Windows Internet Explorer 7

Windows Internet Explorer 7 was released by Microsoft on October 18, 2006. This announcement is good step forward for standards compliant web design as many, though not all, of the issues that have plagued the aging web browser have been resolved.



Textpattern is a free, flexible, elegant, easy-to-use content management system for all kinds of websites, even weblogs. Many of the sites that I have developed were built with Textpattern, and it has served me and my clients very well. However, now that I have discovered Symphony, I am finding the flexibility of Symphony to be far superior.

Textpattern 4.04 has just been released, so it may be worth revisiting. One of the main improvements would include the release of Textile 2.0 as part of the core Textpattern code.



Search. Command. Act without Doing.

Quicksilver’s greatest strength, however, is not search. Any item you are able to find, drag, or otherwise pull into its universe is endowed with many potential uses. Hitting tab takes you to the action field, where you can use the same adaptive search to select what you would like to do. Among other things, files can be emailed, copied, compressed. Text can be modified, transmitted between programs, or searched for on the web. Some actions even support an indirect object, so you can send an item to a person, move files to another folder, or open files with a specific application.



iBiz is an easy to use time-billing and invoicing application. It integrates with iCal and Address Book, offers tax support, easily generates custom invoices and does all data saving behind the scenes for you.



Cha-Ching is a fun and easy to use money manager, done Mac OS X style. A tag based database lets you organize and search for your incoming and outgoing transactions your way. With Cha-Ching, you can also organize pending transactions, so you can keep track of the the cash you owe the electric company as well as the cash others might owe you – and with iCal integration, you’ll never forget a payment. Cha-Ching also offers fun little doodads you may have not expected – you can keep a photo inventory of your purchased items for insurance and tax purposes, or just for fun.



Ratchet is a new Tiger-only Invoicing and Billing application written in Objective-C/Cocoa. iRatchet provides the features and functionality common to billing and invoicing apps, (tracking hourly and fixed entries, multiple clients/projects, timers, pdf output, emailing of invoices, etc.), it excells in workflow, mileage tracking, web integration and ease-of-use.


On The Job

On The Job is an unobtrusive, easy to use time tracker. It’s not bloated with features you’ll never use, yet it’s powerful enough to handle all of your time tracking needs. On The Job is perfect for anyone billing by the hour.

Via Glenn Wolsey: On The Job - Time Tracking Made Easy



Cyberduck is an open source FTP and SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer) browser licenced under the GPL with an easy to use interface, integration with external editors and support for many Mac OS X system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, the Keychain and AppleScript.



skEdit is a text editor for Mac OS X (10.3 or later), with a focus on web design and development.



The abbreviation MAMP stands for: Macintosh, Apache, Mysql and PHP. With just a few mouse-clicks, you can install Apache, PHP and MySQL for Mac OS X! MAMP installs a local server enviroment in a matter of seconds on your Mac OS X computer, be it PowerBook or iMac.


Joyent Connector

Joyent offers simple, powerful, web-based software that provides small teams with email, calendars, contacts, and shared applications.

Joyent is also responsible for TextDrive (started by Textpattern’s very own Dean Allen), Strongspace and their newest offering Bingo!



Marc Liyanage’s free Mac OS X application for testing XSLT.

TestXSLT is a small, AppleScript-able Cocoa application for experimenting with the XSLT and XSL-FO languages on Mac OS X.

It uses the Sablotron, Gnome Libxslt, Saxon and Xalan-J XSLT processors, the FOP XSL-FO rendering engine, has lots of new features and a friendly user interface that makes playing around and learning XSLT fun.



A Mac OS X instant search plugin for Safari from David Watanabe.



According to Wikipedia,

BitTorrent is the name of a peer-to-peer (P2P) file distribution protocol, and is the name of a free software implementation of that protocol. The protocol was originally designed and created by programmer Bram Cohen, and is now maintained by BitTorrent Inc. BitTorrent is designed to distribute large amounts of data widely without incurring the corresponding consumption in costly server and bandwidth resources.

BitRocket is a Mac OS X client using the BitTorrent protocol.



FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is the universal way to send, receive, and manage your files and folders using the internet. If you manage a web site, need to send a file to a friend running an FTP server, need to post eBay images to a image host, or download a lot of software updates, then Transmit is the perfect program for you: it makes FTP easy and fun!



Yojimbo-Your effortless, reliable information organizer for Mac OS X. Yojimbo makes keeping all the small (or even large) bits of information that pour in every day organized and accessible. It is so simple, there is no learning curve. Yojimbo’s mechanism for collecting, storing and finding information is so natural and effortless, it will change your life – without changing the way you work.



TextMate brings Apple’s approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.



Marketcircle Inc. develops award-winning business applications for Mac OS X, including Daylite business productivity management software, and Billings, a practical time-billing and invoicing application. Incorporated in 1999, Marketcircle Inc. is located in Toronto, Canada, with offices in London, United Kingdom, and partners worldwide.



Work with files on your web server as you would on your desktop. Relay allows you to:

  • drag-n-drop files and folders
  • dynamic loading file structure
  • upload progress bar
  • thumbnail view, including pdf
  • multiple users & accounts



The e-commerce side of the web 2.0 experience has been severely lacking, so a team has been put together to address this problem. What is freeCSScart?

Bauhouse Design

The Bauhouse is the digital sandbox and personal portfolio of Stephen Bau, Professional Member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada.