What are Design Patterns?

Posted on | November 11, 2011

Design patterns are optimized, reusable solutions to the programming problems that we encounter every day. A design pattern is not a class or a library that we can simply plug into our system; it’s much more than that. It is a template that has to be implemented in the correct situation. It’s not language-specific either. […]

HTML5 and CSS3

Posted on | November 11, 2011

What We Are Going to Build Pretty much your every day blog design. Header with title, horizontal navigation, content area with comments and form, sidebar and a footer. Nothing too special. Let’s get building. HTML 5 HTML 5 is the next major version of HTML. It introduces a bunch of new elements that will make […]

Classic CSS techniques Made Simple with CSS3

Posted on | November 11, 2011

CSS3? What’s that?! I’m sure you’ve heard of CSS in general. CSS3 isn’t that much different, in terms of syntax; however, the power of CSS3 is much greater. As you’ll see in these eleven techniques, you can have multiple backgrounds, dynamically resize those backgrounds, border radiuses, text shadows, and more! Here’s what the official (or […]

JavaScript from the Masters

Posted on | November 11, 2011

1: Javascript: The Good Parts Length: 1 hour, 3 minutes Speaker: Douglas Crockford Slides (powerpoint) Is JavaScript a hopeless mess, or a robust and flexible standard? In this presentation, Douglas Crockford, the world’s foremost authroity on JavaScript, will try and convince you that the language is worth your time. This is a great video, and […]

30 PHP Best Practices for Beginners

Posted on | November 11, 2011

PHP is the most widely-used language for programming on the web. Here are thirty best practices for beginners wanting to gain a firmer grasp of the fundamentals.   1. Befriend the PHP Manual If you’re new to PHP, then it’s time to get acquainted with the awesomeness that is the PHP manual. The PHP manual is incredibly thorough […]

Using htaccess Files for Pretty URLS

Posted on | November 11, 2011

Quick Overview A quick overview before we dive into code, in today’s tutorial we will go over two slightly different methods of creating pretty URLs using HTACCESS. The difference between the methods is whether Apache or PHP is doing the heavy lifting to break the URL apart for parsing. I want to point out that […]

Regular Expressions You Should Know

Posted on | November 11, 2011

Regular expressions are a language of their own. When you learn a new programming language, they’re this little sub-language that makes no sense at first glance. Many times you have to read another tutorial, article, or book just to understand the “simple” pattern described. Today, we’ll review eight regular expressions that you should know for […]

20+ HTML Forms Best Practices for Beginners

Posted on | November 11, 2011

Working with XHTML forms can be somewhat daunting; they not only use some niche HTML elements, but also blur the line between static content and user interaction. Let’s review some things to remember when creating your next form. Good HTML forms require attention on at least four points: Semantics Accessibility Functionality Design Forms can be […]

JavaScript stuff

Posted on | November 11, 2011

Javascript is a compact, object-based scripting language. It can provide interactive web pages, validate form data, and make your web page clearer. I. Basic Javascript The JavaScript code is embeded into the HTML document. Simply place the JavaScript statements within the SCRIPT tag. <SCRIPT> JavaScript code goes here… </SCRIPT> You can optionally specify the LANGUAGE attribute […]

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