In this article by David Karlins, author of Dreamweaver CS5.5 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery, we will learn to build web pages in Dreamweaver relying entirely on HTML5 layout tags. There are four things we will accomplish by learning to do that:
- Building page layouts relying exclusively on HTML5 layouts will hone our skills at using these new tools for page design, and introduce HTML5 Code Hints in Dreamweaver
- Relying on standardized, defined HTML5 layout elements (as opposed to custom-defined, irregularly implemented Div tags) streamlines page design
- There are actual, significant real-world scenarios where building pages relying exclusively on HTML5 layout elements is the best way to design them (for example, when designing pages for iPhones or iPads)
- There are functional advantages beyond design considerations for organizing page content in HTML5 layout elements. We will examine those advantages as we build HTML5 pages
Running a social web application means having a community of users who have common interests, and who use the application to share their interests and findings with each other. We will want to enhance the social experience of our users.
In this article by Ayman Hourieh, we will learn how to:
- Build a friend network feature
- Let users browse bookmarks of friends
There is no doubt that Joomla! is one of the best content management system (CMS) in the world. It has a large set of extensions to meet almost any type of application need ranging from content management, photo gallery, multimedia streaming to e-commerce and social networking. It has great flexibility in changing designs and customizing the code. With Joomla, you can build any kind of website and dynamic web application. For example, this step-by-step tutorial by Suhreed Sarcar describes how to build custom form applications in Joomla! using CK Forms component without delving into any PHP code.Read Building Form Applications in Joomla! using CK Forms in full
Building financial function in to Excel will augment the Excel toolset with user defined functions broadening the abilities of Excel. This article by Andre Odnoha, author of Excel 2010 Financials Cookbook, will focus on real-world scenarios and the use of Excel functions to make sound business decisions. In essence, the following recipes will assist you as a financial manager to track and follow your monetary decisions closely.
In this article, we will learn:
- Determining standard deviation for assessing risk
- Analyzing benefits between interest and payment investments
- Calculating the number of payments in a loan
- Identifying the difference between effective and nominal interest rates
In this article by Chris Dickinson, author of Learning Game Physics with Bullet Physics and OpenGL, we will learn how to build a collision event system and manage them.Read Building Events in full
The Spring Data project is essentially a parent project that collects data storage specific subprojects under a single brand. It teaches you how you can use Redis in your Spring powered applications.
In this article by Petri Kainulainen, author of Spring Data, we will cover:
- The basic design principles of a Redis data model
- The key components of Spring Data Redis
- How we can implement a CRUD application
- How we can use the publish/subscribe messaging pattern
- How we can use Spring Data Redis as an implementation of the cache abstraction provided by Spring Framework 3.1
This article by Earlence Fernandes, the author of the book Instant Android Systems Development How-to, sets up your build computer and instructs you on how to download and build the Android operating system from scratch.Read Building Android (Must know) in full
In this article by Jose Argudo, we will build an Image Slideshow using Scripty2.Read Building an Image Slideshow using Scripty2 in full
Oracle Fusion Middleware is a family name for a set of Java EE products that are integrated for SOA and web application deployment. WebLogic Server (WLS) is the Java EE container and Oracle JDeveloper the Java EE and SOA development IDE.
In this article by Deepak Vohra, author of EJB 3.0 Database Persistence with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, we will use JDeveloper to create an EJB 3.0 application, and then we will deploy and test our application leveraging the embedded WebLogic Server that comes with JDeveloper. This makes it very easy for us to develop, deploy, and test our application.Read Building an EJB 3.0 Persistence Model with Oracle JDeveloper in full
In this article, by Greg Dunlap, co-author of Drupal 7 Module Development we will create a module with an administrative interface. This module will build upon many of the module creation concepts. Some of the concepts we will cover in this article are:
- Mapping Drupal functions to menu items using hook_menu()
- Creating basic forms with the Form API
- Managing Drupal settings using variable_set() and variable_get()
- Sending mail using drupal_mail() and hook_mail()
- Using Drupal 7's new token system
After this article is finished you should have a good handle on many concepts that are at the core of almost every module you will write in the future.Read Building an Admin Interface in Drupal 7 Module Development in full
In this article by Travis Tidwell, we will create a "Hello World" application that utilizes web services to populate a TextField or MovieClip with data from a remote location. Using web services to populate all of our Flash fields allows for the component abstraction necessary for an MVC architecture. Here Flash fulfills the role of the View, and Drupal fulfils the role as the Model and Component. This enables us to have a truly scalable and manageable web solution.
