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Review: Zenserp Google Search API

Zenserp is a Google Search API by Austria-based SaaS Industries. It allows you to scrape search engine results pages in realtime. It’s easy to use and solves common problems that are associated with SERP scraping. In this Zenserp review, we’ll go over what SERP scraping is, what the benefits are, and how Zenserp makes SERP scraping easier. We’ll also walk you through Zenserp’s main features, as well as list the pros, cons, and pricing. What is Serp Scraping & What are the Benefits? ... First...

Review: Zenscrape Web Scraping API

Zenscrape is a web scraping API that allows you to extract data from any website, and you don’t need to know how to code. It’s easy to use, too, and takes care of common issues involved with web scraping.  In this review, we’ll explain what web scraping is, its benefits, and how Zenscrape makes the task much easier. We’ll also take a closer look at Zenscrape’s features, as well as its pros, cons, and pricing.  WHAT IS WEB SCRAPING? ... Web scraping (or web harvesting and web data extraction)...

Quality Virtual Private Servers for web developers and designers

I would like to provide an outline of (mt) Media Temple’s virtual server hosting. This is a review that aims to present essential aspects of their DV Managed and DV Developer hosting services. DV Developer is the answer to every web developer’s dreams ... DV Developer works exclusively with Linux, and is crafted especially for seasoned developers, who are basically left to their own devices and unencumbered in the process of creating everything from scratch. And true enough, as far as software...
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HTML5 JavaScript Gem Game With Saved Scoreboard

Everyone is talking about HTML5 games and how they are the future of mobile gaming, but where do you start? What is it you need to do to create a game? In short the answer is actually "not much", everything that I will be using in todays tutorial I've already covered in various different guises in my previous tutorials. We'll be using only pure JavaScript and CSS in this tutorial and the images I've used are from the PlanetCute image pack from Daniel Cook Apologies in advance, but this is a fairly length tutorial....

Tools And Tips To Make Your Life Easier As A Web Designer

There are plenty of applications, resources or services out there that can help make your life as a web designer easier. I've used many different ones over the years, and there are some I keep coming back to. This is a personal list, and I would love to hear about any alternatives that you've found useful too! Task Management ... One of the most important things in your life (both personal and professional) is your time. There is a finite amount of it and keeping track of what you have to do and by when is vital....

Using HTML5 Drag And Drop To Create A Shopping Cart

The release of HTML5 introduced native Drag and Drop functionality to modern web-browsers. This means it is now possible to have movable elements on screen without the aid of frameworks like jQuery. This week we'll be taking advantage of the drag and drop functionality to create a basic shopping cart. The basic functionality we'll cover, will be adding an item to the cart and if it already exists updating the quantity and totals. Getting Started ... The first thing we'll need is a basic structure for...

Turning the Querystring into a JSON object using JavaScript

The query string in the DOM has always been a bit awkward, why there isn't a standard method of parsing it is beyond me. The normal route most people follow is to convert it in to a simple array of Key/Value pairs. This allows you to then access the values of the query string using the array accessor syntax. //domain.com/index.html?key=value var value = querystring_array['key']; Still a little clumsy isn't it? Wouldn't it be great to be able to just retrieve the value from a normal JavaScript/JSON object?...
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Introducing CSS3 Multiple Backgrounds

CSS3 introduced a novel concept, the ability to specify multiple, layered background images. This allows you to build up an image using smaller parts to create a more complex image. This feature allows you to have one single element instead of one for each image, it also means you don't have to worry about z-indexing as it is automatic. In this tutorial we'll be creating an animated header using layered background images. We're going to then apply an animation to position everything and add some interactive...
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