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Notes from An Event Apart Boston 2012 I had a great time at An Event Apart Boston, 2012. Ill post some photos soon. The conference avoided deep dives into code in favor of showing WHY you would do reactive design. As Eric Meyer said "My...

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Judging the CT Student Innovation Exposition (E-Commerce)... Want to know what the next 10 years will look like? Ask a high school student. Their creativity isnt limited by their knowledge of what we currently call technological limitations. They have a vision of...

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The Value of Feeling Appreciated as an Employee in... Whether you’re a new employee or the vice president of the company, everyone wants to feel valued, even appreciated, in the workplace. Not only does it improve morale and make the workplace a more pleasant...

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The difference between classic and motion tweens in... Here it is: If you're used to doing things "the cs3 way" then you can continue to do so with the classic tween tool. It works the same way as you remember, using key frames as normal, but you cannot...

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PHP: If (equal to AND not equal) - eliminate form spam... Just learned a great function of PHP thats already made my forms a lot better. A while back I wrote an article about eliminating form spam without captchas by using css to hide a text input box for bots...

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Book Review: Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte

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In a short 140 pages Ethan Marcotte shows the future of designing for an internet which is device agnostic and platform independent. Gone are the days where you create a whole new markup for every new browser and screen type. Instead Ethan shows how we can leverage semantic code, screen types, and queries to overwrite rules for different CSS classes based on screen size.
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Embed WordPress Headlines into another website using Simplepie for free

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I spent almost a week looking for a non applet solution for syndicating RSS feeds. I knew it could be done, but finding the code proved to be a major pain. Eventually I found this gents page, which is GREAT. Hes got an awesome tutorial on how to use the code and plenty of images to show you what you’re supposed to be doing.

Simplepie (I love the names of open source software) is a free solution to get the job of syndicating rss feeds done. I use it on my site (Blog headlines).


Make an Android App in 7 minutes

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If you have an Android you can go to market and get a program called PeaPurr made in this tutorial by Lee Brimelow in less than 7 minutes. He gets you from opening Flash (assuming you have the SDK and CS5) to playing uploading to market and then down to the phone lickadiesplit.


If you dont have CS5 you can download a 30 day demo from Adobe.

If you dont have the SDK, you can get it for free as well. I recommend watching this video for a description as to what you’re actually doing with it.