Web Development Resources
It seems like there's a ton of information coming out this week regarding developments in web development. Here I have assembled some links to blogs, websites and pages that discuss interesting new technologies, work arounds and generally cool stuff that web developers might find interesting. Some of these innovations will apply to Smallbox, but most apply to anyone working in web development.
First off, Smallbox has released an upgrade to our core content management engine. The latest release offers improvements in page load time (on average pages now render twice as fast as the previous version), new functionality such as the ability to manage navigation using Smallbox Config™, and hundreds of other small improvements that contribute to the ongoing evolution of our content management system.
IE Workaround - Google developers have come up with a clever work around for the ongoing and painful experience of optimizing websites to work for Internet Explorer. The Google Chrome Frame is essentially a plug-in for IE 6/7/8 that renders pages with Google Chrome's webkit engine. How sweet is that?!
Google has also released a new set of tools called Google Web Elements. Web Elements lets developers and content managers insert code snippets that integrate Google Calendar, Maps, News, YouTube Video and more into your website. Users can specify specific sources and render this information on their website as an interactive page plug-in.
Have you heard of Kaltura? If not you should definitely know more about it...
Kaltura is an open source video content management platform that enables users to design, develop, and deploy rapid and cost-effective video applications on any site.
Kaltura's video platform is based on components called Kaltura Widgets, which can be skinned and combined using simple workflows to form applications. Kaltura lets you publish in HD and offers 10GB of free streaming to get you started.
Check back for more developer updates from Smallbox CMS.
The Smallbox toolset allows anyone to REALLY utilize their website. No more waiting for the techno-wizards, just do it yourself. Instantly!!
Matt Warburton, Past President
GDC Society of Graphic Designers of Canada