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The site of Jasha Joachimsthal, a web developer. Most articles are about technology I (used to) work with.

Articles written in 2010

  1. Open sourced my Hippo blog

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    Half a year ago I started making my own blog using Hippo CMS and Hippo Site Toolkit. I didn’t like the Blogger tagsoup, wanted to use HTML5 and CSS3. I also wanted to control my data. Yes there are maybe more blogging engines than toothpaste brand...

  2. Videos of the Fronteers 2010 conference

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    Back in 1995 the web was pretty simple. Most webpages were either boring serif text on a grey background or were completely built up with images which made them very slow to load in Mosaïc using a 14k4 modem. Then the font, blink and marquee tags ...

  3. Reusing content with Hippo CMS

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    It may sound very simple, but it’s something we have to keep telling: in Hippo CMS you’re managing content, not webpages. Even for a simple site as mine, a document can appear in multiple forms. There’s the detail page of a blog post which you may...

  4. Show Tweets with HST and Twitter4J

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    As you may have noticed, my five latest Tweets show up on my site. In this blog I’ll explain how you can easily add such a block to your HST site.

  5. Web development tools I use at Hippo

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    Earlier this week a customer with its own development department asked us which tools we use for measuring quality and performance of websites. In this blogpost I’ll describe some of the tools I use to check the HTML and CSS. I know there are more...

  6. My QR code

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    A QR Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The "QR" is derived from "Quick Response", as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.

  7. Components in my blog: Properties component

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    This blogpost is about the Hippo Forge Properties component. This component allows you to manage labels for your website instead of hardcoding them into the JSP.

  8. First blogpost in Hippo

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    This is my first blogpost written in Hippo CMS