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22 Jan 2010

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WordPress Plugin Bootcamp Part 4 – A Real Life Excercise

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In the first three parts of this series you learned theory – how the WordPress plugin API works and how to use it. If you’re like me, however, you’ve been longing for a real life application – thinking, “That looks great, but how do I make the jump to using it in real life?”

Today, that’s exactly what you’re going to get. We’re going to delve in deep and tackle a real-life plugin (called WisdomDistilled) designed to allow easy placement and management of clever quotations. You’ll get to use the stuff you’ve learned – adding a widget and a settings page, saving options, and working with API hooks, plus learn some new techniques related to security, plugin structure, and working with the WordPress database. Are you ready?

19 Jan 2010

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WordPress Plugin Bootcamp Part 2 – Pages,Widgets & Options

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Yesterday we looked at the basics of plugin building – and found out how to define a plugin, use action/filter hooks, and add scripts. Today, you’llĀ  learn how to add custom widgets, create a plugin options page, and learn how WordPress’s option-saving mechanism works.

Come check it out, and learn some more about how to build your own WordPress plugin!

18 Jan 2010

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WordPress Plugin Bootcamp Part 1 – Getting Started

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WordPress plugins are big, and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly useful, they also are an excellent way to gain publicity and the real powerhouse of WordPress’ flexibility and customizability. A good plugin can really make a difference, and there’s no reason why you can’t get in on it and learn to write your own.

This week, we’re going to be going all the way from the ground floor to the complex ins and outs of advanced WordPress plugin development. Are you ready?

09 Nov 2009

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HTML 5 Overview and Resources Showcase

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When first looking to learn web design the amount of terms you’re faced with can be daunting which is why it’s important to focus your learning on specific languages and techniques.

If you’ve been learning web design or development recently, or even if you’re a veteran of the web sector, you’re sure to have heard people mentioning HTML 5 here and there. So what is HTML 5? Well, this article is supposed to act as a what’s what of HTML 5, giving you an overview of just what HTML 5 is trying to achieve and where you can find more information on some specifics of the language.

05 Nov 2009

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Workspace is Part of our Lives

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Everyone that lives a work life on a table mostly using a computer should at some point realize that this workspace is where we spend a good amount of our lives and we that in mind we should make the best out of it.

To stay away from a high stress environment is necessary to have good workspace, but What’s a good workspace? A good workspace is the one that fits you best, that solves your problems all in one place whether you have a tiny little space next to your bed or a big office with a beautiful view. Here you will see some workspace display and learn some tips on how to make the best of the workspace you have to make your work more fluent and dynamic.

04 Nov 2009

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Javascript Objects 101

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Javascript has a lot of overlooked potential as an object-oriented language, but it deserves a closer look. Today, we’ll be looking at literals, prototyping to extend existing objects, and last creating our own Javascript class. Get ready for some client-side, object-oriented fun!

Even though Javascript is object-oriented, a lot of people don’t take full advantage of the powerful solutions objects can give you. And it’s easy to see why – it can be daunting at first to hear all these terms like prototyping and closures and literals. In fact, though, with a good explanation it’s not that hard, and since objects are the very building blocks of JS, it’s important for any web coder to have a grasp of how they work. Let’s start in the best place – the beginning!

02 Nov 2009

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Free Software Alternatives to Substitute Adobe Products

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The price of Adobe software can really put the pressure on both experienced and beginner creatives, lets take a look at some of the best free alternatives to popular Adobe software.

At the time of writing, the newest version of the Adobe master suite is priced at a wallet-busting $2,499, a lot for an aspiring web or graphic designer. For newcomers to the sector especially, it’s easy to think that the Adobe products on offer are the only industry-standard pieces of software actually available when infact, there are many different free alternatives to some of the main elements of the creative suite.

13 Oct 2009

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User-Centric Javascript – How to Use it, How it Can Help You

Kayla gave us a great primer on user-centric design in her article, “The Art of User-Centric Web Design.” Design, however, isn’t the only thing that should centered around the user. The entire web experience should be user-centric, so let’s take a look at how you can use Javascript to support your user-centric goals.

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