Category Archives: Web

Blog posts about web development and Internet technology.

What I’ve Been Adding To My Notes

As a busy web developer, I learn something new every day and I take the time to document what I learn in my notes. The following is a list of material I’ve recently added to my notes: A tagged regular … Continue reading

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Silhouette Theater – My Webcomic Project

I have started a personal project in order to see if I can make any money by producing content on the Internet. I’ve recently read a book, YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture, which got me to thinking about how … Continue reading

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iTouch Web Applications And Web Slices

I’ve been slacking off for the past two months due to travel but I’m finally getting back into gear. I recently added some material to my notes on creating web pages for the iTouch and iPhone. I have an iTouch … Continue reading

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Book Review – ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking

I recently finished reading the book ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking by Andrew Siemer. I consider this book to be one of the more important books to read because I’m very interested in building social networking web sites and ASP.NET is … Continue reading

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Elgg Languages

Today I examined how Elgg supports foreign languages for web site internationalization. I discovered that Elgg does not check the browser’s language setting. Instead you have to set the language for the entire site. This means that you cannot create … Continue reading

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ASP.NET 2.0 Culture – Web Site Internationalization

Last night I watched the movie Paris, Je T’Aime, a collection of short films set in various arrondissements. This is undoubtedly one of the best recent films to see before you travel to Paris. I especially liked the short film … Continue reading

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Back In Business

I got a replacement DSL modem from Verizon this evening so my broadband Internet access is restored. I was using my old USB modem and a free dial-up account from NetZero. NetZero is a good temporary back up option for … Continue reading

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Book Review – ASP.NET 3.5 Application Architecture and Design

Today I finished reading “ASP.NET 3.5 Application Architecture and Design” by Vivek Thakur. This book is published by Packt Publishing who “specialize in publishing focused books on specific technologies and solutions“. They have books on JavaScript Libraries like jQuery, open … Continue reading

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iPod Touch

I bought my very first iPod while on vacation and I’ve finally had  time to use it. It is an iPod Touch 8GB, Model #MA623LL/B. This must be the first generation iPod Touch because it lacks the external volume controls … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 on Windows XP

This week I decided to be daring and install Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 on my Windows XP computer at home. I especially like the Developer Tools which are similar to Firebug and Firefox’s Web Developer toolbar. The ruler is … Continue reading

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PHP Encryption And CakePHP On The iBook

Today I continued my intensive work on PHP web development. I spent about 3 hours studying PHP’s many methods of encrypting data. There are a variety of encryption algorithms that you can use including MD5, SHA-1, DES etc so it … Continue reading

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The Improved YouTube Tag Cloud

I have made an improvement to my YouTube Tag Cloud page. While browsing some web design sites I came across a blog post about Beautiful Word Clouds which showed some images of fancy word clouds. They used a fancy font … Continue reading

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Flash Cartoon Animation

Over the weekend I finished reading the book “Flash Cartoon Animation” by Kevin Peaty and Glen Kirkpatrick. Flash cartooning interests me because it could be an easy way to create original content for video sharing sites. A simple Flash cartoon … Continue reading

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Walking Tours Of Philadelphia

I have finally finished reading the book I bought on tourist attractions in Philadelphia. I read this book to be prepared for my weekend vacation in Philadelphia. I will be spending Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia in order to attend … Continue reading

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Getting Into Flash Animation And Flash Video

I’ve been focusing more on creative work as I’ve been planning to. I gathered together my books on Flash and ActionScript which I will finally get around to reading. I’m interested in Flash now because it can be used for … Continue reading

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New Book On How To Become A YouTube Star

There is a new book available on YouTube. Unlike previous books, the author seems to have been heavily involved in the community and therefore knows more about the social networking aspects of the web site.  15 Minutes of Fame: Becoming … Continue reading

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Google Blog Search Pinging REST Client

My WordPress blog has not been showing up in the Google Blog Search so I decided to create a REST Client to ping it using their Google Blog Search Pinging Service API. I created that last week and ran it … Continue reading

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YouComment – A Fancy Video Comment Reader

I have added another page to my collection of “value added services” for YouTube users. This one is an improvement over the YouTube comment system. You can find it on my web site at: http://www.williamsportwebdeveloper.com/YouComment.aspx  The comment system is an … Continue reading

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More Pageflakes and YouTube API Work

I’ve been busy with the Pageflake developers API and the YouTube API. The Pageflakes documentation is not very good so I had to figure out how to display the loading bar without using their showProgress() method that I can’t get … Continue reading

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Custom Pageflake For YoTube Countdown Timer

It was pointed out to me that LiveVideo has already added a tab called LiveStart to show how Pageflakes will be integrated into LiveVideo. I don’t know if LiveVideo will open their platform to third-party developers the way Facebook has … Continue reading

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