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How best to teach web design?

As a web designer and teacher, I am in a perpetual quandry about how best to teach web design. Do you throw students in the deep end by introducing them to hand-coding graphic mockups with HTML & CSS?

June 1, 2011 by

NetBeans 7 adds Java 7 SDK support

The Netbeans 7 integrated development environment is now available to download, bringing with it support for the forthcoming Java SE Java Development Kit 7 and HTML 5 editing tools, Oracle said on Wednesday.Developers using the NetBeans 7 IDE can create, mobile, web, enterprise or desktop applications using Java, PHP, JavaScript, Ajax and C/C++.

April 21, 2011 by

Oracle announces mobile app development tools

Oracle has launched an extension for its app development framework that provides tools for developing Java-based apps on a variety of mobile platforms.The Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile Client is an extension of Oracle ADF and can be used to design apps in a mix of design and Java code view.

March 15, 2011 by

HP ProBook 4710s

If you need plenty of screen and don't want to use an external monitor, this bulky 17.3in. notebook could be a good choice. It's a good performer, but HP could have added a few more ports and user-programmable keys.

November 3, 2009 by

Our new business/technology curriculum

Our business department is undergoing some shifts next fall due to changing budgets, retiring staff, and a technology director (that's me) who would like to see the way we teach computing. Up until now, aside from a web design class (introductory HTML, WYSIWYG tools, design principles, etc.

February 3, 2009 by

Rose's iTunes 8 mockup and Let's Rock predictions

The Oracle of Cupertino, er Kevin Rose, has posted his predictions for tomorrow's Let's Rock event in San Francisco, it's mostly a re-hash of his previous predictions though:New design for the iPod Nano (this one)iPod price reductions2.1 software on iPod TouchiTunes 8.

September 8, 2008 by

Samsung SGH-i640V

With 3G but no Wi-Fi, the SGH-i640V will not have universal appeal. The defining features of this Windows Mobile smartphone (its rotating navigation wheel, touch buttons, large size and idiosyncratic user interface) will also polarise opinion.

April 1, 2008 by

Siemens Gigaset S450 IP

A reasonably-priced office handset that can be bought in multi-packs, the Gigaset S450 IP is a decent VoIP dual-mode handset. However, there are some drawbacks that limit its appeal.

November 27, 2007 by

Marc Andreessen's cheat sheets

Here's a last minute project for your programming, IT, and web design classes: pick Marc Andreessen's brain. The founder of Netscape and one of the original authors of the Mozilla browser has his own blog (of course) and just released a list of his favorite websites for quickly and easily recalling "HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and miscellaneous" code for a variety of programming needs.

June 10, 2007 by

Dave Duffield sheds light on his Workday

PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield and friends have been working in their post-Oracle era on a new set of enterprise applications built from the ground up on modern technology--XML, SOA, Web services--to enable an "innovative core design." The Workday Web site has a preview, but it's more of a statement of position--no screenshots, test drives or other useful data.

October 4, 2006 by

More Saturday night quarterbacking on next SOA acquisitions

Amid the chatter on the next round of SOA acquisitions, where analysts like fellow ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick are predicting that Oracle and perhaps SAP will be on a Fall spending spree, I have to agree to disagree. Oracle may well continue to enter vertical and specialized markets with outright purchases of industry-specific applications and data design concerns, but buying big chunks of SOA infrastructure -- they will opt to build instead.

September 30, 2006 by

HP iPAQ hw6515 Mobile Messenger

HP's iPAQ hw6515 Mobile Messenger is potentially a very useful device for mobile professionals, particularly those needing convenient navigation functionality. But its limited battery life and lack of Wi-Fi are serious drawbacks.

August 12, 2005 by

Construct your own HTML authoring tool

Many developers use HTML authoring tools such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage to design and implement their own custom Web pages. These tools are nice because all the functionality you need is in one WYSIWYG tool. However, these tools sometimes offer too much functionality.

April 19, 2005 by


Sony may finally have got the design of its flip-screen handhelds just about right. Now it needs to fix Audio Player, provide more RAM and improve battery life.

July 17, 2003 by

NEC MobilePro 200E

If you're on a budget, NEC's MobilePro 200E might encourage you to stretch it as far as possible: you'll get design and portability that's often lacking at the lower end of the market.

January 31, 2003 by

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