Building Rich Internet Applications with Frameworks

Jul 24 2010 by Eric Rowell | 21 Comments

Building Rich Internet Applications with Frameworks

JavaScript libraries, ICEfaces, Adobe Flash 4, Microsoft Silverlight, and now, HTML5 have been competing for web dominance as the world wide web is thrown into a new era — an era dominated by rich internet applications (RIA for short).

The purpose of this article is to define what RIAs are, explain why the web has been moving towards RIAs, explore the different RIA frameworks that exist today, give an overview of the pros and cons for each framework, and discuss how these new technologies might coexist in the future.

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10 SEO Tips to Remember When Building Your Site

Jul 17 2010 by Mark Cronin | 55 Comments

10 SEO Tips to Remember When Building Your Site

Let us assume that, just like everyone else, you are building a website–after all, the Web is where it is all happening now. As soon as your website goes live–and especially while you are still in the design and development phase–you need to make sure your site’s content will be found through search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Bing where many people go to look for information.

Whether you’re starting a blog or deploying an e-commerce solution for your clients, it’s a good idea to keep in mind some good web development practices that will enhance your chances in search rankings.

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5 Good Habits That Will Make You a Better Coder

Jul 8 2010 by Matt Ward | 38 Comments

5 Good Habits That Will Make You a Better Coder

We all want to grow in the things we do, and in the field of web development, one of the main areas that we spend a lot of time on is our code. This could include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, ActionScript or any other language that you may choose to use for building websites.

In this article, I’ll share some practical steps that you can take to expand your skill set and become a better coder. I would like to propose five different habits that you can adapt in order to help yourself become more excellent at what you do.

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Getting Started with the iPhone SDK

Jul 5 2010 by Amber Weinberg | 21 Comments

Getting Started with the iPhone SDK

This article is a general overview of making iPhone apps using the iPhone software development kit (SDK).

In order to start making your own iPhone apps, you’ll need to sign up for a free Apple Developer account and download the iPhone SDK.

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Top 10 Flash Content Management Systems

Jun 26 2010 by Tatiana Titkova | 33 Comments

Top 10 Flash Content Management Systems

When it comes to Flash, there are some conflicting views. There is a misconception that that Flash web pages are not seen by search engines and can’t be indexed at all. Others reckon that Flash sites are not user-friendly and load for ages.

If you are one of those individuals who’ve overlooked and ignored Flash as a viable CMS, I hope this post will make you look twice.

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Planning your E-Commerce Website

Jun 24 2010 by Kyle Prior | 33 Comments

Planning your E-Commerce Website

Whether theming an e-commerce website or doing a full-scale build, one of the most important parts in the whole process is the planning. Planning a build before you start can sometimes seem like a bit of a tedious and time-consuming task, but not only will it make everything run a lot smoother, it will also save a lot of time.

You may be wondering where you even begin, and that’s what this article will help you answer.

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What is The Future of Web Development?

May 21 2010 by Amber Weinberg | 74 Comments

What is The Future of Web Development?

What we do on the Web changes every day. The web development industry is constantly evolving. While we may not be able to tell the day-to-day changes while it’s happening, it’s easy for us to look back to the past few months and see that a lot of things we do now are much different than what we’ve been doing before.

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