Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Add a Little Flair to your Web Site

I remember about five years ago there were all sorts of neat programs out there that would generate cool text effects for you in Flash SWF format. Some have gone by the way side, but here are a few that are still kicking that might be of interest.

http://www.wildform.com/
http://www.swishzone.com
http://www.xara.com/us/

If you know of any others, let me know and I'll post 'em.

Flex - Silverlight - Laszlo- Javascript - Widget IDE: Spket

This IDE looks promising. It supports JavaScript, XUL/XBL, Laszlo, Flex, SVG, Silverlight, and Yahoo Widget intellisense. Take a gander here-

http://www.spket.com/

Free for personal use, under 30 for professional. If you have used it please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Javascript Page Flip

The guys over at Sitepoint came up with an interesting page flipping script using jQuery and CSS Sprites.

Check it out here...
http://www.sitepoint.com/examples/jquery/animate4.php

The full article here...
http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2007/07/20/javascript-sprite-animation-using-jquery/#comment-858604

Pretty cool, I'm sure this technique has been done elsewhere, and can be utilized in other technologies like Flash and Silverlight if you wanted to go that route.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Caching and DataSets

I ran into some issues with Caching on page DataSet elements in ASP.Net. The following link provides a solution.

http://weblogs.asp.net/despos/archive/2005/08/08/421868.aspx