Friday, November 25, 2005

Web development goodies, podcasts and more

Web development

GreaseMonkey is a Firefox extension which adds you let bits of DHTML ("user scripts") to any web page to change its behavior. It can be used to for example improve the usability of a site that you frequent, route around common and annoying website bugs, etc.
MonkeyGrease is a very simple servlet filter that will allow a web developer to inject JavaScript, CSS or other elements within a web page.
I think this little text will help to understand the difference between the two:

"Monkeygrease serves the same purpose as Greasemonkey, however, instead of being a user-based, client-side solution, Monkeygrease is a proxy based, server-side solution. This allows all your users to benefit from enhancements you deploy to your site through Monkeygrease. You might be wondering, “why not enhance the underlying web page or web application?” Consider all of the packaged web applications you have deployed. Many of these web applications are not that easy to enhance. Some web applications are just not conducive to being customized. Also, some of these web applications are “black-boxed” or closed source products that just can’t be customized. Other products are just too complicated and require expert knowledge to carry out interface based customizations. "

Browser shots a service good for web designers so that they can see screenshots of their pages in different browsers, with different screen resolutions and different plugins.

A book about CSS, "The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks" with some free chapters on line. I heard is good...I am going to try to check the free chapters and then I may get it...

Podcasts and blogs

Other topics


At 2:00 PM, Blogger Francisco Assis Rosa said...

Check out also browsercam for a solution for screen capturing in several OSes and browsers:

It is a payed service but it worked pretty nicely for me in the past.


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