Thursday, February 28, 2008
Xplorer2 Lite’s interface is easily adapted to your preferences. Toolbars and information windows can be moved on a whim. You can browse two or more folders in one window, using program tabs and different panes. What’s more, you can customize search windows and save the settings for later use. Visual filters improve crowded directory readability. You can easily rename multiple files at once, split or merge files, synchronize folders, and shred data to prevent recovery.
Pivot Stickfigure Animator is a unique software, that allows you to create stick figure animations easily and without any artistic skills. You can move the sections of the sick figure and easily create a chain of animation frames that can be previewed as you go. You can use more than one stick-figure in the animation, and even create your own stick figures using an easy to use visual editor that lets you assemble objects out of lines and circles. In addition, you can optionally set animation size, speed and more. The result can be saved as animated GIF file. Fun and easy to use, surprisingly well featured.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Cyberduck is an open source FTP and SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer) browser licenced under the GPL with an easy to use interface, integration with external editors and support for many Mac OS X system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, the Keychain and AppleScript.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
Orbitron is a satellite tracking system that was designed for radio amateur and observing purposes. Orbitron is also used by weather professionals, satellite communication users, astronomers, UFO hobbyist and even astrologers. Application shows the positions of satellites at any given moment (in real or simulated time). It’s FREE (Cardware) and it’s probably one of the easiest and most powerful satellite trackers, according to opinions of thousands of users from all over the world.
(Thanks Bob Howard)
Friday, January 25, 2008
RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock. Now with added Taskbar support your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock. This allows for better productivity and accessibility.
And I am Going to Recommend This program
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
What is CSS and how does it work?
This would be a quick explanation of the separation of content and presentation, and how it’s valuable for having a central, site-wide repository of style (instead of code scattered through thousands of pages site-wide). That saves time and money.
Visuals: code in an editor > unstyled markup in a browser > Photoshop mockup > final site with CSS styling applied (using mezzoblue.com as an example)
When would I use it?
Aside from actual web designers, who should already be using it? Some people might be handed the keys to a web site and told to make changes. Or they may have to work with a content management system that has been set up to rely on style, which features formatting.
Visuals: Wordpress page editing, how it looks on-site. (using north08.webdirections.org site as an example)
What’s cool about CSS?
The neatest part about the whole separation of content and presentation thing is that if you build it right, you can make some drastic changes with a few lines of code. I can completely change the way a site looks by swapping in a new style sheet. This can apply to every page on the site, or just certain sections. I could give my products page a blue background image, my contact page a different red image, etc. with just a few lines of code.
Visuals: browsing through a few CSS Zen Garden designs
At the end I’d love a quick question about the conference I’m running in Vancouver for web designers and people building web sites, called Web Directions North. All I want to say is that it’s for web designers, developers, and project managers, and it’s happening in January 2008. Oh, and we’re all going skiing/boaring at Whistler after.