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CSE HTML Validator Professional {1}

by Bach B
This is a review of PC World editorial review of CSE HTML Validator Professional. So far, the html or css code that we have learned look simple, and easy to understand. However, when you code for a professional website, it would not be that simple. When you look at source code of any website, it is huge maze of codes and codes. Making mistakes while coding is inevitable even with professionals. read more...

Advantages of CSS over HTML {1}

by Shahravi
This week we learned about Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The article I read on zimbio.com, describes advantages and disadvantages of CSS. I realized that no matter what technology or tools we use, there is always some tradeoffs. But often times, the benefits out weights the costs / advantages. Cascading Style Sheets is one of the tools we use in Web Design. The article lists some of the advantages of CSS such as bandwidth, progressive enhancement, flexibility, consistency, making changes to the layout, and search engines. read more...

Making the Web a Friendly Experience for Disabled Users {2}

by Cary C
The article mentions that because more American web users are rapidly approaching or have already passed the age of fifty, that it is becoming more necessary to ensure that any website that is built takes into account the people that have a visual disability.  It suggests five simple techniques for web designers to help ensure that their users have a pleasant experience.  The first is to simply make sure that the font size used in the page is large enough for the average user to see.  The second way is to ensure you have enough contrast in the site in general.  Thirdly, you will need to consider that approximately eight percent of people have some form of color blindness and that needs to be taken into account.  The fourth technique is to allow users to browse the mobile version of your site from their desktops.  The mobile versions of websites tend to be more visually involved with graphics as opposed to text.  The last technique suggested is to encourage the use of keyboard shortcuts to assist the users. read more...

AT&T Promotes HTML 5 Apps {Comments Off on AT&T Promotes HTML 5 Apps}

by Bach B
HTML 5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard (created in 1990 and standardized as HTML4 as of 1997) and as of January 2012 is still under development, and it has lot of potentials. Thus, to encourage developers to use HTML 5, AT&T releases a  new API(application programming interface) platform.  David Christopher, chief marketing officer at AT&T says “It’s essentially a rich set of APIs and tools aimed at furthering the HTML 5 appeal as an app development choice.” Furthermore, it also has the potential to address fragmentation.  HTML 5 simplifies things for developers by letting them build apps that are able to run in a browser accessible by any smartphone rather than different native apps for different smartphones. With this new API, Christopher hopes that 85 percent of smartphones will have browsers capable of running HTML 5 by 2016. Currently, the new APIs are hosted on cloud services including Heroku and Microsoft’s Azure. Developers must pay a US$99 registration fee to start using the APIs. read more...

Goodbye to HTML Coding? {6}

by Cary C
The article introduces a new product from Adobe which is called Muse.  Muse is touted as being able to allow a user to create a website without needing to know how to use Cascading Style Sheets or Hypertext Markup Language.  So in essence, it is similar to Adobe’s Dreamweaver program, but it goes further by giving the user more control over the types of items that can be dragged into the page without doing any type of coding.  The article directs the reader to the home page for the Muse product and mentions that that particular page was created using the Muse software.  From there, a user can sign up to use Muse to create their own webpage without needing to code in HTML.  Adobe offers to host the webpage for the creator for a trial period, and then the user can choose to sign up for Adobe’s hosting service on a monthly basis if so desired. read more...

Adobe Overboard! {4}

by Caezar M
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Adobe is not going down with its own ship, as the move towards a HTML5  standard becomes more and more of a reality for everything online, adobe moves in the same direction by developing tools that would help make complex animations in HTML5 easier that could only be made with FLASH. The new Adobe EDGE software would help facilitate this transition by simplifying the coding conversions and assisting in animations in HTML5. Flash is still going to be the stronger player when it comes to games and videos but HTML5 will be better suited for other simpler tasks. there is some hope that eventually HTML5 will replace Flash, and while Adobe has dumped its mobile support  it will not stand idly by and watch Flash be replaced. Adobe Edge is Adobe’s way of saying “our format might get replaced but we still have the tools for making flash style animation easy in HTML5.” if anything the people who are happy for this will be the Apple community who have famously suffered when flash was not supported for the iOS platform. read more...

