Bloggers often try to embed various types of rich media and attachments right within the post body to let readers easily consume the content. This includes images, videos, code snippets and various types of files. One such popular media type is PDF file format which is often embedded within blog posts. But, how to embed it in an easy way such that readers can read it without any difficulty? We're going to look at some of the best solutions that not only give better PDF file reading experience to the visitors but also ensure the blog and site owners can easily maintain and embed such files. I'll always suggest you to avoid embedding huge PDF files in the post as it may block the timely display of the web page. So, log into your WordPress dashboard and try out these powerful and feature packed PDF embedding plugins to ease the entire process.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Monday, March 23, 2015 with
If you're a professional developer and regularly work with distributed teams, I'm sure you're familiar with Git. It's a powerful version control system that is quite popular among the community. Power users using this software are very much comfortable with the command line environment. Though it's not a rocket science to master its command line directives, a user friendly GUI based extension can help you grasp things easily. There are several Git clients with graphical interface one can use to manage his project repositories. Under the hood these extensions use the power of Git directives and relieve you from somewhat cryptic commands while maintaining a very large project. We're going to look at some of the best and popular graphical Git clients which can help you kick start your project work flow through this distributed version control system.
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By Rajeev Edmonds On Monday, March 16, 2015 with
USB drives are one of the most popular devices for storing our data on the go. Nowadays, different types of USB sticks are available in the market with different storage capacities. Since the primary purpose of USB storage is to carry the data to different physical locations, data theft is one of the common problems. The solution to this problem is to encrypt and lock your USB drive so that your critical data is safe even if the drive is stolen. You can try out various USB locking applications which provides different suite of features to secure USB sticks. I've tested and included some of the powerful USB locking utilities one can easily use to safeguard his data stored in USB drives. Most of these handy applications provide added features apart from simple USB drive locking which can be easily used to customize the entire security environment.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 with
Although most C/C++ developers use popular integrated development environments like Visual Studio, versatile code editors like Sublime text is also taking its place among professional C++ programmers. By default, you get basic syntax highlighting while writing C++ code in this popular editor. But, there are several powerful and feature packed plugins one can use to enrich the C++ code writing experience within Sublime Text. Some of these add-ons are targeted for C code while other packages cover both C and C++ code. You can combine two or more plugins to tweak and customize the environment as per your requirements. All these extensions are open source and can be fine tuned quite easily after forking on GitHub. I've thoroughly tested these C/C++ packages in Sublime Text 3 and found them working seamlessly without any issues.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Wednesday, March 04, 2015 with
Every day, large numbers of blogger blogs are transferred to WordPress platform. Most of these migrations are targeted to self hosted WordPress blogs. If you're technically sound, you can complete the process easily. In case, you're not aware of the technical aspects related to the migration, you can use this comprehensive guide to get things done easily. Working knowledge of web hosting concepts can certainly help you in grasping the steps in an easier way. Following the steps mentioned below will ensure you can transfer your blogger content seamlessly on WordPress. Although I'll warn you frequently to take backups throughout this tutorial, I must stress that without backups you may risk losing vital information. Let's get started and follow this step by step guide to migrate a blogger blog to self hosted WordPress.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Monday, February 02, 2015 with
As more and more websites are switching to responsive designs, a need to switch from fixed width advertisements to responsive ads is increasing as well. Fortunately, the most popular pay-per-click ad network Google Adsense supports responsive ads out-of-the-box which can be easily integrated within any responsive design. Today, we're going to look at some of the best approaches to nicely integrate these ads in our existing responsive layout. To use this tutorial, you need an approved Adsense account and of course a website with responsive design. I'll strongly advise you to first test the methodologies mentioned below with dummy containers on a staging site before applying these steps on a live website. If you have more flexible solutions for the same, do not hesitate the share them with us in the comments below.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Wednesday, January 21, 2015 with
Online messaging has evolved in different ways since the birth of internet. Regular instant messaging used by general users is never appreciated by professionals and developers due to their limitations in several ways. That's where specialized chat apps come into focus that are designed specifically for a team of professionals. The list compiled below consists of some of the best and the most feature packed chat applications targeted for serious business professionals and developers. Since I'm a web developer, I prefer the first one enlisted here. Some of these chat applications provide excellent free plan that can be used by small to medium sized team of professionals without any limitations. Most of these powerful and flexible chat applications are cross platform compatible and provide their mobile equivalents too.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 with
Thousands of professionals and experts often want to sell their knowledge to the world though their websites. That's where premium online courses are the best options for everyone. Creating, hosting and selling online course is not a cakewalk unless you have some specialized tools for the same. If you're using WordPress, you can easily take advantage of select plugins that easily allows you to create and sell premium online courses. Depending on the type of premium course, the extent of customization and features can vary a great deal. I've included some of the best extensions in the list below that can help you easily host online courses. Almost all of these plugins ensure that even a non techie can configure the entire set up for running a popular online course. So here we go to create an online course for us.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Monday, December 29, 2014 with
I've earlier compiled a list of Google Chrome tools for testing responsive designs. Today, we're going to look at some generic tools to test responsive websites that are not dependent on any specific browser. Although modern web browsers include decent testing options for responsive designs, standalone tools always give you an edge with some added features. The complexity of a responsive design varies from site to site and so does its testing methodology. You can check out each of the flexible testing tools mentioned below and can select the one that suits your needs. Most of these tools can run seamlessly in a web browser making the testing process easy. Although I generally prefer desktop based apps or browser add-ons for testing, these excellent options definitely give more options to bulletproof our responsive design.