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Text to speech functionality in web applications using the iSpeech API

Speech-enable your web applications using the iSpeech REST API. Continue…

Search along a route with CloudMade’s Local Search API

A tutorial demonstrating how to give users functionality that they were used to get only from their car navigation systems. Continue…

The Map API Showdown

Three and a half years after I had last looked in detail at the big Map APIs, I felt it was time for another look at the current Map API landscape. Continue…

A look at PhoneGap and Appcelerator Titanium

Having been interested into mobile development for quite a while, I had a chance to look at two frameworks that make developing apps for web developers much easier. Without Objective-C or Java. Continue…

First Steps with YUI3

YUI3 moved from "Preview Release" to "Beta" a few weeks ago. So I figured, this is a good time now to play around with it and see what my colleagues on the other side of the wall came up with. Continue…

Book Review: Object-Oriented JavaScript

If you ever wanted a JavaScript book that talks about intermediate to advanced, cutting-edge and state-of-the-art techniques, this is the one. Your newly acquired knowledge might also get you nice looks from all the ladies at the next YUI party. Who knows. Continue…

CSS Reviewr

Check your CSS code against certain standards and best practices. Brought to you by Santa Klaus. Merry Christmas. Continue…

WordPress Plugin: Shrinkr

"More power!", as Tim Taylor from the TV sitcom "Home Improvement" would say. Don't we all want more power, more performance from our web sites? I was working on a WordPress plugin that enables you to bump up the speed of your site by minification of your CSS and JavaScript files. And now finally found time to release it. Continue…

Favicons—demystified

Once for every project you do you stumble upon them: favicons. And every time I struggle to remember what it is I need to pay attention to when creating them. So here is another guide for the next time I come across the to-do item "Create a favicon". Continue…

Installing Apache, MySQL and PHP on Leopard

Having a proper Web Development environment set up on your development machine is essential to test and, well, develop. As I had to go through that process again recently, I thought that documenting it for future reference might be a good idea. Continue…

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