Advantages of ASP.NET MVC {Comments Off on Advantages of ASP.NET MVC}

by Tuyen H

In the article “Which ASP.NET is Better,” Dino Esposito introduces many advantages of new ASP.NET was created by Microsoft in 2007-2008 called ASP.NET Model View Control (MVC). ASP.NET MVC allows web developers build their web system separate data, business, logic, and presentation layer to the users. Therefore, using this ASP.NET framework, the developers can keep business logic out of the presentation layer. Moreover, the framework has a lot of new features such as total control over HTML and offers cleaner interaction with inline JavaScript. According to the author, “By offering control over HTML and interaction with inline JavaScript, ASP.NET MVC overcomes one of the best selling points of ASP.NET Web Forms when it was introduced a decade ago: Web Forms shielded developers from the nitty-gritty details of HTML.” Furthermore, ASP.NET MVC uses interface based contracts which allow developers easily test on the components by using isolation components. As a result, ASP.NET MVC produces cleaner and more testable code. In this article Dino Esposito also compare between two options of ASP.NET, “the old faithful ASP.NET Web Forms and the young gun, ASP.NET MVC framework.” Finally, the author recommends companies to adapt the ASP.NET MVC as soon as Web Forms is no longer serving. read more...

A New Standard HTML 5 {1}

by Jonathan F
 

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HTML 5 is going to be a new standard that the World Wide Web Consortium will develop for the web. But HTML 5 has been around since 2008 and it has been incorporated in a number of web pages and applications already. The product that has taken advantage of HTML 5 has been the Apple IPad since Apple does not like to use Flash. HTML 5 has features that can be used as an alternative to Flash. Joshua Bixby president of Strangloop Networks says that HTML 5 is the next evolution in online experiences. HTML 5 creates an interactive experience for the user. HTML 5 does not require plug-ins that users had to previously download for the user to use a website. The plug-in are free for the users, but they are not for the developers which have to purchase the software to use the functionality.  HTML 5 is an enhancement to the HTML standard; it is not something completely new. There have been a number of improvements, but there are four that really stand out. The first is that you don’t need a Flash pug-in to stream audio and video files, this reduces download times and the load on the computer. There is also a new feature that will display graphics according to the user’s interaction and behavior on a webpage. HTML 5 will allow some web applications to work while a user  is  offline. Finally there is geolocation feature which will display content based on the location that the user is at bt using  Wi-Fi signals or GPS. Although HTML 5 has many improvements many developers are reluctant to build websites using HTML 5 because it requires that users update their web browsers. HTML 5 has been used more in the mobile market because products already come with updated built-in browsers. It is really up to the website owners or application developers to decide if they should use HTML 5 because it really does enhance the end-user experience. read more...

Titanium Effort {2}

by Luis F
Barnes & Noble has partnered with Appcelerator to help web developers who are not “hardcore” coding experts, be able to create applications for the Nook device.  The program is called Titanium and it allows web developers to use languages they’re already familiar with such as PHP, Ruby, and standard HTML.  Titanium is a free program for independent developers and the professional version costs $199 per developer per month.  Barnes & Noble hopes that this will lead to quicker development times of applications, and faster availability for their customers via the Nook’s marketplace. read more...

HTML on E-commerce {3}

by Wei C
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In this article, author has mentioned that HTML is widely used by the E-commerce sites. It can perform the functions such as user authentication, user registration, and searching for products and services. However, when most of the sites start using this kind of method on creating the site. The accuracy and performance of the searching system is become more important. In this case, there is a more efficient way which is automatic generation of HTML. An accuracy of 94.7 and 93.9 percent is respectively shown when using the automated classification. In addition, the author also stated that there are three stages for the system which they are using. The three stages are preprocessing, feature generating and classifying. It simply means that they have retrieved the data into a form which can be read by the computer programs. Automatically generating features will be processed in the second stage. Finally, the classifying stage will classify the HTML forms using the rules. Overall, the automated classification of forms is really an important searching application which a lot of the major websites are using it. read more...