Titanium Alloy Android iPhone UI Login Demo

This article takes a look at Android and iPhone cross platform UI and navigation with Appcelerator’s Titanium Alloy. Some of the key points covered include: Cross platform development (UI and Navigation) iOS NavigationGroup and buttons (back and right) Android Action Bar (menu items, title, home icon/action) UI elements (TabGroup, TableView, Form, OptionDialog, ActivityIndicator) Implementing a […]

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Android Emulator Crashes Running Titanium Alloy App

Using Titanium Studio, build: 3.1.0 my app was crashing immediately on launch in the Android emulator when using an Android API greater than 15 (4.0.3). The message was: Unfortunately, APP_NAME has stopped. It didn’t matter what system image I tried for the emulator (x86, Arm, MIPS) nor any adjustments made to the emulator configuration (memory, […]

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WordPress/Shared Hosting Page Speed Optimisation

Fast website loading times are vital. Slow page speeds deliver a poor user experience. Faster page load speeds “lead to higher visitor engagement, retention, and conversions.” Search engines also incorporate page speed as part of their ranking algorithms. Even a fairly standard vanilla WordPress installation can see significant speed gains with just a few minutes […]

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Nginx 301 Redirect non-www Record to www Record

With Apache, I used to do my 301 redirects from the non-www record for a domain to the www record (ensuring only the wwww.example.com version is every accessible) with a .htaccess file like so: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] For Nginx, I found the following modification to the server block is […]

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Setting Up Eclipse, Phonegap and Android

Having wanted to start with Android development for a while but never getting round to it, the Phonegap project seemed like a good place to start – enabling you to create apps for any mobile platform using HTML, CSS and Javascript. Their getting started section though actually took me hours to get through – despite […]

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Helvetica Neue Condensed Bold Bootstrap Bug

“Helvetica Neue Condensed Bold” font installed on Windows 7, Firefox can cause unreadable font issues with Bootstrap from Twitter. It could be just down to the particular font file used though – which doesn’t come installed with Windows 7 by default. The CSS declaration in Bootstrap: body{font-family:”Helvetica Neue”,Arial causes the Condensed Bold version to be […]

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