Flash AS3 Basics: Identifiers

Identifiers are the names that you invent to represent or identify elements in the program. Identifiers can be used to name MovieClip instances, Classes, Variables and Functions. The program comes with many built elements that already have names. These are things like MovieClip methods like…

Open Video Player

Here’s a great idea, an open source video player. Everyone needs a video player, why not use one created by the open source community. Best of all it comes in Flash, Silverlight and HTML5 versions. http://openvideoplayer.sourceforge.net/

Semantic HTML

HTML is a mark up language. The idea is to use HTML tags to mark up the content of a page. When choosing a tag for an element the best approach is to choose the tag that best describes the element. Tags should add to…

Actionscript Basics: Identifiers

What are Identifiers? When you are writing your code many of the elements are predefined. That is the words you are using have already been defined. Other elements you must create are defined by you. That is you get to make up the name assigned…

PHP Basics: Functions

Functions in PHP PHP allows you to write functions similarly to the way functions are written in other languages. Functions in PHP provide the same advantages that they provide in other languages also. Functions provide a way to encapsulate a block of code so it…

HTML5 info graphic

Here’s a great description of what HTML5 does and doesn’t do, with pictures and color coding. http://www.focus.com/images/view/11905/?goback=.gde_2071438_member_32003623

PHP MySQL and Special Characters

You may find that you have a problem with special characters not displaying or showing up as a small black diamond with a ? in the center. Here’s a quick fix seems to work well. These would be characters like: <, > and &. It…

WordPress Categories

Here’s a good article on using Categories effectively. http://www.pearsonified.com/2008/02/what_every_blogger_needs_to_know_about_categories.php