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    Internet Explorer 9 Beta: Reviewed and BenchmarkedPreview
    Microsoft is making some bold claims with the release of Internet Explorer 9 Beta. They explain that other browsers, unlike IE9 Beta, only use 10% of your PC's capabilities; they show how websites will be streamlined and work faster by taking advantage of your graphics processing unit (GPU), and how a range of new features will provide a richer experience when combined with Windows 7. Today, we will be looking at what new features IE9 Beta has to offer, and how it performs when bench-marked against Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera.Read More…
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    Book Review: Foundation Flash Catalyst + Comment to Win a Copy! - Winner AnnouncedPreview
    A few weeks ago Friends of Ed published their latest offering Foundation Flash Catalyst by LordAlex Leon and Greg Goralski. Read on to find out how Shane Johnson feels about Flash Catalyst, what he made of the book and how you could win an eBook copy of your own..Read More…
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    Franci's FITC San Francisco Diary: Day ThreePreview
    Last but not least, the third day of FITC San Francisco was marked by great speakers like Grant Skinner, Lee Brimelow and Yugo Nakamura.Read More…
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    Franci's FITC San Francisco Diary: Day TwoPreview
    By day two at FITC it had become obvious to me that I had underestimated Flash as a tool for deploying all sorts of interactive digital experiences on the desktop as well as in public. It seems you have to see and hear first hand the different logic and technologies that go into creating these experiences to actually realize that you might be able to pull it off yourself.. Read More…
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    HTML5 for Web Designers: Book ReviewCover
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    HTML5 is all the buzz right now: some people think you need to wait until it's "complete" to use it, while others are pushing the envelope and using what the browsers are supporting right now. If you're not following the HTML5 hype and aren't familiar with what's so exciting, today's book review will give you a great source to turn to: "HTML5 for Web Designers.Read More…
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    Digging into WordPress Review, and Free Copies: Winners Announced!200x200
    A couple weeks ago, I received an email from Chris Coyier, of CSS-Tricks, containing a review copy of his recently released "Digging into WordPress" e-book. Expecting it to be more of a mini-book, I nonchalantly told him that I'd post a review that Friday; little did I know that this was a full-fledged book, packed full of knowledge. Read More…
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    Review of jQuery Enlightenment - and Free Copies!200x200
    jQuery Enlightenment, by Cody Lindley, is a breath of fresh air when it comes to e-books. It's written by a jQuery team member, each code snippet includes a link to JSBin for live previewing, and - most importantly - there's no fluff. Ultimately, this means that you'll learn faster, and more thoroughly. Read More…
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    WordPress 2.7 Complete: Review200x200
    We're rolling out a new sub-category on Nettuts+: reviews. Sporadically, when a new book or piece of software is released, either myself or one of our writers will write a review detailing the pros and cons. A couple weeks ago, Packt Publishing sent me a copy of the recently released "WordPress 2.7 Complete." Though the platform has already moved on to 2.8, I was still quite pleased with the final product. Read More…
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    Flash Catalyst Beta: First LookFlash catalyst logo
    June 1st 2009; the date that Adobe released their newest tool aimed at "both designers and developers". This was almost the slogan for Flash Catalyst, previously code named "Thermo". Let's take a first glimpse at this powerful application which promises designers that they'll now be able to participate in the development of Flash applications and websites.Read More…
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    Flash Builder for AS3 DevelopersPreview
    Last week Adobe released a beta for Flash Builder 4; the update to Flex Builder 3. There's been a lot of discussion on the name change but it's clear that Adobe wants to sort out the confusion that Flex is a framework and Flash is the platform. Seeing how I've been using Flex Builder to write my ActionScript 3.0 projects for over a year now, I figured I would highlight some of the new features to help all you ActionScript 3.0 Flash Developers out there..Read More…
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