Nearly a decade ago, I launched my first SaaS application. It was a new take on content management — a hosted CMS that reads/writes directly to a web server and uses class attributes to define content regions.
Back in 2011, I released the first version of SimpleImage for PHP — an open source project for working with images.
Last week, I launched Particle on Kickstarter. Today, I pulled the plug and canceled the campaign. We had 50 backers and were 5% funded. So why would I do this with 25 days left to go?
Apple announced some great updates to the iPad, iMac, and the Mac Mini today. They also talked about iOS 8.1, which will be available this Monday (October 20th). And then came the much anticipated OS X Yosemite release which is supposed to be available today—but you may want to hold off for a bit.
Today, Opera announced that its mobile browser, Opera Mini, will become the default web browser for some of Microsoft's lower end phones.
Sending emails from your app can suck. Half the time, messages that get sent from your own server just get dumped into the recipient's junk folder. The truth is, successfully delivering emails from your app to your users can be a painstaking task. That's why we decided to use Postmark for one of our latest projects.
Last night I received a very unexpected email from the Google Apps Team claiming that, in late 2010, they will start phasing out support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. From the email:
I was happy to learn that Windows 7 has some new shortcut keys that let you control certain aspects of window management right out of the box. They're pretty easy to remember too:
Today has been an exciting day. I received documentation from the State of Florida stating that A Beautiful Site, LLC. is officially a limited liability company. This marks the new beginning of a period of growth for ABS, which has been, until now, a sole proprietorship.
Times Online writes:
Safari was the first mainstream browser to pass the Acid2 Test now. Opera was a close second. Firefox finally nailed it down with version 3. Even Micrsoft, back in December, announced that IE8 passes the Acid2 Test. Web browsers have certainly come a long way towards standards compliance...or have they?
On December 28th, 2007, the Netscape Blog announced that AOL is ending support for Netscape web browsers effective February 1, 2008. This doesn't come as much of a surprise, considering the significant decline in Netscape's marketshare over the past decade to more competative browsers such as IE, Firefox, Opera, and Apple's Safari. Nevertheless, it is upsetting to see what was once the technical leader among web browsers become a thing of the past.
An internal build of IE8 is reported to have passed the Acid 2 test. This is great news, as Microsoft is showing more and more progress towards incorporating web standards into Internet Explorer, even though IE7 has remained dormant since it's release back in October 2006.
After months of rumors and speculation, Apple finally released a Windows version of their famous (and formerly Mac-only) Safari web browser. At the keynote yesterday, Steve Jobs boasted an elegant, mac-themed browser that performs twice as fast as Internet Explorer 7 and 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2. As you can see, the Windows version looks almost identical to the Mac version.
I've always been a fan of Google. Since the first time I heard the name, which immediately reminded me of an infant trying to learn how to speak, I was impressed by the simplicity of their page design and the accuracy of their search results. The addition of great services, including Gmail, Google Maps, Google News, Google Documents, Google Photos, and Google Video, make having a Google account more than worthwhile. Yes, in the eyes of millions of fans, including myself, Google has doing everything right so far.
VistaPrint delivered 1,000 A Beautiful Site business cards the other day, and I couldn't resist playing with them.
I'd like to introduce my new web design studio. After considering a list of potential names and designs, I finally came up with a name that I thought fitting for the kind of web design business that I want to run.