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DMXzone Bootstrap 3 Elements Manual

In this article we'll go through all the 37 elements that are included in DMXzone Bootstrap 3 Elements extension and how to use them. You can simply follow the video tutorials and learn how to access each element in Dreamweaver as well as customize it. If you have any other questions, please use the extension support forums or contact us via Live Support. Note that DMXzone Bootstrap 3 Elements works only with DMXzone Bootstrap 3 extension.

February 12, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Pragmatic UX Techniques For Smarter Websites

What is “User Experience Design” exactly? Should you not start it unless you are fully dedicated, or should you embrace it in the process as soon as possible? Are all designers also user experience designers, or is it a separate expertise? The debate is as old as the discipline itself, and while picking up a bucket of popcorn, sitting back and watching the drama is sometimes fun, let’s try to figure out which user experience techniques are useful for startups, in-house teams, big corporations and anyone who wants to improve their website, product or service.

February 5, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Creating Brackets Extensions

A little while ago Raymond Camden wrote about the recent updates to the Brackets editor. Brackets is an open source project focused on web standards and built with web technologies. It has a narrow focus and therefore may not have a particular feature you’ve come to depend upon. Luckily, Brackets ships with a powerful extension API that lets you add any number of new features. In this article, he's going to discuss this API and demonstrate how you can build your own extensions.

February 5, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

JavaScript Tools of the Trade: JSBin

We’ve all been there. There are times when you simply want to throw some JavaScript code up and see how it works. Sure, you could go through the hassle of: setting up a dedicated directory, create a file with markup,Finding the latest version of your favorite libraries, downloading them and including them in your code, creating your stylesheet and configuring your webserver. That seems like an awful lot of work just do some simple code testing. Thankfully there are tools that make this type of work trivial. In this tutorial, Rey Bango would like to go over one of his favorite tools for interactive JavaScript testing, JSBin.

February 5, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Validation and Exception Handling

Sooner or later in your programming career you will be faced with the dilemma of validation and exception handling. This was the case with Patkos Csaba and his team also. A couple or so years ago we reached a point when we had to take architectural actions to accommodate all the exceptional cases our quite large software project needed to handle. Below is a list of practices we came to value and apply when it comes to validation and exception handling.

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

Better Responsive Images With the Picture Element

This article will introduce you to <picture>, a new proposed element created to try and solve the problem of serving the version of content images which better suits the device currently visiting a web page. Responsive Web Design (RWD) has taken web developers and designers by storm, changing the way they approach the development of a website.
January 27, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

DMXzone Bootstrap 3 Manual

This article features DMXzone Bootstrap 3 tutorials also available in video format that will help you work with the extension. We covered everything from basic to advanced usage. There are tutorials that teach you how to insert DMXzone Bootstrap 3 on a page, how to convert Bootstrap 2 page to Bootstrap 3 as well as how to work with the different options.

January 22, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Writing A Better JavaScript Library For The DOM

At present, jQuery is the de facto library for working with the document object model (DOM). It can be used with popular client-side MV frameworks (such as Backbone), and it has a ton of plugins and a very large community. As developers’ interest in JavaScript increases by the minute, a lot of people are becoming curious about how native APIs really work and about when we can just use them instead of including an extra library.

January 13, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Testing in Node.js

A test driven development cycle simplifies the thought process of writing code, makes it easier, and quicker in the long run. But just writing tests is not enough by itself, knowing the kinds of tests to write and how to structure code to conform to this pattern is what it's all about. In this article we will take a look at building a small app in Node.js following a TDD pattern.

January 6, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Introduction to HTML5 Desktop Apps With Node-Webkit

Using Node.js, we can create web applications easily. Now, thanks to the node-webkit we can also create desktop apps with it, using a unique combination of HTML5 and Node. The library combines WebKit engine and Node.js in a unique way. Both WebKit and Node share the same context, allowing you to write your code like it’s meant to be executed in a browser, but with the addition of all Node’s features.

January 6, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes