Archive for the 'Software' category

Google Page Speed

Jun 14 2011 Published by under Analytics, Google, Resources, SEO, Software

What is Page Speed Online?

Page Speed Online analyzes the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make that page faster. Reducing page load times can reduce bounce rates and increase conversion rates.

Why is Page Speed Online?


Because Google uses this in their calculations to rank your website so it is important.

http://pagespeed.googlelabs.com

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Our Free Classic ASP Captcha gets update

Oct 25 2010 Published by under Ogma News, Resources, Software

Classic ASP CAPTCHA

Our popular ASP Captcha system has just received a few minor updates.

It is do-something-good-for-someone-else-today-ware so why not give it a go and make the world a better place :).

v1.3 -24 October 2010
- fixed bug in surname check
- fixed bug in mail send function on WinSvr2008
- Added extra form validation routines

http://www.ogmanewmedia.co.uk/tools/captcha/captcha.asp

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Is your GA Code installed?

Aug 10 2010 Published by under Browser Extensions, Browsers, Resources, Software

Just found this nifty little extension for Firefox.

As you browse your websites, this little extension sits in the background checking to see if you Google Analytics in installed on the page just in case you forgot.

Is you Google Analytics installed?

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ASP Glossary for BBEdit

Aug 08 2010 Published by under Resources, Software

ASP Glossary for BBEdit

ASP Glossary for BBEdit

If you are like us and write our ASP pages on a Mac in BBEdit then you need ‘ASP Glossary for BBEdit’.

It allows you to drag and drop commonly used ASP code from the ‘Clippings’ palette directly into you page.

Best of all it is free. See full list of clippings and download it at
http://www.ogmanewmedia.co.uk/tools/ASP_Glossary_for_BBEdit/default.asp

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ASP Random Password Generator

Aug 08 2010 Published by under Resources, Software

Need a free random password generator for you ASP pages, look no further. This code allows you to selected the password length (from 1 to 16 characters) and the number of passwords you want (1 to 50).

Is it in action and download the code for free at
http://www.ogmanewmedia.co.uk/tools/random-password.asp

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Flocking

Aug 07 2010 Published by under Social Media, Software

Flocking

Flock

Flock is a browser. The people at Flock are committed to building a browser unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before; because we start by focusing on user needs. They take pride in solving for common behaviors on the Web that seem clunky today, and will seem ridiculous tomorrow. They’re taking you there. They’re focused on keeping you close and better connected to the people, places and things you love, more informed about the topics that turn you on, and smiling about the way it all comes together. They love nothing more than hearing from users who didn’t know they were experiencing ‘conventional browser fatigue’ until they’ve downloaded Flock..and voila. Their lives get that much better. They’re big fans of the many interesting and innovative sites and services that continue to emerge to keep our online lives interesting. They also share a common vision that your browser should do much more than just get you to where you want to go. It should make sure you don’t miss out on things that are important to you and help you break down any barrier to easily share, publish, discover and communicate, so that you can enjoy the web to the fullest extent possible. If you’re not sold yet, download Flock from http://www.flock.com and get ready to meet your new favorite browser.

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Save FreeHand

Aug 07 2010 Published by under Software

Free FreeHand

Free FreeHand

Having used FreeHand since version 3 to its last release MX, when Adobe purchased Macromedia we hoped but deep down knew it’s days were numbered. It was not long before the it became official. Now we are starting to see people struggling to keep it working. Well, all may not me lost…
For the last 15 years, our first choice for vector design is FreeHand. Since version 3 to it’s last release MX, we used this for both print and web vector design.

Like others, when Adobe purchased Macromedia we knew it as all over. Also having been avid users of GoLive from the first releases of CyberStudio, things looked bleak with MM’s Dreamweaver being more popular. It was not long before the it became official. Like others, we got a token copy of Illustrator and tried to use it. Soon became apparent that FreeHand was much easier and quicker to use.
Well, it was time to sit around and wait for it to stop working when Apple’s new OSX was released. We were lucky, Tiger came along – all good, Leopard, well some minor issues for some users but majority OK.

Snow Leopard on the other hand is causing major issues for FH users. Apple is loosing out as we love FreeHand more than the OS so we won’t upgrade.

