Mastering App Presentation – Book Review

Mastering App Presentation, by Jane Portman, covers many ways in which you can present apps and designs. This can take many forms, such as a design pitch, an app page on your site on an app store. Naturally, the design pitches don’t apply to me, as I sell apps. In that area, the book coverage […]

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Learning Python – Book Review

I read Learning Python, by Mark Lutz (5th Edition) a few months ago. Unfortunately, I just got around to reviewing it now. Learning Python is a very long book at 1600 pages. It is safe to say that it covered everything that it should, but it feels like it is way too through and that a […]

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Web Development CS253 – Course Review

What it covers Web Development CS253 is taught at Udacity, and has a free version and a US$150 version – which has in-class projects, coaching and code reviews, as well as a verified certificate. The course covers all basics on web development, and you will develop a very simple blog and a wiki by the […]

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Squirrly Review – WordPress SEO Plugin

Squirrly is another SEO plugin for WordPress. Yes, I do realize how many of those exists, but there was a sale on DealFuel.com with no monthly fees and the Squirrly reviews seemed convincing. There are 3 major features on the plugin – a keyword research module, a sidebar with details on SEO for your post, and […]

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CSS3 Animations

A List Apart has an interesting overview of CSS3 animation and user experience . I have seen a few of these effects around, and they really add to the user experience while being pretty light.

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Cool CSS3 Gradient Animation Effect

An interesting way to get background gradient animation with CSS3 – basically by using a larger background image and moving the position on hover. Check out the original article .

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How to Be A Human Lie Detector – Course Review

How to Be A Human Lie Detector is a course about – you guessed it – how to detect lies. This is done by learning how to notice microexpressions, body language, voice changes and even differences in the language employed when answering a question. The course consists of a few hours of videos, plus a […]

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Rails for Zombies Redux/Rails for Zombies 2 – Course Review

I recently took the Rails for Zombies Redux and Rails for Zombies 2 courses on CodeSchool. I had already learned some Rails on a Software Engineering Course , but I thought these would be helpful, specially since I didn’t touch anything on Rails after I finished the course. I also intend to rewrite the user key […]

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Design Patterns Explained – Book Review

I read Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design – by Allan Shalloway, James R. Trott early this year. Unfortunately, I forgot to review it till now, and I’d like to do so for the sake of completeness. Naturally, the book is no longer as fresh on my mind, so it will be a […]

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New Watermark System for STG FolderPrint Plus

For the latest version (4.09) of STG FolderPrint Plus I am trying a new watermarking system. The old system (in the left, below) used a large graphic with Unregistered when printing. This didn’t look good and has problem in some printers. The new system changes the name of every 15th file in the file list […]

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