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  • There's More than One Way to Play Embedded YouTube Videos!

    There are many options that control the appearance and behavior of embedded YouTube videos, beginning with the player. In today's article, Rob Gravelle explores how to select amongst several different video players to customize your embedded YouTube videos.

  • Comparing Mobile Development Framework Types

    Mobile development frameworks vary a lot in their methodologies and features. Rob Gravelle compares the two main Mobile Framework types in order to help you make a more informed decision when choosing between them and native app development.

  • Apache Cordova Persistence Options

    The Apache Cordova Mobile Framework relies entirely on web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create cross-platform mobile apps. Rob Gravelle explains how Apache Cordova's use of client-side technologies opens up a wealth of storage possibilities.

  • 7 Camtasia Studio Tips for HTML5 Video

    In this article we look at 7 tips to improve your HTML5 video experience with Camtasia Studio and give you video results which will play well across all devices.

  • 10 Expert Tips for Better CSS Coding

    CSS allows for incredible control over website content and can be the “secret sauce” of a website´s success. CSS can also cause some major problems depending on how it´s coded and instead of making a website more efficient it can actually slow the site down. In this article we look at several tips to improve CSS coding.  

  • Featured Goodies

  • Apache Cordova Persistence Options

    The Apache Cordova Mobile Framework relies entirely on web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create cross-platform mobile apps. Rob Gravelle explains how Apache Cordova's use of client-side technologies opens up a wealth of storage possibilities.

  • Persistence in Java EE Applications

    A major enhancement in EJB 3.0 is the addition of the new Java Persistence API (JPA), which simplifies entity persistence and adds new capabilities to EJB 2.1. The Java Persistence API deals with the way relational data is mapped to Java objects called "persistent entities", as well as the way that these objects are stored so as to make them available across multiple application sessions. In this Article, Rob Gravelle demonstrates how to create an Entity class that conforms to the JPA.

  • Create a Java EE Web Application using the Glassfish Server

    Not long after Java first released Java Beans, the Spring Framework was introduced. Now, Oracle, the makers of Java, have fought back with the EJB 3.1 spec. Rob Gravelle demonstrates how to create a Java EE application project and configure a Glassfish server in the Eclipse IDE.

  • 8 Responsive Design Mistakes to Avoid

    In this article we look at 8 responsive design mistakes to avoid. Doing so will help you build better sites.

  • Using CSS to Make a Visually Consistent Cross-browser HTML5 Progress Bar

    Some people have pointed out that the Progress Bar element looks very different across browsers. In today's article, Rob Gravelle explains not only how to give the Progress Bar element a consistent appearance across browsers, but how to make it look awesome!

  • HTML and Graphics Tutorials

  • How to Create Lightbox Popups in WordPress

    In this article we look at Lightbox popups using a WordPress plugin and a AWeber, a popular autoresponder program.

  • 8 Rules to Follow When Using TWAIN for Your Image Capture Web App

    This article will touch upon the history of TWAIN and its wide use before diving into developer planning considerations. With a focus on developing image capturing applications to use within web-based document management applications, the article will uncover 8 rules for TWAIN-based application development.

  • Adobe Photoshop to Edge Reflow Tips and Tricks

    In this article we continue our exploration of Photoshop CC, Edge Reflow CC and the new Generator plugin with the intention of quickly exporting web layouts from Photoshop into Reflow in a web ready format. As you'll see, the process needs some work.

  • Beyond HTML

  • Testing DOM Events Using jQuery and Jasmine 2.0

    Jasmine makes it possible to test that a given DOM event occurred and what the results of the event were. In today's article, Rob Gravelle demonstrates how to write tests for the button click event using Jasmine 2.0, jQuery, and an additional third-party library called jasmine-jquery.

  • 10 Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Sites

    WordPress is one of the most popular CMS’s (Content Management Systems) available and is widely used by many users. Unfortunately, a large variety of those users don’t realize that a slow site can cost them, not only in performance but loss of viewers. Here are ten things you can do to speed up your WordPress site.

  • Primers

  • 8 Responsive Design Mistakes to Avoid

    In this article we look at 8 responsive design mistakes to avoid. Doing so will help you build better sites.

  • 15 Responsive Design Tips

    In this article we look at 15 responsive design tips, all designed to help speed-up your workflow and to create functional sites which load quickly.

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