Flip it, flip it good: Quick tips for supporting RTL languages in your web application

I've been working with themes in Gallery for 6 years and it wasn't until recently that I started to give due consideration to a significant portion of Gallery's users, those whose native language is written from right to left. Shame on me, because it's really not that difficult to add proper RTL text and layout support to web applications. I hope the following helps out those who need to do the same.

The First Ignite Santa Fe!

Ignite Santa Fe The past few weeks of rounding up speakers and prepping my talk for the first Ignite Santa Fe are now a wonderful blur. My nerves and fear of public speaking were quickly washed away last night by an awesome gathering of people, ideas, and perspectives.

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UI and Theme Development Simplified in Gallery 3!

Gallery 3 and jQueryThe next version of Gallery 3 is a complete rewrite from the ground up. It's coming along nicely thanks, in part, to jQuery and jQuery UI. Here's a bit of background on the project's decision to use jQuery and highlights of Gallery 3's theme system changes.

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EventBox: Keep up with Twitter and Facebook status updates, and much more

EventBox LogoEver since giving up last year and jumping into the social network fray I've been looking for a good status update viewer and aggregator. I'm trying to keep up with updates from a growing list of family, friends, and peers on Twitter, Facebook, and occasionally Flickr. I'm using Ping.fm to cross post status updates. I've tried the dedicated clients and plugins, but none worked for me quite as well as EventBox.

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Why I Switched from Eclipse PDT to NetBeans IDE

I had started a post highlighting the recent Eclipse PDT 2.0 release but now find myself dropping the post and the Eclipse IDE altogether. Instead, I'll share why I've switched from Eclipse PDT to NetBeans.

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