Product of Mozilla labs, Raindrops Create Useful, Compelling Messaging Experiences

Raindrop is an exploration in messaging innovation being led by the team responsible for Thunderbird, to explore new ways to use Open Web technologies to create useful, compelling messaging experiences.

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A central principle behind Raindrop is that messaging should be personal — they want Raindrop to be people-centric both in how they process messages, and in how they can help give people control over their personal data and experiences.

When a friend’s link from YouTube or flickr arrives, your messaging client should be able to show the video or photos near or as part of the message, rather than rudely kicking you over to a separate browser tab.

Notifications from computers and mailing lists should be organized for you, not clutter your Inbox or require tedious manual filter setup. It should be easy to smoothly integrate new web services into your conversation viewer entirely using open web technologies. Continue reading

List of Essential WordPress Plugins For your wordpress blog.

Different WordPress plugins surf their own purposes, and installing too many plugins will slow down your system and increase the loading time. So, how should we choose the necessary plugins for our blog? Most of the new WordPress users will ask this question.

1. Akismet

Akismet is a powerful anti spam plugin for WordPress. It comes with your WordPress installation, but you need to register at WordPress.com in order to get your unique API key and activate the plugin. Some WordPress users choose to review the spams, because sometimes Akismet will incorrectly marks a legitimate comment as spam.
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Yahoo! Introduce Web Analytics – Highly Customizable & Powerful Tool.

Yahoo! Web Analytics is a highly customizable, enterprise-level website analytics system designed to help website businesses increase sales and visitor satisfaction, reduce marketing costs and gain new insight on online customers.

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By storing data in raw, non-aggregated form, Yahoo! Web Analytics is more than simply a reporting tool. It is a powerful, and highly flexible, data analysis tool. Both near real-time AND historical data can be segmented instantly and even visualized with advanced graphs to help marketers and site designers answer specific business questions and find new insights to improve their business.

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JavaScript based Interaction Design Tool For Webpages: IxEdit

IxEdit is a JavaScript-based interaction design tool for the web. With IxEdit, designers can practice DOM-scripting without coding to change, add, move, or transform elements dynamically on your web pages. Especially, IxEdit must be useful to try various interactions rapidly in the prototyping phase of your web application.

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This interaction design tool is built with JavaScript & needs to be embedded into the webpage being edited. With the help of a modal-box-like interface, interactions created will be applied instantly.

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Collection of Tutorials, Resources and Tips for Joomla Template Developers.

Tutorials, Resources, Tips for Creating a Jommla! TemplateTaking the step into a new Content Management System (CMS) can be a daunting prospect. Sometimes you just have to take the step, it could be a client requirement, or simply that the new CMS is tailor made for your current projects spec. Whatever the reasons, it is best as a web designer, to have the knowledge of several CMSs and not be limited to only one.

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The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Joomla!

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Do you want to get started with Joomla!, but you have no idea where to begin? The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Joomla! is just for you. This guide is intended for those who have no clue where to begin but really want to learn how to use Joomla!. Helping you become successful installing, configuring, backing up and restoring, upgrading, and extending Joomla! is exactly the point of this guide.

Joomla! 1.5: Quick Start Guide PDF

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