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Monthly Archives: August 2011

In this tutorial we will show you how to prepare your Joomla website for upgrading from 1.5 or 1.6 to 1.7, the latest version of Joomla. Once you have conducted your pre-checks we will then show you how to go about upgrading your Joomla install using a copy of your backup to test it for any complications before proceeding to going live with your upgraded site. Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up the Android SDK inside of Dreamweaver CS5.5 so that we can develop mobile applications for Android.

Many many people have problems setting this up, yet other have it work first time round. There is not a lot of information out there and even I hit a lot of brick walls getting it set up. The good news is you can do it, it just may take a little fiddling.

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In this tutorial we will cover some of the things you need to seriously consider when designing button for a mobile app or website.These buttons are naturally going to be the core of any mobile application yet many designers over look the obvious ways in which these buttons must differ from our more traditional navigational elements.

With the increasing presence of mobile devices on the web and with more and more people accessing the web on more and more mobile devices every day this has gone from being an optional exercise for a web developer to a necessity.

Due to the restricted space on a mobiles screen we are faced with major challenges in how do we redesign our site to be more mobile friendly. To further complicate things every week, even daily new screen sizes are added particularly in android. So how do we deal with them. Lets start in this series of tutorials by breaking down and looking at the common elements, the things that regardless of screen size we need to look at as a designer to make the switch to mobile. Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to change the default Moodle icons when creating your own theme. While the default icons that come with Moodle are good enough for a lot of basic installs when we are creating our own themes it is not unusual to come across situation where the default icons do not fit with the rest of your design. We will show you how to override the default icons rather than replacing them in the core. This way when we upload our theme to our website or someone else’s website our icons will automatically go with the theme so that we do not have to muck around modifying the core of Moodle to achieve the look and feel we are looking for.

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