This approach allows for a Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture for our Flash applications, which is considered ideal since it separates the User Interface (View) from the Data Set (Model) and Business Logic (Component) of our application.Read Building a Web Service-driven Application with Flash in Drupal in full
In this article by Arda Kılıçdağı and Halil İbrahim Yılmaz, authors of Laravel Application Development Blueprints, we will cover the following:
- Creating and migrating TO-DO list's database
- Creating a TO-DO list's model
- Creating the template
- Inserting data to the database with Ajax
- Retrieving the list from the database
- How to allow only Ajax requests
A common challenge for many SharePoint users is finding sites with content that is relevant to them. It is pretty common to find environments with hundreds if not thousands of sites. In past versions of the product, there was a Site Directory feature that was available, but it was essentially just a SharePoint list which required manual entry and significant maintenance, which ultimately made it a pretty unreliable and ineffective solution.
In this article by Mike Oryszak, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Application Blueprints, will provide some alternative solutions for addressing these challenges, starting with an overview of some key concepts on how to leverage SharePoint Search to provide an optimized experience, making it easier for users to search and discover relevant sites. In addition to the conceptual overview, the following configurations and custom solutions will be covered:
- Sites Search Scope
- Site Directory page
- Relevant sites Web Part
Read Building a Site Directory with SharePoint Search in full
In this article by Mambe Nanje Churchill, we will explore the world of jQuery and PHP in achieving an AJAX style simple address book application using the JSON protocol. The basic application will help the user save, view and delete his or her contacts(name and phone). Its a basic application to demonstrate some key jQuery features like DOM transversing, jQquery event binding and AJAX calls with the $.ajax function.Read Building a Simple Address Book Application with jQuery and PHP in full
The example project in this article by Timi Ogunjobi is based on a fictitious web site development brief, and it illustrates a practical way of applying Drupal to develop a personal site. Isaac Meredith Smart is a professor of Sociology at Drupelburg University. His need is quite simple, and all he intends to do is to build a personal web site that will provide some shameless publicity to promote him professionally. The objective is to give his students, as well as the entire academic community, as much information about himself as is decently permitted.Read Building a Personal Site Using Drupal 6 in full
The example project in this article by Timi Ogunjobi is based on a fictitious web site development brief, and it illustrates a practical way of applying Drupal to develop a News Aggregation site called Weird Hap'nins. Bad news is always good news for the press. This is why Vaughan Pyre has decided to take advantage of this fact and create a web site that will aggregate bad news and weird happenings from all over the world. The content of the site will be entirely derived from Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds from several sources (each feed being automatically fetched and its items displayed on the web site).Read Building a News Aggregating Site Using Drupal 6 in full
Bad news is always good news for the press. This is why Vaughan Pyre has decided to take advantage of this fact and creates a website that will aggregate bad news and weird happenings from all over the world. In this article by Timi Ogunjobi, author of Joomla! 1.5 Site Blueprints, the content of the site will be entirely derived from Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds from several sources (each feed being automatically fetched and its items displayed on the website).
Weird Hap'nins requirements will be the need to:
- Get external feed sources and allocate them to menu links on the website
- Create the means to automatically fetch and display article items located in the feeds
- Display the latest content from all feed sources on the front page
This article by Zeeshan Chawdhary, author of Instant Apple iBooks How-to, helps us create a full working book with iBooks Author titled London CityGuide. This will incorporate all the widgets and functions available within iBooks Author as well as a case study for layout/design.
The content will be travel-specific for London, sourced from www.WikiTravel.org, Wikipedia, and other open sources. Images will be from Creative Commons wherever possible, or free to use, depending on licenses from original owners.
The finished book is available for download via the iTunes store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/london/id593298852?ls=1.Read Building a London Travel Guide with iBooks Author in full
No matter how good or bad the economy might be at any given time there will always be job seekers. Every day people search online to find employment in a variety of industries. Searching the bigger job boards can be overwhelming and time-consuming because job seekers must sort though the myriad of job listings in an attempt to locate positions that match their unique skill sets. What would greatly benefit these job seekers is a fine-tuned job board that concentrates on a smaller segment of the overall job market. That's where JobPress comes in.
In this article by Heather R. Wallace, author of the book WordPress 3 Site Blueprints, we will see how with the JobPress theme, you can easily create a niche job board to serve a particular segment of job seekers.Read Building a Job Board Website using JobPress in full