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Flow of Control in Python
By Toby Donaldson
Jul 26, 2013
In this chapter from Python: Visual QuickStart Guide, 3rd Edition, Toby Donaldson shows how to change the order in which statements are executed by using if-statements and loops. Both are essential in almost any nontrivial program.
Creating and Using Masks in Adobe Flash Professional CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 16, 2013
Learn to work with masks in Adobe Flash Professional CC, including defining the mask layer, creating the masked layer, and seeing the effects of the mask.
Using Adobe Media Encoder in Flash Professional CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 16, 2013
You can convert your video files to the proper FLV or F4V format using Adobe Media Encoder, a stand-alone application that comes with Flash Professional. Adobe Media Encoder can convert single files or multiple files (known as batch processing) to make your workflow easier.
Previewing Files and Modifying Existing CSS Layouts Using Adobe Dreamweaver CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 15, 2013
Learn how to modify an existing CSS layout in Adobe Dreamweaver CC.
Using Pattern Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 15, 2013
In Adobe Illustrator CC, there are hundreds of interesting Pattern brushes that you can choose from when creating your own projects, from grass to cityscapes. This excerpt shows you how to apply an existing Pattern brush to a path.
My Favorite Features in ColdFusion 10
By Raymond Camden
Apr 17, 2013
Are you a ColdFusion user who hasn't upgraded to ColdFusion 10? Or perhaps you have, but still haven't really dug into what's new. In this article, Adobe evangelist Raymond Camden introduces you to some of his favorite new features in the latest version of ColdFusion.
Responsive Design Workflow: Designing in Text
By Stephen Hay
Apr 15, 2013
In this chapter, Stephen Hay discusses responsive design with text, including marking up plain text and converting plain text to HTML.
Adobe ColdFusion 10 and SOAP-based Web Services
By Ben Forta
Apr 1, 2013
A web service is a web-based application or a network-accessible interface that can communicate and exchange data with other such applications over the Internet without regard for application, platform, syntax, or architecture. ColdFusion supports most of the messaging frameworks and protocols required to effectively communicate with different platforms, and web services are no exception.This chapter focuses primarily on using ColdFusion 10 with SOAP-based web services.
Five Favorite New Features in Adobe Illustrator CS4/CS5/CS6
By Sharon Steuer
Mar 22, 2013
Whether you’ve skipped the last couple of upgrades to Adobe Illustrator or just haven’t had a chance to fully explore what these upgrades offer, Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book author Sharon Steuer shares some ways to use five of her favorite new features from Illustrator CS4, CS5 and CS6.
Building Touch Interfaces with HTML5: Speeding Up the Next Visit with Browser Cache, LocalStorage, and the Application Cache
By Stephen Woods
Mar 18, 2013
On mobile, you want to make the best possible use of caching. Stephen Woods looks at normal browser cache, which isn’t as good as it should be; LocalStorage, a newish API for persistent storage that’s an incredibly powerful tool for manual caching; and the application cache.
Top 10 jQuery Tips for Novices
By Jay Blanchard
Feb 20, 2013
Where should a novice jQuery developer start? Jay Blanchard, author of jQuery and jQuery UI: Visual QuickStart Guide, suggests that you start with his ten jQuery tips for novices.
How to Overcome Browser Challenges in Web Design
By Christopher Schmitt
Feb 13, 2013
Browsers have different levels of support for CSS features, as well as different interpretations of how to render HTML. By using tools like normalize.css and validating on multiple devices, we can address many of the challenges of web design. However, there’s no substitute for knowing and learning about your audience and working to build them the best site possible, as Christopher Schmitt advises in this chapter from Designing Web and Mobile Graphics: Fundamental concepts for web and interactive projects.
Manipulating DOM Elements in jQuery
By Jay Blanchard
Jan 30, 2013
In this chapter, learn to use CSS height, width, and position properties, work with custom HTML attributes, and copy, add, change, and remove DOM elements to enhance your website visitors’ experience.
Adobe Illustrator Master Class: Rian Saputra
By Sharon Milne
Jan 29, 2013
This excerpt from Adobe Master Class: Illustrator Inspiring artwork and tutorials by established and emerging artists profiles artist Rian Saputra.
Adobe Illustrator Master Class: An Interview with Sharon Milne
By Sharon Milne, Peachpit Press
Jan 8, 2013
Peachpit interviews Sharon Milne, author of Adobe Master Class: Illustrator Inspiring artwork and tutorials by established and emerging artists, about her book, what binds Illustrator artists together, and why vector illustration is so important.
Enhancing PDF Documents in Adobe Acrobat XI
By Adobe Creative Team
Dec 17, 2012
Learn how to rearrange pages in a PDF document, rotate and delete pages, insert pages, edit links and bookmarks, renumber pages, insert video and other multimedia files and set document properties and add metadata to a PDF.
Social Media Authentication and Authorization Using PHP
By Larry Ullman
Dec 17, 2012
Social media authentication—the ability to log in to a site using your Twitter, Facebook, or similar account—has been well embraced by users and websites alike. Rather than forcing users to create new accounts at each site, social media authentication allows them to use their favorite existing account. Furthermore, authentication leads the way to authorization, where a website can make use of the social media site's resources. In this article, Larry Ullman will show you how to integrate this functionality into your website.
Selective Styling in CSS3
By Jason Cranford Teague
Dec 6, 2012
Selective styling is the closest that CSS gets to traditional computer programming, allowing you to style elements if they meet certain criteria. This level of styling can get increasingly complex, so Jason Cranford Teague uses this chapter to start out as simply as possible and build a firm foundation of understanding.
Author Talk: Maggie Macnab on Improving Your Designs with Universal Forms and Principles
By Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Maggie Macnab
Nov 23, 2012
Publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel interviews author Maggie Macnab about her latest book, Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design. They discuss how many of the fundamental principles of nature can inform good design. Maggie also talks about her experiences growing up in scenic northern New Mexico, and the ways the landscape shaped her aesthetic.
Making Sure Your Users' Passwords Are Secure
By Larry Ullman
Nov 22, 2012
One way to improve the security of your sites is to beef up your methodologies for storing and handling user passwords. In this article, web developer Larry Ullman explains how to more securely store passwords and properly allow users to access your site when they’ve forgotten their password.

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