Posts Categorized: Development

Amazing online 3D

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I couldn’t care less for the actual content of this EcoDazoo website, but the 3D rendering is blazingly fast! I suspect this was done with Papervision 3D. Watch it here.

HTML soft hyphens now supported in Firefox 3

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Kevin Yank ( wrote an interesting lesser known feature of Firefox3. I archive it here for my own documentation. The original article is here. Tucked away in the list of CSS improvements in Firefox 3 is this innocuous-looking feature: “HTML soft hyphens (­) are now supported.” Soft hyphens are one of those obscure gems that… Read more »

3D on the web: has the time arrived?

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A few years ago, we did experiments in 3D on the web using the VRML technology. A heavy argument was a hefty 5 megs plugin to install, and only on Internet Explorer. No mac, no firefox, no nothing. VRML is now a almost forgotten technology and it seemed no one saw a reason to pursue… Read more »

elegant antispam solution

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As a web developer, you’ve probably been there. That ubber cool comment/ email form you’ve developped three years ago has been a major spambot traffic exchange for any type of that-body part enlarging techniques. The usual solution is the use of captcha, or any other type of turing test validation techniques. But these transport your… Read more »

Running multiple versions of Firefox together

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As a web developer, it is important to test against upcoming versions of popular browsers. With Firefox 3 sitting in our door step, you may find this little how-to useful : a quick ‘n easy way of running Firefox 2 alongside Firefox 3 beta 2 in Five steps: the principle is two have 2 user… Read more »

Jaxter – serverside javascript

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January 22, 2008 is a date to remember for the web development community, celebrating the release of a fine piece of serverside software: Jaxter , created by Aptana (the makers of the outer excellent free Aptana Studio IDE). You’ve always been told and believed javascript is client side, right? From now on, think twice: Jaxter… Read more »

Eloquent JavaScript

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Eloquent JavaScript Eloquent JavaScript is a digital book providing a comprehensive introduction (tutorial) to the JavaScript programming language. Apart from a bookful of text, it contains plenty of example programs, and an environment to try them out and play with them. The book is aimed at the beginning programmer ― people with prior programming experience… Read more »

javascript / flash file upload and progressbar widget

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jqUploader: jQuery plugin for file upload and progressbar, has been updated ! jqUploader is a jquery plugin that substitutes html file input fields with a flash-based file upload widget, allowing to display a progressbar and percentage. The plugin uses the form action attribute value (normally pointing to a server side script handling the upload and… Read more »


the spirit.

The fundamental failure of most graphic, product, architectural, and even urban design is its insistence on serving the God of Looking-Good rather than the God of Being-Good. Richard Saul Wurman