Converting a Web Template into a WordPress Theme

If you are not into all the hype surrounding WordPress, you probably have likely heard about its ease of use especially for end-users. The platform is also easy to manage and delivers an almost limitless number of widgets to help add functionality. Many users are usually not interested in the development process and only want an end product that is painless and flexible enough to allow additional features as the website grows. WordPress gives you that edge. However, before you can port your existing...
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Creating a Slider Control with the HTML5 Range Input

HTML5 introduces a range of new form elements and functions, including the range input type. With the range input element, you can create sliding controls for your site users. There are a number of options to choose from in terms of configuring your range inputs, such as defining the range values and steps. With a little JavaScript, you can capture and respond to user interaction with the range slider control. In this tutorial we will create a basic HTML5 range input slider to resize an image, with a JavaScript...
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Create your own CRUD app with PHP & MySQL (Part 2)

Picking up from where we left off, we need to start by creating some HTML to display the data we’ve stored in the $results variable. You can always modify this to suite your project. I’ll be using a table structure. <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"/> <link href="styles/theme.css" rel="stylesheet"/> <title>PHP & MySQL</title>\ </head> <body> <div id="wrapper"> <table> <thead> <th>Title</th>...
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New ‘Intent’ Tag to Facilitate Ease of Online Data Sharing

In the rapidly evolving arena of browser standards, among the newest additions is a tag that significantly facilitates the transfer and sharing of data between online applications and services. The Google-originated ‘Web Intents’ API gives a user the ability to select an application to perform a specific action on a designated piece of data, such as an image, audio or video file, or text file. Here’s how the feature works: Say, for instance, a person wants to edit or share a photo that has been...
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5 WordPress Comments Section Hacks

One thing that makes WordPress so dynamic is the ability for readers to easily post comments. This interaction between you and the readers is therefore an important element in your website and should be given the same attention as other sections of your website. So what can you do to improve the comments section on your WordPress website? 1. Removing HTML Links in User Comments ... People, and especially bloggers, are always looking to promote themselves on other websites and no doubt will try to do that...
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Carrying Out Tasks in the Background with HTML5 Web Workers

HTML5 offers a range of improved options for executing JavaScript functions. With Web Workers, you can execute scripts in the background, so that intensive processing need not interfere with the main functionality of your page. Of course this is most useful for complex tasks, but in this tutorial we will demonstrate the basics of using Web Workers with your pages using a simple example. At the moment the most recent versions of all major browsers, except Internet Explorer, support Web Workers - you...
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5 Differences Between C# and Java: Objects and Classes

One of the most important aspects of C-derived languages is object orientation. Objects and classes allow programs to specify methods and variables in one portion of code and use them again wherever necessary. While the basic structures of class construction remain consistent between C# and Java, some subtle differences my cause problems for developers unaccustomed to the idiosyncrasies between the two languages. #1: Instance-level inner classes ... C#: Work-around support Instance-level...
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Designing Smartphone-Optimized Websites: Challenges Web Developers

Web developers are increasingly being asked to build sites that cater to smartphone Internet users, or to recast existing sites into user-friendlier formats for mobile devices. By 2015, statistical research by eMarketer predicts that more than half of the persons who access the Web will do so through a smartphone or other small-screen device. This paradigm shift represents a challenge to the established Web development community, which now has a mandate to configure Web content previously optimized...
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