Start8 for Windows 8

Well it was bound to happen!

Stardock have created an application that inserts a Window’s start button into the Windows 8 task bar.  Engadget are reporting Stardock have sold ‘tens of thousands’ of copies of the app. So congratulations to Stardock :) The app is only $5 (a very sensible price!) so if you are missing the start button I suggest you go and grab a copy.

Before Stardock Start8

After Stardock Start8

For more information visit Stardock’s official Start8 page.

Bing it on!

I have never really liked Microsoft adverts. Especially when you compare them to Apple and Google adverts. We this new advert by Microsoft to promote Bing might change my mind.

The ‘Bing it on’ challenge advert (below) is very simple but looks, feels and works. It drove me to the site to give it a go and guess what! After 5 rounds I choose Bing (and I am a Google man!).

Check out the advert and give the challenge a go.

Bing it on

Bing it on

Bing it on - Results

Bing it on – Results

Keep it up Microsoft! – simple, fast and very useful!

A tool I have found really useful for throwing together quick examples of HTML5/JavaScript is It was built by Piotr Zalewa and designed by Oskar Krawczyk. It’s a browser based tool that has 4 panes allowing you to enter HTML, CSS, JavaScript and when you run your work it outputs the result in the fourth pane.

You can also select additional frameworks that you would like to include such as jQuery, Mootools, three.js.

Try it out :-) interface

HTML5 Sample (Mouse Events)