Packt are due to launch a new Enterprise brand, into which future Silverlight titles will be published. For more information on that launch, look here.
In this article by Frank LaVigne, author of Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development, we shall create a form for allowing users to submit information.Read Creating Data Forms in Silverlight 4 in full
Themes are among the most powerful and flexible features available when it comes to the presentation of a website. The greatest strength of Drupal lies in its design which, when done correctly, allows developers and designers to customize and micromanage each and every aspect of the site.
In this article by Karthik Kumar, author of the book Drupal 6 Theming Cookbook, we will be covering the following recipes:
- Clearing the theme registry
- Creating a theme from scratch
- Creating myzen, a Zen-based theme
- Choosing a CSS layout for myzen
- Overriding Zen template ﬁles with myzen
- Adding a custom region to myzen
- Adding a background image to the theme
- Adding a conditional stylesheet in Zen
- Modifying myzen's theme settings
In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn how to go about creating really convincing still images in Blender with the help of Blender Internal Renderer. This is the second part of this series. To read the first part, click: Creating Convincing Images with Blender Internal Renderer-part1Read Creating Convincing Images with Blender Internal Renderer-part2 in full
In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn how to go about creating really convincing still images in Blender with the help of Blender Internal Renderer.Read Creating Convincing Images with Blender Internal Renderer-part1 in full
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
Drupal is a popular Open Source content management system.
In this article by Mark Noble, author of the book Drupal 7 First Look, we will take a look at creating content in Drupal 7.Read Creating Content in Drupal 7 in full
In this article by Anghel Leonard, author of the book JSF 2.0 Cookbook, we will cover the following:
- Creating composition components in JSF 2.0
- Passing sub-elements to composition components
- Passing actions to composition components
The vast majority of a website is content, and ExpressionEngine makes it easy to create and maintain such content. In this two-part article series we will create an actual website and learn how to use channels and templates to display our content.
In this article by Leonard Murphy, author of Building Websites with Expression Engine 2.X, you will take an existing website that was written outside of ExpressionEngine and adapt it to ExpressionEngine. As part of this transition, you will be creating your own channel with fields customized to the content that you will be displaying.Read Creating Channel for Moving a Website to ExpressionEngine in full
In this article by Ben Fhala, author of HTML5 Graphing and Data Visualization Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:
Building a bar chart from scratch
Spreading data in a scatter chart
Building line charts
Creating the flying brick chart (waterfall chart)
Building a candlestick chart (stock chart)
This article by Peter Backx and Dominic Gélineau, authors of ActionScript Graphing Cookbook, will give us all the tools to create multiple bar charts. Be it vertical, horizontal, comparison, or histograms, this article will provide solid bases to improve those charts even more. We will use the same methodology for every chart.
In this article, we will cover:
Drawing a bar chart with Flex
Building vertical bar charts
Creating comparison bar charts
Creating sparklines to enrich text content
Making 3D bar charts
Away3D includes a number of ways to programmatically create 3D objects. A relatively recent addition to Away3D is the ability to create a 3D object from a font, which allows us to easily add 3D text into a scene. This ability is provided by an external library called swfvector.
Away3D also includes the ability to warp a text 3D object by aligning it to a path made up of both straight and curved sections. This article will present a sample application that can warp 3D text, as well as some handy tips on debugging this alignment process. In this article by Matthew Casperson, author of Away3D 3.6 Essentials, we will look at:
- Embedding fonts into an application
- Creating a text 3D object
- Applying materials to the 3D text
- Giving the 3D text some depth
- Warping the 3D text along a path
Cacti stores all collected information via RRDTool into files called rra. The RRDTool requires some parameters in order to create these rra files. Whenever we want to add a new device or create a new graph, we have to input these parameters. Inputting these parameters manually is flexible, but not very user friendly, and there is always a chance of error. Using templates, we can easily overcome this problem.
In this article by Dinangkur Kundu and S. M. Ibrahim Lavlu, we will learn how to:
- Use/add templates
- Make our own custom templates
- Import templates
- Export templates
In the previous articles, Creating a Simple Skin using DotNetNuke and Deploying and Exploring Skin Objects using DotNetNuke, we saw recipes on how to create a simple skin and also took a look at Skin Objects in DotNetNuke.
In this article by John K. Murphy, author of DotNetNuke 5.4 Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:
- Creating custom container images
- Styling a container with images
- Styling a menu with images
This article by Kyle Larson, author of Website Optimization for Retina Display How-to, will help you create a high-density image and implement it using the HTML <img> tag. You will also learn the importance of consistent file names. It also explains techniques for optimizing images, what tools are available, and why it matters for speed. and using Photoshop and GIMP to edit imagesRead Creating and optimizing your first Retina image in full
In this article by Jonathan Moore and Michael Churchward, authors of Moodle 1.9 Extension Development, we will discuss the basic concepts of creating a Moodle filter, which includes:
- How a filter works
- Using the API to create filter code
- How to use language files
- How to create configuration settings
In the previous article you have seen how to allow customer registrations to your VirtueMart shop, how to manage the registered users, how to define extra fields for customer registration and account maintenance forms. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, we learn how to create and manage user groups and assign permissions to user groups. You will also see how to create permission modules and functions that are used for implementing a permission system for special groups.Read Creating and Managing User Groups in Joomla! and VirtueMart in full
The majority of time administrating a network is spent managing users. Users not only need access to a Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 network but they all need access to its resources. The key to good network administration is doing this in the most effective manner. Probably the most important part of a network will be the users. They need access to the resources on the server as well as the services that it provides. To do this securely they are firstly going to need a network login ID that identifies them to the domain. They will typically use this login ID at a workstation connected to the domain.
In this article by Robert Crane and Drew Hills, co-authors of (MCTS): Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring (70-169) Certification Guide, we shall look at creating and managing user accounts.Read Creating and managing user accounts in Microsoft Windows SBS 2011 in full
Web services are essential when looking forward to expose application functionality to third-party applications, or when looking forward to integrate foreign services into our own applications. They offer a broad set of technologies and definitions so that systems written in different programming languages can communicate.
In this article by Mariano Iglesias, author of CakePHP 1.3 Application Development Cookbook, we will cover:
- Creating an RSS feed
- Consuming a JSON service
After everything is configured and prepared, this article by Darko Goleš, author of Magento Mobile How-to, starts exploring the Magento Mobile Admin Panel in order to create our first Magento Mobile application.Read Creating and configuring a basic mobile application in full
Packt are due to launch a new Open Source brand, into which future Blender titles will be published. For more information on that launch, look here.
In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn how to go about creating a underwater scene from scratch. We will begin by creating the terrain for the underwater environment. In the sequel of the article, we will learn how to add vegetation, pebbles and corals. After which we will discuss how to add distant terrains, lighting effects and finally composition.Read Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 3 in full