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Which Web Design Courses Will Best Match My Needs?

You want to stay up-to-date with today’s web design tools, but these days it seems that there are a ton of different options out there. JavaScript, Backbone.js, Less…which tool best matches your needs and your project? HTML and CSS Development If you are a front-end developer looking to create a cutting edge website, make sure you […]

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Three Ways to Incorporate Responsive Web Design Best Practices

Raise your hand if the term “Responsive Web Design” has come up at some point in your work day – maybe in a meeting about UX/UI (user experience/user interface), or Google’s recent algorithm changes. Maybe, while telling someone what you do for a living, they brought up a series of buzzwords to show they know […]

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appendTo and DevelopIntelligence, A New Training Marriage

In November, you may have read the announcement from Mike Hostetler that appendTo was ceasing to take on new projects. Over the past four months, a lot has happened, and its all very exciting news for us! We’re excited to announce that appendTo has been acquired by DevelopIntelligence, the leading provider of custom, role-based software […]

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Service Vs. Factory in AngularJS

Service vs. Factory in AngularJS could become very confusing for users. In general, both are singleton objects for persist/share data between different parts in our application. [test2Service] and [test2Factory] are doing exactly the same thing, and the part which uses them, refers them exactly the same (as you can see below). The only difference between […]

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jQuery Ajax and JSON Envelopes

This is post 3 in a series on creating a JavaScript component for handling your Ajax requests in front-end development across your enterprise. You can find all the other posts here: Post 1: From Enterprise Beginnings Post 2: Handling Errors and Loading Notifications In the last post we covered using the publish/subscribe pattern along with […]

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Extending Your jQuery Application with Amplify.js

##Introduction As your application grows you will find that it is important to abstract the various pieces of your implementation to help you easily extend the functionality and make it less painful to maintain. appendTo has recently released a set of JavaScript components that can assist with common problems in front-end development. The library was […]

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C# Corner: Creating JavaScript Objects Part 2 – Prototype

##Introduction In this mini-series we are reviewing some of the various ways you can create objects in JavaScript. Thus far we have covered the Constructor Pattern and we will continue to cover the following patterns * The Prototype Pattern * The Constructor and Prototype Pattern * The Object.create() Pattern ##The Prototype Pattern As we’ve already […]

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C# Corner: Creating JavaScript Objects Part 4 – Object.create()

Instead of creating objects with the new keyword, there is an alternative way to create objects using the Object.create method that is new as of ECMAScript 5 (also referred to as ES5). Thankfully, there is also a pollyfill for browsers that don’t yet support the native Object.create method. [Douglas Crockford](http://javascript.crockford.com/prototypal.html) posted the following code snippet […]

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Comparing Sass Mixin Libraries

Extending Sass In a previous article, appendTo’er Augusta Hammock wrote about the CSS pre-processor Sass. In this article I’m going to cover Sass mixin/function libraries, which are very helpful additions to a Sass project. Libraries like Compass and Bourbon, which are the two we’ll be covering in this article, essentially just contain a bunch of […]

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Vendor Prefix No More with Compass

We’re big proponents of the Sass pre-processor at appendTo. We’ve spent a lot of time evaluating our CSS workflow in order to write as modular code as possible, and have found that using Sass greatly aids in a project’s organization and efficiency, while allowing us to write reusable code faster and easier than we could […]