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VideoPress is an upgrade that makes it easy to upload, embed, and share video on your WordPress blog or any site around the world, even in full HD.

via VideoPress — Quick and easy HD video sharing for WordPress.

Google Releases API for Cool Visualization of Data Mashups from Many Sources.

This is extremely cool and it reminds me of stuff mentioned on Star Trek. The ability to manage datasets that are huge and apply them to easy to read graphs is a huge boon for research and understanding. Enabling researchers access to tools like this make their lives easier because they dont have to have computer science degrees to make use of data from censuses or anything else, they simply plug in the spreadsheet of the relevant data and viola they have usable data.

A Collection of HTML5 Resources and Tutorials : Speckyboy Design Magazine.

This page has great example videos that show the possibilities of HTML5. He also shows how the code looks and explains what functions are used for.

YouTube HTML5 Demo.

http://html5demos.com/

http://9elements.com/io/?p=153

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/07/decoding-the-html-5-video-codec-debate.ars

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/spec.html

http://diveintohtml5.org/

http://www.cmswire.com/cms/web-content/html-5-supersedes-web-forms-20-004054.php

http://www.slideshare.net/carsonified/the-future-of-html-5-by-bruce-lawson

http://html5gallery.com/2009/11/love-movie/

http://html5doctor.com/

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Canvas_tutorial

I’ve listed 50 iPhone apps for all you web designers and developers which covers everything from color scheme creators and font manuals to FTP and SSH clients. Also keep in mind there are many more of the same type of app.

via 50 Helpful iPhone Apps for Web Designers and Developers | EDESIGNERZ.NET | Price, Itunes, Download, Developer, Iphone.

Everyone has been going on about how we should use CSS3 more and all of the possibilities and flexibility that come with it, but that we should still consider IE6 and other troubling browsers.

via How To Support Internet Explorer and Still Be Cutting Edge – Smashing Magazine.

Custom CSS, Keep it or Lose it? « SexyBookmarks.

This plugin for WordPress is very cool, it has all the links the major social bookmarking and sites so that a user doesnt have to have a bookmarklet in their menu bar, all kinds of animated goodness.

In this post we present a new speedy way of writing HTML code using CSS-like selector syntax — a handy set of tools for high-speed HTML and CSS coding. It was developed by our author Sergey Chikuyonok and released for Smashing Magazine and its readers.How much time do you spend writing HTML code: all of those tags, attributes, quotes, braces, etc. You have it easier if your editor of choice has code-completion capabilities, but you still do a lot of typing.We had the same problem in JavaScript world when we wanted to access a specific element on a Web page. We had to write a lot of code, which became really hard to support and reuse. And then JavaScript frameworks came along, which introduced CSS selector engines. Now, you can use simple CSS expressions to access DOM elements, which is pretty cool.

via Zen Coding: A Speedy Way To Write HTML/CSS Code – Smashing Magazine.

Pod/Vod Casting

http://www.apple.com/support/garageband/podcasts/

http://www.voiceovertimes.com/2008/01/04/10-tips-for-editing-a-podcast-in-garageband/

http://mac.appstorm.net/how-to/music/creating-a-podcast-using-garageband/

http://www.podpress.org/

https://kb.iu.edu/data/audq.html

Pod/Vod casting has much potential and personally I think the best ones are howto videos. With people showing off skills or walking through how to do a project so that others may copy their project. What piques my interest lately is iTunesU that Apple has set up partnerships with Universities around the world where classes are recorded and anyone with an online connection can learn from the best professors in the worlds best universities. The most recent one I watched was a Stanford University class on designing for the iPhone. The class website was accessible to anyone who wanted to download the reading materials. The screencast of what the professor was doing in showing students how easy it was to work with Apple’s Xcode software really made it easy to follow along and take away some of the fear of working with a programming interface.

Im thankful that Podcasting overwhelmingly attracts people who genuinely want to share their knowledge and are happy to answer questions. What the world has gained from the rise of podcasting is great as its not about someones ego or selling a viewpoint like we see on network news programs with talking heads screaming at each other or verbally scratching someones back for agreeing with the hosts opinion.

WordPress Visual Cheat Sheet is the new document, of the Visual Cheat Sheet family, that contains a practical reference guide to WordPress 2.8. This cheat sheet 5 pages contains the full reference guide to WP Template Tags with detailed descriptions and sample code

via WordPress Visual Cheat Sheet – woorkup.com .

iPhone/Mobile Distribution

iPhone Distribution Build Cheatsheet just a simple PDF cheatsheet

http://johncmurphy.com/ This site has free programming howto videos, walk throughs on basic application to advanced Dashcode tips

http://www.iphonemicrosites.com/tutorials/ This site has some great tutorials for scripts that redirect an iPhone browser to a mobile version of a website, as well as some methods for making a mobile site version look very professional. There is even a template you can download to get a head start on your own mobile site.

 

I think it is interesting how micro-sites have become a necessity and a convenience for mobile browsers based on Webkit (safari). I would imagine that soon there will be a way to automate the creation of a micro-site from the data on a regular website. The trafficking of data as a service instead of the service of trafficking data is the big difference I see for web 1.0 versus 2.0. People expect to see independent data that can be collated to their whims instead of just being given a little snippet of data that some person deemed was enough. I truly appreciate micro-sites when Im on my iphone and need some information, it saves me a lot of time and reinforces my loyalty to a site as a source which I will happily pass on to my social circle.