Posts Tagged ‘Web’

Creating Mobile User Interfaces for SharePoint 2013

Guest Blog Post by Randy Drisgill Because of SharePoint’s prominent role for both corporate intranets and public facing internet sites, there is often a strong push to have SharePoint serve information in a mobile friendly layout. There are several ways to approach this topic in SharePoint 2013. First, because SharePoint 2013 supports modern browsers, you could […]

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365 Days in the Computer & Technology Top 100: Jon Duckett’s HTML & CSS

 Today marks a major milestone for a favorite new book of mine, Jon Duckett’s HTML & CSS. According to Amazon’s rankings of bestsellers in their "Computers & Technology" category, this book has now been in the top 100 for 365 days or a full year. Most of that year the book has been fairly planted […]

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4 JavaScript Minifiers Compared

  Minification is the act of stripping out unnecessary characters from code to reduce the size, and a minifier is the tool that does it. Most often, the term is applied to JavaScript although the technique can also be used on CSS and (to some extent) HTML. For the web master, the aim of minification […]

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Browser Capability Detection with JavaScript

Although browser vendors have made a concerted effort to implement common interfaces, the fact remains that each browser presents its own capabilities and flaws. Browsers that are available cross-platform often have different issues, even though they are technically the same version. These differences force web developers to either design for the lowest common denominator or, […]

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How Node and Javascript Make Writing Asynchronous Applications Easier

Ryan Dahl, the author of Node, began his project building a C platform, but maintaining the context between function calls was too complicated and led to complex code. He then turned to Lua, but Lua already had several blocking I/O libraries. This mix of blocking and non-blocking could confuse developers and prevent many of them […]

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Having a successful new author is fun

One of things I get the most satisfaction from in my job is finding a good new author and having their book be a success. I’ve had the good fortune this year to work with two of the best new authors I’ve worked with in a long time. I’ll write about the other one in […]

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A NOT Wrox HTML & CSS book

Last fall we published a new HTML and CSS book. Ordinarily, that wouldn’t be news. But this is a very different book for the Wrox team, so different in fact that we chose not to call it Wrox but simply let people know it’s "from the publishers of Wrox." The book has gradually generated tremendous […]

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Writing Motion Detecting Apps in Flash for Android and iOS

Android and iOS devices have built-in motion detectors that enable programmers to capture the motion that occurs on a three-dimensional axis. This capability enables you to detect all sorts of user motions — tilting the phone, shaking back and forth, and rotating it in a circular fashion. This chapter introduces you to the Accelerometer and […]

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Internationalizing WordPress Plugins

Internationalization is the act of preparing your plugin for use in any number of languages. WordPress uses U.S. English as its default language, but it has a large community of users who don’t read and write in English. This community pulls together to create translations of WordPress in languages used all around the world. One […]

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Using Sony Ericsson’s Project Capuchin Platform Services API in Flash Lite

The Project Capuchin Platform Services API library, which is referenced in this chapter, can be found at the Sony Ericsson Developers website at http://developer.sonyericsson.com. There you’ll also find demos of other mobile applications and tutorials and another cool community of developers. Project Capuchin Platform Services Overview “Project Capuchin is a bridging technology between Java ME […]

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