The web browsing experience – my favourite Google Chrome extensions

In this post I highlight my Chrome addons and why I use them.
This post is an update of Optimizing your web browsing experience

uBlock

As replacement for AdBlock Plus

Flash Control

Since I still can`t say fully goodbye to Adobe Flash

Ghostery

Still on version 5, version 6 is currently only available for Firefox.

WOT

Web of Trust

CookiesOK

Reduces the cookie acceptance popups

HTTPS Everywhere

Prefer HTTPS over HTTP

Social Fixer for Facebook

Increases the functionality on facebook

Tweetdeck Enhancer

Increases the functionality of tweetdeck

DuckDuckGo

As google alternateive

Essential Foobar2000 components (summer 2016 update)

To enhance my Foobar2000 music player I use the following componentsĀ (plugins or extensions if you like).
This is an update for my earlier postĀ Essential Foobar2000 plugins (update)

Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook

Aside

In the near future (next week) I will be reviewing “Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook” by Packt Publishing.
The book teaches the reader how to modify and adapt Joomla! 1.5 templates to their wishes and optimise a template.

The book consists of a series of self-contained step-by-step recipes that cover everything from common tasks such as changing your site’s logo or favicon and altering color schemes, to custom error pages and template overrides.

The book is written for webdesigners and Joomla! users with experience in (X)HTML and CSS.

What you will learn from this book :

  • Get to grips with the basics of template design for Joomla! such as changing the logo and altering color schemes for your templates
  • Understand Joomla! concepts such as module chrome and template positions
  • Add a multilingual aspect to your website to cater to a larger audience
  • Create custom error templates and generate revenue by displaying advertisements on your website
  • Style Joomla!’s search results and customize Joomla!’s breadcrumb trail
  • Create attractive and functional print styles for your website to make your content printer-friendly
  • Customize the look and feel of your Joomla! website’s administration panel to match either your business or client identity
  • Create social bookmarks, embed videos, and add a shoutbox to your Joomla! website to make it more user-friendly
  • Integrate Joomla! with social media such as Twitter and YouTube
  • Create and specify mobile stylesheets for you Joomla! website to style your Joomla! website more effectively for mobile users
  • Use JavaScript to enhance your Joomla! templates
  • A wide range of miscellaneous tips, tricks, and tasks to help get your Joomla! website one step closer to perfection

If you`re interested you can find a sample chapter at https://www.packtpub.com/sites/default/files/1247-chapter-3-theming-the-details.pdf

This book should be available in your local book store at this time.

CodeIgniter 1.7 professional development

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If you we`re intested in CodeIgniter 1.7 by Packt Publishing I have good news, the followup “CodeIgniter 1.7 professional development” will be released next month.

The book contains the following content:

  • Learn the Model-View-Controller design pattern to structure your code
  • Create more readable and maintainable queries using the Active Record implementation
  • Create and maintain database tables using the Database Forge class
  • Authenticate users using Twitter oAuth and Facebook Connect
  • Create your own Authentication Library for more control over your user accounts
  • Secure your application using CodeIgniter’s built-in functionality and some quick tips to help further
  • Build a RESTful Web Service, opening up your application to third-party developers
  • Create extended Controllers, grouping functionality into multiple Controllers helping to keep repeated code to a minimum
  • Learn techniques used by professionals to scale CodeIgniter over multiple servers
  • Learn top tips for releasing code to the community and giving support to the developers using your code

More information about the book can be found at www.packtpub.com/codeigniter-1-7-professional-development/book