Web Development: Don’t Just Keep Up With Everyone Else

As web developers, it is paramount that we educate ourselves on the latest techniques, trends, software, and coding. If you don’t, you will not achieve being an in demand designer/developer. Your skills will fall behind, and it will reflect in the websites you build. As much as we all like to think we are in […]

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Useful HTML5 Code Snippets You Can Use Today

The hype today is all about the new HTML5, the newest version of HTML that has combined classic HTML with XML, plus more features for modern web development. It is also, technically, the new version of XHTML 1.0, and in the near future it will be the main markup language we use for computer-based website […]

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Form Validation Snippets and Quick Tips

When designing forms, validation is the most important factor to consider. On top of making sure the back-end is secure from spam and malice attacks, validation can aid tremendously in the user experience as well. With proper validation practices, the user will be sure to enter in valid information quickly and almost effortlessly. That is, […]

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9 Mootools Lightbox Scripts For Your Next Image Gallery

Mootools, a lightweight, object oriented, web application framework for JavaScript also includes another JavaScript application, Lightbox is used to display large images, simple slideshows and also highlights the image being viewed. Other than Lightbox, there are many clones similar to Lightbox which create many JavaScript effects, there are other clones generated for the same which […]

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10 Principles for Keeping Your Programming Code Clean

A common issue in almost every profession that can drive people completely insane is having to continue from what somebody else started. The main reason for this being the fact that everyone has different ways of working, and sometimes these self-induced habits can be just downright messy. In order to make code look cleaner, and […]

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The Rising Importance of Flexible Web Layouts

Just a few years ago, creating a fixed-width design and the coding to stick to that width was practical, as long as it could accommodate a wide range of users. However, just a few years ago, having the Internet on a cell phone was a luxury, netbooks were rare, and the convenient tablet device, such […]

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Creating Dynamic Image Thumbnails Using PHP

Think how many websites that are built and need an image, and a thumbnail version of that image. When building boxofficeBUZ I came across a very simple but normal issue. Why waste time creating an image and thumbnail version in Photoshop or any other image processing software, why not do it dynamically with php. Image […]

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Five Useful Coding Techniques for Building a Dynamic Website

The ideal web experience for the average Internet user is one that feels both intuitive and interesting. The best websites create the sense that the future is now, and that users already know how it works. This creates a bit of excitement and makes users want to revisit a webpage simply because it’s fun to […]

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Best Practices for Mobile App Sites

Since the dawn of the Smartphone, the amount of apps for almost any purpose from taking better photographs to making fart noises has exploded in numbers in a considerable way. While apps have some advantage in that they will be included within the catalogue of the device manufacturer such as Apple’s app store, it’s important […]

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The Basics of Good Database Design in Web Development

Databases are everywhere, including everywhere in the world of web development. Everything from the simplest blogs and directories and to robust user-oriented websites use databases. No matter how complex or simple the website and corresponding database may be though, each takes careful planning in order to run efficiently and also securely. In this article, we’ll […]

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