Monthly Archives: May 2012

Search Engine Friendly Page Redirects

Moving website pages is not only a traumatic experience but it actually does your website more harm than good when not done right. The Google Search algorithm uses over 200 elements to rate your website and one of these elements is how reliable your website pages are. When a “Page Cannot Be Found” message is displayed, this is one mark less for your website which means that your search ranking will likewise be affected.  If you need to redirect your Web pages, then you need to do it in a way that search...
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Creating Inline SVGs with HTML5

With HTML5 you can embed SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) markup directly into your pages. In this tutorial we go through the process of including a simple SVG element in an HTML page. We will also run through the technique for altering SVGs in JavaScript in cases where this is preferable to using the HTML5 canvas element. With HTML5, developers have a choice between the canvas element and inline SVGs. Which one is preferable really depends on the details of a project. In general, SVG brings the advantage...
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5 Differences Between C# and Java: Methods

One of the biggest difference between C# and Java is how they handle methods. In both languages, methods are the building blocks of functional code: they define the variables, specify the operations carried out on those variables, and can return values to be used in other methods. Although the creators of the Java language followed many of the concepts of C-based languages, their development of methods allowed for fewer restrictions and more flexibility. #1: Virtual Methods ... C#: Methods are non-virtual...
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Learning LESS: Nested Rules

We continue on our journey of Learning LESS today as we take a look at Nested Rules in LESS, which will help you write extremely clean code. If you haven't read our first three posts on the topic, check out Learning LESS: An Introduction, Learning LESS: Variables and Learning LESS: Mixins. Blog Series Roadmap ... An Introduction Using Variables Using Mixins Using Nested Rules Using Functions Divide and Conquer Put It Into Action Now we jump into Nested Rules, a topic that can be somewhat difficult...
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A Simple Way to Add Free News Content to Your Website Part 2

In the first part of this tutorial, detailed information was provided on utilizing RSS (Really Simple Syndication) coding to incorporate free news content and links into any web page. It is recommended that you review Pt. 1, because it explains more about RSS and reveals how to integrate a basic newsfeed module using Google Feed API. The goal of this tutorial is to furnish instructions on adding a larger news content module, a horizontal newsfeed, and a list-format style feed. Let’s get started....
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Plugin Development for WordPress

The Wordpress platform allows you to modify, customize and enhance your existing website easily. You don’t need to change the core program but rather you can create or modify existing plugins to add the extra functionality that you need. This flexibility in customizing your Wordpress installation is provided by the Wordpress Plugin API. There are already hundreds of Wordpress Plugins on various Wordpress Plugin repositories on the Web where you can download and install. If you cannot find a plugin...
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Learning LESS: Mixins

We continue on our journey of Learning LESS today as we dig into an extremely powerful component of LESS: Mixins. If you haven't read our first two posts on the topic, check out Learning LESS: An Introduction and Learning LESS: Variables. Blog Series Roadmap ... An Introduction Using Variables Using Mixins Using Nested Rules Using Functions Divide and Conquer Put It Into Action So let's introduce LESS Mixins, and showcase some of what you can do with them. What is a Mixin? ... A Mixin in LESS is basically...
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Giving Users Offline Access with HTML5 Application Cache

Offline storage is one of the most anticipated features of HTML5. With users browsing to your pages and accessing your Web apps on various devices, often with limited connectivity, the Application Cache utility could prove to be a serious advantage. With HTML5 App Cache, you can instruct supporting browsers to cache copies of certain files. Once these files have been downloaded they will then be accessible offline. In this tutorial we will work through a simple example of caching a page, including...
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