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HTML5 Data Bindings Browser Properties Manual

In this article you'll find all the needed information in order to be able to work with the HTML5 Data Bindings Browser Properties extension. It features tutorials on how to access the browser properties on your page, serve retina optimized images to retina devices, changing the content depending on the device orientation and also how to show/hide specific elements on your page. The tutorials are also available in video format.

August 27, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

An Introduction to Android Transitions

The Android transitions framework allows you to configure the appearance of changes in your app's user interface. You can animate changes in an app screen, defining each phase as a scene and controlling the way in which the transition changes the app appearance from one scene to another.

August 25, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Add a Beautiful Table of Contents to Your WordPress Posts

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.

August 25, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Setting Up Push Notifications on iOS

Apple originally introduced push notifications to enable applications to respond to events if the application isn't running in the foreground. However, the operating system and iOS devices have changed significantly during the past few years and applications don't need to rely solely on push notifications to perform tasks in the background. This doesn't mean that push notifications are no longer useful though.

August 18, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Final Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development

Welcome to the last part of this series. If you just arrived, please check our two previous articles. We covered so far the following topics: Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development and More Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development. In this final article, Damian Logghe going to talk about three important things that although they don't affect the plugin operation, they are essential if you want to deliver a quality plugin.

August 5, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

More Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development

Welcome to the second part of the series. In the first article, we explained the WordPress Coding Standards, how to avoid namespaces collisions, comments in the code, and some basic security tips. Today, we are going to go a bit deeper and write some more code and learn some techniques to improve performance and security of our plugins.

August 4, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development

In this series, we're going to cover the most important things you should consider when developing a WordPress Plugin or a WordPress Theme. This guide aims to provide a set of good practices that will be helpful to beginners and also to experts developers that are starting to work with WordPress. But wait! If you've been developing WordPress plugins for a while take a look before deciding this guide is not for you. Damian Logghe is sure you will get something of it. After all, we all have something unique to offer.

August 4, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Techniques For Creating Custom Textures In Photoshop

Textures are everywhere — the concrete of a sidewalk, the fabric on your chair, even the glass (or plastic) surface of the screen you’re staring at right now. It’s natural that textures appeal to us because we see and feel them every day. And it’s no surprise why textures have become such an important element in design — so important, in fact, that Stephen Petrany wants to share with you the tricks and tools to create your own textures using Photoshop.

July 8, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

How to Customize the WordPress Dashboard to Minimize Confusion

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced user of WordPress, one thing that everyone finds puzzling at some point is the Dashboard. It's often filled with a lot of information, or is laid out in an obscure and confusing way especially for beginners. This tutorial will teach you how to best customize the WordPress Dashboard in order to minimize confusion.

July 7, 2014 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes