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Tim Murphy03/27/13
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Beginning PHP On Windows 8

It is always interesting to find out what technology I will have to work with next. One of the latest that I’ve had to learn is PHP and since I am running Windows 8 I had to get it working in that environment.

Jakub Holý03/27/13
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Tools for Editor – Browser Integration for Interactive JS/HTML Development

I’d like to be able to use a powerful editor yet be able to see changes to JS/HTML/CSS without having to save-[compile]-reload and I want to be able to execute pieces of JS in the context of the browser. Fortunately, there are ways to get at least some of this and it is getting continually better. Let’s see what tools we have now.

Andrey Prikaznov03/26/13
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17 Fresh And Stunning CSS3 Tutorials

Though you find many articles online that help you to learn CSS, the below mentioned 17 fresh CSS tutorials will help you more to grasp the basic of CSS.

Mark Needham03/26/13
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When Nokogiri fails: Web Driver to the rescue

I initially tried to use Nokogiri to grab the data that I wanted. But when I tried to query by CSS selector for all the matches nothing came back. I was a bit surprised but read somewhere that I should check if there were any errors while parsing the document. In fact there were quite a few!

Jakub Holý03/26/13
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Markdown + JavaScript = Great HTML Presentation Decks

You can easily create beatiful, interactive, simple presentations by writing them in Markdown (falling back to HTML whenever needed) with special markers separating the individual slides and using JavaScript to render it into an interactive HTML presentation.

Gil Fink03/26/13
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Building Scalable JavaScript Apps – A New SDP13 Session

SELA Developer Practice (SDP) is Sela Group’s annual conference. The next scheduled conference will occur between May 5-9, 2013.

Raymond Camden03/25/13
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New online material for Chrome DevTools

I know I sound like a broken record when it comes to Chrome DevTools ("Your page is broken? What did DevTools tell you?"), but I wanted to share a new resource that just launched - Discover DevTools.

Raymond Camden03/25/13
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JavaScript Design Patterns - The Module Pattern

Before I begin, I want to be clear. I'm writing this as a means to help me cement my understanding. I am not an expert. I'm learning. I expect to make mistakes, and I expect my readers to call me out on it. If in the end we all learn something together, then I think this process is worth while!

Andrew Trice03/25/13
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PhoneGap Legends – A Sample Game App

…and now I’d like to introduce you to PhoneGap Legends. PhoneGap Legends is a fantasy/RPG themed demo that leverages HTML DOM animation techniques and targets webkit browsers

Rob Allen03/24/13
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Objects in the model layer

I currently use a very simple set of core objects within my model layer: entities, mappers and service objects.

Adam Grocholski03/24/13
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Windows 8 for HTML and JavaScript Developers

Earlier today I presented a session at Mobile March on Windows 8 for HTML and JavaScript developers. Rather than give you my slides, I thought I’d give you links to resources on the various features I discussed.

Kin Lane03/23/13
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Embeddable OpenSpending Visualizations

There are some really great examples of embeddable, open data goodness over at the OpenSpending project, which is operated by the Open Knowledge Foundation, a non-profit with a missions to promote open knowledge and data.

Henri Bergius03/23/13
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Why WordPress needs to get Decoupled

Decoupled Content Management is a movement to bring clean separation of concerns into CMSs. With it, Content Management Systems can focus better on their core functionalities, and get the missing pieces through code-sharing and collaboration.

Raymond Camden03/22/13
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Want to try the next version of ColdFusion?

Over on the official ColdFusion blog, they've announced a survey for people interested in trying out the next version of ColdFusion ("Splendor") and ColdFusion Builder ("Thunder"). I still say these sound like 1980s X-Men but what do I know. Sign up now!

Paul Underwood03/22/13
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Formatted Strings With PHP

When you are using PHP to putput a string on the page most of the time you will use the syntax echo, which will take the following string and display that string in HTML.

Hajan Selmani03/22/13
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Quick tip: How to get started quickly with OOP-like coding style in JavaScript?

Writing JavaScript code in OOP style is something which is actively promoted in the last few years... How to get started quickly with simple and straight forward example?

Hirvesh Munogee03/22/13
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w2ui - A Full-Featured JavaScript UI Library For jQuery

w2ui is a full featured JavaScript UI library based on jQuery. It contains common UI controls like layout, grid, sidebar, tabs, toolbar, popup, field controls and forms.

Paul Underwood03/21/13
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WordPress Developer Plugin

If you're a WordPress developer then this is one plugin that you need to download before you start any new work on a plugin or theme.

Karl Agius03/21/13
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A Rough Path Finder in CoffeeScript

I’ve recently been playing with CoffeeScript, a neat little language that compiles to JavaScript. It’s a lot more concise than plain old javascript and can be organised much more tightly, so I’m really having a blast with it.

Raymond Camden03/21/13
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JavaScript Design Patterns - My Crazy Plan

I'm currently reading "Learning JavaScript Design Patterns" (associate link below!) by Addy Osmani. I plan on posting a review of it once done. In the meantime though, I'd like to work up some examples of the patterns in "real" applications.

John Cook03/21/13
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A web built on LaTeX

The other day on TeXtip, I threw this out: "Imagine if the web had been built on LaTeX instead of HTML …" Here are some of the responses I got:

Anders Abel03/20/13
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Naming CSS Classes by Purpose or Effect

What’s the best way to name a css class? form-field-label or bold-text? Is there any difference between MVC’s EditorFor and TextBoxFor? Or between a DetailedRowText property and ArticleDescription?

Paul Underwood03/20/13
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How To Create Custom Queries In WordPress

There are 3 ways you can query the WordPress database, you can use the pre_get_posts action, query_posts() function or the WP_Query class.

Vladimir Carrer03/20/13
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Clear Flash Ads with one line of jQuery

Few years ago I made ClipR distraction free readability bookmarklet based on jQuery. One of first things that ClipR does is trying to eliminate all Flash from the website. That is done with just one line of jQuery:

Paul Underwood03/20/13
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Encode Email Addresses With PHP

While encoding your email address will make it display correctly in the browser in the source code the email address will be encoded so that spam bots can not read the email.