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  • iOS SDK
    Adding Blur Effects on iOSPreview image@2x
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    With iOS 7, we saw a shift in Apple's design paradigm for mobile devices. Not only did they adopt the so-called flat design, Apple also added a few elements to this pattern themselves. One of these additions is the use of blurred-translucent backgrounds to convey the notion of depth and context. Take Control Center for instance, it blurs the contents of the view behind it as it gets pulled up. This gives the user the sense that it is positioned above other content on the screen and deserves focus. It does so without making the user lose track of where she is in the app.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Understanding and Working with User Data in WordPressWordpress
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    In an earlier tutorial in this series, we looked at the different content types in WordPress, of which user data is one. Here, I'll go into user data in more depth and show how it's stored and used by WordPress.Read More…
  • Frameworks
    Introduction to the Yii FrameworkPhp wide retina preview
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    Yii is the most powerful PHP framework you've never heard of. Here's what you've been missing out on.Read More…
  • Mobile Development
    An Introduction to Android TransitionsPreview image@2x
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    This tutorial is an introduction to animating changes in Android user interfaces with the transitions framework. In this article, we'll work through a simple example of implementing a transition in an Android app and animating the change from one visual state to another. I'll also explain additional options and considerations along the way.Read More…
  • Magento
    Magento: Why Choose It?Magento
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    So you've decided to take your store online! Great! But what platform should you choose out of the many options available out there? Magento is one of our top picks and here's why.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Add a Beautiful Table of Contents to Your WordPress PostsWordpress
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    If you write longer blog posts and want to give your readers a structured way to navigate your pages and posts, the free Table of Contents Plus plugin is an elegant solution. It automatically generates a Table of Contents on your page from section headings, resembling very much the great collapsible Wikipedia style contents boxes. In this article, we'll take a look at exactly how to do this.Read More…
  • App Development
    Five Hidden Gems of LaravelCrs 10
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    Many developers who use Laravel are probably only barely scratching the surface of what the framework has to offer. While the documentation does cover the most common use cases and the obvious features, it doesn’t cover everything. Don’t get me wrong, the documentation is fine, it’s just that there’s so much you can do, it’s hard to document everything. Because of that, we're going to take a look at some of the hidden gems that lurk within Laravel.Read More…
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone 8: Platform OverviewPreview image@2x
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    Developing mobile applications for Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is a straightforward process with many tools available to developers. In fact, the mobile team at Microsoft did a great job with the Windows Phone platform by taking a completely unique approach in several aspects. This article is the first installment of a series on getting started with Windows Phone development. In this tutorial, I cover the platform's most compelling features, common development techniques as well as third party tools you can use for developing Windows Phone applications.Read More…
  • Programming Fundamentals
    The Beginner's Guide to Type Coercion: What is Coercion?Type coercion
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    As mentioned in the first post, this series is specifically geared towards beginners or towards those who don't have a lot of experience with weakly typed languages. That is to say that if you've been programming in both strongly typed and/or weakly typed languages and are familiar with type coercion and the pitfalls that can occur when performing certain operations, then this series may not be of much interest to you.Read More…
  • Algorithms
    Understanding Base-36 MathBase36 math
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    What if one number could address every person alive, be shorter than a name and shorter than a social insurance number? You can’t do it with Base-10 numbers, but with Base-36, it’s a breeze. In this article, we're going to take a look at base-36 math, how to understand it, and how it's practically applicable in our day-to-day.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Implementing the EU Cookie Law Into Your WordPress SiteWordpress
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    If you live in Europe you've probably heard about the cookie law. The exact law changes from country to country and some of the guidelines are a little unclear about ways it should be implemented. This article is not to discuss or advise on the law, but to show you the method behind creating a simple cookie law popup plugin.Read More…
  • WordPress
    Using The WordPress Custom Field User InterfaceWordpress
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    In the first post in this series, I covered what custom fields are and why they are important. I also gave an overview of the various ways to add them to WordPress posts. In this article, I will cover the Custom Fields User Interface.Read More…
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