Developing With The HTML5 Element

Videos have been a great way to attract viewers to a website long before YouTube launched back in 2005.  But it wasn’t until the release of HTML5 that web developers have had a lightweight solution to playing the video.  In the past, displaying a video on your site meant your viewer was required to have a Flash or Java-based player installed on their system in order to watch the video.  This was one more thing that would weigh down your site, causing pages to load slower, and be one more thing you’d...
PHP

Creating a PHP User Survey: Writing to Database Tables

In the first two parts of this series, we created the data layer that will hold the polling data and established methods for setting the variable values and reading from the database tables. In this part, we will build the methods that will write new polls and answers to the tables. The addPoll method adds a new record to the devdrive_polls table and returns a Boolean value that signals if the record was added successfully. function addPoll($aArgs) { // add a poll record $sql = "LOCK TABLES devdrive_polls...

An Introduction to HTML5’s Video API Part 2

This is the second part in our introduction to HTML5's video API. In part 1 of this series, I introduced you to the basic markup we'll be using to play the video, then I helped set up a simple script with which we were able to make the controls visible, while ensuring that the native controls will still be visible when JavaScript is disabled. We also touched on the use of JavaScript's addEventListener method, along with our first look at the video API -- the canplaythrough event. Let's dig a little deeper into...

Creating OpenSocial Gadgets

There are two things which look and act similar but are different, gadgets and widgets. Widgets can be referred to any icons or graphical interface element that is operated by a computer or internet use to execute a preferred function online or on the computer. You can add a widget in all kind of web pages. A gadget acts just like a widget, often fulfilling the same purpose, but it is proprietary or called to be self-contained. It only works on a certain website or a specific set of websites. For example, OpenSocial...

Forget the Plugins, Try These WordPress Hacks

By
WordPress is undoubtedly one of the most popular tools on the Internet because it makes it so easy to get a functional web site up and running in such a short time. And then there are the plugins. If you want your WordPress site to do something then odds are there is a plugin that you can install to make your site do what you want it to do. But plugins pose a bit of a problem at times. Since they are created by third-party developers you never know what quality control practices are used and what security testing...

An Introduction to HTML5’s Video API

Since the late 90s, when embedding media elements like audio and video clips into web pages, developers have had to rely on third party plug-ins. Flash has become the go-to method for nearly all video sites, and has been widely used for audio embedding as well. Because of the nature of the Flash plugin, this has limited the accessibility of embedded media. With the introduction of the HTML5 media elements API, this has all begun to change. Now, many libraries and video players are being introduced that...

Is Google Dart on Target or Does It Miss the Mark?

By
At this point, only those living under a rock for the past couple of months are unaware that Google has taken on JavaScript with its latest project, the Dart programming language. Dart, originally named Dash, was started to “fix” the problems of JavaScript’s “fundamental flaws that cannot be fixed merely by evolving the language” by meeting the following goals: Create a structured yet flexible language for web programming. Make Dart feel familiar and natural to programmers and thus easy...

Integrate Social App Features Into Your Website Using OpenSocial

OpenSocial is useful for websites to start hosting social applications. Apache Shindig is an OpenSocial container and helps you to start hosting these apps on your website. OpenSocial is not just about gadgets and widgets for your Website. With it, your website can be a container or can store persistent data and publish notices/alerts called activities. OpenSocial has vast verity of uses including social mashups, social websites and applications, gadgets/application creation, CMS and social...
Load more
Home CSS Deals HTML HTML5 Java JavaScript jQuery Miscellaneous Mobile MySQL News PHP Resources Security Snippet Tools Tutorial Web Development Web Services WordPress