Search Books and eBooks

All | June | May | April

Adding Image Content in Joomla!

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

Next to text content, images are one of the most utilized multimedia resources in web pages. They can be used to inform and educate the reader, offer help with navigation, and to enhance the design and user's overall visual experience.

This article by Allan Walker, author of Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, will provide the assistance to help utilize image content effectively within your Joomla! website. We look at:

  • Why we use images in websites
  • Image formats and which ones to use
  • Including images in articles and modules
Read Adding Image Content in Joomla! in full

An Introduction to PHP-Nuke

by Douglas Paterson | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

This article series by Douglas Paterson, author of Building Websites with PHP-Nuke, begins with an overview of PHP-Nuke; what it is, and what it can do to help you build your own community-driven website. We shall learn all the features and functionality provided by PHP-Nuke by developing an example site, the Dinosaur Portal, as we progress through this series.

In this article series, we will cover:

  1. An Introduction to PHP-Nuke (see below)
  2. Installing PHP-Nuke
  3. Your First Page
  4. Managing the Site
  5. Managing Users
  6. Story Management with PHP-Nuke
  7. Content Management Modules
  8. Managing the Discussion Forums
  9. Customizing Layout with Themes
  10. Programming PHP-Nuke
Read An Introduction to PHP-Nuke in full

Installing PHP-Nuke

by Douglas Paterson | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In the previous article of the article series by Douglas Paterson, author of Building Websites with PHP-Nuke, we looked at features provided by PHP-Nuke for its visitors, the functionalities to make site maintenance easier, and what exactly is PHP-Nuke.

In this article, which is the second article of the article series, you will learn how to install and configure PHP-Nuke, apply patches, and also create the database. At the end of this article you will have a fully operational PHP-Nuke site, ready to go!

Read Installing PHP-Nuke in full

Working With ASP.NET DataList Control

by Joydip Kanjilal | February 2010 | .NET Microsoft

In this article by Joydip Kanjilal, we will discuss the ASP.NET DataList control which can be used to display a list of repeated data items. We will learn about the following:

  • Using the DataList control
  • Binding images to a DataList control dynamically
  • Displaying data using the DataList control
  • Selecting, editing and deleting data using this control
  • Handling the DataList control events
Read Working With ASP.NET DataList Control in full

Set up your own Profile in Mahara: Part 2

by Derrin Michael Kent | February 2010 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article series by Derrin Michael Kent, author of Mahara 1.2 ePortfolios Beginner's Guide, we will look at creating our own profile page and using the Mahara text editor. Read Set up your own Profile in Mahara: Part 1

Read Set up your own Profile in Mahara: Part 2 in full

Lotus Quickr Connectors and Lotus Sametime

by Barry Max Rosen | February 2010 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Barry Rosen, author of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1, we will learn about Lotus Quickr Connectors and Lotus Sametime. We will discuss about Lotus Sametime Installation, Directory integration and Application integration.

Read Lotus Quickr Connectors and Lotus Sametime in full

Managing Menus in Joomla! 1.5: Part 2

by Eric Tiggeler | February 2010 | Beginner's Guides Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article series by Eric Tiggeler, author of Joomla! 1.5: Beginner's Guide, you'll learn how you can help the visitor to find what they want easily on your website by designing clear and easy navigation through menus.

Here, you'll learn the following:

  • Adding a new menu
  • Creating submenus
  • Adjusting menu module settings
  • Creating hyperlinks in article texts

Read Managing Menus in Joomla! 1.5: Part 1 here.

Read Managing Menus in Joomla! 1.5: Part 2 in full

Managing Menus in Joomla! 1.5: Part 1

by Eric Tiggeler | February 2010 | Beginner's Guides Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article series by Eric Tiggeler, author of Joomla! 1.5: Beginner's Guide, you'll learn how you can help the visitor to find what they want easily on your website by designing clear and easy navigation through menus.

Here, you'll learn the following:

  • Adding a new menu
  • Creating submenus
  • Adjusting menu module settings
  • Creating hyperlinks in article texts
Read Managing Menus in Joomla! 1.5: Part 1 in full

Set up your own Profile in Mahara: Part 1

by Derrin Michael Kent | February 2010 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article series by Derrin Michael Kent, author of Mahara 1.2 ePortfolios Beginner's Guide, we will look at creating our own profile page and using the Mahara text editor.

Read Set up your own Profile in Mahara: Part 1 in full

Working with Data Application Components in SQL Server 2008 R2

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | February 2010 | .NET Microsoft

In the August CTP Microsoft introduced Data-Tier Applications and several new features were introduced in the Nov 2009 CTP. Registering, Viewing & comparing and upgrading Data-Tier applications were added. This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, author of Learning SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, shows how you may extract a Data Application Component from a SQL Server 2008 and then deploy the component to an SQL Server 2008 R2 Server. The process is Wizard driven and very easy to understand. DAC files in the field of DATA are like *.msi files for applications. Just as you would install an application from an MSI file, you would install a database package with the DAC file with the extension DACPAC. This article explains how it is done.

Read Working with Data Application Components in SQL Server 2008 R2 in full

Author Podcast - Aleksander Seovic Talks About Oracle Coherence 3.5

by Aleksandar Seovic | February 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Listen to Aleksander Seovic, author of Oracle Coherence 3.5, be interviewed by Cameron Purdy, Vice President of Development at Oracle.

Read Author Podcast - Aleksander Seovic Talks About Oracle Coherence 3.5 in full

Spring MVC - Configuring and Deploying the Application

by A P Rajshekhar | February 2010 | Java Open Source Web Development

In the previous discussion, the focus was on understanding the Model, View and Controller components of the application using Spring MVC framework. However, the developed components do not have knowledge of each other. Model is passed through Controller to the View using Logical View name. We have yet to map Logical View to the physical file. Also, to deploy the application, the application itself needs to be configured so that the Application Server knows to which component it should the route the requests. In this article by A. P. Rajshekhar, the focus will be on these two steps – configuring the components as well as configuring and deploying the application.

Read Spring MVC - Configuring and Deploying the Application in full

AJAX Form Validation: Part 1

by Audra Hendrix Bogdan Brinzarea Cristian Darie | February 2010 | AJAX MySQL PHP Web Development

In this two-part article by Audra Hendrix, Bogdan Brinzarea and Cristian Darie, authors of AJAX and PHP: Building Modern Web Applications 2nd Edition, we will create a form validation application that implements traditional techniques with added AJAX flavor, thereby making the form more user-friendly, responsive, and pleasing. In the AJAX world, entered data is validated on the fly, so the users are never confronted with waiting for full-page reloads or the rude "blank form" as a reply.

Read AJAX Form Validation: Part 1 in full

Video Editing in Blender using Video Sequence Editor: Part 1

by Reynante Martinez | February 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn the basics of how to do post-processing and perform color correction on your videos, add them on to the sequence editor, cut them, move them along the timeline, mix and blend the video strips, add effects, and finally, control the speed of playback in an individual manner.

Read Video Editing in Blender using Video Sequence Editor: Part 1 in full
Code Download and Errata
Packt Anytime, Anywhere
Register Books
Print Upgrades
eBook Downloads
Video Support
Contact Us
Awards Voting Nominations Previous Winners
Judges Open Source CMS Hall Of Fame CMS Most Promising Open Source Project Open Source E-Commerce Applications Open Source JavaScript Library Open Source Graphics Software
Resources
Open Source CMS Hall Of Fame CMS Most Promising Open Source Project Open Source E-Commerce Applications Open Source JavaScript Library Open Source Graphics Software