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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.

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Building a Simple Address Book Application with jQuery and PHP

by Mambe Nanje Churchill | February 2010 | Open Source PHP Web Development

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.

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Video Editing in Blender using Video Sequence Editor: Part 2

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 here.

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Drupal 6 Performance Optimization Using Throttle and Devel Module

by TJ Holowaychuk Trevor James | February 2010 | Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

In this article by Trevor James and TJ Holowaychuk, authors of Drupal 6 Performance Tips, we're going to learn how to throttle modules and blocks on our site in order to increase performance and reduce server load during high traffic periods. We will use the Throttle module to do this. We'll also discuss the Devel module and how it can be used to generate dummy content, users, and taxonomy categories for our development site. Using Devel to generate test or dummy content provides an easy method of building a test or demo site quickly. To summarize, here's what we'll be doing:

  • Throttling modules and blocks
  • Using the Development module to generate taxonomy, users, and content
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Drupal 6 Performance Optimization Using Views and Panels Caching

by TJ Holowaychuk Travis Tidwell | February 2010 | Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

In this article by Trevor James and TJ Holowaychuk, authors of Drupal 6 Performance Tips, we'll look at caching mechanisms in two of the larger scale contributed modules, Views and Panels, which you may find yourself using frequently. Panels and Views both allow you to cache the data and content that you insert into these modules. We'll look at how these caching mechanisms work and how you can maintain your cache in both modules. To summarize, here's what we'll be doing:

  • How to run Views 2.x for best performance, including how to clear your Views cache
  • Panels module caching mechanisms and how to maintain your Panels cache
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