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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Microinteractions:Designing with Details – Book Review

Microinteractions:Full Color Edition: Designing with Details, by Dan Saffer, talks about microinteractions – the small details of programs or sites. These can be as small as a password verification widget that just tell you all the rules – instead of making you submit several times and mentioning one specific rule that you broke. Or Chrome’s […]

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Oxygene – Review

Recently, Embarcadero has released their new Delphi XE5, which has iOS support (and will have Android by the end of they year) as part of a Mobile Pack. I have used Delphi since the first beta (and earlier, I used Turbo Pascal), and given how tablets and smartphones are more and more surpassing the numbers […]

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