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Eclecti.ca » plugin http://eclecti.ca Like The Internet...but smaller Thu, 08 May 2014 18:30:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 M3talinks for Jun 25th http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-jun-25th/ http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-jun-25th/#comments Sat, 26 Jun 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/06/m3talinks-for-jun-25th/ Today’s M3talinks for Jun 25th

  • Monkeybagel.com: Pumas on Hoverbikes – We've all heard the "herding cats" analogy with regard to managing programmers. Managing sysadmins is like leading a neighborhood gang of neurotic pumas on jet-powered hoverbikes with nasty smack habits and opposable thumbs. Oh, and as a manager you're a neurotic junkie puma too, only they cut your thumbs off and whereas all the other pumas get to drive around on their badass hoverbikes and fire chainguns at the marketing department, YOU have to drive a maroon AMC Gremlin behind them and hand out Band-Aids and smile a lot, when all you're REALLY thinking about is how to get one of them to let you borrow his hoverbike for a few minutes so you can show those fools how it's DONE. This is because managers are usually people who proved that they were handy with a chaingun and were thus rewarded by having their thumbs cut off and their weapons handed to some punk college hire.
  • jQuery Raty – A Star Rating Plugin
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M3talinks for May 27th http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-may-27th/ http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-may-27th/#comments Fri, 28 May 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/05/m3talinks-for-may-27th/ Today’s M3talinks for May 27th

  • AviaSlider – a unique jQuery Image slideshow plugin – * 8 unique transition effects<br />
    * Lots of easy to set options to create your own effects<br />
    * Included Image preloader<br />
    * Autoplay that stops on user interaction<br />
    * Valid HTML5 and CSS 3 Markup<br />
    * Packed version only weights 8kb<br />
    * Supports linked images<br />
    * already prepared to work with prettyPhoto Lightbox<br />
    * works with jQuery 1.32 and higher<br />
    <br />
    Browser Support<br />
    <br />
    * Internet Explorer 6 and higher<br />
    * Safari 3 and higher<br />
    * Firefox 2 and higher<br />
    * Opera 10 and higher<br />
    * Google Chrome 3 and higher<br />
    * Checks for last 3 Browsers performed on Mac & Win
  • Piwik – Web analytics – Open source – Piwik is a downloadable, open source (GPL licensed) real time web analytics software program. It provides you with detailed reports on your website visitors: the search engines and keywords they used, the language they speak, your popular pages… and so much more.<br />
    <br />
    Piwik aims to be an open source alternative to Google Analytics.<br />
    <br />
    Piwik is a PHP MySQL software program that you download and install on your own webserver. At the end of the five minute installation process you will be given a JavaScript tag. Simply copy and paste this tag on websites you wish to track (or use an existing plugin to do it automatically for you) and access your analytics reports in real time.
  • Home – CFML Advisory Committee – CFML Advisory Committee – Welcome to the CFML Advisory Committee website. Our goal is to define what is "core" to the ColdFusion Markup Language, how that core should behave and what is considered "extended core" – what language features useful CFML processors should implement – as well as offering guidelines for vendors to provide extensions to CFML in a consistent manner.<br />
    <br />
    We are currently finalizing our basic definition of what constitutes the core CFML tags, functions and script and will be publishing more details shortly.
  • Open BlueDragon Java CFML Runtime Engine – Open BlueDragon – the worlds favourite<br />
    and only truly open source GPL Java CFML engine<br />
    <br />
    no hidden costs, no extra charges, no crippled functionality – Price $0.00
  • Railo Open Source – Railo open source is a completely free, open source CFML engine that has been officially accepted as a JBoss.org project. Railo is known for its compatibility, performance, innovations and extensibility.
  • Typedia: Learn: Anatomy of a Typeface – Anatomy of a Typeface
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M3talinks for May 14th http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-may-14th/ http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-may-14th/#comments Sat, 15 May 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/05/m3talinks-for-may-14th/ Today’s M3talinks for May 14th

  • Pretty Link WordPress Plugin — Blair Williams – Shrink, track and share any URL on the Internet from your WordPress website. Unlike other link shrinking services like tinyurl, budurl, and bit.ly, this plugin allows you to create shortlinks coming from your own domain! Pretty Link tracks each hit on your URL and provides a full, detailed report of where the hit came from, the browser, os and host. Pretty Link is a killer plugin for people who want to mask their affiliate links, track clicks from emails, increase the reach of their website by spreading these links via Twitter, forums or comments on other blogs.
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M3talinks for May 5th http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-may-5th/ http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-may-5th/#comments Thu, 06 May 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/05/m3talinks-for-may-5th/ Today’s M3talinks for May 5th

