Twitter Bootstrap Single Page App with Node.JS

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series on a single page application for Node.JS. I love Twitter Bootstrap. Yes, there are several similar frameworks, but I like the fact that Bootstrap works on nearly all modern browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Safari (Stinkin) IE 8+). Although Twitter Bootstrap was not initially great for Mobile apps, they have done some recent updates that provide near compatibility on mobile devices like iPad, iPhone and Android. I started this project as a boilerplate for single-page apps, and later realized that it’s a good backend for Bootstrap. There are several great Bootstrap mods, themes … Continue reading Twitter Bootstrap Single Page App with Node.JS

Big Fish, Little Fish: Tracking Web Startups

Gone are the days of the dotcom boom, but there are still alot of new ideas being launched. After spending some time on WebWare and KillerStartups you can see the current trends, which as of late are social networking and micro-blogging. There are all kinds of widgets and mash-ups that take advantage of the API’s that the bigger fish are providing. Continue reading Big Fish, Little Fish: Tracking Web Startups

10 Traits of Highly Successful Forums

When you check out big-boards.com you’ll find a list of the most popular community (A.K.A forum, bulletin board,BB,etc..) sites and I am sure that knowledge hungry readers like yourself would like to be to lucky as to get this type of traffic to your own Web doms. So exactly what makes these communities so special? Is it the community software ? Is it the moderators? topics? incentives? activity? quality of the content? cool functionality? design? Well — IMO here is what’s important. Please help me to complete or re-order this list: 1) Activity – Without recent posts no one will … Continue reading 10 Traits of Highly Successful Forums