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Javascript: JQuery Tabs

In modern web applications you often need to make something visually appealing and without using something like Flash, the best thing for this is Javascript. There are a variety of frameworks available these days that enable a huge amount of visually impressive tricks – from animating content to organising it. This is the first of a series of articles showing how to use these frameworks to make your application a better place – Tabs using JQuery.

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Simple Graphics with Java

Creating graphics with programming languages can seem a little strange; how do these commands we write possibly become that nice picture on the screen? How can that nice picture be animated?
Today I’m going to show you a really simple 2D example of how to do it in Java.

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PHP Automatically Create Thumbnail Images

I recently wrote about making an AJAX image gallery. In it I said you should have a separate thumbnail image so that you don’t have to load up the main image and resize it, wasting time and efficiency. In this article, I’m going to show you how to automatically make a thumbnail when an image is uploaded using PHP.

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AJAX Image Gallery

There are plenty of photo galleries around for you to use, but sometimes you just want something that looks a little different or integrates into your site a little better. In this tutorial, I’m going to make a photo gallery that uses Ajax and Thickbox.

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PHP Login System

In most web applications there will be some restricted content – whether that is administrative functions such as managing comments or simply content that is a bit sensitive and needs someone to be signed up to see it. Obviously this kind of thing is key to the application so it is often built into the application in a very specific way.
Here’s why I think that’s a bad thing, and how to do it in a much more generic fashion…

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Model View Controller with Java

The aim of this tutorial is to introduce the use of a coding style called Model View Controller. You may well have heard of this already, but probably haven’t seen how to put it into practice.
I’m going to use Java to demonstrate it as it is a very commonly used Object Oriented programming language that uses a similar syntax to many other languages.

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