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Adobe Releases Brackets 1.0 – Text Editor for Web Dev

Brackets is an Open Source  text editor for CSS and HTML. Get it here: http://brackets.io/

Looks like it currently supports Mac, Windows and Linux, but many users have said that it requires an internet connection to function (Adobe says they are working on this, but no ETA).


Adobe Brackets Live Preview

Brackets also supports added plugins – for instance the new Extract plugin is useful for extracting CSS code from PSD files.

The Extract for Brackets (Preview) extension lets you pull out design information from a PSD including colors, fonts, gradients, and measurement information as clean, minimal CSS via contextual code hints. You can also extract layers as images, use information from the PSD to define preprocessor variables, and easily get dimensions between objects.

Brackets is new, so only a few plugins are available, but it is worth looking at. It comes with a default light and dark themes, ability to split screens, and a live preview (works only with Chrome browser for now).

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Free Software Streams Your Content (including iTunes Library) to Any Device

Company Orb Networks has launched a Windows and Mac compatible streaming media software product.

Orb is completely free and allows you to access not only iTunes content, but any video, music, or photos on your system’s hard drive and stream it to just about any device on the Internet.

Setting up Orb is simple.  Download Orb for either Mac or Windows.


Start the installation and Orb asks for your account information. If you don’t have an account, you can set one up during the install.


Orb indexes your iTunes content automatically, but if you have more media to add, then used the advanced tab to specify for folders.



Once Orb has indexed all your content, you can close the installation wizard and login to mycast.orb.com to further configure your streaming, channels, and playlists.



Now that Orb is setup, you can use any browser on your network, a friends house, your iPhone, Blackberry, Xbox, Wii, or PS3 to receive content from your media library.

Check it out for yourself at Orb.com.

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Sitemeter IE7 Problem

Sitemeter – a popular web site statistics counter and tracking tool, has apparently made some changes which in effect, have rendered sites running their tracking code as dead to Internet Explorer 7 (including their own site – sitemeter.com). A nasty “operation aborted” popup appears and the site will refuse to load.

No word yet on the Sitemeter home page or blog about the issue.  For now, to fix the problem, simply replace the Javascript Sitemeter code with the HTML version.


The IE7 problems have been fixed.  Here is the blurb from the Sitemeter blog.

Dear SiteMeter Users,

We corrected a compatibility issue with our SiteMeter tracking code and IE7 and IE6 browsers that started last night.

The problem was related to some work we were doing on the backend system for our upcoming website launch.

We’ve identified and resolved two separate but related issues –

1 – IE Users viewing pages – The error occured when the SiteMeter tag was not a direct child of the body tag (e.g. if the tag was within a table or div). Recent changes we made created a failure for visitors viewing sites using Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 6.

2 – Accessing SiteMeter and Stats – Individuals trying to access or view their SiteMeter stats by clicking on their SiteMeter logo/icons were unable to gain access. This again appears to have affected only individuals using IE7 and IE6.

At this time both problems have been fixed and our services are fully operational.

For those who removed the SiteMeter code from your pages please be assured that the problem has been resolved and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have any questions please let us know by submitting a support ticket at support.sitemeter.com.

The SiteMeter Team

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