Archive for November, 2011

Skysa – A Free & Smart Toolbar For Websites

Monday, November 28th, 2011

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A website toolbar is something that can beautify or uglify web pages depending on the solution used and how it is configured.

Skysa LogoIn order to improve the visibility of several things on WRD, last month, I have integrated, Skysa, a free-to-use (with paid plans) toolbar that can sit either in the header or footer of websites (check the footer>left of this page) and provides many features in a tiny space.

Skysa is loaded with many applications for social buttons, translating pages, content aggregating, announcements, polls, chat, games and more.

As the toolbar is highly-customizable, I have placed social buttons with the order I preferred, so readers would easily tweet, like or +1 WRD (and, it worked as expected, the amount of such social activities were much higher than the previous months).

Skysa Who is Online Map

And, with a minimalistic approach, only activated the social widgets, translate, "who is on" and scroll-to-top apps. Simply, the ones that will ease the way readers browse and use WRD.

The translate app is great, it remembers the choice of the reader and auto-translates any other pages that readers would visit. So as the "who is online". Besides an "online readers count", it displays them on a world map.

It is possible to track the usage on each application, how many times they are clicked, etc. and, from the statistics, I can easily tell that "they were actively used".

Skysa Stats

Skysa has an application gallery where you can browse, choose and activate quickly. Every app has its own customization options.

If you have a membership-based website, the app can integrate into that as well and use the profile info (name, photo, etc.) when needed.

For paid plans, it enables you to create custom applications, manage multiple toolbars and place ads inside it.

Also, worth mentioning, the color of everything inside the toolbar can be completely customized so that it will fit perfectly into any website.

Conclusion

The most exciting thing about a toolbar is its ability to "always staying inside the viewport". During this 1 month, Skysa proved me that it can help me use that space efficiently and it is a stable platform.

There is definitely a lot of room for improvement, new apps, more positioning options, etc. but Skysa is very solid at what it does. No problems faced during that month.

I can keep using the toolbar or not, but, if you in search of such a solution, I definitely suggest giving the application a try.

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Sijio Community Software

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Sijio is a fast, high performance, easy to use and fully customizable PHP driven free community software with open source code. It is equipped with all necessary professional tools and features to run a full fledged community site. The features include: blogs, events, forum, gallery, polls, page management, user management, RSS feeds, 100% SEO friendly, 100% customizable Smarty powered templates, any content editing using powerful WysIWyg editor, easy picture upload to any content, unlimited number of attachments for any content, LIFETIME support, LIFETIME upgrade and much more...

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Byte-Saving Techniques For JavaScript

Monday, November 28th, 2011

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It seems like there is almost no limit in minimizing the weight of the web pages we are creating.

For the JavaScript part, 140byt.es (a tweet-sized, fork-to-play, community-curated collection of JavaScript) is sharing a set of very useful tips for saving bytes.

Byte Saving JavaScript Techniques

They are simply smart replacements for the functions, equations, loops, etc that we are regularly using.

An example from conditionals:

A good number of bytes saved : ). The bytes saved are definitely minimal but trying to keep things small and focusing on this is definitely a good habit (but also it is worth considering that such usage can make the code unreadable for other coders).

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SmaCrypto

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Package:
SmaCrypto
Summary:
Scramble and unscramble numbers as strings
Groups:
Cryptography, PHP 5
Author:
Shemeer M Ali
Description:
This class can scramble and unscramble numbers as strings...

Read more at http://www.phpclasses.org/package/7233-PHP-Scramble-and-unscramble-numbers-as-strings.html


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Create Your Own Computer Game: Doom 3 source code and other free game engines

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

The source code for the famous Doom 3 game from id Software is now listed on the Free Games Programming Libraries, Free Game Engines and Source Code. It's there for the benefit of the programmers who want to learn how big game developers do things, and tinker with the code. Personally, I think it's easier to just write your own game using one of the game engines (also listed on that same page). I mean, even the famous game engines like Unreal can be obtained for free from that page, so you can already use cutting edge stuff without the headache of deciphering other people's code.

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شات امير الصمت

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

شات امير الصمت

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8991 Tracklist

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

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Tom Makongsuk

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

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IMC Objects 2

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Package:
IMC Objects 2
Summary:
Parse and generate vCard and iCalendar files
Groups:
Text processing
Author:
CPK Smithies
Description:
This package can parse and generate vCard and iCalendar files...

Read more at http://www.phpclasses.org/package/7226-PHP-Parse-and-generate-vCard-and-iCalendar-files.html


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A Free Gesture Icon System – Cue

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

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Desktop users are experienced enough to know how they can interact with a website, use shortcuts and get the most out of the browser.

For touch-enabled interfaces, things are different. There is a new question: "which gestures are supported by the app/website?".

Cue is a free (public domain) gestural icon system that aims to build a standard visual language of touch-based interactions.

Cue - Gesture Icons

There are icons for actions like swipe, drap, touch, tap and hold, spread and more.

Each icon comes in a labeled and unlabeled version and the set is in .PNG, .SVG Omnigraffle Stencil and InDesign formats.

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