Archive for March, 2009

Mar 27 2009

Web 2.0 Apps You Should Be Using

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When productivity is the name of the game, expect tech people to come up with solutions that make sure you don’t get left out in the cold. That’s how your encounter with Web 2.0 has just gotten better, thanks to apps, those tiny bits of programs that work behind the scenes and assist you when you most need them. Whether for free or priced slightly, Web 2.0 apps are incredibly useful, perfect for when you just don’t want to work too hard at a task or for those times when memory fails.

What are apps?

The term apps is short for applications. These are small computer programs that perform certain specific tasks, usually to supplement a main program or to add to the functionality of a computer system. Apps vary in specific functions and they can be used for account or site management, finance, games, education and many types of research. These apps are often designed to work or add to the functionality of Web 2.0 technologies.

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Mar 20 2009

The Need for an Adaptable CMS in Web 2.0

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Is your CMS updated for the web? It better be. There are certain issues that an updated CMS can handle best that your old CMS will probably find difficulty in. After all, technology is about change and change is what Web 2.0 has brought us. So what makes a CMS a good fit with Web 2.0? We examine its characteristics.

What is CMS?

CMS is content management system, used for the management of website content. Generally, CMS is deployed by site owners and site administrators to allow the interactive use of a website by multiple contributors. One of the best examples for this type of content management is the wiki, where numerous users create content through collaboration. Content may be textual, audio or video.

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Mar 13 2009

Icons of Web 2.0 and How to Create Them

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We see a lot of icons on computer displays. They are not new to us since every time we use the computer or connect to the Web, we encounter different icons and have become quite useful for both users and web developers. They are used in web sites since they require little space in web pages while in a computer desktop, they are used to transport the user from one window to another. An icon dates back to the year 1970 where it was developed by the Xerox Alto Palo Research used as an instrument for constructing computer interfaces so neophytes could easily grasp the idea behind this computer technology.

Later, Microsoft Windows and the Apple Macintosh popularized their icon-driven interfaces for their
operating systems. Although, today, we are now on Web 2.0, icons are still very useful on many web sites.

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Mar 06 2009

Simple and Easy Steps in Creating Web 2.0 Buttons

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These days, Web 2.0 style has become very popular among a number of web sites. Every single day, a lot of web sites use attention-grabbing images and very interesting things to appear in the Network. Since there are by no means any standards in creating any of the Web 2.0 elements, thus, many people are inclined to make use of the special buttons also known as Aqua buttons.

The importance of using Web 2.0 buttons

Creating these buttons for additional web effects may seem difficult to you; however, with a lot of new discoveries in the computer technology, you may not need to become a professional web designer to be able to create a simple one.

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