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14 Jun 2014

Denver Dev Day

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Spending the day at DenverDevDay at the Microsoft office in Denver.  Been learning about MVC, Knockout, AngularJS, and unit testing.

8 Jun 2014

Website Quality Considerations

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Thinking about creating a new website? Check out this webcast I created on Website Quality Considerations.

27 Feb 2012

Easily Setup and Configure Websites with AMPPS

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I just heard about AMPPS from Softaculous and decided to give it a try.† It is basically everything you need to set up and deploy over 259 of the best free and open source software.† It runs with the Apache Web Server, MySQL, PHP, Perl and Python, but all you have to do is run the easy installer and pick what you want.

There are multiple options for everything from Blogs and Forums to† Database Tools and E-Commerce.† It is just as simple to install a WordPress site or set up a new ERP or Social Networking site.† There are so many categories of applications that are included that you can find at least one that suits your needs.

If nothing else, it is good to see the list of open source software that is available for people to use.† I found a few that I had never heard of that I am looking forward to trying out.

11 Aug 2010

The Rapping Web Developer

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This was great!

Killa Appz

4 Jul 2010

Cognitive Surplus

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Here is an interesting video discussing cognitive surplus, that is, extra time devoted to creativity. It talks about creative contribution from open source projects and wikipedia to lolcats.

27 Apr 2010

Using Google Drawings for Website Wireframing

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Google Drawings looks like a nice alternative to Visio or other programs for making diagrams and drawings.† Best of all, you don’t have to copy the file or email it since it is stored in your Google Docs account.

One great use for Google Drawings would be to make wireframes for websites.† These are used to help visualize how the page will look and function before all the details are worked out.

Morten Just has created some templates
that you could use to get started.

25 Mar 2010

Comprehensive Guide to Web Terminology

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Here is a great post to help people understand a lot of the words us developers use all the time:
Comprehensive Guide to Web Terminology

9 Mar 2010

Don’t Forget to Schedule a Mammogram

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27 Feb 2010

ClearwaterCouponer.com

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Check out ClearwaterCouponer.com.  It is a great source for Tampa Bay coupons and current deals for stores such as Publix, Walgreens and CVS.

19 Feb 2010

34 Outstanding Admin Panels for Your Web Applications

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When working with complex web applications, an administrative section or backend is critical for providing an easy to use interface for managing the content and settings that control the site.  Here is a great list of 34 Outstanding Admin Panels for Your Web Applications that will be useful for some design inspiration.