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Featured Articles Archive - 2004

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Review: AdWords Analyzer vs. KeyWords Analyzer
Google and Overture campaigns succeed or fail, largely as a result of keyword research. Today's article is an examination of two keyword research applications and what they will do for your online success. By Nathan Segal. December 30, 2004
The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements 3, Pt. 2.
In part 2, we look at Applying Color: Separating the Color Component and Hand-Coloring, Exploring Color and Tone Through the Composite Layer, Hand Coloring with Gradient Maps, Opacity and Color Stops and more. December 27, 2004
How to Create Successful AdWords Campaigns
Google AdWords allows you to take the tools of direct marketing and bring them online, but unlike the traditional print audience, you'll see results within days and in some cases, a few hours. Here, you'll learn effective ways of making the most of this dynamic new medium. December 23, 2004
The Hidden Power of Photoshop Elements 3: Part 1
Photoshop Elements 3 has quickly become a popular program with it's user base. In this book excerpt you'll learn about the art of turning color to black-and-white and turning black-and-white to color again. December 20, 2004
Review: Wacom Intuos 3
Shopping for new drawing tablet? Then check out the new Intuos 3. With it's revamped layout, it improves the drawing/painting experience. December 16, 2004
Review: Perlfect Search
When designing Web sites, one of the goals is to provide effective navigation to aid visitors in finding what they want, such as creating a site map or an internal search engine. One solution to the search engine issue is to use scripts, in this case, Perlfect Search. December 13, 2004
Easy Table Reading in JavaScript
Readability is a key factor on any Web site as it enhances the user experience. If a user suffers from a partial visual impairment it can help them pinpoint information with greater ease. This article focuses on taking advantage of JavaScript's style-alternating capabilities and event-handlers to make any dynamic Web page easier to read in a few seconds. December 9, 2004
Photoshop Elements 3 Solutions, Part 2
This is the second installment of the book excerpt from Mikkel Aaland's "Photoshop Elements 3 Solutions". Today, we look at tinting images, eliminating or diminishing dust, scratches, and electronic noise, spot healing, converting color images to black-and-white and more. December 6, 2004
Stereoscopic Vision in JavaScript
Remember when stereoscopic images were all the rage? Crowds of people would gather around printed images of a random grouping of colored dots, hoping that a 3D scene would emerge from the chaos. Today, you'll learn how these images actually work and how a simple JavaScript program can dynamically generate just such an image. December 2, 2004
Book Excerpt: JavaServer Faces in Action: Introducing JavaServer Faces
JavaServer Faces helps streamline your Web development through the use of UI components and events. JSF components (buttons, text boxes, etc.) live between user requests. JSF also synchronizes user input with application objects, automating another tedious aspect of Web development. By Kito D. Mann November 29, 2004
Using the DOCTYPE Tag
Having trouble with your Web pages? Can't get them to display correctly in your browser? It might be that your page is a little "quirky." Even if you address all the errors in a Web page, one problem that many developers overlook is a statement or, if used, failure to use the right one. November 22, 2004
HTML 4.01 in Netscape and Explorer
This is an updated and revised annotation to the HTML 4.01 Specification published by the World Wide Web Consortium, detailing the differences between the specification and its implementation in Netscape Navigator 7.2 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0. November 18, 2004
Java Reflection in Action: Using Java's Dynamic Proxy
With Java reflection, you learn to work smarter by designing flexible applications where you can easily add new requirements. Topics include: How reflective code generation can address common cross- cutting concerns, how to load new classes dynamically into a running application and how to decide when reflection is the best solution. Reproduced from "Java Reflection in Action". November 15, 2004
Software Review: Advanced Web Ranking
The strategy of obtaining high search engine results for a Web site is known as search engine optimization. Once you've selected and implemented your keywords, you need to be able to track them, which could be a time intensive process. Enter the Advanced Web Ranking application, a program created for that very purpose. November 8, 2004
Automatic Ad-Rotation in JavaScript
In an earlier article, Jonathan Fenocchi wrote about how to use JavaScript to display random advertisements when the page loads. To complement that article, he now focuses on rotating the ads in random order, over a period of time. November 4, 2004
Domain Name Basics: An Introduction
Most people know what domain names are but few understand what having one entails. In this article, you will learn about the various types of domain names, formatting, registration issues, domain pointing and more. November 1, 2004
Mastering Internet Video: A Guide to Streaming and On-Demand Video
Today, we look at digital rights management. A key question here is: "Should you distribute your video online?" Movie industry figures who have watched what happened in the music industry with Napster and its successors are determined not to find themselves in a similar predicament. When a movie studio invests $50 million in a film, it wants to be quite sure the work is not going to be passed around Kazaa and BitTorrent like so many MP3s. Book excerpt: "Mastering Internet Video: A Guide to Streaming and On-Demand Video," Damien Stolarz, Pearson Education, Inc. October 25, 2004
Dynamic HTML Lab: Pop-up Calendar 1.2
In the first maintenance release of our Popup Calendar, we added better navigation bar styling and the ability to clear read-only input fields. In this latest release, we include new functionality that enables you to separate form elements to display any combination of a user-selected date, month and year. By Peter Belesis. October 21, 2004
Creating Striking Graphics with Maya and Photoshop
Designed to inspire Photoshop artists, here's an opportunity to learn how to incorporate 3D into your graphics. For Maya users, you'll learn how to use Photoshop to enhance your 3D creations. Case studies from high-profile artists demonstrates the cutting-edge of graphics creation. This book excerpt is written by Daniel Gray and published by Sybex. October 18, 2004
Review: ListGarden RSS Feed Generator
RSS is one of the hottest technologies on the Web today. Most blogging and content management systems have RSS file creation capability built in, but if you're not using one of those programs, it can be a bit tedious. Enter the ListGarden RSS Feed Generator. By Lee Underwood. October 14, 2004
Dynamic HTML Lab: Fun with Mozilla Border Radii
The Mozilla people have jumped the gun on CSS3 and added support for curved elements and borders. Here's a preview of what to expect in CSS3, and a demonstration of what you can do right now in Gecko browsers. (The Mozilla implementation is proprietary and meant for internal use.) By Peter Belesis. October 7, 2004
Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web
A complex series of extensions to the World Wide Web, the Semantic Web's purpose is to make data and services more accessible to computers and people than the Web we know today. A sampling of topics includes knowledge modeling (RDF, Topic Maps), agents (DAML, FIPA), Trust and Authentication. October 4, 2004
How to Use JavaScript++
One of the problems facing JavaScript developers is that the core features are only supported in the latest browsers. In this article, users will learn how to use JavaScript to solve this problem. By Guyon Roche. September 30, 2004
Book Excerpt: Building Websites with the ASP.NET Community Starter Kit
The ASP.NET Community Starter Kit from Microsoft is an application that allows you to create a fully featured community-driven Web site, complete with article and news management, downloads, forums, and user handling. This book excerpt illustrates how easy it is to create a complete and functional community Web site from scratch with a personalized look and feel. September 27, 2004
JavaScript Popup Media Player
Playing videos in popup windows is often a simple task, but when you end up with multiple pages for each individual video, things can quickly become complicated. We can clean that up with JavaScript, and still make it accessible to users who don't have JavaScript. September 23, 2004
Web Site Cloaking and Search Engines
Cloaking, according to Webopedia and Google, is a method by which the page delivered to search engines is different from the one displayed to visitors. Its purpose? To hide content from search engines. Should you use it? September 20, 2004
Dynamic HTML Lab: Pop-up Calendar 1.1
Our DHTML Lab Popup Calendar 1.0 has already met with considerable success and is now used on many Web sites and Web applications. This version fixes two minor problems and adds one new feature. September 16, 2004
How the Web Hosting Industry Revolutionized E-Commerce
The Web hosting industry is a virtual battlefield populated by a number of disparate groups, some in allegiance, some actively at war, but each ultimately fighting to maintain or gain on its own piece of the field. Surrounded on all sides are the customers who attempt to choose their alliances wisely. September 13, 2004
Search Engine Basics v.1.0
As a web developer, it's important to know how search engines work. While the details are rather complex, this article takes a look at the basics of crawler-based search engines. By Lee Underwood. September 9, 2004
Book Excerpt: Al Ward's Photoshop Productivity Toolki
This resource from actions guru Al Ward supplies you with over 600 Photoshop actions that you can instantly apply to your work. These actions allow you to automate routine production tasks, make color and tone enhancements, apply artistic effects, and much more. September 7, 2004
The History of JavaScript and Databases
JavaScript and databases have a mixed history, due in part to JavaScript's success. Currently, Web security provisions restricts the ability of a Web program to read (and write) local files. Here are some options to change that. By Jacques Surveyor. September 2, 2004
An Introduction to dltypeof() v1.0
To fully appreciate the functionality of dltypeof(), you should be familiar with the JS operator it attempts to replace - typeof() - and the frustrations associated with the limitations of the typeof() operator. By Peter Belesis. August 30, 2004
The Inner Workings of Robots, Spiders, and Web Crawlers
Robots, a.k.a. spiders or Web crawlers, are used to feed data to a user, such as Google. Most robots are useful, but some, such as EmailSiphon and Cherry Picker, are spambots. Here, you'll learn what robots do and how to gain control over them. By Lee Underwood. August 26, 2004
