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Archive for January, 2014

Create a Collect-the-Pieces Game with Corona

January 31, 2014  |  iPhone  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a collect-the-pieces game using the Corona SDK and the Lua programming language. We will explore how to use touch controls and events, create shapes using the graphics API, and we will also make use of physics collisions and timers. Let’s get started.1. Application OverviewIn this game, the player will be able to control a puck on the screen to collect other pieces with the same color. The player has only a limited time to collect as many pieces as possible. If the player touches a piece from another color, the...

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Handling User-Generated & Manufacturer-Required Duplicate Content Across Large Numbers of URLs

January 31, 2014  |  SEO  |  , , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by randfish We know that Google tends to penalize duplicate content, especially when it's something that's found in exactly the same form on thousands of URLs across the web. So how, then, do we deal with things like product descriptions, when the manufacturers require us to display things in exactly the same way as other companies? In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand offers three ways for marketers to include that content while minimizing the risk of a penalty. Manufacturer-Required Duplicate Content Across Large Numbers of URLs - Whiteboard Friday wistiaEmbed = Wistia.embed("i4ooodkcbn"); For reference, here's a still of this...

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How to Create a Chalk Logo Effect in Photoshop

January 31, 2014  |  Photoshop  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Creating a realistic chalk effect in Photoshop can be a bit challenging. While there are certainly some filters, plug-ins, and other completely digital techniques to help you achieve the effect you want, you can often achieve a more realistic effect using real-life pencil and paper. In this tutorial, I will show you how to apply a chalk effect to an illustration in Photoshop. This technique can be used on anything from a typographic illustration to a logo. Let’s get started!Tutorial AssetsYou will need the following assets to complete this tutorial. The Line Art and Sketch have been provided if you...

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Moz’s 2013 Year in Review: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Moz, and Then Even More

January 30, 2014  |  SEO  |  , , , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by SarahBird Time for the 2013 end-of-year wrap-up. You can read Rand's 2012 wrap-up here. The "T" in TAGFEE is for "Transparency," so let's get this show started. This is a long post. Here are some convenient links to whatever tickles your fancy: Four Big Investments in 2013 Community & Customers Inside Moz HQ Technical Achievements Looking Forward If long-form...

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JavaScript Animation That Works (Part 2 of 4)

January 30, 2014  |  Wordpress  |  , , ,  |  Comments Off

In the last post, we introduced the idea of spriting, an easy way to animate in JavaScript that works in all browsers. We also walked through how to set up the sprite as a background image for a div and then use a line of JavaScript to change the background position to make it appear as if the image has moved. In this post, we will use this technique to animate both running and jumping motions. In order to create the animation, we will need to quickly change the background position at a regular interval. Take a look again...

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