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  1. Maybe it will pass the test
  2. Pin down the API
  3. I'm still alive!
  1. Pass data from modal view back to parent in the iOS SDK

    I recently came across a problem using the newest version of XCode (4.4), in which we can use the fantastic Storyboards feature. The question was simple - how do I present a modal view, ask the user for some data, and then return that to the parent view? In the past it was a pretty simple matter, but for me passing it back along via a navigation controller turned out...

  2. Implement the WordPress Geolocation Plugin

    For a while now WordPress has had apps across the mobile spectrum, and a great feature of these is geolocation - great, but who wants to know where I'm blogging from right? Well recently I had to build a blog for someone travelling around the world, and it quickly became apparent that using the data saved by the app on the site would be a great feature. In this tutorial...

  3. Quick Update

    So I just thought I better update the ol' blog - not posted since 2011 - yikes! I'm still here, and I've not given up on it! I'm busy working on a large-scale project at the moment, so I've been consumed with work, but I will be posting a bunch of stuff relating to the project soon - there is much to blog about in the way of in-depth tutorials...

~ More Articles ~

  1. Rekon this idea will take off...

    Create a dynamic Twitter-search feed

    For years the ancient (and some would say instinctive) art of tweeting was restricted to the avian species of the sky, but recently a service has come about that allows us humans to partake in the practise. You might have heard of this little company, they call themselves Twitter, and have provided an extensive API for us web-folk to play with their service. At this point you might be wondering...

  2. Please try this at home.

    Create a bullet-proof contact form

    Note: This article has been marked for a quality review and will soon be updated. Contact pages are usually one of the basic building blocks of any website, and while many simple feature an email address for spam bots to pick up and use, or even a handy 'mailto' link, the best ones feature a proper contact form. To make a bulletproof one we're going to need some thick glass...

  3. Fix Me!

    Prevent broken animations in jQuery

    Note: This article has been marked for a quality review and will soon be updated. I recently posted an article on Animating a Site's Loading using jQuery - a handy technique to spice up any site. But an issue that became apparent using this technique, along with some other animation methods, is that sometimes user interaction can prevent loading and other animations from finishing correctly, and possibly lead to pages...

  4. Larry the Fish

    Importing hand-drawn art into Photoshop

    Using Photoshop to design websites it great - it allows for pixel-perfect designs that can then be styled to your hearts-content using all the powerful tools included in the application. But sometimes it's nice to add a human touch, and have hand-drawn art in our designs. Now I personally don't do this all too often, but the other day when a client asked for a design that I simply couldn't...

  5. It's rude to point

    Hide an element with jQuery whilst scrolling

    Note: This article has been marked for a quality review and will soon be updated. Today I came across an interesting problem that no amount of Google searches could solve. So I had to knuckle down and come up with a solution - and surprisingly it was much more simple that it had first appeared. So the problem is hiding an element when a user is scrolling - it might...

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