How to Use Geolocation to Locate Your Visitors

With the increasing popularity of mobile devices such as smartphones and the iPad, location-aware applications are flourishing. On the other hand, with HTML5 and all of its amazing features, web applications seem to be the way to go. So, how exactly do you locate your web application visitors? Let’s start with a little background information on geolocation.
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Posted in Javascript at June 4th, 2010. 3 Comments.

Introducing Twitter’s @Anywhere

Last month at the SXSW, Twitter introduced a new platform named @Anywhere for website developers. It was launched today. The new platform makes it easy to integrate Twitter features within any website with only a few lines of Javascript.

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Posted in Javascript at April 14th, 2010. 1 Comment.

How to Extract Only the Content from a Web Page

Have you ever visited a web page and actually had to take a moment to figure out where the content was because the page was so heavily loaded with non-content stuff? With the growing number of websites, with different designs, one may wish to simply read the page’s content without having to deal with all the extra stuff (navigation, ads, social features…).

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Posted in C#, PHP, Tools at April 10th, 2010. 5 Comments.

Improve Your Pages with Pseudo Class Selectors

CSS selectors are a powerful clean way of adding styles to your web pages. Pseudo classes are quite helpful when it comes to efficiently selecting which items to apply styles to. However, some interesting pseudo classes are little known. Chris Coyier, from CSS-Tricks, wrote an awesome article that introduces all the available pseudo class selectors available. Check out a demo of some of those selectors here.

Posted in CSS at April 5th, 2010. 1 Comment.

Easily Parse HTML Documents in C#

So, you are building a C# application and need to parse a web page’s HTML. You could use regular expressions, but it seems more efficient to use a DOM-based approach. What if you could even take advantage of the power of XPath?

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Posted in C# at March 30th, 2010. 16 Comments.