The State of Social Location-Based Services

2010 is the year of social location-based services: Foursquare, Gowalla, Google Latitude, Loopt, Brightkite and MyTown. In the last months we have seen a rapid growth of social location-based services in particular Foursquare. Sharing your own position to unlock badges and earn points using this kind of services has become an activity that engages and … Read more

Internet Censorship Report

It is one of the tools used by governments to filter out unwanted information and to prevent the spread through the World Wide Web. It is a phenomenon of staggering proportions that affects over 25% of the global population. According to the latest data released on OpenNet Initiative and Reporters Without Borders 12 are the … Read more

jQuery 1.4.2 Visual Cheat Sheet

jQuery Visual Cheat Sheet, the refined and updated version of the popular jQuery Cheat Sheet is finally here. The new edition includes all the reference you will ever need for jQuery 1.4.2 API. Download the PDF file.   Originally published by Antonio Lupetti

10 Useful Google Spreadsheet Formulas You Must Know

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Google Spreadsheet is a powerful and free tool to manage complex spreadsheets. This tutorial illustrates ten useful formulas you must know to help you simplify the way you work in Google Spreadsheet. Vertical Look Up This formula searches for value in the left-most column of array and returns the value in the same row based … Read more

Enhance Your WordPress Post Thumbnails in 5 Minutes Using CSS

WordPress finally introduced a Post Thumbnail feature in version 2.9 which has made life quite a bit easier for WordPress theme developers that love to integrate thumbnails into their themes. There are many different ways to dress up post thumbnail images, but for this tutorial we are going focus on a simple 5-minute technique using … Read more

6 Spectacular Flash Storytelling Websites

Here is a collection of 6 spectacular storytelling websites you have to see for you daily inspiration. We Choose The Moon http://wechoosethemoon.org/ Summit on The Summit http://summitonthesummit.com/#/basecamp/. Waterlife http://waterlife.nfb.ca/ Originally published by Antonio Lupetti

The Death of Tag Clouds

In 2004, the Web 2.0 philosophy introduced a new paradigm for the Web that also marked a huge change of direction in the approach to design websites than before. Tag Cloud was probably one of the most popular elements which characterized that period in web design. But are tag clouds really useful? The main guidelines … Read more

The Beautiful Art of Japanese Web Design

If I had to looking for some attributes to describe the japanese style in Web Design I’d choose: essential, minimalist, with an intensive use of Adobe Flash, animations and music in background (mainly solo piano, inspired by Ryuiki Sakamoto’s compositions), traditional and modern at the same time. Here is a collection of some beautiful examples … Read more

10 Popular jQuery Plugins in 2009 You Can’t Miss

Here is a collection of ten useful jQuery plugins of 2009 you can’t miss. If you have other interesting plugins to share, please leave a comment. Thanks! jQuery Before/After This plug-in shows the difference between two images simply dragging a slider over the two images which are sandwiched with one on top of the other. … Read more

HTML5 Visual Cheat Sheet

This cheat sheet is essentially a simple visual grid that contains a list of all HTML tags and of their related attributes supported by HTML 5. The simple visual style I used to design this sheet allows you to find at a glance everything you are looking for. This HTML5 Visual Cheat Sheet is an … Read more