Manipulating HTML5’s native audio with JavaScript

HTML5’s native audio element will be a great way to avoid having to rely on third party plug-ins like QuickTime and Flash. The latest web browsers like Chrome 10+ and Firefox 3.6+ are already there with imbedded javascript libraries which provide methods and properties for manipulating the <audio> element. In this post, we’ll examine a few of the most important methods and discover ways to use Javascript to run audio files. NOTE:  Although this post focuses on the Audio object, these methods...
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Learning LESS: Using Functions

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 the introduction, variables, mixins and nested rules posts. Blog Series Roadmap ... An Introduction Using Variables Using Mixins Using Nested Rules Using Functions Divide and Conquer Put It Into Action Time to get our hands dirty in some LESS functions, which will likely blow your mind that it...
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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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