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Top Features You Need to Know About – Responsive Web Design

by Diego Tres | October 2013 | Open Source Web Development

In this article, by Diego Tres, the author of Instant 960 Grid System , we learn to prepare our website for the present and the future with fluid grids, fluid media, and media queries, also known as responsive web design.

In this article, we will see how to prepare our desktop-only portfolio that runs in mobile phones and tablets.

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Creating New Characters with Morphs

by Paolo Ciccone | October 2013 | Open Source

This article by Paolo Ciccone, author of the book The Complete Guide to DAZ Studio 4, introduces you to morphs.

A morph is a modification of a geometric model that alters its original shape. Using morphs, we can change any character into something completely different. Studio makes this operation as simple as moving sliders on the screen.

In this article we will have a look at the following topics:

  • Applying morphs
  • Mixing morphs to create new characters
  • Saving morph presets for future use
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Understanding Cython

by Philip Herron | October 2013 | .NET Open Source

In this article by Philip Herron, author of the Learning Cython Programming, will start to get serious with Cython and will discuss how to describe C declarations with respect to Cython along with calling conventions and type conversion.

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Features of uTorrent

by Adrian Hewitt | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Adrian Hewitt, the author of Instant uTorrent, we will teach you all about the most commonly performed tasks and most commonly used features in uTorrent.

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Planning Your Store

by Richard Jones | October 2013 | Drupal e-Commerce

The article by Richard Jones, the author of Getting Started with Drupal Commerce, deals with checklists and preparation for your e-commerce store, ensuring you have considered the business requirements before you start using the software.

Drupal Commerce is an e-commerce framework and so there are often many ways you can meet the business requirements of your e-store. Therefore careful planning is essential.

As with most web projects, the biggest issues you encounter are the ones that no one has thought of, but are obvious in hindsight. The following pages contain checklists of questions to consider when working with the business stakeholders of your new website.

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So, what is Zepto.js?

by Ian Pointer | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article, by Ian Pointer, the author of the book Instant Zepto.js, you will learn all the information that you need to get accustomed to Zepto.js.

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Disaster Recovery Techniques for End Users

by Jeff Gellman Joel Plaut Pat Esposito Pavlo Andrushkiw Peter Abreu Peter Ward | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Peter Ward, Peter Abreu, Pavlo Andrushkiw, Pat Esposito, Jeff Gellman, and Joel Plaut, the authors of Microssoft SharePoint 2013 Diaster Recovery Guide, explains data prevention and recovery procedures that should be applied by users with their SharePoint collaboration activities to prevent data loss.

The reader of this article is probably technical, and therefore perhaps a little surprised by the title and the topic of this article. You probably assume that DR is an IT department activity, so why should the end user even think about it?

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Choosing the right flavor of Debian (Simple)

by Jose Miguel Parrella | October 2013 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

In this article written by Jose Miguel Parrella, the author of the book Instant Debian – Build a Web Server explains how Debian organizes software, the architectures, and installation methods, and indicates a set of criteria for system administrators to choose and get the right media.

The Debian Project prides itself on producing the Universal Operating System. This means that the software the project puts together runs on a broad set of hardware (architectures) for several types of purposes, and even for different kernels such as Linux, Hurd, or FreeBSD.

Choosing the right flavor of Debian for your setup might seem intimidating at first, but this recipe will provide you with decision elements to help you reduce your time to market with Debian and choose the right architecture and installation method, particularly for a web server.

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Layer height, fill settings, and perimeters in our objects

by David Michael Moore | October 2013 | Open Source

This article created by David Michael Moore, author of the book Instant Slic3r [Instant], discusses about some settings in Slic3r that could help make prints better.

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Minimizing HTTP requests

by Sanjeev Jaiswal | October 2013 | Open Source

The website can be made faster in many ways, one of them being reducing requests sent to the server, which will ultimately minimize the delay. The fewer the server requests, the faster the website will be.

We can do it in various ways but in this article by Sanjeev Jaiswal, author of Instant PageSpeed Optimization, let's concentrate on more important ones

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Drawing in 2D

by Denis Perevalov | October 2013 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

This article is written by Denis Perevalov, author of the book Mastering openFrameworks: Creative Coding Demystified. Drawing is one of the main capabilities of openFrameworks. Here, we consider the basics of 2D graphics, including drawing geometric primitives, working with colors, and drawing in an offscreen buffer. In this article we will cover:

  • Geometric primitives
  • Using ofPoint
  • Coordinate system transformations
  • Colors
  • Using FBO for offscreen drawings
  • Playing with numerical instability
  • Screen grabbing
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Custom Components in Visualforce

by Keir Bowden | October 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Web Development

The article Custom Components in Visualforce by Keir Bowden, author of the book Visualforce Development Cookbook, demonstrates how easy it is to build interactive pages using Visualforce. This article also demonstrates how to create custom Visualforce components for re-use across multiple pages.

In this article, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Passing attributes to components
  • Updating attributes in component controllers
  • Passing action methods to components
  • Data-driven decimal places
  • The custom iterator component
  • Setting a value into a controller property
  • Multiselecting related objects
  • Notifying the containing page controller
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Creating Network Graphs with Gephi

by Ken Cherven | October 2013 | Networking & Telephony Open Source

Gephi is a versatile and powerful tool that will help you create simple network visualizations quickly, while also providing the capabilities to build complex graphs based on large datasets. In this article by Ken Chevren, author of Network Graph Analysis and Visualization with Gephi, you will learn some of the fundamentals of Gephi and network visualization, which will rapidly empower you to create your own graphs.

In this article we will cover a few basic graph theory concepts and then take a brief look at some of the standard Gephi layout algorithms. This will provide you with the essentials to understand network graphs and how to quickly create them using Gephi.

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So, what is XenMobile?

by Aamir Lakhani | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article, by Aamir Lakhani, the author of Instant XenMobile MDM discusses about XenMobile in brief. Reports from the Internet estimate that there will be an explosion of mobile devices in corporate businesses. Mobile devices are quickly becoming the computing device of choice. Unlike traditional computing devices, mobile devices are designed for consumers before businesses, and therefore organizations are having a difficult time securing and managing these devices. They have turned to mobile device management solutions to help them manage both corporate and BYOD devices in a secure manner within their organization.

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Developing Reports Using RDP and Report Contracts

by Mukesh Hirwani | October 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Mukesh Hirwani, the author of Developing SSRS Reports for Dynamics AX, we will learn about developing reports using the Report data provider class and Report contracts.

In this article, we will learn about developing reports using the Report data provider class and Report contract class.

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