In today’s tutorial we will be making a beautiful HTML5 portfolio powered by jQuery and the Quicksand plugin. You can use it to showcase your latest work and it is fully customizable, so potentially you could expand it to do much more.
Popcorn.js is an open source event framework for HTML5
<video> which provides an easy-to-use API for synchronizing interactive content.
It uses the native HTMLVideoElement properties, methods and events with normalizing them into a simplistic API.
The framework also provides a plugin system for community contributed interactions. Continue reading
The output is platform-independent and can access the client filesystem, run programs, play sounds ,etc.
- Platform-independent applications
- OS-native look and feel
- Writing applications in pure object-oriented PHP
- No traditional browser security restrictions: access the client filesystem and run programs
- It’s Fast! Continue reading
Plaxo is an address book in the cloud, capable of pulling contacts from a variety of online services like Gmail, Aol, Windows Live, Yahoo, Microsoft Outlook and LinkedIn. Plaxo can also track news feeds from social network destinations like Twitter, Facebook, and other popular sites. That way, you are always in loop with your friends when you need to get in touch.
The sign up form is simple with standard fields. Plaxo does require you to specify your gender and they explain up front that it’s used only to address you appropriately. The account has to be activated from the mail sent to your primary email inbox. Continue reading
This is where the small chat systems become handy. Whether you will be talking with a client, a teammate or a friend, just a standards compliant browser & an internet connection will be enough.
Here are few easy to use & free disposable chat systems (text or video) for an instant communication:
Again a simple application where any number of users can connect. Optionally, you can password-protect your page to make sure the chat is private.
Besides standard chat rooms, you can signup & create private rooms which are password protected and the communication is encyrpted.
Google just kicked it up a notch announcing the Chrome Web Store. The wildly popular app store concept is finally being applied to today’s powerful web apps, closing the gap between native desktop and web apps even further. The Chrome Web Store is a marketplace that will make it easy for people to find and “install” todays powerful web apps.
Chrome Web Store
The Chrome Web Store is simply a marketplace that will make it easy for users to find the powerful web apps that are already available today. In the future this will be important as web apps are exponentially increasing in availability and it’s increasingly hard to find the best of the best.