lot of the cool new CSS3 features are unavailable to Internet Explorer 6-9. I stumbled over this cool app, which helps making some of those effects available in Internet Explorer. Check out CSS3 Pie. They say "PIE makes Internet Explorer 6-9 capable of rendering several of the most useful CSS3 decoration features." There is a demo right on the front page of their website, allowing you to check out the features in Internet Explorer right away. Pretty useful to get CSS3 on the old Windows box.

Manage your web development more efficiently

Monday, September 12th, 2011 by Servage
Web development goes though many stages. It all starts with a great idea or vision that turns into a real concept, the base for your application and business. Often multiple persons are involved in the project, it takes a team effort to be successful. And being successful is what it's all about, since no one can feed himself from great ideas alone. So how do you ensure success from the beginning? You can't! But what you definitely can do, is improve the odds. You can surround yourself and your project with skilled and ten-oriented people, you can use professional management tools, and much more. Another thing that you definitely can do, is to use a great tool to organize your collaborative effort, to streamline development and make sure everyone is pulling in the same direction.

Manage your business from one single place

Friday, September 9th, 2011 by Servage
There are many business management, collaboration, communication and CRM apps out there, with more or less functionality. But what really makes a good one stand out from the crowd? It's depending a lot on your needs, but certainly Skylight is a very interesting player in the field. It offers a wide range of functionality to improve the work processes in your organization. Projects and milestones is your project management tool, which lets you and your team stay on top of current tasks, overall progress and workload. Core functions are: Project activity feed keeps you up to date on everything that’s ...

Monitor your website and servers remotely

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 by Servage
SiteLog is one of those insanely simple, yet powerful web-apps, which do exactly what they promise. The web is filling up with universal apps promising so much, and failing to fulfill most expectations - often because the effort is spread to much, and suddenly very ambitions projects turn into bad experiences. Therefore I'm extra happy when I see niche-products, like SiteLog. It's fulfills very specific needs, and it does it well. SiteLog monitors your server so you can see when something is offline. It's very easy to get started. After you've created your account, you go through two simple steps to start monitoring. Add servers (by IP or URL/Domain) Add services to ...

Create an archive of your experiences

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 by Servage
How often have you thought about keeping a diary? Or maybe just a log of events, thoughts or ideas? Maybe on you last vacation you would have liked to note down your experiences? Or recent business ideas have been lost in the plethora of things floating around in your head? Keeping an archive of thoughts, ideas and experiences may be something for you then! 280daily.com is an easy way to create a searchable archive of your life. It helps your with the tasks mentioned above. Some of the core use-cases are the following: Journal. Realistically keep a journal, 280 characters only takes 2 minutes! Travelling. You're too ...