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Formatting and Enhancing Your Moodle Materials: Part 1

by Jeff Stanford | October 2009 | Moodle Open Source

This article by Jeff Stanford provides some guidelines for making your language learners' experience more effective by checking the quality of text, images, and audio. It also considers the importance of clear navigation paths.

You can use Moodle as it comes without having major design problems, but it's well worth paying attention to a few design principles that will enhance your users' language-learning Moodle experience. Before you begin, why not take a look at other Moodle sites and see what you like or don't like. Look at things such as layout, ease of navigation, use of color, and images. You'll find a list of thousands of registered Moodle sites at http://moodle.org/sites/.

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Joomla! with Flash: Showing maps using YOS amMap

by Suhreed Sarkar | October 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

There are many possibilities of using Flash in a Joomla! website. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, we will get familiar with how to use the YOS amMap extension to display interactive maps on your Joomla! website.

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Plotting Geographical Data using Basemap

by Sandro Tosi | October 2009 | Open Source

This article by Sandro Tosi is dedicated to Basemap, a Matplotlib toolkit to draw geographical data.

We can use Matplotlib to draw on geographical map projections using the Basemap external toolkit. Basemap provides an efficient way to draw Matplotlib plots over real world maps.

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Build an Advanced Contact Manager using JBoss RichFaces 3.3: Part 1

by Demetrio Filocamo | October 2009 | Java Open Source Web Development

In this article written by Demetrio Filocamo, we are going to develop the contacts management feature of our application i.e the contact managers, which includes listing, adding, editing, and deleting contacts—all of this the Ajax way!

Moreover, we are going to learn new concepts about the RichFaces component framework and Ajax support.

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