Announcing ql.io We are happy to announce ql.io – a declarative, evented, data-retrieval and aggregation gateway for HTTP APIs. Through ql.io, we want to help application developers increase engineering clock speed and improve end user experience. ql.io can reduce the number of lines of code required to call multiple HTTP APIs while simultaneously bringing down network latency and bandwidth usage in certain use cases. ql.io consists of a domain-specific language inspired by SQL and JSON, and a node.js-based runtime to process scripts written in that language. Check out ql.io on Github for the source and for demos, examples, and docs. Why ql.io HTTP based APIs – some call them services – are an integral part of eBay’s architecture.
10 Useful Online CSS Tools You Must Use – You The Designer Resources February 12, 2013 If you are a web developer then you might be aware of Cascading Style Sheets or CSS. However, for beginners, I won’t be describing it in detail here, but yes, in short, CSS or Cascading Style Sheets is basically something that can be used to beautify elements of a website.
Grails Templates and the 960 Grid System I stumbled across the 960 Grid System and wanted to see if it could serve as the layout foundation in a Grails application. I am pleased with the results and believe this will help speed up the initial design of new web sites. Having read several articles and blog posts demonstrating the use of templates in Grails, I could have started from scratch but decided to follow along with Mo and add the 960 Grid System to the mix. My first impression was, "That's a lot of stylesheets!"
10 jQuery Horizonal Scroll Demos & Plugins In today’s post we bring to you 10 jQuery Horizonal Scroll Demos & Plugins useful for those who see things horizontally. I guess we have to accept some people scroll both ways! :) 1. Styling Button Links With CSS3 A fair while back I wrote a post on pressed button states using CSS, which was a tutorial on how to implement a pressed down button effect on custom styled links. In that post I used images to achieve the visual effect. Now that we have good CSS3 support, that method is really out of date. In this post I’ll show you how to achieve the same effect using CSS3, as well as how I’d go about styling the rest of the button. Step 1: the button We’ll assume you have a custom styled link that looks like a button.
Intuitive Web Design: How to Make Your Website Intuitive to Use 29inShareinShare The easier your website it is to use, the more people use it. An essential part of “easy to use” is intuitive. Intuitive design means that when a user sees it, they know exactly what to do. 10 Online Magazines for Developers and Designers PHP Magazine PHP Magazine is an online magazine in the form of a blog. There are posts that range many different categories, mainly PHP, but others from within their network of sites. CSS3 vs jQuery Animations By Siddharth Rao Introduction Flash originally paved the way for us to feature more than just text and images on web pages. It allowed developers to include animations and other rich effects on web pages, leading to a much more colourful and varied user experience.