Posts Tagged ‘Essential’

Essential Social Media Tag Templates for Improved Sharing and SEO

November 7, 2013  |  SEO  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by Cyrus-Shepard #metacode { background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #444444; border: 1px solid #26ade3; border-radius: 3px 3px 3px 3px; font-family: Menlo,Monaco,Consolas,monospace; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; overflow: auto; padding: 1em; margin: 12px 0; word-wrap: break-word; color: #ffffff; } #metacode h3 { color: #52bde8; margin: 11px 0 30px 0; } .metacolor { color: #f8be36; } #metacode a { color: #d0df59; margin: 11px 0 30px 0; } #blogimgbox img { border: 1px solid #bbbbbb; -webkit-box-shadow: 1px 1px 3px 1px #ccc; box-shadow: 1px 1px 3px 1px #ccc; } #tools img { float:right; margin-left:20px; height: 112px; border: 0px solid #bbbbbb; -webkit-box-shadow: none; box-shadow: none; } .toolsbox { width:730px; padding:0 0 30px 0; float: left; } .categories { font-size:13px; margin: 0 } #tools h4, #tools p { margin: 0; width: 520px; } ...

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Essential Meteor Performance Tips

October 11, 2013  |  PHP  |  , , ,  |  Comments Off

Meteor is the one of the easiest and robust ways to build real-time web apps. But Meteor is also known for bad performance. This is half true and half false. But that doesn’t mean Meteor cannot be used in production or cannot be scaled.All of my hacks and findings are blogged at MeteorHacks.Recently, I’ve worked on some improvements which make Meteor production ready. I hacked into Meteor and changed some of the internals to make it perform better. Also, I’ve tried and tested several proven web scaling techniques with Meteor and the results were promising. All of my hacks and...

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Planning for Success: Three Essential Consulting Project Plans

September 2, 2013  |  SEO  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by Benjamin Estes Being a consultant can be an intense experience. Every client (and every day!) presents a new challenge. In my experience that isn't a product of the ever-changing state of affairs in SEO or inbound marketing. In fact, I don't lose sleep over every algorithm changeâ??there are plenty of smarter people from whom I can draw that sort of information. What keeps me awake at...

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Android SDK: Create a Drawing App – Essential Functionality

August 26, 2013  |  iPhone  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

In this series, we will create a finger-painting app for Android using touch interaction. The user will be able to select from a color palette, choose a brush size, erase, create a new drawing, or save their existing drawing to the device gallery.Series Format This series on Creating a Drawing App will be in three parts:Interface CreationTouch InteractionEssential Functionality In the first part of the series we created the user interface. In the second part we implemented drawing on the canvas and choosing colors. In this the final part of the series we will introduce the ability to erase, to...

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Debugging in iOS – Essential Tips

January 14, 2013  |  iPhone  |  , ,  |  Comments Off

Whether you are trying to figure out why your array has 3 objects instead of 5 or why your game plays backward since the new guy started, debugging is an essential part of the development process. At the end of this article, you’ll have an understanding of the most important debugging facilities available to you and how to use them to help squash your bugs in less time.We will be covering how to:Inspect your applications state using the consolePerform logging, and move beyond NSLogTrack memory usage by following object life-cyclesInspection Using the ConsoleThat little black box at the bottom of...

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