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SEO and Web Development: Pros and Cons of Sitemap.xml

When designing the architecture and navigational structure of a web site, a sitemap can be extremely helpful. A sitemap can keep the navigation links organized by category, predict how any dynamic links will function, and keep the framework under control. Web developers are not the only parties involved in the process who can benefit from a well-structured sitemap. Many search engines, including Googlebot, can crawl through an XML file that contains the sitemap data to crawl and index the site's...

Create Custom Username RSS Feed Using PHP

So, you built a website with an amazing strength of potential for millions of internet aficionados to venture, read information, blog, whatever --and maybe make you a few pesos in the big scheme of things. There is a simple, yet powerful tool to gain traffic through: RSS. RSS means Really Simple Syndication. To syndicate just means gather all the information in once place, where people can subscribe via their web browser, to an article list. But, the words "really simple" on the programming side, are...

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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XML Schema (XSD): Using Compositors

In XML, you can use XSDs to define markup structures in varying levels of detail. Compositors are among the many XSD structures you can choose from when specifying your XML content models. The XML Schema standard supports three different compositor types, each of which indicates restrictions on the range and ordering of elements. In general terms, a compositor dictates (or describes) the composition of child elements within a parent element in an XML data source. Compositors often appear within...

J2EE 1.4 and Web Services

The J2EE platform is designed to provide server-side and client-side support for developing Web services and distributed, multi-tier enterprise applications. Web Services can provide unlimited functionalities by connecting with an existing service API or creating your own. If you can efficiently develop and deploy distributed applications and Web services for use on both corporate intranets and over the Internet, you will gain competitive advantage. J2EE ... The J2EE platform is architected...

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...
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Integrating AJAX with PHP Part I

AJAX earned its share of stardom once industry giants like Google Maps, Zoho Writer and Y!Mail Beta started to actively implement AJAX into their services. Though many webmasters out there are already using AJAX yet there is that section which is still unaware of its advantages. This tutorial will help the latter part enjoy hands-on experience with AJAX and PHP. I won’t be using jargons yet I am assuming that you understand the basics of HTML, PHP and JavaScript. What is AJAX? ... Well, AJAX won’t...
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