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Ajax language translation tool based on Google Ajax Language API

I’ve built a simple Ajax language translation tool based on the Google Ajax Language API. It’s pretty easy to build one by yourself, by going through some of the examples and documentations given on the Google API page.

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Google launches Google Code Lab, where you can find all Google APIs

Google has launched the Google Code Lab, a site where you can find all the links to the early stage of Google products. And currently they have over 60 APIs available, which you can use to build mash-up for your websites.

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Javascript: Auto refresh or reload parent window when closing a popup

Lets say you have a page that gets a user to click to open a pop-up window to prompt the user for the required action. When the user has completed the required action on the pop-up window, and clicks the button “close”, you want the parent window to be refreshed or reloaded for its content.

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JavaScript, how to copy DIV’s or SPAN’s content to clipboard

In one of my previous posts, I had a DIV that contains some codes, and I wanted to have this code to be able to be copied by someone onto a clipboard for better viewing. So, what I had was only a very simple javascript function for doing it. And note, it works on Internet Explorer only.

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Cloud computing or the cloud is the next platform for web app development

The cloud is the next applications platform, which adopts the concept of “software as a service”. Meaning a company would not have to maintain server hardware and man power cost such as developers, system administrators and DBAs etc. An application is to outsource certain components, software and backend services to other companies that provide them as online services.

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CSS gets Object-Oriented

CSS guru, Nicole Sullivan, has a way to make CSS Object Oriented. To me, CSS would then be possible to be used with useful features found in Object Oriented programming languages, such as Java. So, inheritance, properties overriding should be possible with the OO CSS? Lets look at what the guru has to say:

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CSS to inline styles converter

The previous post I’ve written about that GMail strips CSS (included in <style></style> or included as external CSS) in an HTML-based email. In order to have GMail to display an HTML-based email properly without losing the original CSS formatting, you’ll have to convert the CSS used in the web page or HTML-based email into inline styles.

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A simple Java FTP connection + file download and upload

The Java or JDK comes with NO support of any official API for FTP connection. But there is an internal that comes in the sun.net package, but this is NOT well-documented, and you will hardly find how to use other methods within the sun.net.ftp.FtpClient class.

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Gmail strips CSS of HTML email, you must use inline CSS for GMail

Wonder why the HTML based email sent out by your PHP script will NOT display properly in GMail? GMail will strip all the CSS that is included in between the <style></style> tag pair (internal stylesheet) or the external style sheet included, such as
<link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=”http://mycss.com/my.css” />.

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Ajax, DHTML, CSS apps development tools to come to mobile phones

It’s definitely exciting to know that mobile phone applications can be developed using the languages that an Ajax or Javascript developer has been familiar with. The mobile phone industry has been having a number of makers starting creating OSes or platform that allows the development of mobile applications using DHTML, JavaScript, CSS and Ajax etc.

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