Protonotes annotation plugin released

Need a quick way to annotate your Joomla and Fabrik pages, during the development phase? If so then look no further, I've just released a small Joomla 1.5 plug-in that allows you to use the Protonotes service to annotate your web pages. Notes can be dragged, hidden, marked as reviewed and completed. To get started, dowload the protonotes plug-in from Joomlacode and create an account on the protonotes site.

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See Fabrik @ linux exop, London Olympia

I will be exhibiting Fabrik at London Linux Expo Live from Thursday the 23rd October to Saturday the 25th. Fabrik will be in the .ORG Village, sharing a stand with Joomla tools, right next door to the Joomla stand, so if you can please come along for a chat I know that its rather short notice, I only got the go ahead for this yesterday and have since been running around trying to get flyers. business cards and t-shirts printed I hope to see some of you there!

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igfest: The moosehunt is on!

If you are around Bristol (UK) this weekend, then you could be taking part in Moosehunt at the igfest- thanks in part to Fabrik! Huh? Moose, Bristol, surely not! Have I finally lost my mind? Not at all! Moosehunt is a location based mobile game designed by Simon Evans for Bristol's igfest:
"Moose will be making his autumn migration from the deepest Forest of Dean to Bristol over the week before the festival. Your mission is to find him and photograph him. Text 'moose' to 60300 to receive a map of the moose's current location. But be careful, the moose will be told your location and if he 'shoots' you before you 'shoot' him you are out of the game. Prizes for photographs in various categories including first sighting."
Simon asked me to collect the SMS messages and MMS file uploads and plot them onto a Google map, something for which Fabrik was ideally suited. Its been great fun working on such a off-beat project. Check out the spoof documentary video Simon produced for the game, if only to see the absurd (or perhaps slightly perturbing) costume Simon will be wearing all this weekend.

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Styling tables

Smashing magazine has a nice article on producing fresh table designs, well worth checking out!

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Free getting started tutorial and 'Creating podcasts with Fabrik'

Hugh Messenger has been a busy in training for the USA's London Olympic's "DA MAN" team ;) This week he has released a free, introductory Fabrik video tutorial. He has also been tweaking Fabrik 1.0.6's RSS feed creation code to allow for the embedding of mp3's as podcasts. Read more about how to create podcasts with Fabrik

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