The Next Step of google in Cloud Computing: Chrome Web Store

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.

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Collection of Free and Essential Web Design and Development eBooks from Google

CSS Cookbook

Web Design and Development Google Books

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By Christopher Schmitt
The CSS Cookbook provides more than quick code solutions to pressing problems. The explanation that accompanies each recipe enables readers to customize the formatting for their specific purposes, and shows why the solution works, so you can adapt these techniques to other situations. Recipes range from the basics that every web author needs to code concoctions that will take your web pages to new levels.

CSS Pocket Reference

Web Design and Development Google Books

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Google Analytics tool, Excellent Analytics, Export Google Analytics Data To Excel

Google Analytics offers various ways to view the data & make comparisons, which is great. But if you need a totally unique view or want to make comparisons with another data source, you’re limited.

Excellent Analytics is an Excel plug-in for importing web analytics data from Google Analytics in to an Excel spreadsheet.

So, you can easily build queries with all dimensions and metrics available or apply filters to create advanced queries

Excellent Analytics

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Watch Out For Google Wave – Collaboration + Communication Tool

Announced at Google I/O conference, Google Wave will be released later this year. In just couple of days hundreds of reviews have been written about Google Wave and it seems like it will be a massive success. As web developers we need to prepare ourselves for what’s heading our way.

Google Wave is a real time communication platform that provides powerful mix of email, instant messaging, wiki, chat, project management, document management, social interaction, etc. It also offers unlimited options for integrations, functionality and features by allowing developers to create extensions, gadgets and robots. On top of all this Google Wave uses an open protocol, so anyone can build their own wave system.

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All Google Widgets In One Place: Google Web Elements

Google Web Elements is a fresh website where you can find all Google widgets in one place & easily add any of them to your websites.

The website simply offers a similar customization interface for each widget and generates the JavaScript code for embedding them.

Google Web Elements

It currently presents 8 widgets:

  • Calendar (for sharing your Google Calendar with your readers)
  • Conversation (a comment replacement where users can have a conversation)
  • Custom Search (custom Google search engine)
  • Maps (easier Google Maps integration)
  • News (latest Google News articles)
  • Presentations (for sharing Google Docs presentations)
  • Spreadsheets (for sharing Google Docs spreadsheets)
  • Youtube News (Youtube news videos from a selected list of publishers)

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