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Creating Your First Web Page Using ExpressionEngine: Part 1

by Leonard Murphy | May 2009 | Content Management PHP

In this two-part article by Leonard Murphy, we are going to start from scratch and use ExpressionEngine to create a single web page that is easy for anyone to update. Following completion of this article, we will be able to:

  • Create a simple ExpressionEngine template that we can publish to the world
  • Create a simple ExpressionEngine weblog that we can use to keep our website content fresh
  • Integrate some basic CSS into our ExpressionEngine templates
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File Sharing in Grails

by Jon Dickinson | May 2009 | Java Open Source Web Development

Besides posting messages, our users also want to be able to upload files to share with other members of their team. Sounds good! But wait a minute, isn't file uploading a bit of a pain? First of all, we need to read the binary file data off the request, and then we need to figure out where to put the file. Do we store it on the file system, or in a database? Well, let's take a look.

In this article by Jon Dickinson, we will see how easy it is to manage file uploads and downloads in a Grails application.

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Search Engine Optimization in WordPress-part2

by Paul Thewlis | May 2009 | Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

In this two-part article series by Paul Thewlis, you will learn some of the most important Search Engine Optimization strategies and how to apply them, as well as how to submit your blog to the search engines. In the article Search Engine Optimization in WordPress-part1, we covered principles of SEO, how search engines find stuff, how to choose your keywords, figuring out the procedure to install Dean's Permalink migration plugin, and sitemaps. In this article, we will look into sitemaps in a little more detailed manner, also figure out search engine submissions, and learn about SEO software and tools.

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Search Engine Optimization in WordPress-part1

by Paul Thewlis | May 2009 | Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

In this two-part article series by Paul Thewlis, you will learn some of the most important Search Engine Optimization strategies and how to apply them, as well as how to submit your blog to the search engines. In the first part of the article series, we will cover the principles of SEO, how search engines find stuff, how to choose your keywords, figuring out the procedure to install Dean's Permalink migration plugin, and sitemaps.

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Seam Data Validation

by David Salter | May 2009 | Java Open Source Web Development

Seam can act as JSF backing beans and as the glue between our server-tier Session Beans and our web-tier JSF pages. Unfortunately, though, users could easily break our sample application by entering invalid data (for example, entering blank values or non-numeric values into the edit boxes). Seam provides validation tools to help us to make our application more robust and provide feedback to our users. In this article by David Salter, let's look at these tools.

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