Connor Zwick
Hi, I'm Connor Zwick-freelance blogger and designer. I love learning and teaching new topics in areas like HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby on Rails, and last but certainly not least, jQuery. You can follow me on twitter or visit his design blogcyberantix.
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    Mobile Browser DetectionGeneric background2
    When creating mobile web apps like our wordpress theme series, it is important to be able to detect a mobile browser and serve the appropriate mobile version. Many readers requested information on how to do this in the comments, so here it is! First, we will cover a wordpress solution, then a PHP solution, and then a popular existing solution. By the end of this tutorial, you will be exposed to the whole spectrum of options and well equipped to handle this scenario!Read More…
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    Mobile WordPress Theming: Day 4Preview
    Welcome to the final installment of our Mobile WordPress Theming series! In this tutorial, we will be loading posts and pages dynamically into our mobile web application. By the end, we will have a usable mobile WordPress theme! Let's jump right in!Read More…
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    Mobile WordPress Theming: Day 3Jqtouch wordpress
    Welcome to the latest installment of Mobile WordPress Theming. Last week, we created the HTML version of the WordPress theme that we will be creating in this tutorial. By the end of this tutorial, we will have a basic WordPress theme that can be applied to any existing WordPress site. Next week, we will package and finish it. Let's get right down to it! Read More…
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    Mobile WordPress Theming: Day 2Mobile theming preview
    Last week we explored, jQTouch, the framework we would be using to create our mobile wordpress theme. This week, we will pick up where we left off and apply what we learned to create the theme files that we will use to integrate with a WordPress theme. Let’s get to it!Read More…
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    Mobile WordPress Theming: Day 1Jqtouch wordpress
    In my last article introducing Sencha Touch, we discussed approaching mobile users through web apps instead of native apps and the distinct advantages and disadvantages of this approach. This is nice, but what about if you just want to push out simple content to users on their mobile devices and don’t need the sophistication of a regular “app” at all? This is where creating a mobile website comes in. In this series, we will create a powerful mobile Wordpress theme that anyone can apply to their blog to make their site easily accessible to mobile users.Read More…
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    Sencha Touch: The HTML5 Mobile App FrameworkSenchatouch preview
    Developing a mobile application requires many decisions to be made before the first line of code is even written. For instance, should you go with a web app or a native app? If so, should you use a framework? There is no incorrect answer to either of these questions-it depends on the situation. Today we are going to talk about a specific solution to these questions: Sencha Touch. Read More…
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    A Different Top Navigation200x200
    When designing a new site, web designers usually face the age-old question: vertical or horizontal navigation? There are pros and cons to both solutions. One example being horizontal navigation limits the number of links you can have due to a limited page width. This is usually solved by including a drop down system. However, if you are attempting to make your particular site stand out, you might consider thinking outside the "norm". In this tutorial, we will be doing precisely that. We will use jQuery to create a different multi-layered horizontal navigation system that is still intuitive enough for anyone to use for the first time. Read More…
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    Learn How to Style Articles for Print and EmailImage
    When designing websites, a commonly desired feature is the ability to dynamically print or email any section of a webpage. Unfortunately, this idea is usually scrapped later in the project due to a lack of time or knowledge. Formatting the text for printing is more difficult than it might initially seem. Today, we will use JavaScript to automatically search for certain page elements and format them correctly for a printing. Read More…
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    Ruby On Rails - Week 4200x200
    Welcome to Ruby on Rails From Scratch Week 4! This week we're going to talk about ruby syntax. After this tutorial, I believe that you'll have a much better understanding of the framework and feel much more comfortable doing things by yourself. Oh yeah, and there's a surprise this week - a screencast! So without further ado, here is week 4! Read More…
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    Ruby on Rails from Scratch Week 3200x200
    Welcome to Ruby on Rails From Scratch Week 3! This week, we'll focus on specific things that you need to know about the framework. For example, we're going to talk about manipulating the structure of the project in two ways (rendering & redirecting). We'll also talk about how you add links in rails, and how to comment code. Let's get started already!Read More…
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    Learn Ruby on Rails from Scratch: Week 2200x200
    Welcome to Ruby on Rails From Scratch Week 2. Hopefully this sequel to week 1 will help to further your education in Rails. This week, we'll do a little bit more with getting an actual page up and running. We'll also work on adding more interactivity by embedding ruby in HTML and learning a little about variables. After that, we'll learn more about Ruby's beautiful URL structure and how to manipulate it, plus other things as well. This is definitely going to be a packed week!Read More…
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    Use the jQuery UI to Control the Size of Your Text200x200
    JQuery's UI can add so much to a web page. There are many different widgets that the UI provides. One up and coming star, is the slider. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use a slider to control the text size of an article on a page. This lets the user control exactly the size that suits them, and is also a pretty impressive feature to have on a site!Read More…