Tables got a bad review in accessibility circles, because they used to create complex visual layouts. This was due to the limitations in the support for presentational specifications like CSS and using tables for layout was a hack—that worked in the real world—when you wanted to position something in a precise part of the web page.
Tables were designed to present data of all shapes and sizes, and that is really what they should be used for.
This article by Joshue O Connor, shows how to build a simple table using Joomla! and the features contained within the WYSIWYG editors that can make the table more accessible.Read Creating Accessible Tables in Joomla! in full
The article, Creating a website with Artisteer, helps you develop a good-looking, professional website using Artisteer without the need to learn programming languages. This article by Jakub Sanecki, author of Creating Templates with Artisteer, explains the process of designing templates for websites using Artisteer.Read Creating a website with Artisteer in full
This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy describes how you may connect to SQL Server 2008 and display the retrieved data in a GridView Control on a web page. Trying to establish a connection to the SQL Server 2008 is not possible in Visual Studio 2008 as you will see soon in the tutorial. One way to get around this, as shown in this tutorial, is to create an ODBC connection to the SQL Server and then using the ODBC connection to retrieve the data.
Visual Studio 2008 Version: 9.0.21022.8 RTM, Microsoft Windows XP Professional Media Center Edition, and SQL Server 'Katmai' were used for this tutorial.Read Creating a Web Page for Displaying Data from SQL Server 2008 in full
In this two-part article by Francesco Marchioni, we will be developing and configuring web applications using JBoss web container. Most developers have surely gained some experience with web applications. Therefore, we will not cover the basics of web applications; we will rather disclose how easy it can be to create a consistent web layer for your applications, using just the right tools and, of course, the right technique.
We will cover the following topics in more detail:
- What is JSF and how to install it on JBoss AS
- How to create a JSF facade for our pasture application
- How to configure JBoss Web Server
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 WCF service and business object for receiving data
- Submitting data to the server
This article by Bethany Hiitola, author of Getting started with Audacity 1.3, provides some practical instructions to get you started using Audacity to record voice tracks. We will discuss how to actually record the script, save it, and learn some tricks about adding more to an already-recorded voice track, record additional tracks, label and delete tracks.Read Creating a Voice Track with Audacity 1.3 in full
This article creatde by Mark Stagi the author of Learning Pixelmator, discusses how to create a vintage on your images. Creating a Vintage look has been popular for a while now and even in this digital age we crave the vintage look that we used to get in film. There are tons of different types of vintage looks you can go for and no matter what program you use to edit there are some easy ways to get a vintage look. When using Pixelmator to edit your photos there are a few options you have and a lot of creative control that you get with the application. I want to take a look at how to create a vintage style with Pixelmator without using the quick and easy presets that the Pixelmator application includes.Read Creating a vintage look in Pixelmator in full
MySQL Query Browser, one of the open source MySQL GUI tools from MySQL AB, is used for building MySQL database queries visually. In MySQL Query Browser, you build database queries using just your mouse—click, drag and drop!
When you’re creating a query for non-technical users and you don’t want them to see the complexity of the query, you can create a view from the query. Your users can then use the view as a table; for example, they can double-click the view, which will effectively execute its complex query behind the scene.
In MySQL Query Browser, you have two ways to create a view, which Djoni Darmawikarta will demonstrate in this article:
- From an existing query
- Writing from scratch manually
Getting introduced to working with Postgres was described in the recent article, "installation and some basic features of EnterpriseDB". Migration of data from SQL Server 2008 was described in "The migration of a table from SQL Server 2008 to EnterpriseDB". In this tutorial Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how you may create a Visual Studio 2008's Windows application to access data on EnterpriseDB. Reading of two previous articles is recommended.Read Creating a VB.NET application with EnterpriseDB in full
Plone is a powerful web application used mainly for website content management and comprised of many different, but related Python packages.
