MOZY Online backup

09.05.2008

One of online backup services. Sign up account, install app, do backup over internet. Free backup version with 2GB limit. Encryption is possible via password or a key in file.

First backup is long. Every other just backup byte changes or new files. Old versions and deleted data are kept 30 days back.

+ 256MB through every new user via your recommendation

tried and it works. Recovery is ok. For large data DVD burn available.

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Different internet radio

09.05.2008

http://www.last.fm

do it yourself playlist


File sharing

09.05.2008

Everyone need to send some data over the internet that are bigger than usually. Too big for mail, DVD is not easy, ftp not available. On the net is couple of services for free data storage. This one look very good:

  • Share files and images with all of your friends and upload them only once
  • Link to files from your MySpace page, your blog, or forums
  • Upload an unlimited number of files to share with friends and family or storage
  • Use folders to easily share groups of files or create galleries for all your images
  • No registration necessary and no software to install
  • Keep frequently used files online for easy access from any computer with an internet connection

No need for registration, unlimited transfers, unlimited space, multiple paralell transfers at once, free …

http://www.mediafire.com/


webtools

02.03.2008

Here I’m goiing to write down and update by the time a set of usefull small online and offline tools and goodies that might be usefull for one who want to learn, create or improve his “web interface” author abilities

.htaccess online editor

http://www.htaccesseditor.com/en.shtml
easy online tools for creating custom .htaccess files


Embded FLV video player

24.02.2008

I’ve been sneeking around the web for a free flash player and with reference from Menalto’s Gallery discussions I found JEROENWIJERING.COM website with its FLV MEDIA PLAYER. For noncommercial use its free and has lot of nice features:

on site can be found nice collection of tutorials where you can start with player features exploration

For quickstart use web based wizard for easy player setup which creates embedable list of parameters for your web page

Some common info regarding flash video is on wikipedia, Adobe website (flash video central, encoding calculator) and a few posts bellow you can find online services for conversion to flv format


ajax libraries and frameworks

24.02.2008

This post is far from to be a research on what’s on the market. I just needed to add web 2.0 capabilities to a small microsite and thus made a web search. What was important to me is

  • easy to learn
  • cross browser stability and compatibility
  • good documentation
  • and of course peoples reference
  • as open licence as possible (GPL or so)

so here is the result. I will not explain difference between library and framework here as now I do not see clear boundary what is what. In easy way as I do understand it libs are for quick solving frameworks for more complex projects so grouping in post is based clearly what authors tell about their creations. Nice informational discussion on what to choose can be found here

Same as most of people in that discussion I ended with jquery. Quick and easy for my need

Libraries

jquery

jquery ss very powerfull js library with lots of AJAX functions.


“jQuery is a fast, concise, JavaScript Library that simplifies how you traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax interactions to your web pages. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.”

Lot of other scripts that can add interactivity to a website is based on jquery.jquery has also its own standardized UI plugins and there are other third party plugins which are in fact just codes built on top of jquery like this image carousel

Thorough post on how to use jquery is on WebDesigner’s wall site here

script.aculo.us

script.aculo.us

“script.aculo.us provides you with easy-to-use cross-browser user interfaceJavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications fly”

Frameworks

Mootools

http://mootools.net/

Object-Oriented JavaScript framework designed for the intermediate to advanced JavaScript developer. It allows you to write powerful, flexible, and cross-browser code with its elegant, well documented, and coherent API


The Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI)

http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/

“The Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library is a set of utilities and controls, written in JavaScript, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML and AJAX. The YUI Library also includes several core CSS resources. All components in the YUI Library have been released as open source under a BSD license and are free for all uses”


Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/download.html

“Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is an open source Java software development framework that makes writing AJAX applications like Google Maps and Gmail easy for developers who don’t speak browser quirks as a second language. Writing dynamic web applications today is a tedious and error-prone process; you spend 90% of your time working around subtle incompatibilities between web browsers and platforms, and JavaScript’s lack of modularity makes sharing, testing, and reusing AJAX components difficult and fragile”

PrototypeJS

http://www.prototypejs.org/

“Prototype is a JavaScript Framework that aims to ease development of dynamic web applications.

Featuring a unique, easy-to-use toolkit for class-driven development and the nicest Ajax library around, Prototype is quickly becoming the codebase of choice for web application developers everywhere.”

Collection of nice AJAX applets

nice looking simple downloadable ajax and dhtml code
http://miniajax.com/


ajax modal window aka lightbox

23.02.2008

AJAX modal window

modern way of displaying modal window using ajax

http://www.synapsesinc.com/lightbox/
http://mjijackson.com/shadowbox/
http://www.huddletogether.com/projects/lightbox2/
http://jquery.com/demo/thickbox/
http://www.ibegin.com/blog/p_ibox.html
http://www.digitalia.be/software/slimbox

and comparative blog article with list of lightboxes and comments about them

Preload images
here you can pick one you like and customize it for use in one of lighboxes
http://loadinfo.net/