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expression{} Thoughts on Expression Web and web tools in general May 2013 Entries
New version of Syncfusion Metro Studio V2
Syncfusion have released an updated version of their free Metro Studio V2.If you've not seen it before it's a collection of 2500 'Modern UI' style icons which you can edit/modify and use without restriction in apps, websites etc.See ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:52 AM Image Optimiser - Useful for RWD/Mobile
An article in the July 2013 issue of .Net Magazine, "Optimise your site for mobile", highlights the importance of image optimisation and has a link to a list of tools for the job.This mentions several well known tools but misses one of the oldest and best, Xat's Image Optimiser. I've used this for many years and, despite having more modern tools, still come back to this when I want the tightest optimisation. It handles jpegs, gifs and pngs with appropriate settings for each. For jpegs it has a 'MagiCompression' ......

Posted On Monday, May 20, 2013 9:30 PM

Chrome Responsive Inspector extension
Adobe developers Piotr Walczyszyzn and Filip Lysyzyn have released a beta of their Responsive Inspector extension for Chrome.This cool tool allows you to view the media queries on a responsive web page and see them in action as you resize the page. It shows the media query currently applied, the name of the stylesheet it's on, and lets you view the stylsheet. Plus it allows pixel-perfect resizing and allows you to take screen shots.There's demo video on Piotrs blog. ......

Posted On Thursday, May 9, 2013 7:42 PM

New Syncfusion 'Succinctly iOS' e-Book
I mentioned a while back the excellent 'Succinctly' series of free eBooks by Syncfusion. Well there's a new one, 'iOS Succinctly' written as a companion to 'Objectice-C Succinctly'. Both excellent resources for a fast way to get started with iOS development.Details and download from ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 11:13 PM

Windows 8.1 Start Button - Again
To quote from an article on the UK PC Pro site:Julie Larson-Green, corporate vice-president for Windows, revealed that Windows Blue will arrive as a "public preview" at Microsoft's Build conference, which starts 26 June. While Build is targeted at developers, the public preview will be available to anyone with Windows 8, according to ZDNet.She also revealed Microsoft was having "meaningful discussions" about whether to bring back the Start button, but said the company remained fully behind the Start ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 8:21 PM

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