SCSM HTML5 Self-Service portal

System Center Service Manager 2012 R2 od CU7 donosi novi Self-Service portal. Silverlight rješenje se napušta u korist HTML5 rješenja. To ima svojih prednosti i nedostataka. Naravno, najveća prednost je da se više neće koristiti tehnologija za koju je zadnja nadogradnja izdana prije gotovo godinu dana. Silverlight je prošlost. Napokon. Druga velika novost je da više nije potreban SharePoint kao podloga što će mnogima od Vas vrlo vjerojatno znatno olakšati rad i održavanje portala. Odluka Microsofta da se orijentira na HTML5 moguće da je najbolja odluka koju su donijeli u proteklih nekoliko godina.

My Google Reader RSS subscriptions

I love RSS. I love Google Reader. I love my RSS collection!
I’ve been collecting this for some time now. This collection is not just a bunch of links but it’s a collection of carefully selected RSS channels. It contains almost 300 hundred RSS channels for web desing, UX and security. Most of the RSS channels are security related which include forensic analysis, exploits, malware analysis and PEN testinging.
Feel free to download this OPML and use it as you like it :)

Model of the new LMS generation with user-created content

The Learning Management System (LMS) of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences has been in operation since 2004 when it was developed for the studying purposes according to the German Fachhochschule study concept and according to the then specific characteristics of studying in the Republic of Croatia. The system consists of five own developed modules (DMS, SAN, e-Student, SMSCentar and FPZmobile) which in synergy form the Faculty LMS. The Document Management System (DMS) is a system of managing documents and processes used for authorized access of the Faculty staff members to the modules that control the work of computer laboratories, e-Learning system administration (publishing of teaching materials, control and assessment of seminar papers, etc.), as well as the module for managing documents and processes within the Faculty (orders for equipment, reports on malfunctions, updated on-line directory, etc.). The authorization and supervision system (SAN) is a set of technologies and applications that allow supervision of students’ work on computers in computer classrooms of the Faculty, and personalization of the working environment in the Windows operating system, regardless of the particular computer the student is using. The e-Student system allows students authorized access to the teaching materials, tasks, exercises and instructions. Apart from this the system provides support in applying and producing seminar papers and various forms of knowledge testing (e-Blic, e-Test, e-Kviz). The SMSCentar and SAN system with smsCRM application (Customer Relationship Management via SMS) open up the possibilities for a number of information services for students and Faculty staff members based on interactive communication by means of SMS messages. Some three years ago, the m-Learning module was added to the e-Learning system of the Faculty in the form of interactive application for real-time information of students via mobile terminal devices, called FPZmobile. The basic idea was to develop an application that will provide accurate and up-to-date information related to the Faculty and the students’ achievements (seminars, exercises, quizzes, etc.) during their studying, in a form suitable for browsing on the mobile terminal devices interface, such as mobile phones, PDA devices or Smartphones. The modularity of such a system allows fast implementation of the new services according to the ideas and suggestions expressed both by the teaching and the non-teaching staff, and the students.

HTML5 and CSS3 Frameworks

With CSS3 and HTML5 around the corner, well sort of, and tons of articles found on the web with introductions and tutorials maybe it’s time to introduce some of the tools that can make your life and work just a bit easier. I’m talking about CSS3 and HTML5 frameworks. As frameworks like Blueprint, 960gs, BlueTrip, Elasticss and YAML made your life easier when developing web site and applications using HTML4 and CSS2.1 frameworks described here can be used today to help you develop modern and future-ready rich web sites and applications.

Web design books every designer should read

There are so many design books available that it’s a nightmare to chose the right one. From general design, CSS, colours to user experience books it’s really hard to keep up with all the new books being printed every day. Here are my favourites for which I believe every web designer should have in their collection. The Smashing Book […]