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Advanced Blog Management with Apache Roller 4.0: Part 1

by Alfonso V. Romero | January 2010 | Beginner's Guides Content Management Java Open Source

Basically, in this three-part article by Alfonso Romero, author of Apache Roller 4.0 – Beginner's Guide, we shall:

  • Learn to manage group blogs
  • Use aggregators and blog search engines such as Technorati to expand your Roller blog's audience
  • Configure Google webmaster tools for your Roller weblog
  • Use podcasts in your weblog entries to attract visitors that use podcatcher software such as iTunes
  • Use Google docs as a weblog client to publish entries in your Roller weblog
  • Use Planet Roller to aggregate external blogs along with your Roller blogs
Read Advanced Blog Management with Apache Roller 4.0: Part 1 in full

Media File management in Joomla with FTP and Third-party Extensions

by Allan Walker | January 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source PHP

This article by Allan Walker, author of Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, explores one of the most important tasks when using multimedia in our Joomla! websites, the ability to upload and manage the files on your web server. Once uploaded, this content may not require further attention, or you might need the ability for constant management and file revisions. In a previous article we explored the built-in Joomla! Media Manager which the reader can refer for organization and structure of your website media.

In this article, we will look at:

  • Alternative methods of managing files and media
  • Third-party file management extensions
  • Read Media File management in Joomla with FTP and Third-party Extensions in full

    Implementing AJAX Grid using jQuery data grid plugin jqGrid

    by Bogdan Brinzarea Cristian Darie | January 2010 | AJAX PHP

    In this article by Audra Hendrix, Bogdan Brinzarea and Cristian Darie, authors of AJAX and PHP: Building Modern Web Applications 2nd Edition, we will discuss the usage of an AJAX-enabled data grid plugin, jqGrid.

    Read Implementing AJAX Grid using jQuery data grid plugin jqGrid in full

    Enhancing the User Experience with PHP 5 Ecommerce: Part 1

    by Michael Peacock | January 2010 | e-Commerce PHP

    In this three-part article by Michael Peacock, author of PHP 5 e-commerce Development, you will learn how to enhance the user experience by:

    • Allowing customers to search our product catalog effectively
    • Enhancing this search by allowing our customers to filter products Providing wish lists for our customers
    • Generating recommendations for customers based on previous purchases
    • Informing customers when their desired products are back in stock
    • Enabling social aspects such as product ratings and reviews from customers
    Read Enhancing the User Experience with PHP 5 Ecommerce: Part 1 in full

    Methods for Animation Effects with jQuery 1.4

    by Jonathan Chaffer Karl Swedberg | January 2010 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

    The jQuery library provides several techniques for adding animation to a web page. These include simple, standard animations that are frequently used and the ability to craft sophisticated custom effects. In this article by Karl Swedberg and Jonathan Chaffer, authors of jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide, we'll closely examine each of the pre-packaged effect methods, revealing all of the mechanisms jQuery has for providing visual feedback to the user.

    Read Methods for Animation Effects with jQuery 1.4 in full

    Rendering Images in TYPO3 4.3: Part 1

    by Dan Osipov | January 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

    In this article by Dan Osipov, author of TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook, we will cover:

    • Rendering images using content elements
    • Embedding images in RTE
    • Rendering images using TypoScript
    • Rendering links to files using the tags
    • Creating a gallery using ce_gallery
    • Rendering metadata from a DAM object
    Read Rendering Images in TYPO3 4.3: Part 1 in full

    Magento's Architecture: Part 1

    by Jamie Huskisson | January 2010 | MySQL e-Commerce Open Source PHP

    Magento has a wonderful architecture behind its system. It's a very strict architecture that relies on us knowing where the files should be placed and how to structure our templates and modules. But this is part of what makes Magento a great system, in that it enforces these standards.

    Here in this two-part article by Jamie Huskisson, we will learn about this architecture and how it applies to development with Magento. We will learn:

    • Where everything is within Magento
    • What all the base directory files and folders do
    • The basics of how the template system works
    • How modules work within the system
    • How the Zend Framework fits into the equation
    • The best methods for backing up Magento
    Read Magento's Architecture: Part 1 in full

    Instructional Material using Moodle 1.9: Part 1

    by Susan Smith Nash William Rice | January 2010 | Moodle Content Management Open Source

    In this two-part article by William Rice and Susan Nash, authors of Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques, we will focus on selecting and organizing instructional material for your course, using Moodle's strengths (interaction/collaboration), and developing a forum-based approach to course development and instruction. It covers recommended forum titles and functions, and provides step-by-step guidance for creating forums, enrolling students, guiding and motivating students, and creating a learning environment.

    Read Instructional Material using Moodle 1.9: Part 1 in full

    Integrating Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr with IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1

    by Barry Max Rosen | January 2010 | Architecture & Analysis

    In this article by Barry Rosen, we will discuss about the integration of the add-on product—Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr with the typical Notes/Domino infrastructure.

    In this article, we will learn about:

    1. Quickr with services for Domino
      • Installing Lotus Quickr
      • Directory integration
      • Integrating Lotus Sametime
      • Application development
    2. Quickr with services for WebSphere Portal
      • Installing Lotus Quickr services
      • Lotus Quickr J2EE directory integration
      • Integrating Sametime for Quickr WebSphere Portal
    Read Integrating Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr with IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 in full

    TYPO3 for Connecting External APIs: Flicker and Youtube

    by Dan Osipov | January 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

    In this article by Dan Osipov, we will see how external services specifically Flickr and YouTube, can be leveraged to expand the system. We pull in files from YouTube and Flickr.

    Read TYPO3 for Connecting External APIs: Flicker and Youtube in full
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