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When it comes to my development environment I have always been really picky. I need a clean and structured interface, not to cluttered, but still adjustable to my needs. I have tested countless IDE solutions in the past, but always seem to come back to Komodo from ActiveState.
jQuery 1.2 has been released.
Great speed improvement from the last release. I can hardly wait for version 1.2, which should be coming out sometime in September :)
Komodo IDE 4 is a powerful, multi-platform, multi-language IDE for end-to-end development of dynamic
Komodo IDE makes creating robust web apps fast and easy, with a rich feature set for client-side
such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl.”
The Aptana IDE is a free, source-open, cross-platform,
I have been developing a simple ajax solution for a couple of customers in the past months.
The gui currently runs on
and I have integrated PHP and ASP backend services for my customers.
Its a simple self contained solution, that I am currently cleaning up and plan to release. The system will be called portalZINE cubicFusion lite and will be a solution for those that mainly seek something simple for static sites.
The goal is pure static data for now, with the option to integrate different services down the road. I plan to provide plugins for PHP and ASP and maybe additional languages in the future.
If you are interrested in alpha / beta testing before release, I will provide access to a development newseletter soon, that will notify you once the first release is available. I will be providing more information, once I get closer to a release date.
Super Grub Disk is a bootable cdrom, usb or floppy specially designed for the restore of boot. Really handy when installing Linux and windows on the same system, as Windows often kills the Linux Grub MBR installation.
This is not so much about the technique itself, as that thas been documented many times over the years, but about an easy way to handle the task of combining the images.
The WhyNormally for each image on a webpage a separate request to the webserver is required, each taking as much as a hundred millisecond. Does not sound much, but can add up fast.
The HowThere is an easy way to overcome this by combining images into one single image and address the single images using CSS.
CSS for 1st image in row:background-image : url(combined.png);background-position : 0px -16px;
CSS for 2nd image in row:background-image : url(combined.png);background-position : 0px -32px;
Some more resources dealing with the technique itself:
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/slidingdoors2/ http://wellstyled.com/css-nopreload-rollovers.html http://www.websiteoptimization.com/speed/tweak/combine/ http://www.quate.net/newsnet/read.php?id=48
The toolI have been using this technique for some time now and always searched for a tool that would help me combine those images easily. That is why I decided to build my own, currently called pzImageCombine :)
Sure there are many options to do that:– Online with php (using GD, ImageMagick…) – Using Photoshop (photoshop actions) or similiar image applications
None of these really done it for me in the past.
This small tool allows you to choose an image directory and combine all png images into one single image. Its still in its alpha stage and far from feature complete ;)
As I am working actively with jQuery since its introduction, it was my library of choice. Using jQuery and some plugin magic, I succeeded.
This is still a project in progress, but thought I share it and give something back to the great jQuery community :)
I will be writing up a more detailed tutorial soon and add more functionality. I also have some other nice widgets I will be sharing in the future ;)
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The past few weeks I have helped my friend (Chuck Wadlow) to redesign his hosting website siteshostedby.info. I am sure many remember him under his alias Infopro. His company has provided solid and affordable hosting for the past 5 years, mostly targeting Friends, Associates and Family.
From today on he is opening his hosting solutions to everyone who is searching for a reliable, trusted and personal host.
Feel free to drop by and take a look.