Archive for March 8, 2011

7 Great HTML5 and CSS3 Frameworks – Easy HTML5/CSS3 Development

HTML has come a long way since its inception in 1990s and the new HTNL avatar is HTML5, an open standard. Steve Jobs prefers it over Adobe Flash for instance. Lots of development is going to happen in HTML5 in the coming days and some framework for developers are listed below.



HTML5/CSS3 are fairly new but few frameworks for developers are already released. 52framework for instance, one the first frameworks to be released has lot of useful features. It supports all htnl5 tags, script embed, Modified Reset Stylesheet for HTML5 and CSS3. There are more features than you would expect and more details here – 52framework


LessFramework is a CSS grid system for designing adaptive web­sites. It contains 4 layouts and 3 sets of typography presets, all based on a single grid.



Built with typographic standards in mind, Baseline makes it easy to develop a website with a pleasing grid and good typography. Baseline starts with several files to reset the browser’s default behavior, build a basic typographic layout — including style for HTML forms and new HTML 5 elements — and build a simple grid system.



Build blazingly fast, desktop-class web applications. SproutCore is an HTML5 application framework for building responsive, desktop-caliber apps in any modern web browser, without plugins.


OpenLaszlo (Open Source)

OpenLaszlo – The run-anywhere rich internet platform that supports rapid app development. Has LZX declarative language, supports active animation and flexible layouts.


Jo HTML5 (for Mobile App and Open Source)

JoApp is a cross platform and open source mobile widget framework.


A HTML5 Mobile Web App Framework. Sencha Touch allows you to develop mobile web apps that look and feel native on iPhone and Android touch devices.



LimeJS is a HTML5 game framework for building fast, native-experience games for all modern touchscreens and desktop browsers.

Baker EBOOK Framework

Baker is a open source HTML5 ebook framework for publishing ebooks for iPad.


Top Seven Cloud Monitoring Services

As there are more and more apps getting deployed on cloud, the need for a third party software that provides tools to monitor the performance of your hosted apps in the cloud, or keep a watch over public clouds becomes more important. These are needed to keep a watch for breaks in service-level agreements.


Earlier we had featured Seven Valuable Open Sources Resources For Cloud Computing. Here we have seven top cloud monitoring services that you could use to monitor the cloud. Most of them have free trial so you could evaluate the potential.

1. Cloudkick

Cloudkick ( acquired Rackspace)  is a leading infrastructure management tool for the web-based IT, built to help meet all the demands and needs of managing infrastructure. Cloudkick helps its customers manage and monitor their servers across multiple providers from a single dashboard. Cloudkick’s products include a centralized server monitoring tool for multiple cloud server providers, as well as dynamic server management tools. More info here.

2. Zenoss

Zenoss is a single, integrated product that monitors your entire IT infrastructure, wherever it is deployed – physical, virtual, or in the cloud. Zenoss manages your networks, servers, virtual devices, storage, and cloud deployments and provides visibility and predictability into the performance of your IT environment

3. Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch is a web service that provides monitoring for AWS cloud resources, starting with Amazon EC2. It provides customers with visibility into resource utilization, operational performance, and overall demand patterns—including metrics such as CPU utilization, disk reads and writes, and network traffic. More info here.

4. Hyperic/Cloud Status

Hyperic’s CloudStatus BETA is the first service to provide an independent view into the health and performance of the most popular cloud services, including Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine. CloudStatus gives users real-time reports and weekly trends on infrastructure metrics-including service availability, response time, latency, and throughput-that affect the availability and performance of cloud-hosted applications. More info here.

5. LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor gives you everything you need to monitor your physical and virtual infrastructure — dashboards, trending, alerting. More info here.

6. Monitis

Monitis is a spin-off from Web portal Lycos Europe/Bertelsmann. It provides monitoring of Amazon EC2 and S3 cloud storage. Monitis agents can be automatically installed on new servers to monitor performance metrics. It can generate notifications when resources are low or if a server is lost in the Amazon cloud, or if thresholds are being broken. Monitis also provides system monitoring, performance testing, and configuration management from the cloud. More info here.

7. Nimsoft

The complete monitoring solution for critical public cloud infrastructure, cloud service providers, Vblock and other private clouds, as well as data centers. Nimsoft is not only the best solution for monitoring a complete cloud environment, but also provides the tools to integrate monitoring of cloud-based resources with local data center, Vblocks and private cloud monitoring. More info here.

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