Immersive Reader is a free tool that implements proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people, regardless of their age or ability. Immersive Reader can improve reading comprehension and increase fluency for English language learners. It can help build confidence for emerging readers learning to read at higher levels, and offer text decoding solutions for students with learning differences such as dyslexia.
Currently it is ONLY available in OneNote, Word, and the web version of Outlook.
Once you have…
October being dyslexia awareness month and yesterday being a stressful day with an overbooked flight and getting rebooked for a few days. I thought I would share some news as I currently write this in the airport.
As someone with dyslexia, who was told to drop out of school before I was diagnosed. I understand the struggles both children and adults have when it comes to studying, browsing the web, or doing anything online. How poorly designed websites and poorly coded apps built with accessibility done as a second thought.
Eighteen months ago, I was burnt out and If I…
Localization is important when you’re looking to grow your app or website in other markets. Recently I added localization support to my startups’ product Helperbird. If you’re building a cross-platform Chrome app it is super straightforward.
To get started, your going to make sure you have a folder called “_locales” in your projects directory. In this folder, you will have a folder en for English. To add more languages, you will create more folders with the languages shorthand, ES for Spanish and so on. In each of the language folders you will need to create a JSON file called “messages.json”
Firebase allows you to do ad-hoc queries on a collection of nodes in your database using any common child key. If you know in advance what your indexes will be, you can use the Firebase Real-time Database Rules to define the indexes for your data using the “.indexOn” rule to improve performance.
As your web app or website grows in size, the performance of its query degrades. If you define your indexes on the keys you will be querying, this will help both in performance and in the amount of data used.
Firebase will index using those keys on their…
My name is Robert James Gabriel. A 25-year-old software developer and I thought I would write here in kinda of a shameless plug but also a post for people to discover these apps and to spread the word that tools like these existed for people with Dyslexia. I have dyslexia myself and work on these semi-full time.
“OpenDyslexic is a free typeface/font designed to mitigate some of the common reading errors caused by dyslexia. The typeface was created by Abelardo Gonzalez, who released it through an open-source license. …
With the new Google Chrome developer dashboard being slowly released with missing features. I thought I would write my top wishes.
Emails when someone buys one of my apps.
This seems like a huge oversight. I would love even a setting. That when someone buys one of my apps (Paid) I get an email or push notification. Instead of the current setup where I have to check through Google Payments.
Real time analytics
Again this is a huge oversight. With Google Analytics being the number one in web tracking you would think it would be here too. It takes 24…
Google at the start of the year announced that come July 2018, Chrome will begin to explicitly warn users if a site is insecure. This also means it will punish sites in terms of SEO.
Over 50 percent of Browsers worldwide is now Google Chrome, meaning this change will have a major impact on web publishers and businesses.
A prominent warning may affect how users feel and may cause some visitors to leave a site, which will negatively impact a sites bounce rate, advertising impressions, affiliate clicks, and e-commerce sales, SEO ratings and the trust with the user.
If your a developer like me. You like to write in markdown. So I created this plugin which allows you to write markdown without leaving your browser, support all popular coding languages See it live as you type.
Handy for writing Github readme files.
Testing markdown without leaving the web browser.
Now it will save your work!
Supports the following languages for snippets
- HTML, XML
- Shell Session
Any requests, please email at email@example.com
Writing this as for myself mostly and to improve my writing.
2017 has/had been a high and wild year for both good and bad points.
My first year out of college, new and old relationships, personal growth, discovering, growing a backbone in last few months of the year and regarding technical skill learning I improved a lot on the dev ops, frontend performance side of things and most notably in the PWA world.
So the goals for myself in 2018 are…
As people may or may not know if you host your site on Github though GitHub pages (which is served on AWS fun fact) and use a custom domain. They don’t support https or also know as an SSL cert.
I recently added SSL to my own site robertgabriel.ninja. So I will show you step by step on how to do it for Free using Cloudflare.
Cloudflare provides free universal SSL for all.
First visit CloudFlare and create a new account, its free
You will need to add your website. CloudFront will give you two nameservers, that nameserver you will…