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Rapid Web’s Open Source Contributions 2015

By Jordan Hall 7th January 2016


In 2015, Rapid Web made a commitment to increase their contributions to the open source community. We therefore started several open source projects. This post will go over some of the most interesting open source contributions we made last year. Direct Share Buttons Including large amounts of external JavaScript and 3rd party code for all the various social media sites can be a pain. They can slow down the loading and rendering of your webpage...

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Slick Wallet for Bitcoin – Node Webkit in practice

By Jordan Hall 19th May 2014


As a developer, I have plenty of outside interests surrounding new technology. One of these major interests is Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency. I've written about Bitcoin several times so far on this blog, including why you should accept bitcoins on your e-commerce website and using the BitPay payment gateway to actually take payments with Bitcoin. An interesting project I'd heard about recently is Node Webkit. Node Webkit is a freely available, ope...

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New BBC Web Design

By Jordan Hall 12th March 2010


I previously posted about Google's new web design, and now the BBC website is undergoing a beta web design. Take a look at the new BBC web design in the screenshot below. Click the image above to view an enlarged screenshot. Alternatively, you can take a look at the beta BBC directly at http://beta.bbc.co.uk/ The new BBC homepage design is even heavier in JavaScript and AJAX functionality allowing for some extremely dynamic customisation of the ...

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Facebook – New Web Design Changes

By Jordan Hall 9th February 2010


Facebook, one of the largest and most well known PHP powered social networking websites has made significant changes to its web design. Facebook have taken a more minimalistic web design approach in many respects, removing most of the bottom application and instant messaging bar, and moving to a left hand side bar. From a technical perspective, Facebook have increased their use of many web technologies such as JavaScript and AJAX in an effort to...

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