  • ZenCoding.vim – vim plugins for HTML and CSS hi-speed coding. : vim online – ZenCoding.vim : vim plugins for HTML and CSS hi-speed coding.
  • zen-coding – Project Hosting on Google Code – Zen Coding is an editor plugin for high-speed HTML, XML, XSL (or any other structured code format) coding and editing. The core of this plugin is a powerful abbreviation engine which allows you to expand expressions—similar to CSS selectors—into HTML code. For example:<br />
    <br />
    div#page>div.logo+ul#navigation>li*5>a<br />
    <br />
    …can be expanded into:<br />
    <br />
    <div id="page"><br />
    <div class="logo"></div><br />
    <ul id="navigation"><br />
    <li><a href=""></a></li><br />
    <li><a href=""></a></li><br />
    <li><a href=""></a></li><br />
    <li><a href=""></a></li><br />
    <li><a href=""></a></li><br />
    </ul><br />
    </div>
  • Third Tribe Marketing – Mention the words "Internet marketing" to some, and images of obnoxious "gurus" spring to mind, complete with big red headlines, yellow highlighting, and excessive hype. And yet real Internet marketers (not get-rich-quick scam artists) are some of the smartest, wealthiest, and most ethical entrepreneurs you'll ever meet.<br />
    <br />
    Mention the words "social media marketing" to some, and images of touchy-feely idealists who promote community over commerce and conversation over cash come to mind. And yet some of the smartest people in the space successfully participate in social media for higher traffic, better search engine optimization, and larger profits.<br />
    <br />
    The black and white division of online marketing into two tribes is not real.<br />
    <br />
    These people learn from all sides and apply what they learn in a way that works for them. This tribe profits from the intersection of pragmatism and progress.<br />
    <br />
    This is the Third Tribe.
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M3talinks for Apr 14th http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-apr-14th/ http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-apr-14th/#comments Wed, 14 Apr 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/04/m3talinks-for-apr-14th/ Today’s M3talinks for Apr 14th

  • jQuery.popeye 2.0 | an inline lightbox alternative – jQuery.popeye is an advanced image gallery script built on the JavaScript library jQuery. Use it to save space when displaying a collection of images and offer your users a nice and elegant way to show a big version of your images without leaving the page flow.<br />
    <br />
    Though the script is quick and easy to setup, it offers great flexibility in both behaviour and styling.<br />
    <br />
    It was designed as an alternative to the often-seen JavaScript image lightbox (see Lightbox 2, Fancybox or Colorbox, just to name a few). What they all have in common: they employ a modal window to display the large images, thus disrupting the workflow of the user interacting with a webpage.<br />
    <br />
    jQuery.popeye takes a different approach: not only allows it for browsing all thumbnails as well as the large images in a single image space, it also repects the page flow and stays anchored and rooted in the webpage at all times, thus giving a less disruptive user experience than modal windows.
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M3talinks for Apr 6th http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-apr-6th/ http://eclecti.ca/m3talinks-for-apr-6th/#comments Wed, 07 Apr 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/04/m3talinks-for-apr-6th/ Today’s M3talinks for Apr 6th

  • VoucherPress – a WordPress plugin for creating downloadable, printable vouchers – stillbreathing.co.uk – website design and development – VoucherPress is a WordPress plugin that allows you to give downloadable, printable vouchers in PDF format away on your site. Download the VoucherPress plugin here.<br />
    <br />
    Have you ever wanted to give away vouchers or tokens on your website? If so this plugin is for you. You can create a voucher with whatever text you want, choosing the layout and font from a range of templates (you can also add your own templates). Vouchers can then be viewed, downloaded and printed from a specified URL.<br />
    <br />
    There are shortcodes to add a link to a particular voucher, or to show an unordered list of all your vouchers.<br />
    <br />
    You can require visitors to provide their name and email address to get a voucher. If an email address is required an email is sent to the address with a link to the voucher URL. Each voucher has a unique code, and vouchers that have an email address associated with them can only be used once, so once a registration-required voucher is downloaded it can’t be downloaded again.
  • Incorporating a back channel in a presentation or lecture – In Using the Twitter backchannel at an event, we looked at how to make use of the Twitter backchannel both as a participant and as a presenter. <br />
    <br />
    On this page we want to look at how to actively incorporate the backchannel (and hence the audience) in the presentation. This moves the presentation from one-way delivery to a two-way dialogue with the audience
  • Khan Academy – The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.<br />
    <br />
    We have 1000+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.
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linkHive For Mar 14th http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-mar-14th/ http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-mar-14th/#comments Mon, 15 Mar 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/03/linkhive-for-mar-14th/ Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveMar 14th

