Resources for Developers

Control HTML5 Audio and Video using a JavaScript API

Not long ago, adding a video to a web page implied quite a lot of work (and a bit of luck) as videos were not supported by browsers. Instead of using  HTML or a native JavaScript API, developers had to rely… Continue Reading →

Using a Responsive Background Video

Until a couple of years ago, page loading speeds were a major limitation in website design. And while it still is a design factor, developers are less concerned about bandwidth and turning more often to media-rich website, where video plays… Continue Reading →

Swoosh! Using CSS3 transforms to animate page elements

CSS3 transforms are very powerful tools as they lets you modify the coordinate space of the CSS visual formatting model. Using transforms, page elements can be translated, rotated, scaled, and skewed using only CSS properties with no JavaScript at all…. Continue Reading →

How’s the weather? A Weather API shorlist

A few weeks ago, I was requested to create a simple Android App meant to show local weather and forecasts using a weather API. Weather has become a pretty hot topic, especially in technology circles. Weather has not only become… Continue Reading →

Left, Right or Cross? Different types of SQL joins explained

When working with databases, SQL joins (Structured Query Language table joins) are used to combine rows from two or more tables, based on a related set of columns between them. In this article, we’ll take a look at the different types… Continue Reading →

Bulk Upload custom posts to WordPress

WordPress is a flexible CMS and allows to manage a large number of posts that doesn’t limit users to regular “posts” and “pages” types of content through the use of custom posts. WordPress also has built-in post import tools using… Continue Reading →

Customize WordPress’ Post Management Page

The posts list and management page in WordPress is where you see the list of posts, pages, etc. along with some basic info: the post’s title, author, categories, etc. These details give blog managers a quick overview of the posts… Continue Reading →

Spatial indexes to speed coordinate-based searches

Search operations in databases are usually optimized using indexes as well as careful data modeling. This is also true for coordinate-based databases by using spatial indexes. Optimizing spatial searches is possible with the aid of a great variety of multi-dimensional… Continue Reading →

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