It’s time to add Less/SASS to your workflow

Getting started on something new can be challenging…especially when there’s competing technologies that do similar things…it makes it tough to choose which one to give our precious time to learn. One of the hot new trends in web design is CSS pre-processed languages and there’s two big ones vying for your attention. Less and SASS are ways of writing CSS with a syntax that allows you to use features not yet available with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)…features like variables, nesting, conditionals and more.

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A JSON Tutorial. Getting started with JSON using JavaScript and jQuery

Javascript has grown from a way to add interactivity on your page, to a language that lets you perform tasks that once belonged to servers. JSON provides for an easy way to create and store data structures within JavaScript. It’s super popular and a great alternative to XML. JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation…it’s called that because storing data with JSON creates a JavaScript object. The JavaScript object can be easily parsed and manipulated with JavaScript.

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WordPress Newbie Tip…control length of posts on homepage

If your WordPress site is set up to show the full length articles on the homepage, you can add a continue reading after a specific paragraph by adding a < --more--> tag after a paragraph. The paragraph will show up on the homepage and the rest of the article will be on a clickable link. Here’s a video on how to do it. Read more on the link below

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View Source: Creating a Photo Rotator with JQuery Cycle

I love the JQuery tagline…write less, do more. It’s a perfect summary of what the language is about. JQuery is a JavaScript library that makes it easier to add interactivity on your projects. The nice thing about JQuery is that it takes care of dealing with browser inconsistencies and gives you great way to access the DOM (Document Object Model). You can do amazing things in just a few lines of code.

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Communication between JavaScript and Flash

Most web developers are familiar with JavaScript…the scripting language of the web. And while ActionScript is not as popular as it used to be, there’s one instance where you should most definitely learn it…media. To date HTML5’s video and audio tag are mired in chaos. A lack of a cohesive format for all browsers forces people to display media in a combination of Flash for some devices and HTML5 for others.

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