In the previous article we have learned how to install themes with Buildout and examine themes with Omelette and Python. Remember, we will not cover theme creation in depth; this is only a sample for site administrators (who may or may not be required to develop themes, in addition to managing their site).
In this article by Alex Clark, author of Plone 3.3 Site Administration , we will learn how to create a theme using the ZopeSkel tool to generate some of the boilerplate code.Read Creating a theme package with ZopeSkel in full
In this tutorial by Jonathan Williamson, we are going to examine the process behind creating a text-based logo in Blender. We will be looking at some modeling techniques mixed with several modifiers to create a background for the logo, and then we will move on to creating the actual text. Following that we will set up the lighting and render settings to produce our final image.Read Creating a Text Logo in Blender in full
In this article by John K. Murphy, author of DotNetNuke 5.4 Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:
- Downloading and installing a skin
- Creating a simple HTML skin
- Creating a simple ASCX skin
Report Services, Analysis Services, and Integration Services are the three pillars of Business Intelligence in Microsoft's vision that continues to evolve. Reporting is a basic activity, albeit one of the most important activities of an organization because it provides a specialized and customized view of the data of various forms (relational, text, xml etc) that live in data stores. The report is useful in making business decisions, scheduling business campaigns, or assessing the competition. The report itself may be required in hard copy in several document formats such as DOC, HTML, PDF, etc. Many times it is also required to be retrieved in an interactive form from the data store and viewed on a suitable interface, including a web browser. The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, popularly known by its acronym SSRS, provides all that is necessary to create and manage reports and deploy them on a report server with output available in several document formats. The reader will greatly benefit from reading the several articles detailed in the author's Hodentek Blog. The content for the articles were developed using VS 2003, VS 2005, SQL 2000 and SQL 2005.Read Creating a Simple Report with Visual Studio 2008 in full
BIRT, which stands for Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools, is an Eclipse-based open-source reporting system for Java and J2EE-based web applications. Including the word "Tools" in the acronym is appropriate, since BIRT is in fact a collection of development tools and technologies used for developing reports utilizing the BIRT runtime framework component on your application server. BIRT isn't essentially a product, but a series of core technologies on top of which products and solutions are built, similar in fashion to the Eclipse framework.
The BIRT Report Designer, which is the most visible and familiar product built with the BIRT framework, is an Eclipse plug-in that utilizes BIRT technologies to allow users to design reports in the BIRT document format.
In this article by John Ward we will create a simple report by first setting up a simple project.Read Creating a Simple Report using BIRT in full
This article will walk you through creating a simple application in Sencha Touch. We will cover the basic elements that are included in any Sencha Touch application, and we will take a look at the more common components you might use in your own applications: containers, panels, lists, toolbars, and buttons.
- Setting up your folder structure
- Starting from scratch with TouchStart.js
- Controlling the container using layouts
- Testing and debugging the application
- Updating the application for production
- Putting the application into production
In this two-part article series by Keith Pope, we will learn about:
- Creating Models that do not use a database as a data source
- Using Zend_Session_Namespace
- Implementing the Cart Views and Controllers
- More Forms, View Helpers, and so on
In this article by Ryan Mitchell, author of the book Instant Web Scraping with Java, we will explain what web scraping: an automated process that involves some amount of data parsing in order to obtain only the information that you need. Although using an API (commonly by sending a GET request to a host to retrieve JSON data) might technically be considered web scraping (after all, you are retrieving and parsing data), it is generally considered to be applicable only to sites that are designed to be viewed by humans through a web browser, rather than by an automated system. By retrieving the complete HTML from a website, parsing it into an object using any number of available libraries, and isolating and processing the desired data, you are freed from the limitations and availabilities of APIs already developed to retrieve the data.Read Creating a sample web scraper in full
This article by Taswar Bhatti the author of Instant AutoMapper provides you with a step-by-step procedure on installing AutoMapper. AutoMapper helps us transform our domain objects to ViewModel objects. By the end of this article, you will be aware of the features of AutoMapper.Read Creating a sample project in full