CSSVista: Tweak CSS and see it in IE and Firefox at the same time

CSSVista: Tweak CSS and see it in IE and Firefox at the same time:

CSSVista is a free Windows application for web developers which lets you edit your CSS code live in both Internet Explorer and Firefox simultaneously.

The software is brought to us by the authors of Litmus, a tool that tests your websites on a set of browsers.

CSS Vista

cool tool for windows web developers, I won’t use it for a couple of reasons, I’m a mac-a-holic and too much of an engineer to worry about pixel perfection…

(Via Ajaxian Blog.)

If I Told You You Had a Beautiful Figure…

If I Told You You Had a Beautiful Figure…:

…. would you hold it against Aaron Gustafson? Aaron has written about “laying out images consistently within a design is difficult; especially when you hand the keys over to someone else to fill in the content.”

ACtually a nice tech to get visual control over images and associated metadata in a nice controlled, consistent way

(Via Ajaxian Blog.)

YAML the CSS framework

YAML the CSS framework:

The framework is focussed on flexible layouts and offers column and/or
grid based design elements for flexible, elastic or fixed layouts. YAML
has grown over two and a half years now. Since YAML wasn’t planned to
become a framework, things grew slowly and only with a german
documentenation. Thats I think, is the main reason, why it is almost
unknown outside Germany. This changed with the arival of YAML v3.0 july’07.

Another thing worth looking at…

(Via Ajaxian Blog.)

FancyForm – Pretty checkboxes and radios

FancyForm – Pretty checkboxes and radios:

Styling form controls has always been limited with HTML and CSS. Not anymore. FancyForm provides the solution by letting you style checkboxes and radio buttons as you would any other elements, while degrading gracefully on older and non-graphical browsers.

Here’s an example of what’s possible with the script:

[styled checkboxes]

Click through to see the demo (worked in most of the browsers I tried, safari, camino, firefox…

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Link Catchup

Cory Miller: The First 5 Essential Tweaks He Does in a WordPress Blog Installation. Moltn: Six Tips On Writing Content For Search Engines. If that doesn’t work, use lots of dirty words

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FLVIX is a free online video converter. It converts video into formats like .AVI, .MOV, .3GP, .MP4, .MP4 for free, online.

(Via Ajax Blog.)

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What’s YSlow?:

It’s an extension to Firebug (yes, correct, Firebug, not Firefox) that helps with performance optimization efforts. It scores your page on the scale A to F, based on compliance with Yahoo’s performance rules. It’s a tool that has been used internally at Yahoo and is now released to the world.

(Via Ajaxian Blog.)

Ajax, DTrace and Where They Meet

The article walks you through setting up dtrace on an an Ajax tracing example and then goes into detail on tracing Ajax and Java call flow where they are tracing the call flow of the JavaScript functions and the Java servlet methods, which responds to the Ajax calls using the script:

(Via Ajaxian Blog.)

The Discovery Channel is using Sharkrunners, an online game, to teach people what it’s like to be a marine biologist who is tracking sharks. The game play is easy to play, but original

(Via O’Reilly Radar.)

Feature: 5 Ways to Optimize AJAX in Ruby on Rails

(Via Vitamin.)

Squish allows to create tests for GUI and Web applications by recording or manually writing test scripts. Squish supports popular scripting languages for the test scripts and gives access to additional APIs. This way QA engineers can easily create powerful and robust tests to enhance and keep up the quality of the tested application. Different editions of Squish are available for testing applications based on the following technologies: Qt®, Java™, Mac, Web, 4Js, Tk, XView

DatePicker using Prototype and ScriptaculousYou’ll find here the code and instructions for a datepicker widget using Prototype and Scriptaculous librairies.