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Venturing Beyond the Basics in MS Office Live Small Business

by Rahul Pitre | December 2009 | Beginner's Guides Microsoft Content Management e-Commerce

This article by Rahul Pitre, will help you try your hands at writing your own HTML mark up to tweak your site.How to install off-the-shelf components to enhance your website is the next skill you'll learn in this article. You'll install a custom FAQ component because the built-in FAQ page doesn't work as advertised.

In this article you will:

  • Add an HTML module to your page.
  • Write HTML in the HTML module. Chances are that you don't know a lot about HTML. So, you'll take a crash course on a small subset of HTML that will help you to get started with writing your own markup, if you so desire.
  • Perform some common page-building tasks such as embedding flash movies, PayPal buttons, and other such external content in your web pages using the HTML module.
  • Download and install an FAQ solution that renders a customized FAQ page.
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Seam Conversation Management using JBoss Seam Components: Part 1

by Ian Hlavats | December 2009 | JBoss

In this article by Ian Hlavats, we will look at an example of how to use Seam conversations effectively with Ajax.

We will discuss about:

  • Temporary conversations
  • Starting a long-running conversation
  • Concurrent conversations
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Adding Flash to your WordPress Theme

by Tessa Blakeley Silver | December 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

In this article by Tessa Blakeley Silver, we will take a look at various ways to embed flash as part of your WordPress theme, and into your content.

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Enhancing Your Math Teaching using Moodle 1.9: Part 1

by Ian Wild | December 2009 | Moodle Open Source

In this article by Ian Wild, we will be looking at taking our current resources and converting them over to Moodle. I'm going to concentrate on the kinds of resources we math teachers usually have. They usually come in two flavors. The first are the "static" resources: PowerPoint presentations, documents provided by publishers (such as resources provided on a CD-ROM at the back of a textbook or downloadable from the publisher's website). In this article, we'll focus on these static resources. Again, those are the resources math teachers and lecturers usually like to convert to Moodle. The other type of resources are "interactive" resources.

In this article we will learn the following:

  • How to create math-related PowerPoint presentations and, using the content sharing website SlideShare, include them in our Moodle courses along with a suitable narration
  • How to extract math-related videos from YouTube and include them in our courses
  • What a screencast is and how it can be used to explain mathematical concepts
Read Enhancing Your Math Teaching using Moodle 1.9: Part 1 in full

Installing OpenVPN on Linux and Unix Systems: Part 2

by Markus Feilner | December 2009 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony Open Source

In the first part of this two-part article by Markus Feilner, we covered Installing OpenVPN on SuSE Linux, Red Hat Fedora using yum, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and RPM-based systems.

 

In this part we will cover installation of OpenVPN on Debian, Ubuntu and FreeBSD. Please refer to the first part for Prerequisites.

Read Part One of Installing OpenVPN on Linux and Unix Systems here.

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Seasonal eBook Offer: Up to 45% off

by | December 2009 |

This holiday season Packt brings to you attractive discounts on its ebooks. Therefore, in keeping with the festive spirit, we are pleased to announce 30% discount off all Packt eBooks. The offer doesn't end there - on purchases of two or more eBooks you will get 45% off on each eBook.The offer ends on 4th January 2010.Grab your copy NOW!

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Installing OpenVPN on Linux and Unix Systems: Part 1

by Markus Feilner | December 2009 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony Open Source

Installing OpenVPN is easy and platform independent. Modern Linux systems, such as SuSE, Red Hat, Debian, or Ubuntu, provide sophisticated installation and package management systems, and still offer other ways to install the software. In this two-part article by Markus Feilner, we will install it on different Linux versions and FreeBSD.

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Five Years of Ubuntu

by Christer Edwards | November 2009 | Linux Servers

Recently Ubuntu celebrated it's five-year anniversary. Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" marks five years since the initial release, 4.10 "Warty Warthog". This article by Christer Edwards outlines some of the things Ubuntu has brought to the Linux world, and what a major impact it has had in such a short amount of time. He has been using Ubuntu nearly that entire time, having joined the fun with the 5.04 release.

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Integrating Spring Framework with Hibernate ORM Framework: Part 1

by Ahmad Seddighi | November 2009 | Java Open Source

This article by Ahmad Seddighi discusses how Spring affects the application's data-access layer. Our discussion starts with the Data Access Object (DAO) pattern. This pattern, which is popular in the Java world, allows for a more manageable, more maintainable data-access tier. Then, we'll discuss how Spring affects application DAO classes when integrated with Hibernate.

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Photo Compositing with The GIMP: Part 1

by Reynante Martinez | November 2009 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by Reynante Martinez, we will learn about photo compositing with The GIMP.

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Photo Compositing with The GIMP: Part 2

by Reynante Martinez | November 2009 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

This is the second part of the article series on Photo Compositing with The GIMP by Reynante Martinez. Read Photo Compositing with The GIMP: Part 1 here.

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Dynamic Menus in WordPress

by Tessa Blakeley Silver | November 2009 | Content Management WordPress

In this article by Tessa Blakeley Silver, we will learn how to take your working, debugged, validated, and properly packaged WordPress theme and enhance it with dynamic menus using the SuckerFish CSS-based method and Adobe Flash media.

Here, we will learn about:

  1. Drop-down menus
  2. DIY SuckerFish menus in WordPress:
    • Applying CSS to WordPress
    • Applying the DOM script to WordPress
    • Allowing only selected pages to display
    • Hiding pages the easy way with pageMash
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