Here’s my first foray into Web Apps with a jQuery Flickr search. I use a little bootstrap for widgets and a grid, jQuery to get the value of the input box and send that as a query to Flickr’s API.
My students devised a fun rocket with a fairing that deploys upon launch and a valve in the nozzle for a slower propellant release.
I put together an introduction to Game Make video series for my Digital Tech class as they were learning game design. I covered all the basics for a Maze game: animation, character control, collision detection, scores, and even how to add a splash page.
The video is for Game Maker 8.0.
Here’s a playlist of the first main exercise our Programming 2 students have done in Java. In the tutorial, which has 5 going on 7 parts, I show you how to create a Java program that uses Swing dialog boxes to ask the user to provide a temperature in celsius or fahrenheit and converts it the other.
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Get started making websites now. This is a beginner-level video on how to get started making web pages. It begins with a template you can download and begin using now, and ends with a very simple biography page with two levels of headers and two paragraphs of text.
I decided to pull any references to my name off of the video since it’s published on YouTube, which offered a great opportunity to have more fun (with the blur tool and a Monty Python reference).
Do I hear correctly? Is that the sound of millions of IE6 voices suddenly crying out in terror and being silenced?
After spending years of griping about IE6’s staying power and lamenting Microsoft’s earlier decision to advocate against upgrading to IE7 (a decision they didn’t stick with, thankfully), Microsoft has turned a new leaf today, announcing that they will be pushing updates to IE to anyone who takes part in their Windows Update service.
I hope this is correct. Just in case, however, I think Microsoft needs a way of pulling a double-tap on IE6. I keep thinking it will return from the dead. Am I the only one?