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Setting Up Push Notifications on iOS

Apple originally introduced push notifications to enable applications to respond to events if the application isn't running in the foreground. However, the operating system and iOS devices have changed significantly during the past few years and applications don't need to rely solely on push notifications to perform tasks in the background. This doesn't mean that push notifications are no longer useful though.

August 18, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Final Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development

Welcome to the last part of this series. If you just arrived, please check our two previous articles. We covered so far the following topics: Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development and More Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development. In this final article, Damian Logghe going to talk about three important things that although they don't affect the plugin operation, they are essential if you want to deliver a quality plugin.

August 5, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

More Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development

Welcome to the second part of the series. In the first article, we explained the WordPress Coding Standards, how to avoid namespaces collisions, comments in the code, and some basic security tips. Today, we are going to go a bit deeper and write some more code and learn some techniques to improve performance and security of our plugins.

August 4, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development

In this series, we're going to cover the most important things you should consider when developing a WordPress Plugin or a WordPress Theme. This guide aims to provide a set of good practices that will be helpful to beginners and also to experts developers that are starting to work with WordPress. But wait! If you've been developing WordPress plugins for a while take a look before deciding this guide is not for you. Damian Logghe is sure you will get something of it. After all, we all have something unique to offer.

August 4, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Techniques For Creating Custom Textures In Photoshop

Textures are everywhere — the concrete of a sidewalk, the fabric on your chair, even the glass (or plastic) surface of the screen you’re staring at right now. It’s natural that textures appeal to us because we see and feel them every day. And it’s no surprise why textures have become such an important element in design — so important, in fact, that Stephen Petrany wants to share with you the tricks and tools to create your own textures using Photoshop.

July 8, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

How to Customize the WordPress Dashboard to Minimize Confusion

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced user of WordPress, one thing that everyone finds puzzling at some point is the Dashboard. It's often filled with a lot of information, or is laid out in an obscure and confusing way especially for beginners. This tutorial will teach you how to best customize the WordPress Dashboard in order to minimize confusion.

July 7, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

How to Create Your Own HTML Elements With Web Components

Web Components are currently and excitedly being talked about as an upcoming "tectonic shift for web development" with the promise of permanently reshaping the web design landscape. Big players are moving forward to bring web components into reality. Both Google and Mozilla are already gradually rolling out native browser support.

July 7, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Loading CSS Into WordPress the Right Way

Without CSS, you have very limited choices to style your web pages. And without proper CSS inclusion inside WordPress, you can make it extremely hard for your theme's users to customize the theme's styling. In this tutorial, we're going to have a look at the right way to enqueue CSS into WordPress. WordPress is currently the most popular content management system in the world, and it has tens of millions of users. That's why, in order to make a successful theme, we need to think as every single WordPress user and try to go by the book and load our CSS files in our themes properly.

July 2, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

DMXzone ePub Manager Manual

In this article you'll find all the needed information in order to work with the DMXzone ePub Manager extension. It features useful tutorials for basic and advanced usage. If you follow the steps you will be able to set up your Dreamweaver workspace for ePub projects, create ePubs from scratch, edit the metadata and even edit an existing ePub projects.

June 18, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes