Category Archives: Web Design

Testing web application with Internet Explorer via virtual machine and port forwarding

Hacks Web Design
Create tunnel from Windows machine into your Mac

Create tunnel from Windows machine into your Mac

For all of you front-end developers out there, this could be a rare but very good find. It saved me time when working on styling of a web application and I am sharing it with you here today.

How many times have you thought about seamlessly testing an application you run on the localhost under Windows’ most favorite browser – Internet Explorer? While many of you test by running virtual machine and pointing browser to the host Mac’s IP (e.g. to load the page, sometimes the application running on the host does something (in my case SSO – Single Site Sign-on) that redirects you back precisely to localhost server name only. In addition, your front-end application might use REST endpoint running on the same machine under a different port. To address this, we are going to create a tunnel between Windows virtual machine and your host Mac, so that Internet Explorer would feel “integrated” into Mac OS.

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Your new website should not be static

Thoughts Web Design

Website design

Working on a recent website project got me thinking about future of modern content design and delivery. It is often we think about the website as a bunch of static pages which are changed once a week (or once a month) based on the feedback from Google Analytics and figures from sales. This is, however, is not how I feel it should be in the year 2015.

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Re-inventing Instagram with Hash49.COM

Grails Thoughts Web Design

Instagram has a problem.

It’s quite easy to snap a photo and apply filter from the Instagram app, but what’s the use of your media, if only you or your followers can see it? Digital content accumulated for years stored in the cloud with only select ones being able to see it. How about making it public and easy to navigate?

Another thing, is Instagram’s website user interface, or rather no interface.

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Fleet tracking with AT&T location API

Hacks PHP Web Design

When I got approached by a client to deliver GPS tracking solution for an upcoming “Cloudy 2 With A Chance of Meatballs” foodimobile tour, I must admit I wasn’t sure where to begin. Building a website with map showing current location of the tour truck was something I haven’t done before and with due date looming I had to carefully think before making any decisions.

One of the first things I’ve thought of was a GPS device itself. What should it be, and how will I communicate with it?

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What is FindRoomRent.COM and why I built it

Grails Reviews Thoughts Web Design

Update: I have shut down FindRoomRent.COM, and domain is available through Godaddy. The project did not spin off due to numerous factors. This article is kept here to illustrate the idea and implementation.

Dealing with people is always hard – different characters, likes, lifestyles and a ton of other variables. It gets more interesting when you are trying to find a roommate. There are of course no ideal ones. But while you search you get to meet a lot of interesting individuals. And hopefully you won’t get scammed, or even robbed as some shady people like to “preview” places before they break in…

Craigslist comes handy, but they warn you every step of the way about possible fraud…there are as well a few other sites, but hey, what an ugly 90s design they have:

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