31 Jan 2010 Ferado

2 FREE ways to compare files

When developing software or just working with a lot of files and folders. There comes a time when you need to figure out the differences in your files and folders. When that time comes, you can either spend a lot of money on something fancy, or you can go the free way and take a look at the following free file compare programs.


It’s pretty easy to get started. Just select your files and then compare them. The only thing I don’t like about this one is that it doesn’t let you compare folders.

[source href=”http://www.prestosoft.com/edp_examdiff.asp”]


The thing I liked most about this one is that it let me compare my folders. I use this when I have to figure out if something was changed that wasn’t in my versioning system. Really saved me some time.

[source href=”http://www.componentsoftware.com/products/csdiff/”]

24 Jan 2010 Ferado

Over 40 Free, Must-Have Open Source Resources

40 Free Must-Have-Open Source Resources

I’m a huge fan of Open Source.

This little article lists 40 of the Free Open Source Resources out there to help you save some money. With a tough economy like the one we’re facing today, it’s good to be able to save any penny you can. By the way, if you scroll down far enough, you’ll see that there’s a free eBook in there about Linux.

[source href=”http://ostatic.com/blog/over-40-free-must-have-open-source-resources”]

10 Jan 2010 Ferado

20+ Useful Desktop Blog Editors

20 Useful Desktop Blog Editors

Even though I prefer a web interface when blogging, I feel I should let you all know about a great article introducing 20 or so blogging tools. It’s really well written so I don’t feel the need to summarize. Check it out and enjoy!

[source label=”Visit Source” href=”http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/07/20-useful-desktop-blog-editors/”]

9 Jan 2010 Ferado

Status Messages Alter: My First Contributed Drupal Module

I’ve FINALLY open sourced my first Drupal module. I’ve written several Drupal modules for clients in the past; however, this is the first one I’ve open sourced and given to the community. I’m very, very excited about this module.

For those of you that don’t know, I’ve been an open source developer for years. Now, I’m finally able to give back!

I’m proud to announce the arrival of Status Messages Alter to the Drupal community. This module adds hook_message_alter to Drupal 6, enabling developers to change the status messages before they are delivered to the user. This has been something I’ve been wanting for a while now, and I’m sure others have been wanting this too!

Now it’s finally here. I hope you all enjoy the module as much as I already have.

[source href=”http://drupal.org/project/messages_alter” label=”Visit Project Page”]

7 Jan 2010 Ferado

10 Sources of Inspiration…for anyone really

I came across this blog about the 10 Sources of Inspiration for Designers and thought – this can be used for anyone really. I mean, why is it that we think only artsy people can be creative? Why can’t anyone just get inspired? Anyway, this article is good because it’s just so obvious…

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For example:

  1. The first inspiration is Art
  2. The next one is Galleries and Museums
  3. …etc

All kidding aside!

I say that a lot, don’t I? If you were to read all my important blogs, you’d know that. Regardless of my sense of humor and my love for “trying” to be funny, I really did appreciate the blog and I do believe you could use it to your benefit some day. Cheers!

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31 Dec 2009 Ferado

The Best jQuery Lightbox Scripts

I found a site for you that lists some of the best jQuery Lightbox Scripts. If you don’t already know, lightbox scripts are pretty much just javascript files that create modal pop ups. A lightbox can be used to show images, videos, and/or web pages inline without having to open a new browser window.

Keep an eye out for the colorbox, it’s a good one.

[source label=”Visit Source” href=”http://woorkup.com/2009/12/29/jquery-lightbox-scripts/”]

30 Dec 2009 Ferado

10 tips on making your website work

Google released a PDF booklet with 10 tips on making your website work. I’m loving the fact that the book is free and that it has has some good tips we all should know.

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