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MyTimelineOnline is a unique blogging website featuring advanced controls that allows users to document their life, or the life of a loved one and to share their collective experiences within their social network and with the world. MyTimelineOnline features a control originally designed by MIT and converted to .NET by Rob Chartier. The timeline view allows users to quickly navigate several years' worth of postings to explore what events occurred in their own life or the lives of others.

The site was developed by a single individual and originally technologies such as Telerik were considered and discarded due to the complexity and cost. As a result, the entire site was rewritten by a single part time developer in Visual WebGui which provided a significant increase in the usability of the site as well as the visual style. Visual WebGui was chosen since it was extremely easy to use & develop with and it also allowed rewriting pages written in other Ajax solutions very quickly. Additionally, Visual WebGui allowed focusing on usability since the Visual WebGui themes took care of the rest.

Prior to upgrading the site to Visual WebGui the user experience was lacking, including repeating unnecessary page refreshes. "With VWG I was able to create a fully ajax’ed site quickly without worrying about the typical issues," founder John Ruf.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:30 AM Web Development , Web Design , Open Source Community , Cloud computing | Back to top


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When publishing items online, you need to think about who will be able to see them, colleagues, friends, your boss, even family members. I want to review the following in this article to help us all avoid the pitfalls that can waylay us as we craft our online profiles and statuses:

1. Internet privacy
2. Think before you post
3. Varying site usage and profiles
4. Quality, not quantity
Left by social network design on Sep 20, 2009 5:33 PM

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Since the big success with Wordpress related article showcasing promising and new Wordpress plugins, I decided to continue with similar list showcasing Firefox plugins. Several of these plugins are still experimental, but I tested them, checked for reviews and references and carefully picked these all extensions together.
Left by social network designer on Sep 23, 2009 1:42 AM

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