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Product Review: Survd – Surveys In A Snap!

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
Product Review: Survd – Surveys In A Snap!

Survd – Surveys In A Snap

NOTE: Just so you readers are aware, I was given a free copy of Survd to review. I’ve seen other people say this type of thing, so I am just covering myself.

Matt Ward has a good blog, which you may have heard of, called Echo Enduring. It wouldn’t be surprising, because he is part of Smashing Magazine’s Smashing Network. I don’t remember how I actually found him, but I’ve been reading his posts for at least half a year. I’ve commented on a few articles, and found Matt to be better than most writers, but he apparently does more than write blog posts though.

Matt has created a web app called Survd, a “simple app for creating surveys that runs on your own website, saving you hours of development time.” I wanted to see if that was actually true, but since I haven’t actually created a survey before, I wanted to try it out before I paid for it.

Please note that Survd requires jQuery, which shouldn’t be a problem for most people.

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Wijmo And Headjs Reviews

Monday, December 13th, 2010
Wijmo And Headjs Reviews

Undiscovered frontier

I love seeing new things being created to make web developers’ lives easier. Some suck, and some rock. Of course I am not the final judge. Usually I find these either from receiving a tweet or a list that shows all the stuff we, in theory, should be aware of. Two that I was intrigued by recently are Wijmo, a jQuery UI Widgets kit, and Head JS, which claims that it will be the only script you need in your head tag. Let’s get started, shall we?

Apparently Wijmo is from outer space

Aside from an attempt at humor, Wijmo makes a really bold claim:

There’s is a new highly volatile element for creating websites and web apps on earth. We call the new element “Wijmo”. Wijmo is a complete kit of over 30 jQuery UI Widgets. It is an extremely dangerous mixture of jQuery, CSS3, SVG, and HTML5 that when combined become an unstoppable force on the web.