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Creating Custom Themes and Zen in Drupal 6

by Karthik Kumar | December 2010 | Content Management Drupal Open Source

Themes are among the most powerful and flexible features available when it comes to the presentation of a website. The greatest strength of Drupal lies in its design which, when done correctly, allows developers and designers to customize and micromanage each and every aspect of the site.

In this article by Karthik Kumar, author of the book Drupal 6 Theming Cookbook, we will be covering the following recipes:

  • Clearing the theme registry
  • Creating a theme from scratch
  • Creating myzen, a Zen-based theme
  • Choosing a CSS layout for myzen
  • Overriding Zen template files with myzen
  • Adding a custom region to myzen
  • Adding a background image to the theme
  • Adding a conditional stylesheet in Zen
  • Modifying myzen's theme settings
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Creating Courses in Blackboard Learn

by Terry Patterson | August 2013 | e-Learning

In this article by Terry Patterson, for the book Blackboard Learn Administration, we discuss how to make our Blackboard instance ready for users. We've gotten our virtual community up and running, and given it a look and feel that makes its users comfortable to work with. Before we cut the ribbon and open our doors to the users, we need to create homes and apartments where they can work and communicate with one another. In Blackboard Learn, these areas are referred as courses.

In this article we will:

  • Learn how to configure default course settings and organize courses within our Blackboard Learn environment.
  • Understand the different ways to create courses
  • Know how to bring content into our newly created courses

We have quite a bit of information to review in this article, so let's start creating courses.

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Creating Convincing Images with Blender Internal Renderer-part2

by Reynante Martinez | July 2009 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn how to go about creating really convincing still images in Blender with the help of Blender Internal Renderer. This is the second part of this series. To read the first part, click: Creating Convincing Images with Blender Internal Renderer-part1

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Creating Convincing Images with Blender Internal Renderer-part1

by Reynante Martinez | July 2009 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn how to go about creating really convincing still images in Blender with the help of Blender Internal Renderer.

Read Creating Convincing Images with Blender Internal Renderer-part1 in full

Creating Content in Social Networking using Joomla!

by Beatrice A. Boateng Kwasi Boateng | July 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

A website (social network) is only as good as its content. You can have the flashiest,most gimmick-filled website, but if it does not have content, is not user friendly, and does not attract users to come back to it, then it will become another nine-day wonder and no one will remember it.

In this article by Beatrice A. Boateng and Kwasi Boateng, Author of Joomla! Social Networking with JomSocial we are going to create content for our site in order to attract more appheads (the name for users of our site) by:

  • Extending our social network to include a ratings system by using SOBI, a Joomla! directory extension
  • Listing apps
  • Reviewing apps
  • Displaying listings in profiles
  • Sharing multimedia content such as videos and pictures
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Creating Content in Drupal 7

by Mark Noble | December 2010 | Content Management Drupal Open Source

Drupal is a popular Open Source content management system.

In this article by Mark Noble, author of the book Drupal 7 First Look, we will take a look at creating content in Drupal 7.

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Creating Composition Components in JSF 2.0

by Anghel Leonard | June 2010 | Java Open Source Web Development

In this article by Anghel Leonard, author of the book JSF 2.0 Cookbook, we will cover the following:

  • Creating composition components in JSF 2.0
  • Passing sub-elements to composition components
  • Passing actions to composition components
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Creating Channel for Moving a Website to ExpressionEngine

by Leonard Murphy | September 2010 | MySQL Content Management PHP

The vast majority of a website is content, and ExpressionEngine makes it easy to create and maintain such content. In this two-part article series we will create an actual website and learn how to use channels and templates to display our content.

In this article by Leonard Murphy, author of Building Websites with Expression Engine 2.X, you will take an existing website that was written outside of ExpressionEngine and adapt it to ExpressionEngine. As part of this transition, you will be creating your own channel with fields customized to the content that you will be displaying.

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Creating Cartesian-based Graphs

by Ben Fhala | January 2013 | Cookbooks

In this article by Ben Fhala, author of HTML5 Graphing and Data Visualization Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Building a bar chart from scratch

  • Spreading data in a scatter chart

  • Building line charts

  • Creating the flying brick chart (waterfall chart)

  • Building a candlestick chart (stock chart)

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Creating Blog Content in WordPress

by Aaron Hodge Silver Karol Król | November 2013 | Content Management e-Commerce Open Source PHP WordPress

This article has been created by Karol Król and Aaron Hodge Silver, the author of WordPress 3.7 Complete Third Edition.

Now that your WordPress installation is up and running, you are ready to start creating content. In this article, you'll learn how to control all the information associated with a post, not just the title and content, but also images and media.

