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Book: Dependency Injection with AngularJS

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With the title being “Dependency Injection with AngularJS“, this is not an intro book on AngularJS.  The book is technical and is geared for the intermediate web developer. While you do...

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When to use “em” and “i” tags for italics in HTML5

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In HTML5, both the <i> and the <em> tags are perfectly fine to use.  Both will italicize text with the same appearance. So when do you use the <i> versus the <em> tags? Use...

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Bold with b versus strong tags in HTML5

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Some of you may have been doing web design long enough to hear the instruction of not to use the <b> tag and to only use the <strong> tag for bolding text. Well, in HTML5, the <b>...

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How to make Internet Explorer 8 support media queries

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CSS media queries are supported by most modern browsers including Internet Explorer 9.  However, Internet Explorer 8 does not know of CSS media queries.  But you still can make it support them by a...

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Media query syntax

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Media queries are conditional CSS rules. For example, the following written in the CSS stylesheet … @media screen and (min-width:768px) { h1 { font-size: 2em; }  } means to apply the h1...

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Use of meta viewport for mobile devices

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To understand the purpose of this tag, we have to understand what mobile browsers are doing when they are rendering sites.  Let’s say that a mobile browser is trying to render a site that has...

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Best WordPress Plugin to Track Traffic Stats

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In my opinion, the best WordPress plugin to track traffic stats that does not require a signup is WP SlimStat. Many people use Google Analytics to track their WordPress traffic stats and that is...

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Five Reasons Why Your Web Page May Be Slow

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When you find that your website is slow, there can be many possible reasons. To check on the performance issues, you can see the page load  time and its various components by using FireBug’s...

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PHP Maximum File Upload Size Control

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Certain web applications can allow an user or an administrator to upload a file from their computer to the Web Server. Once in a while, you may encounter an error when the file that you are trying...

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