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Weekly Tech Roundup – September 9, 2011

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Weekly Tech Roundup

This week’s Tech Roundup includes FTP programs for Windows, browser trends, and WordPress contact forms.

The Best FTP App for Windows – This is a really great review of FileZilla. It also covers Cyberduck, WinSCP, and FireFTP. If you are on Windows and in the market for a new FTP client, this is a good read for you. I’ve used all but Cyberduck and would say I use WinSCP the most, with FileZilla coming in second. I prefer the simplicity of WinSCP.

Browser Trends September 2011: Can Anyone Stop Chrome? – In my August 12 Tech Roundup I covered the browser stats for July 2011. These are the stats for August. Chrome is still gaining on Firefox for the #2 spot. IE6 is still falling (yay!). These are important stats to watch if you make websites.

20 Free Contact Form Plugins for WordPress – Every website needs a contact form of some kind and there are a lot of WordPress contact form plugins out there. This is a list of 20 good plugins to help you narrow your search.

Using ‘$’ instead of ‘jQuery’ in WordPress – Great little tutorial on how to use $ instead of jQuery in WordPress. Those of you that use jQuery in your WordPress themes are probably familiar with this issue. This little trick will get you back using $ if you want.

I’m doing a big, very overdue upgrade on my desktop this weekend. And, I’m finally upgrading to Windows 7 as part of the process. I want to be able to take advantage of the 8GB RAM I got! It will essentially be a kick-ass gaming machine but really just a powerful design/development machine. I might even document the upgrade with some photos and notes if I get ambitious, but don’t hold your breath. :)

 

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