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Writing Functions and Closures in Swift
In this chapter from Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design, you’ll learn how to tidy up your Swift code into nice clean reusable components called functions.
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By Boisy G. PitreDec 11, 2014
The Benefits of Using CSS Animations
Steven Bradley discusses the benefits of CSS animations vs. transitions in this chapter from CSS Animations and Transitions for the Modern Web.
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By Steven BradleyDec 4, 2014
Brian WoodTransforming Artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC
In this excerpt from Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you’ll create content and use it in a ticket for a sporting event. You'll learn how to add, edit, rename, reorder and navigate artboards, work with rulers and guides, move, scale, and rotate objects, reflect, shear, and distort objects, position objects with precision, position and align content with Smart Guides, use the Free Transform tool to distort an object, and create a PDF.
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By Brian WoodNov 24, 2014
Brian WoodWorking with Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC (2014 release)
Brian Wood walks you through part of a postcard project using Adobe Illustrator CC in this excerpt from Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release).
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By Brian WoodNov 3, 2014

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Blogs

Laura RossLive Twitterview with Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker

Join authors Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker for a lively Twitterview about interactive project management on May 10.

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By Laura RossCommentsMay 3, 2012
Topics: Web Design & Development
Ben WaldieMac Productivity: Quick Scripts and Workflows - Convert Rich Text to Image

Your wife’s surprise birthday party is tomorrow.  You’ve prepared a top notch slideshow on your Mac using Keynote, and transferred it to your iPad.  Great!  Now you can present directly from the iPad.  There’s only one problem.  The fonts in your presentation are no longer appearing properly because the iPad doesn’t have all the same fonts your Mac does.  It looks like you might have to lug your Mac along too.  No, with Automator’s help, you can just replace the problem text with images.  Here’s how...

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By Ben WaldieCommentsApril 23, 2012
Topics: Apple,Operating Systems,Web Design & Development,Productivity
Laura RossLive Twitterview with Ian Devlin

Take a look at HTML5 in an action-packed Twitterview with HTML5 Multimedia: Develop and Design author Ian Devlin on December 8.

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By Laura RossCommentsDecember 5, 2011
Topics: Web Design & Development
Keeping Your Joomla! Web Site Secure

A Joomla! web site is no more or less secure than any other CMS or custom developed web site. All web sites are vulnerable to malicious attacks, hackers, and spammers if you don't take the necessary steps to protect them. Securing a Joomla web site is as important as it is simple, just follow the checklist outlined in this article.

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By Marni DerrCommentsOctober 24, 2011
Topics: Web Design & Development

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