  • WpLicense – CC Wiki – In addition to the administration interface, WpLicense provides three template functions which may be used to insert the license information into templates. WpLicense was developed by Nathan Yergler and is licensed under the GNU GPL version 3. See the WpLicense Developer page for development information.<br />
    <br />
    WpLicense works with WordPress 2.0 and later. Note that this is the self-hosted version of WordPress downloaded from wordpress.org.
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linkHive For Mar 5th http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-mar-5th/ http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-mar-5th/#comments Sat, 06 Mar 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/03/linkhive-for-mar-5th/ Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveMar 5th

  • cforms II » delicious:days – cforms is a powerful and feature rich form plugin for WordPress, offering convenient deployment of multiple Ajax driven contact forms throughout your blog or even on the same page.
  • 10 Free Beautiful Calligraphic Fonts – Noupe – The word “calligraphy” is derived from two Greek words, denoting “beautiful writing”. Calligraphy or the art of writing has thousands of years in its history and development, and indeed calligraphy fonts, which we often use these days on our PCs to create a postcard or a wedding invitation card, are absolutely about aesthetics, refinement, creativity, and pure beauty.
  • 10 Free Beautiful Calligraphic Fonts – Noupe – The word “calligraphy” is derived from two Greek words, denoting “beautiful writing”. Calligraphy or the art of writing has thousands of years in its history and development, and indeed calligraphy fonts, which we often use these days on our PCs to create a postcard or a wedding invitation card, are absolutely about aesthetics, refinement, creativity, and pure beauty.
  • 10 Free Beautiful Calligraphic Fonts – Noupe – StumbleUpon – The word “calligraphy” is derived from two Greek words, denoting “beautiful writing”. Calligraphy or the art of writing has thousands of years in its history and development, and indeed calligraphy fonts, which we often use these days on our PCs to create a postcard or a wedding invitation card, are absolutely about aesthetics, refinement, creativity, and pure beauty.
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linkHive For Jan 11th http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-jan-11th/ http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-jan-11th/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:00:00 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/01/linkhive-for-jan-11th/ Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 11th

  • Aesthetically Written » It’s Type O’clock! – One of the key qualities of a good information designer is attention to details and since typography is the new cool trend we now seem to care more than ever about presenting text online correctly. The following article is based on my personal experience, yet there’s great probability that much of the following has already been said by somebody else. What you’ll find here is a few tricks for setting type on web I’ve learned over the past few months some of which, amazingly enough, I hardly ever see being used.
  • Aesthetically Written » It’s Type O’clock! – One of the key qualities of a good information designer is attention to details and since typography is the new cool trend we now seem to care more than ever about presenting text online correctly. The following article is based on my personal experience, yet there’s great probability that much of the following has already been said by somebody else. What you’ll find here is a few tricks for setting type on web I’ve learned over the past few months some of which, amazingly enough, I hardly ever see being used.
  • 30 Must See Web Generator for Lazy Webmasters – Smart webmasters do not work everything out from scratch; instead, we make good use of the free tools available online. There are tons of brilliant web tools available online – it’s a waste not to leverage these tools and save some working time (or, to have more time for beer). In this article, I’m going to share my must-have list of 30 web design tools, I hope you’ll find them useful. On the other hand, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the developers who had done some much and made our world better.
  • Slides from Accessibility Camp DC
  • Sketchy Wireframes – Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design – When it comes to user interface documentation, wireframes have long been the tool of choice. However, using traditional diagramming tools like Visio, OmniGraffle, and InDesign, most wireframes today look the same as their ancestors did from a decade ago – assembled with rigid, computer-drawn boxes, lines and text. While these artifacts have served us well, they can also be slow to produce, burdened with unnecessary detail and give a false impression of “completion.”

    To compensate for the drawbacks of traditional wireframes, many practitioners put aside the computer in favor of simple pencil sketches or whiteboard drawings. This speeds up the ideation process, but doesn’t always produce presentable or maintainable documentation.

    There is a growing popularity toward something in the middle: Computer-based sketchy wireframes. These allow computer wireframes to look more like quick, hand-drawn sketches while retaining the reusability and polish that we expect from digital artifacts.

  • 4 Design Elements Behind a Good Call to Action | letscounthedays – It is not uncommon for companies to sink large amounts of money into obtaining traffic to their websites in an attempt to increase conversions. Some of their money might go towards search engine optimization and some might go towards pay per click or search engine marketing. Little do they know their problem might not be about getting more traffic. The real problem could be that they have a poor call to action.
  • List of Really Useful Tools for CSS Developers | W3Avenue – This is not an attempt to create a mega list of tools for CSS developers; only few but really useful tools have been selected and placed under appropriate categories. If you see that a really useful tool has been missed, please feel free to share the link in comments.