Why Apple don’t allow third party virtualization companies to use the OS is beyond me, we would happily pay for the whole office to have a VM of Tiger specifically for running FreeHand whilst keeping up with Apple’s great operating system? ah well… just a thought

But all is not lost, either Apple will allow their OS with be virtualized or we could get Adobe to do something about it. FreeFreeHand.org is trying to do just that. Set up by users of FreeHand, they hope to get Adobe to sell it to another company to allow it to continue to be developed or give it to the open source community.

If you love using FreeHand and want to continue using it, get over to http://www.freefreehand.org and help the movement. We have.

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ASP CAPTCHA

Aug 07 2010 Published by under Resources, Software

Today I added the source code for ASP CAPTCHA application we use on many customer websites to stop the spam robots. I’m not a fan of the distorted text images you see on other sites so we use the addition of numbers instead . Also a little neater I think.

Check our ASP CAPTCHA  out and download the code at

http://www.ogmanewmedia.co.uk/tools/captcha/captcha.asp

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BBEdit 9 Released

Jul 29 2010 Published by under Software

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit’s best-of-class features, including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files (even unopened files on remote servers), project definition tools, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, code folding, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Mac OS X Unix scripting support, text and code completion, and of course a complete set of robust HTML tools.

BBEdit

It doesn’t suck.®

What’s new in BBEdit 9?

* Projects – A Project is a vastly improved modern expression of BBEdit’s “File Group” feature. Project windows include an editing view: Click on a file in the Project list, and it immediately appears in the editing window. Projects may contain documents, folders, and Collections — custom groupings of documents that can be anywhere on any local or remote computer.

* Completion – BBEdit will figure out completions for your code or text as you’re editing, either after a delay in typing, or with a keystroke (your choice). Completion can be turned on and off on a per-language basis. They can be derived from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to) Clippings, language-specific completions, and even the system dictionary.

* Edit in Results Windows and Disk Browsers – The text views in browsing windows (disk browsers, search results, syntax-check results, and similar) are now editable; rather than having to open a file into a new window from such a browser, you can just edit it right there in the window’s lower pane.

* Integration with MobileMe – If you have a MobileMe account, you can keep your BBEdit preferences and your Application Support folder synchronized across machines, preserving your Text Factories, Clippings, and more.

* Modeless Find/Replace Windows – Multi-file search now has a powerful window of its very own, and both the single- and multi-file search windows are modeless, meaning you can work in — and copy from — open text documents without having to close the search window. The search windows’ interfaces have been greatly simplified, without sacrificing any functionality. Also, BBEdit now preserves your search-and-replace history even after you quit, and will remember it at next launch.

* Character-level Find Differences – Find Differences now uses the system “diff” tool for generating the difference ranges displayed in the application. The interface has also been improved, allowing you to see more granular differences, not just differences by line. Sub-line differences are visible by twisting the triangle twiddle for each line difference result.

* Scratchpad – The Scratchpad’s purpose is to be a space where you can manipulate text by performing quick transforms, manual edits, or batches of copy/paste. It is ideal for quickly beating text from one source into submission before pasting it elsewhere. The Scratchpad window automatically saves its content and state, eliminating those pesky “Save Untitled 237?” warnings when closing a window or quitting BBEdit.

* Save/Copy as Styled Text – Save as Styled Text saves your code as an RTF file, with the same indentations and text coloring as you see in your editor window. (The Copy variant copies the styled text to the clipboard.) These features allow you to represent your documents easily in other applications, or even show them to other humans. Or mammals. Or even invertebrates, I guess.

* Search Xcode Projects – An entry in the Find window’s Source List is now populated by Xcode’s Recent Projects menu. Selecting one or more Xcode projects will instruct the multi-file search to search each text file in the selected Xcode project(s).

* Fix/ToDo Tracking – Track your coding tasks easily: Ruby, C, Obj-C, C++, and header files will now show commented FIXME and TODO items in the function popup.

* Improved Autosave – The application automatically saves its state (open documents and windows) once per minute, so if something bad happens to your machine, there’s a pretty good chance that the next time you start up, things will be as they were when the event occurred.

* Tab-key functionality – The tab key can now be set to perform certain actions (in addition to its existing important-but-mundane function of indentation), including “go to next placholder,” and “indent text blocks.”

* Preview in MS Windows browsers – We now recognize application stubs created by VMWare Fusion 2.0’s “Unity” feature, so that you can preview your HTML documents in Windows versions of Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer in Fusion.

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