CSS Primer

What is CSS CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets but is essentiallay a clean and consise way to seperate the content of your website from the way it is displayed. By keeping the styling seperate you can minimize your code, make changes to your site rapidly, do more advanced styling and get your site crawled …

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Windows Phone 7 Development for Absolute Beginners

While researching some .Net tutorials online I came across a series done by a couple of guys in the Microsoft space who put together a great step by step guide to break into Windows Phone development. Normally I wouldnt go through the trouble to write an article but what I think is great is that …

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Book Review – The Change Function.

I’m going to be doing book reviews and post up some links on where to purchase technology books as I read them. I am in no way endorsed by publishers or retailers, simply a guy who likes to nerd out to a good technology book. First up is The Change Function – Why Some Technologies …

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Why You Need to Know HTML5 and CSS3 Pt.2

So today I’d like to show you how simple Html5 has made embedding video into your pages. In fact, I beleive we should drop the term embedding video as it is now a fully supported stardard. In any event, the inclusion of video in a web page now is very similar to that of the …

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DataBoost.org URL is now Live

Great news! If you were auto-redirected here from the old url you might not have noticed that I have finally given DataBoost its own url. I just wrapped up migrating the site and database tonight and cut the cord to the old server. By having our own unique url I can now set up a …

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Why You Need to Know HTML5 and CSS3 Pt.1

Preface: This is the first post in a series as I am using new features introduced in HTML5. I likely won’t cover everything because I’m sure there is a lot of obscure stuff in there that won’t matter to 99% of us. Lets face it, if you’re a web dev guy like me, then you’re …

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A Look at Internet Explorer 9

I just downloaded the Platform Preview of Internet Explorer 9 and so far I really like what I see. Some of the key features are a multithreaded javascript engine that compiles script into native code in the background as well as full DirectX rendering with anti-aliasing for the cleanest web rendering that I’ve seen so …

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Migrating from Collosal Exe to Components and Avoiding DDL Hell

Should you find yourself in a massive legacy product or chuck of code which needs to rapidly become future friendly(probably not yours because you would write better code right? right?!) to things such as a thin client, automated server processing, or anything generally breaking up the system, you most likely will end up with many …

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PreRelease Adobe Flash Saving the Atom for Me

I’m posting this up as a recent discovery I’ve made that saved me from getting rid of my netbook this weekend. Netbooks are great machines and make up something like 30% of pc sales with season, but doing anything more than basic browsing has been a laggy headache for me because of the power limitation …

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Back From Vacation, Working on DataBoost Content

I’ve just returned from Bermuda and am working on some beginner level programming tutorials for the site, look for them later in the week. I’m still trying to sort out forum plugin also, a bit of trouble getting the site and the forum sync’d up. Having a forum at DataBoost is essential to foster the …

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