JC Web Concepts

Web Development on Android

One of my latest purchases was an Android Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. Unfortunately I have to get a replacement but it happens. So getting back on track I am new to an Android device. I found a great app on the Google Play Store, called Terminal IDE . This app brings you access to the terminal and you have some nice commands to work with. A few to name is, Git, VIM, find, etc… Once I get my tablet back I will do a video demo to show it off.

jQuery Basics Tutorial

jQuery is an upcoming/hot thing right now when it comes to web development. To me jQuery is slowly taking over flash. There are lots of things I can do in jQuery that I would have programmed in flash for. Before you kill the messenger there are things out there that flash can do that jQuery can’t. So let me post the source code for the tutorial and below that you can watch in video as I explain.


  
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I Need Design Help

One of the things I have never been strong in is layout design. If you look at most of the sites I have done, there blah. Colors are limited and there is just no iCandy to the site. So my question is, is this fixable? Is there something out there that I can learn to help me develop more iCandy websites? If so could you please share?

Coding Update

I thought I would give an update on what is going on with me learning how to code. My resume has been getting beefed up. So now what I comfortably know how to program in is the following:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP

I have tried to learn JavaScript but I am not comfortable to put that on the list. I also have messed with Action Script. I am working on getting Ajax on the list. I can do some minor stuff with it but not yet comfortable with putting that on the list. After Ajax since that is needed to know for work purposes, I was looking to finish doing Java. I have a fellow church member who codes Java for a living and what he has talked about has gotten me excited to learn that. I would like to learn a GUI programming language so I can make cross platform applications. Well as always if you have some tips or tricks for me to help me on my journey I would love to hear them.

Aptana

At work today a colleague and I were talking about software for web development. He then asked me about an application called Aptana . I have heard about and tried it in the past. In the past I did not like it. I felt that it was too heavy for me at the time. I should explain back when I tried this I just did HTML work and nothing else. Now I do things like XHTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, BASH, and Flash. So now this IDE suite is something that I could really use.

Basically if you are a type that hits many programming languages this app is for you. If you have multiple websites that you manage then this app would be for you. They make many plugins for this suite that it is well worth it. Now before I started to use this I was a hugh fan of Adobe Dreamweaver . If anyone would try to tell me different I would tell them that they are nuts.
Now an app like Dreamweaver costs around $350.00 USD. Aptana is free but you can buy the professional version which gives you some more advance features. That would cost you $99.99 USD. I will give Aptana credit cause they do not cripple the free version like some others do. This app will run in Mac, Linux, and Windows. In the next day or two I am planning on making a tutorial on this app to give you a tour of it.