    Note that for a tool to be really useful, it also needs to provide easy to follow instructions and user friendly interface; unless it is really straight forward. Unfortunately several tools listed in this list may not fulfill this criteria. If you are aware of another tool that is more user friendly and feature rich, please let us know and we may replace it with an existing tool.

  • Adding Grey Boxing To Our Web Workflow | Chalkboard Blog | Web Design, Marketing, Business and Charleston SC – I recently read a blog post by Jason Santa Maria talking about grey box modeling. Grey box modeling is basically the in-between I was looking for. It is essentially designing with spacial relationships and identifying your grid on the computer without getting hung up on colors, textures and other design elements. Grey Box modeling has added a layer of detail to my designs that I wasn’t previously achieving.
  • The CSS3 border-radius property « Blogging CSS – One of the CSS3 properties designers have been longing the most for is undoubtedly the border-radius property. With CSS3 border-radius property it’s possible to create the so popular rectangles with rounded corners exclusively via CSS – no images needed.
  • A jQuery Plugin for Zoomable, Interactive Maps – New Media Campaigns – We wanted the experience to be engaging as possible but also easily updatable in the future. We settled on jQuery as the interface technology to use as it made it simple to build, display and animate the map. I did a longer writeup on the detailed mechanics of how this worked two weeks ago in one of our most popular posts. Due to the great feedback we got on it, this is a follow-up with a revised version of the code as a jQuery plugin which should make it easier to integrate into other projects.
  • 11 Ways to Influence People Online and Make Them Take Action – Influence can be defined as the power exerted over the minds and behavior of others. A power that can affect, persuade and cause changes to someone or something. In order to influence people, you first need to discover what is already influencing them. What makes them tick? What do they care about? We need some leverage to work with when we’re trying to change how people think and behave.
  • 30 Must See Web Generator for Lazy Webmasters – Smart webmasters do not work everything out from scratch; instead, we make good use of the free tools available online. There are tons of brilliant web tools available online – it’s a waste not to leverage these tools and save some working time (or, to have more time for beer). In this article, I’m going to share my must-have list of 30 web design tools, I hope you’ll find them useful. On the other hand, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the developers who had done some much and made our world better.
  • Slides from Accessibility Camp DC
  • Sketchy Wireframes – Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design – When it comes to user interface documentation, wireframes have long been the tool of choice. However, using traditional diagramming tools like Visio, OmniGraffle, and InDesign, most wireframes today look the same as their ancestors did from a decade ago – assembled with rigid, computer-drawn boxes, lines and text. While these artifacts have served us well, they can also be slow to produce, burdened with unnecessary detail and give a false impression of “completion.”

    To compensate for the drawbacks of traditional wireframes, many practitioners put aside the computer in favor of simple pencil sketches or whiteboard drawings. This speeds up the ideation process, but doesn’t always produce presentable or maintainable documentation.

    There is a growing popularity toward something in the middle: Computer-based sketchy wireframes. These allow computer wireframes to look more like quick, hand-drawn sketches while retaining the reusability and polish that we expect from digital artifacts.

  • 4 Design Elements Behind a Good Call to Action | letscounthedays – It is not uncommon for companies to sink large amounts of money into obtaining traffic to their websites in an attempt to increase conversions. Some of their money might go towards search engine optimization and some might go towards pay per click or search engine marketing. Little do they know their problem might not be about getting more traffic. The real problem could be that they have a poor call to action.
  • List of Really Useful Tools for CSS Developers | W3Avenue – This is not an attempt to create a mega list of tools for CSS developers; only few but really useful tools have been selected and placed under appropriate categories. If you see that a really useful tool has been missed, please feel free to share the link in comments.

    Note that for a tool to be really useful, it also needs to provide easy to follow instructions and user friendly interface; unless it is really straight forward. Unfortunately several tools listed in this list may not fulfill this criteria. If you are aware of another tool that is more user friendly and feature rich, please let us know and we may replace it with an existing tool.

  • Foundations of Customer Service for Freelance Designers – DesignM.ag – There are a lot of factors that play a role in determining the success of a freelance web designer. Obviously, design ability and technical skills are needed, but other factors like customer service, marketing, networking, and work ethic will have a significant influence. In this article we’ll take a look at customer service as it applies to freelance designers.

    Providing high-quality customer service can at times be frustrating for freelancers, but taking good care of your clients is critical for client retention and for encouraging word-of-mouth referrals. Here we will look at 10 aspects that should be considered by freelancers who aspire to provide a high level of customer service.

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linkHive For Jan 6th http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-jan-6th-4/ http://eclecti.ca/linkhive-for-jan-6th-4/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2010 20:11:49 +0000 http://eclecti.ca/2010/01/linkhive-for-jan-6th-4/ Here are the newest links to join the linkHiveJan 6th

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