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Creating Bar Charts

by Dominic Gélineau Peter Backx | January 2013 | Cookbooks

This article by Peter Backx and Dominic Gélineau, authors of ActionScript Graphing Cookbook, will give us all the tools to create multiple bar charts. Be it vertical, horizontal, comparison, or histograms, this article will provide solid bases to improve those charts even more. We will use the same methodology for every chart.

In this article, we will cover:

  • Drawing a bar chart with Flex

  • Building vertical bar charts

  • Creating comparison bar charts

  • Drawing histograms

  • Creating sparklines to enrich text content

  • Making 3D bar charts

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Creating attention-grabbing pricing tables

by David Cochran Ian Whitley | February 2014 | Open Source Web Development

In this article by David Cochran and Ian Whitely, authors of the book Bootstrap Site Blueprints, you will learn how to design a set of three thoughtfully designed pricing tables for a beautiful one-page scrolling website.

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Creating and Warping 3D Text with Away3D 3.6

by Matthew Casperson | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Web Graphics & Video

Away3D includes a number of ways to programmatically create 3D objects. A relatively recent addition to Away3D is the ability to create a 3D object from a font, which allows us to easily add 3D text into a scene. This ability is provided by an external library called swfvector.

Away3D also includes the ability to warp a text 3D object by aligning it to a path made up of both straight and curved sections. This article will present a sample application that can warp 3D text, as well as some handy tips on debugging this alignment process. In this article by Matthew Casperson, author of Away3D 3.6 Essentials, we will look at:

  • Embedding fonts into an application
  • Creating a text 3D object
  • Applying materials to the 3D text
  • Giving the 3D text some depth
  • Warping the 3D text along a path
Read Creating and Warping 3D Text with Away3D 3.6 in full

Creating and Utilizing Custom Entities

by Filip Lundgren Ruan Pearce-Authers | November 2013 | Games

This article by Filip Lundgren and Ruan Pearce-Authers, the authors of the book CryENGINE Game Programming with C++, C#, and Lua, covers the CryENGINE entity system, which provides the means for creating everything from simple physicalized objects to complex weather simulation managers.

In this article we will:

  • Elaborate on the basic concept and implementation of the entity system
  • Create our first custom entity in Lua, C#, and C++
  • Learn about the game object system
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Creating and Using Templates with Cacti 0.8

by Dinangkur Kundu S. M. Ibrahim Lavlu | September 2009 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony

Cacti stores all collected information via RRDTool into files called rra. The RRDTool requires some parameters in order to create these rra files. Whenever we want to add a new device or create a new graph, we have to input these parameters. Inputting these parameters manually is flexible, but not very user friendly, and there is always a chance of error. Using templates, we can easily overcome this problem.

In this article by Dinangkur Kundu and S. M. Ibrahim Lavlu, we will learn how to:

  • Use/add templates
  • Make our own custom templates
  • Import templates
  • Export templates
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Creating and Using Composer Packages

by Terry Matula | October 2013 | AJAX Cookbooks Java PHP Web Development

In this article by Terry Matula, author of the book, Laravel Application Development Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Downloading and installing packages
  • Using the Generators package to set up an app
  • Creating a Composer package in Laravel
  • Adding your Composer package to Packagist
  • Adding a non-Packagist package to Composer
  • Creating a custom artisan command
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Creating and Styling Container Images using DotNetNuke

by John K Murphy | September 2010 | Cookbooks Open Source

In the previous articles, Creating a Simple Skin using DotNetNuke and Deploying and Exploring Skin Objects using DotNetNuke, we saw recipes on how to create a simple skin and also took a look at Skin Objects in DotNetNuke.

In this article by John K. Murphy, author of DotNetNuke 5.4 Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating custom container images
  • Styling a container with images
  • Styling a menu with images
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Creating and optimizing your first Retina image

by Kyle J. Larson | April 2013 | Open Source

This article by Kyle Larson, author of Website Optimization for Retina Display How-to, will help you create a high-density image and implement it using the HTML <img> tag. You will also learn the importance of consistent file names. It also explains techniques for optimizing images, what tools are available, and why it matters for speed. and using Photoshop and GIMP to edit images

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Creating and Modifying Filters in Moodle 1.9

by Jonathan Moore Michael Churchward | May 2010 | Moodle

In this article by Jonathan Moore and Michael Churchward, authors of Moodle 1.9 Extension Development, we will discuss the basic concepts of creating a Moodle filter, which includes:

  • How a filter works
  • Using the API to create filter code
  • How to use language files
  • How to create configuration settings
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Creating and Managing User Groups in Joomla! and VirtueMart

by Suhreed Sarkar | April 2009 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management e-Commerce Open Source PHP

In the previous article you have seen how to allow customer registrations to your VirtueMart shop, how to manage the registered users, how to define extra fields for customer registration and account maintenance forms. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, we learn how to create and manage user groups and assign permissions to user groups. You will also see how to create permission modules and functions that are used for implementing a permission system for special groups.

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