The Developer's Guide to New Exciting Web Technologies

Bruce Lawson, open web standards evangelist for Opera, looks at some nifty new browser technologies that are not part of HTML5, including WebGL and SVG. There are loads of exciting technologies coming just around the corner. By the time you've come to grips with the ones we've discussed above, it'll be time to worry about a whole load more. Have fun; remember to test in as many browsers as possible.

How to use Custom UIButton Graphics for iPhone Applications

Anyone familiar with Xcode will likely understand the breadth and depth of the Cocoa Touch library. This mobile development suite includes pre-built components for all of the native iOS functionality such as input fields, switches, sliders, and definitely buttons.

5 Quick Ways to Make Your Site More Mobile Friendly

A question that designers and site owners alike always want to know is, “How can I quickly add mobile support?” Sometimes, you don’t have the budget to start from scratch and yet still desire a modicum of mobile goodness. Today I’ll walk you through five things that you can do to make your site more mobile friendly.

New Developer Tools in Firefox 10 and 11

Firefox 10, due out January 31st (the same day Firefox 11 becomes an official Beta release), finally rounds out the browser’s growing collection of developer tools with Page and Style Inspectors. In some ways, these tools are similar to Firebug, but they’re also uniquely Mozilla-ey.

Coding Efficiency for Beginners: Write Reusable Code

In this article the author shares some of the tips and tricks that he has picked up over the years. As the best coders write the least amount of code it would be useful for the beginners to learn how to code efficiently and how to leverage old code to be reusable.

Introduction To Linux Commands

At the heart of every modern Mac and Linux computer is the “terminal.” The terminal evolved from the text-based computer terminals of the 1960s and ’70s, which themselves replaced punch cards as the main way to interact with a computer. It’s also known as the command shell, or simply “shell.” Windows has one, too, but it’s called the “command prompt” and is descended from the MS-DOS of the 1980s.

Build an Android App Using Adobe AIR

Mobile development is rapidly becoming a requirement for the majority of web developers to consider. Clients may want an exceptional website, and a companion mobile application to allow their users and customers to use their services regardless of location. Typically, mobile app development brings with it a steep learning curve. With the latest release of Adobe’s Flash Builder tool, we are now able to develop for an Android device using familiar software and languages including ActionScript, and deploy as an AIR application.
In part one of this tutorial, we will instal the required software and powerful server-side application to handle remote data connections, and produce a simple layout to display our dynamic data on an Android device.

Google Panda: 5 tips You Should Know

It’s here. It’s inevitable. It’s called Google Panda, the latest Google’s search algorithm which aims to promote the high quality content site by dooming the rank of low quality content sites. Since its release and updates, many sites have been shown to be terribly affected by the algorithm, but the worst rumor here is, they can do almost nothing to recover the ranking and traffic.

65 Useful Android Apps for Designers

You’ve probably heard a lot about how Android apps are improving by leaps and bounds, whether they’re augmented reality applications, 3D games, reference apps, productivity tools or image editing tools. The latest Android phones with high resolution offer a wide variety of design related applications that allow designers fully adopting Android apps as excellent portable picture editors. These applications are not only adult and professionals' favorite, but also popular among the kids.


The Top 8 Placeholder Services for Web Designers

In the last year, there’s been a wave of helpful placeholder services. What’s a placeholder? Well, when you’re working on a new website, isn’t it a waste of time to use stock images, cropped to the right dimensions? A placeholder service allows you to automatically use a random image at the desired dimensions with minimal effort.

In the last week, Jeffrey Way has compiled a list – in no particular order – of what he considers to be the most useful and flexible placeholder services on the web. Certainly, for most of you, you’ll end up picking one or two of the following to use in your own projects.

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