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Essential Visual Feedback Tools For Web Designers

The creative process takes a lot of time, and web designers know it. When you factor in feedback from clients, the process takes even longer: numerous emails, revision notes, chats and meetings - that’s what it normally takes to find out precisely what the client wants. Fortunately, today’s web provides various solutions to optimize the communication process.

September 18, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

iOS 8: Integrating Touch ID

In September 2013, Apple unveiled the latest iPhone with a range of hardware improvements. The most innovative feature of iPhone 5s was a thin metal band surrounding the home button, a fingerprint sensor called Touch ID. Developers clambered to know about the API. A year on and iOS 8 introduces a new framework giving developers the ability to use the fingerprint sensor.

September 18, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Options for SSL in WordPress

With the ever increasing focus on web security, SSL certificates have started to become common practice when setting up websites. This article will show you how to implement SSL into your WordPress website but won't go into details of how to buy and set up certificates with your web host, as this changes from provider to provider. That said, most web hosts sell and install web hosts for the clients for a relatively small fee. To make any of the changes described in this article you will need to already have an SSL certificate configured on your web server.

September 16, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Animating Without jQuery

There’s a false belief in the web development community that CSS animation is the only performant way to animate on the web. This myth has coerced many developers to abandon JavaScript-based animation altogether, thereby (1) forcing themselves to manage complex UI interaction within style sheets, (2) locking themselves out of supporting Internet Explorer 8 and 9, and (3) forgoing the beautiful motion design physics that are possible only with JavaScript.

September 9, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Installing and Using PHPMyAdmin for Web Development

PHPMyAdmin (PMA) is an excellent free, open source web-based database client which can be used to interact more easily with MySQL and application databases. Jeff Reifman will describe how to install it, secure it and some common scenarios with which it can assist you in database administration.

September 9, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

HTML5 Geo Location Manual

In this article you'll find the necessary information you'll need in order to learn how to work with HTML5 Geo Location extension.It features basic as well as advanced tutorials, also available in video format. We covered everything from enabling HTML5 Geo Location on a page to using HTML5 Geo Location behaviors and displaying visitors location information. If you still need any help with the extension, please contact us via Live support or the extension forums.

September 3, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

HTML5 Data Bindings Browser Properties Manual

In this article you'll find all the needed information in order to be able to work with the HTML5 Data Bindings Browser Properties extension. It features tutorials on how to access the browser properties on your page, serve retina optimized images to retina devices, changing the content depending on the device orientation and also how to show/hide specific elements on your page. The tutorials are also available in video format.

August 27, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

An Introduction to Android Transitions

The Android transitions framework allows you to configure the appearance of changes in your app's user interface. You can animate changes in an app screen, defining each phase as a scene and controlling the way in which the transition changes the app appearance from one scene to another.

August 25, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Add a Beautiful Table of Contents to Your WordPress Posts

If you write longer blog posts and want to give your readers a structured way to navigate your pages and posts, the free Table of Contents Plus plugin is an elegant solution. It automatically generates a Table of Contents on your page from section headings, resembling very much the great collapsible Wikipedia style contents boxes.

August 25, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes