How to Create an HTML5 3D Engine

Dec 18 2010 by Eric Rowell | 19 Comments

How to Create Your Own HTML5 3D Engine

You’re probably aware by now that HTML5 is game-changing. In particular, with the HTML5 canvas, there’s been an outpouring of HTML5 3D JavaScript engines such as three.js released to enhance the rudimentary 2D HTML5 API. After all, 3D graphics is a lot cooler than 2D graphics, right?

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22 Excellent Tips for New Drupal Developers

Nov 30 2010 by Monica S. Flores | 45 Comments

In the Getting Started with Drupal guide, you were given a step-by-step walkthrough for setting up and using Drupal, the popular open source content management system (CMS). In this article, I’ll share some basic tips and tricks geared towards new Drupal developers.

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Tips on How to Code Web Designs Better

Nov 18 2010 by Kayla Knight | 48 Comments

Tips on How to Code Web Designs Better

Writing semantic, efficient and valid HTML and CSS can be a time-intensive process that only gets better with experience. While it is important to take the time to produce high-quality code — as it is what separates professionals from hobbyists — it is equally important to produce websites as expeditiously and efficiently as possible.

As web designers, we’re always looking for ways to be more productive. Getting more work done in less time while at the same time maintaining (or improving) our products’ quality is a lifelong quest for many of us.

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Learning PHP: Working with Conditional Statements

Nov 14 2010 by Elias Zerrouq | 25 Comments

Learning PHP: Working with Conditional Statements

In this PHP guide, we will take a look at conditional statements in PHP. Conditional statements — also known as conditional statements, conditional expressions or conditional constructs — are a group of programming features that can be found in every programming language. An example of a conditional statement is the if statement.

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Install WordPress on Your Computer Using WampServer

Nov 5 2010 by Mark Biegel | 49 Comments

Install WordPress on Your Computer Using WampServer

What is WampServer? WampServer is an easy to use web server package that allows you to configure Apache, MySQL and PHP in your local machine to match that of your live web server. It’s free to download, and since WampServer installs quickly and easily, it’s very user-friendly even for those who are not familiar with server administration and server management.

Why would you want to set up a web server on your computer? Best practices dictate that you should never do on-the-fly updates on a website that is in production (i.e. websites that are already up online and are being used by your site visitors) without first testing it either offline or on another remote web server.

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Introductory Guide to Git Version Control System

Oct 27 2010 by Toby Osbourn | 26 Comments

Introductory Guide to Git Version Control System

Git is a version control system used by development and programming teams, popular open source projects, and other team collaboration projects. In this Git guide, we will discuss the value of version control systems, an overview of Git, advantages and disadvantages of using Git, how to install Git, basic commands, tools and essential Git resources. (For designers, also check out The Ultimate Guide to Version Control for Designers.)

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5 Fundamental Steps to Deploying a Website

Oct 3 2010 by Mark Biegel | 17 Comments

5 Fundamental Steps to Deploying a Website

Something that is overlooked by a lot of web designers and developers is what is actually involved in the deployment of a website; the process when you’ve finished developing the site, tested to make sure it works, and are ready to push it to a live web server.

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