CSS3 Generators to Speed up Your Design!

Some things can be extremely time consuming when it comes to the development process. It helps, especially when you are paid by the hour, to streamline as many processes as you can without sacrificing quality. That is where these CSS3 generators come in handy.  Below you will find a list of very useful generators that can speed up your development process! Each one of the generators that I have included in this list are tools that I've actually used in some of my projects so they are tried and true, not just...
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Create a User Note-Keeping Utility For Your Site With IndexedDB: Part 3

In this series on creating a user note-keeping utility, we are using IndexedDB to store user notes on a Web page. In the first two parts of the series we created the IndexedDB database and object store, as well as the initial visible HTML elements in the Web page. In this part we will implement allowing the user to add and delete notes to and from the data store. In the final part of the series we will query the notes and display them within the page. This is part 3 in a series of 4: Setup and opening the note database...
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Getting Started with Python Programming: Creating a Blog

How do you create a simple, dynamic website using the Python programming language? In this tutorial we are going to learn how to do exactly that. First, lets get some basics about Python. Classes and Methods in Python ... Python is primarily object-oriented. Class instances (objects) in Python are defined as shown below: class coder: coding_languages = 10 david = coder() david.coding_languages = 5 print “David knows s languages.” % david.coding_languages Running the above script from the...
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CSS for a Multi-Colored Link ‘:hover’

This is a cool CSS effect to use with links. We can create a link that will change to two different colors when you hover over it. In order to achieve this effect, we use span tags in the links and our CSS will look like this: a.twocolors span.red { color: #000; text-decoration: none; } a.twocolors:hover span.red { color: #FF0000; text-decoration: none; } a.twocolors span.blue { color: #000; text-decoration: none; } a.twocolors:hover span.blue { color: #0000FF; text-decoration: none; } and then...
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International Sites, Dupe Content and the Sitemap XML

Duplicate content in the world of SEO is a no no. You may be familiar with the on-going uproar caused by the series of animal themed updates Google has been rolling out over the past 18 or so months. Duplicate content was one of the targets of Google’s algorithm overlays during the Panda update that originally started back in February 2011. Since then, Google has been making monthly updates to this change and they think they’re pretty on par with how they’re handling it. With this in mind, duplicated...
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Python & Web: Building Dynamic Web Forms in Web2Py from Ground – Part II

In the first tutorial of this series, we dived into the basics of creating web forms in Web2Py. We saw how easy it is to create dynamic web forms and how smoothly their inputs sync with the database. Assuming that you have followed it, let’s play even harder. 1. Updating and Deleting Form Records: ... Many of you should be wondering about how the form data provided through this form can be edited, updated or even deleted? Well, this is simple. First, let’s recall the form_a function that we have created...
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Along Came a Spider: SEO and Links

Most of the popular web search engines prioritize the sites that they index by two major criteria: content and links. The indexable content (i.e. content viewable in the source code) gives the search engine spiders material which they can store in their databases and sort according to relevance. The links within a site guide the spiders throughout the site's architecture. In many instances, web developers ignore the importance of links in creating a site that will bring them search engine results...
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Check for Internet Connection in a UIWebView iPhone App

This is an important part of programming a UIWebView iPhone App, the App Store will turn down your app if you cannot check for internet connectivity! The code below checks for Internet connectivity (from Wi-Fi AND wireless network), and if there is no connection, we throw a UIAlertView notification with a button that closes the app: (note: we place this code in the viewController.m file) //No Internet Connection error code -(void)webView:(UIWebView *)myWebView didFailLoadWithError:(NSError...
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