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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Clever Problem Solving Techniques for CSS

With the launch of HTML5 and CSS3 came new ways and techniques of using these advanced tools to resolve development challenges in clever ways. CSS3 can be implemented on websites to improve the browsing experience for users as well as help in quickly creating effects or functionality that for a long time required hours of labor for web developers. Below are clever ways to leverage CSS3 for Web developers: Responsive Images ... Responsive web design allows a design to scale perfectly based on the context....
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Rotating Web Page Elements Using The CSS3 Rotate Transform

With CSS3, you can rotate Web page elements by a specified number of degrees, clockwise or anti-clockwise. With a small amount of HTML and JavaScript code in conjunction with CSS declarations, you can also animate these rotations. In this tutorial we will work through the process of rotating an image element by varying amounts as well as animating the function, initiating the rotation on user interaction with the page. Create a Page ... Save a new HTML file in your chosen editor, using the following...
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Free, expert website monitoring!

Knowing if your website is working properly is the first step in catching potential problems before they blow up. But unless you have time to check your site every five minutes or you want to wait for your visitors to tell you there’s a problem, you need some kind of monitoring service. Monitor Scout provides web-based monitoring that lets you know when your site is having problems, twenty four hours a day and seven days a week. You’ll know about issues before your visitors notice, and in time to fix...
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A Simple Way to Stop Bandwidth Theft from Your Website

Boosting online traffic is one of the main goals for virtually every website on the Internet. A conscientious site owner, seeking to optimize performance, will regularly check detailed traffic logs available through their hosting account or a third-party service, like Google Analytics. One very big potential problem that can be quickly detected involves the unauthorized use of files from your website by another Internet property. You must be watchful for this practice, especially if your site...
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