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Customizing PrestaShop Theme Part 2

by Hayati Hashim | July 2010 | Beginner's Guides e-Commerce Open Source

In the previous article, you learnt about selecting, installing, and positioning the appropriate modules for your store. You also discovered how you can modify the key default modules through the back office, in order to customize your web page navigation and layouts.

We will now proceed with configuring and customizing the other key elements of your online store through the back office.

This article by Hayati Hashim, author of PrestaShop 1.3 Theming Beginner's Guide, will help you set up your key elements for the PrestaShop store: The title, top of page, footer, logos, featured products. This will be a part and parcel of what you need to do. It also completes the look of the store you are designing through the back office administration. You will also begin to explore the relevant files you need to work with in customizing your own theme.

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Customizing PrestaShop Theme Part 1

by Hayati Hashim | July 2010 | Beginner's Guides e-Commerce Open Source

This article by Hayati Hashim, author of PrestaShop 1.3 Theming Beginner's Guide, covers the ways to modify the general layout of the PrestaShop’s theme. Here, you will be guided on editing the theme and playing around with the modules. You will get to know terms such as hooks, transplanting, and positioning.

Specifically we will cover:

  • Installing and enabling module blocks
  • Adding the module blocks in the columns
  • Transplanting modules and hooking modules
  • Moving modules within columns
  • Updating the editorial block in the center column.
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Packt to make ePub downloads available from its website

by Julian Copes | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Open Source

Packt Publishing announced today that its eBooks will be available to download from www.PacktPub.com in ePub format with immediate effect. Following feedback from customers, the fast-growing publisher made the move to provide this popular format and expects it to be well received.

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Nginx HTTP Server: Base Module Directives

by Clément Nedelcu | July 2010 | Open Source Web Development

It is a well-known fact that the market of web servers has a long-established leader: Apache. However recent surveys reveal the rise of a new competitor: Nginx, a lightweight HTTP server originating from Russia— pronounced "engine X". This article provides a first approach of the configuration architecture by studying the core module directives that have an impact on the overall server performance. We will understand the need for the various directives that will let you optimize your server for different traffic patterns and hardware setups.

In this article by Clément Nedelcu, author of the book Nginx HTTP Server, we will take a look at the base modules.

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Remote Installation and Managing User Profiles using Joomla!

by Beatrice A. Boateng Kwasi Boateng | July 2010 | Moodle Open Source

We need to migrate our site to a remote server, in order to make our site live for further development. This is absolutely important because we intend to integrate our site with existing social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and this cannot be done in a local environment. Those of us wanting to continue development locally can continue to do so, especially if we do not have a registered domain name and hosting account. We can use the backup process in this article to migrate our site when we are ready to go live.

In this article,by Beatrice A. Boateng and Kwasi Boateng, author of Joomla! Social Networking with JomSocial we will learn how to:

  • Migrate the site from a local machine to a remote server by:
    • Backing up the local site using a Joomla! backup system called Akeeba Backup (formerly known as JoomlaPack)
    • Creating a live website from the backup
  • Sign up for an account
  • Manage user profiles by:
    • Editing user profiles
    • Changing profile pictures
    • Setting profile privacy
    • Adding applications and privacy settings for applications
  • Delete a profile
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Jailbreaking the iPad - in Ubuntu

by Delan Azabani | July 2010 | Linux Servers Open Source

Every article you'll see about jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad generally revolves around a program in Windows or OS X. If you're a Linux user, you'll probably feel left out. By the end of this article by Delan Azabani, you will be able to jailbreak your iPad with ease, and without Windows or OS X.

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Creating Content in Social Networking using Joomla!

by Beatrice A. Boateng Kwasi Boateng | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

A website (social network) is only as good as its content. You can have the flashiest,most gimmick-filled website, but if it does not have content, is not user friendly, and does not attract users to come back to it, then it will become another nine-day wonder and no one will remember it.

In this article by Beatrice A. Boateng and Kwasi Boateng, Author of Joomla! Social Networking with JomSocial we are going to create content for our site in order to attract more appheads (the name for users of our site) by:

  • Extending our social network to include a ratings system by using SOBI, a Joomla! directory extension
  • Listing apps
  • Reviewing apps
  • Displaying listings in profiles
  • Sharing multimedia content such as videos and pictures
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Configuring Apache and Nginx

by Clément Nedelcu | July 2010 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Clément Nedelcu, author of the book Nginx HTTP Server, we will see the following:

  • Configuring Nginx to work with Apache
  • Reconfiguring Apache to work as a backend server
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Use of Templates in Report using BIRT

by John Ward | July 2010 | Open Source

BIRT is an open source business intelligence and reporting tool, built on top of the Eclipse Framework. BIRT is used by developers for building reports that can best represent data and tell a story of that data that is easy to follow. In addition, BIRT can be integrated into a product, to allow that product to provide reporting capabilities.

In this article by John Ward,author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting we will look at templates. Templates are existing report layouts that can be used as a starting point for new reports. This is useful if we use a similar layout in all our reports; we can then create a template and build from that for each new report.

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Use of Stylesheets for Report Designing using BIRT

by John Ward | July 2010 | Java Open Source

BIRT is an open source business intelligence and reporting tool built on top of the Eclipse Framework. BIRT is used by developers for building reports that can best represent data and tell a story of that data that is easy to follow. In addition, BIRT can be integrated into a product to allow that product to provide reporting capabilities. 

In this article by John Ward,author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting we will look at how BIRT uses stylesheets in report designs and how styles can be grouped in a library to create themes. This will allow us to have certain sets of styles ready for use any time we develop a report so that we, as a report developer, can focus strictly on the technical aspects of the report while maintaining a consistent visual presentation.

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Creating Themes for a Report using BIRT

by John Ward | July 2010 | Java Open Source

BIRT is an open source business intelligence and reporting tool built on top of the Eclipse Framework. BIRT is used by developers for building reports that can best represent data and tell a story of that data that is easy to follow. In addition, BIRT can be integrated into a product to allow that product to provide reporting capabilities.

In this article by John Ward,author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting we will learn how Themes provide a simple mechanism to apply a wide range of styles to an entire report design without the need to manually apply them.

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YUI 2.8: Rich Text Editor

by Dan Wellman Daniel Barreiro | July 2010 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

In this article by Daniel Barreiro and Dan Wellman, authors of the book YUI 2.8: Learning the Library, we see the Rich Text Editor, which allows our users to create enhanced text as one of the most popular forms of user interaction over the Internet is user-created content.

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Creating a Reporting Site using BIRT

by John Ward | July 2010 | Java Open Source

In this article series by John Ward, author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting, we will be looking at a practical example of building a reporting site. In this  part of the article, we will be looking at a scenario where we have a Bugzilla instance setup with a series of bugs related to BIRT. We will look at a series of requirements and build the reports necessary to fulfil those requirements.

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Creating a Reporting Site using BIRT-An Extension

by John Ward | July 2010 | Java Open Source

In the previous article How to Create a Reporting Site

In this article series by John Ward,author of BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting we will be looking at :

  • Bug Status- A Report to show open issues compared to all bugs
  • Developer issues reports-this report will accomplish two things—shows us a Pie Chart showing fixed versus non-fixed bugs and gives us a list of bugs in an open status assigned to that developer.
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Managing Certificates from Tcl

by Piotr Beltowski Wojciech Kocjan | July 2010 | Open Source

In this article by Wojciech Kocjan and Piotr Beltowski, authors of the book Tcl 8.5 Network Programming, we will see how to create a secure communication system, and make sure all certificates can be generated and transferred securely to remote systems before they can be fully authenticated within the infrastructure.

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