Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Technobrief #14

Summary: Recent findings of software, articles, and more.
Books CSS Data Design Graphics HTML5
  • Back to basics: how to code an HTML5 template
    Dain Miller covers the basic constructs of HTML5.
  • HTML5Boilerplate
    A template that helps you build fast, robust, and adaptable web apps or sites.
  • HTML5 Form Validation
    Stephen Walther describes how you can take advantage of HTML5 client-side validation regardless of the type of application that you are building.
  • Paul Irish on HTML5 Boilerplate
    In this video, Paul Irish, the man behind the project will show you how you can use HTML5 Boilerplate to get your projects up and running quickly while keeping best practices covered.
JavaScript/jQuery
  • An introduction to Modernizr for designers
    Louis Lazaris introduces a way to ensure that you’re designs are able to take advantage of new HTML and CSS features using the Modernizr JavaScript library and API.
  • Create a Windows-like Interface with jQuery UI
    A walkthrough by Nikko Bautista.
  • Differences Between jQuery .bind() vs .live() vs .delegate() vs .on()
    Elijah Manor attempts to shed some light on confusion about the real differences between these methods and when they should be used.
  • Essential jQuery Plugin Patterns
    Addy Osmani takes the official jQuery plugin authoring guide a bit further
  • Forsight.js
    Gives webpages the ability to tell if the user's device is capable of viewing high-resolution images (such as the 3rd generation iPad) before the image is requested from the server. Additionally, it judges if the user's device currently has a fast enough network connection for high-resolution images. Depending on device display and network connectivity, foresight.js will request the appropriate image for the webpage.
  • Introduction to the ASP.NET Web API
    Stephen Walther offers a brief overview of the features of the new ASP.NET Web API. You learn how to use the ASP.NET Web API to retrieve, insert, update, and delete database records with jQuery. We also discuss how you can perform form validation when using the Web API and use OData when using the Web API.
Life Mobile Opinions Process Programming Software
  • ActivePresenter
    The free edition allows you to create screencasts in three simple steps. Supported formats: AVI, MP4, WMV, WebM.
  • Adapter
    Free video and image converter for Mac and PC.
  • Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker
    A free program that you can use to remove the effects of malware that is blocking you from accessing parts or all of the system.
  • MP4Cam2AVI
    Free MPEG4/MJPEG to AVI converter/joiner for MPEG-4 camcorders and digital photo cameras (also cell phones that shoot video in MP4 format). It repackages video content to AVI container without video recompression, it's fast and loseless.
  • Siren
    Free file renamer.
  • XVI32
    Free hex editor.
Tools
  • Ambient-mixer
    Listen to relaxing music, ambient atmospheres and astonishing sound effects. If you want, you can even create your own atmospheric sound mix, online and for free. Every audio template can be easily edited for your own needs.
  • Compfight
    Image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research. We make good use of the flickr™ API, but aren't affiliated with flickr.
  • jsFiddle
    Offers an easy way to test HTML, CSS, and JavaScript online.
  • Codeacademy
    Great learning resource for teachers and students of computer programming.
  • Marklets
    Bookmarklet search engine.
  • Mockup Builder
    Build mockups of websites and software apps online (free).
  • Invoiceable
    Free online invoicing app (the free version will include a link to the site).
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