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HTML5 Canvas Element Guide

The HTML5 <canvas> element has a unique history. Starting out as an Apple creation and dating back to 2004, canvas was eventually added to the official W3C HTML5 spec, becoming one of the most interesting and exciting parts of HTML5.

Unfortunately, this element takes a bit of work to understand and, unlike your usual run-of-the-mill HTML elements, requires more than just static markup and styling.

October 15, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

WordPress Custom Post Types Guide

One of the most anticipated features of WordPress 3.0  was the ability to add your own custom post types to WordPress, which allows you to display and categorize different types of content outside of the 5 native WordPress content types (i.e. Post, Page, Attachment, and so forth). The addition of this feature is a big step forward in making WordPress a full-fledged CMS, extending outside its normal use as a blogging platform.


October 6, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

50 CMS Alternatives to WordPress

Is WordPress a CMS? Many developers say “no” while countless others continue to use WordPress as a content management system regardless of its definition or intended use as a blogging platform.

Regardless of which camp you fall into, you should know that there are a lot of robust and powerful alternative CMS options that have been built from the ground up to help you manage the content on your site. Joshua Johnson offers 50 content management systems perfect for designers, end users, churches, media sites and more!

October 6, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Best Practices for Modern Javascript Development

Javascript is definitely a very popular language on the web, and every web developer has to deal with it someday. For this article Jean-Baptiste Jung has compiled a non-exhaustive list of good practices that will help you to become a better javascript developer.

October 5, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Feed Genie Manual

This is the manual for Feed Genie that allows you to get your favorite feeds as Data Sources directly in Dreamweaver! Now you can add the feed fields directly from the Data bindings panel to your page and any tag attributes as dynamic data! Use Feed Genie Repeater to display all the feed entries exactly the way you want. Choose from the many supplied standard feeds like Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Picasa but customize them with your own filters!

September 29, 2010 Author: George Petrov Rating: Not enough votes

10 Useful New WordPress Hacks

WordPress is the platform of choice for most bloggers, and WordPress hacks is one of the most popular topics on CatsWhoCode. This is why Jean-Baptiste Jung has decided to compile 10 new and extremely useful hack for WordPress.

September 29, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

11 Useful jQuery Tab Navigation Solutions

Sometimes using tabs just makes a lot of sense. For instance, if you have a limited amount of screen real estate, tabs can allow you to save room by giving the user a way to toggle between several items in a small space. And to take your tabs a step further, you can throw jQuery into the mix for some nice transition and animation effects. If you’ve yet to build a tab navigation with jQuery, here are 11 tutorials and plugins to help you get going.

September 29, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Progressively Enhance a Form to a Modal Form

With something as important as a contact form, you want it working properly for all visitors—even the JavaScript challenged. How do you handle this if you want to use a modal (pop-up) form? The answer is progressive enhancement; start with baseline, usable functionality; then increase the user experience for those who have browsers to support it.

September 22, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

CSS Frameworks: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Just like there are frameworks for many programming languages - CakePHP, jQuery, .NET - there are frameworks for CSS. The point of frameworks is to increase productivity and efficiency with CSS code. Many common practices done when using CSS are pre-defined within a framework to save the developer time and effort.

September 22, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

PHP Variables: the Ultimate Guide

Variables are important in every programming language — and it’s no different in PHP. Variables give developers the possibility of temporarily storing data to be used in PHP scripts (in PHP’s case, this happens in the server’s memory). This guide is all about working with variables in PHP.

September 20, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes