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File Under: Multimedia

Flash Tutorial for Beginners – Lesson 1

Getting Started

Let me guess – you want to add snappy interactivity and animations to your Web pages but you don’t want to create huge “click here and go get a sandwich” files? Then Adobe’s Flash may be for you. It doesn’t require the scripting savvy of DHTML and Ajax which makes it easier for beginners.

The process of making a Flash movie is easy to learn, but mastering it takes time and sweat. Here, and in Lesson 2, I’ll show you the basics of making one, and then I’ll show you what you need to learn to become a Flash grandmaster.
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File Under: JavaScript, Programming

Advanced JavaScript Tutorial – Lesson 3

As we learn more and more JavaScript, we can build increasingly complex applications. In the previous lesson, we added long-term memory to our JavaScripts using cookies. Now we’ll add a sense of time to our growing stock of JavaScript knowledge.

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File Under: Programming

Use Master Pages in ASP

It may be geeky to refer to anything programming-related as “kick butt.” If it is, you can call me a geek.

And you can quote me, too, because Master Pages in ASP.NET 2.0 are soooo kick butt.

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File Under: Backend, Programming, Software

CVS for Beginners

OK. You and ten of your closest pals have decided to work on the greatest-ever web page/Perl script/whatever. You all want to work on the same file from the same location at the same time. Then when you’re good and ready, you’ll roll out releases of the code.

Does it sound like a logistical impossibility? Well it’s not if you have the right tool — a source control system.

A good source control system is the secret behind any successful web development project. If you look at any large-scale software development project, you’ll see a source control system at work.

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File Under: Social

Make Contact With hCards

You’re probably well familiar with vCards, the common data containers for exchanging address information, business locations and contact info. They’re most often seen attached to e-mails, and most mail clients let you double-click on them and automatically add a person’s contact information to your computer’s address book.

But on the web, vCards are invisible to search engines, and webmail apps often can’t import vCard data properly — not such great news for fans of web-based mail apps. Luckily, a solution has emerged: the hCard microformat.

Designed to be a simple, open and distributed format, hCards are an extension of XHTML that makes it easy to represent people, companies, organizations, and places. All the data encapsulated in an hCard maps directly to the vCard specification, so programs that can handle vCards can easily add hCard support as well (whether or not they do is up the creators).

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