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The history of modern web browsers

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Jim Infantino
browser wars

image by pixellabs.com

I ran across this graphic at Digg - and thought it would be a great way to display the browser considerations we use when designing a website. You will notice that before 2 years ago, the browser market was seriously dominated by IE 6 and before that, IE5, Netscape and AOL.

A List Apart & Zeldman.com

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Jim Infantino
A List Apart amp Zeldmancom
Jeffry Zeldman - the grand guru of light weight, web standards driven design. It was his book "Designing with Web Standards" that inspired us to build this system.

Calendar Module Upgrade

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Jim Infantino
We have upgraded the Calendar Module with several new views of your calendar.

We have added a small 'Grid View' to the right of main Line View.  You will notice that when you go to your calendar that a small grid calendar shows up on the right hand side of the page, with clickable blocks on the dates with events.  

You will also notice links above the small grid for [Grid View] and [Itinerary View].  When you click on Grid View, a large calendar grid view replaces the standard Line View.  To get back to the Line View, click the link above the small grid on the right.

The Itinerary View is a bare bones list of gigs that is easily cut and pastable.  This gives artists and fans and easily digestible list of gigs, that lends itself to printing an itinerary for travel, or for fans to email to friends.
Calendar Module Upgrade

Example from VanceGilbert.com

HTML Email

Tired of sending out text based emails to your mailing list?  You can upgrade your Newsletter Module to add HTML email functionality.  We will design an email template that will match the style and design of your site.  You will also be able to include images in your mailer.  Members of your list who can only receive text based emails, will get a text based version of the email, while those who can receive HTML, will get the good looking message.
HTML Email

This is an example of a HTML based email that we have created for the musician Flynn, at flynnmusic.com.

SLAB500 dynamic websystem

SLAB500 dynamic websystem

       
  • FIRE YOUR WEBMASTER! update your site EASILY yourself from anywhere!

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  • CUSTOM DESIGNED! no templates! your site is unique! no templates!

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  • ADD OR UPDATE ANYTHING text, images, audio and video from any browser!

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  • DYNAMIC WEBSITES IN A FRACTION OF THE TIME & AT A REASONABLE COST!


WHAT IS IT?    SLAB500 is a complete web-system designed to your specifications, allowing you to quickly and conveniently update all your content, add new pages, upload images, sounds and video from any browser, from any location you have web access.    When you log-in to your SLAB500 website, the site recognizes you as admin, and beneath each item on each page is a small series of buttons allowing you to edit, delete or add a new item. Your site is secure. Only you or others you designate as "admin" can edit your site. To try it out ahead of time, visit our demo and

SLAB500 launches SLAB500.com using the SLAB500 web system!

SLAB500 launches SLAB500com using the SLAB500 web system
That's right, in order to advertise our web technology - we have used it to create this very site. There are many stylish examples in the sites section here.

We now have a dozen live sites on the web currently and will be adding many more soon.

We call SLAB500 a web system because it is a fully compliant, accessible website, with the functionality and ease of use of a desktop application for the owner. Each page is as easy to manage and maintain as clicking a button and filling out a form. The site is modular in that each section of your site has custom functionality - so, if you have a calendar page or a gallery module installed, it behaves like a calendar or a gallery, not a generic blog entry.

You can edit the pages on the page - not from a seperate admin area. You can also give Admin powers to other users, so that team members can work on the site jointly.

Contact us and let us know what kind of site you need. Chances are, using SLAB500, we can put together a web system to fit your needs.