The Irony of JavaScript's Success
JavaScript has had a roller coaster ride of early phenomenal success, then some bruisings and now renewed success as a macro language, but this recent success may be the highpoint for JavaScript. By Jacques Surveyer. August 23, 2004
Software Review: Informatix Piranesi
Named after Giovanni Battista Piranesi, a famous architect in the 1700s, Piranesi is what I'd call a hybrid application, one that spans the gap between different software programs such as Lightwave, AutoCad and Photoshop. By Nathan Segal. August 9, 2004
Want Affordable E-Commerce? Check out Site Build It
Looking for affordable E-Commerce? Then check out Site Build It (SBI). Template driven, SBI shows users how to build a web site with high quality content, coupled with affiliate advertising, rather than just a straight product site. By Nathan Segal. August 9, 2004
Behind the Scenes with XHTML
In a previous article, we touched on the requirements for proper XHTML coding, especially in relation to HTML 4.01. Today, we look at what some of those requirements are in relation to the head portion of the Web page. By Lee Underwood. August 2, 2004
Build Your Own ASP.NET Web Site Using C# & VB.NET.: Part 4
At the heart of ASP.NET is its ability to create dynamic form content. Today, you'll learn how Web Forms, HTML controls, and Web controls, in conjunction with VB.NET and C# code, should change the way you look at, and develop for, the Web. By SitePoint. August 2, 2004
Software Review: Layout Master 1.1
Creating a layout with CSS can be quite complicated. And even though some WYSIWYG HTML editors offer visual authoring, many Web designers prefer to code by hand. Layout Master 1.1 is a powerful editing tool designed to help remedy that problem. By Lee Underwood. July 26, 2004
Build Your Own ASP.NET Web Site Using C# & VB.NET, Part 3
Today, you'll learn about programming fundamentals such as control and page events, variables, arrays, functions, operators, conditionals, and loops. Next, we'll dive into namespaces and address the topic of classes, how they're exposed through namespaces, etc. By SitePoint. July 19, 2004
JavaScript Synchronized Frame Scrolling, Pt. 3: Putting It All Together
In the final chapter of this series, we synchronize the vertical and horizontal frames. We place code from the previous articles into one so that both frames will scroll in both directions: horizontally and vertically. By Jonathan Fenocchi. July 19, 2004
Accessibility and the Web
Accessiblity to the web is generally taken for granted, except when a site is slow or unavailable. Here, you'll learn about techniques to make your web site more accessible. Some are relatively simple, while others require a little work. By Lee Underwood. July 19, 2004
How to Create a JavaScript Image Viewer
Today, a solution to online photo albums is presented. Using JavaScript, images are displayed as thumbnails. If you wish to see more detail, click on the thumbnail and it will expand to its full size. By Guyon Roche. July 12, 2004
3D in Depth: Lighting, Part 2
This month, we look at lighting in more depth and cover the basics of the 3 Point Lighting system. Also covered are common errors in lighting and how to avoid them. By Nathan Segal. July 6, 2004
Software Review: Style Master v.3.5
Cascading Style Sheets are an important element of current web design. Today, Lee Underwood examines Westciv's Style Master, an application dedicated to the creation and tweaking of Style Sheets. July 6, 2004
Build Your Own ASP.NET Website Using C# & VB.NET. Pt. 2
Learn about some key mechanisms of an ASP.NET page, including Page Structure, View State, Namespaces and Directives. As this section unfolds, you'll learn about the differences and similarities between VB.NET and C#. By SitePoint. June 28, 2004
Browser Wars v.2004: Part 2
As the browser wars continue, the battle appears to be changing as many users are switching to other, lesser-known browsers, resulting in an increase in their popularity. Whether a statement of personal choice or a reaction to Microsoft, that remains to be seen. By Lee Underwood. June 28, 2004
JavaScript Trends: Mixed Signals
Given the popularity of the Web and the role JavaScript plays in Web development, one would expect JavaScript to be ranked in the top ten programming languages. But if you take the measure of JavaScript in 2004 you get mixed signals. By Jacques Surveyor. June 21, 2004
Browser Wars v.2004: Part 1
As the World Wide Web evolves, it seems as if a war is raging between the biggest players - the World Wide Web Consortium, other browser manufacturers and Microsoft. And the developers? They're caught in the middle. By Lee Underwood. June 21, 2004
Build Your Own ASP.NET Website Using C# & VB.NET. Part 1
Using a practical step-by-step approach, author Zak Ruvalcaba introduces the ASP.NET framework, teaches you about database design, and shows you how to build several real world Web-based applications that you can put to use. By SitePoint. June 21, 2004
How to Create a JavaScript Web Page Screen Saver
This JavaScript tutorial shows you how to implement a screen saver on a web page. It activates after a timeout, hides the current content of the page, creates an attractive display and more. By Guyon Roche. June 14, 2004
Why Switch to XHTML?
For Web developers, the learning process never seems to end, especially with coding. As the web evolves, so do the standards, which are moving from HTML to XHTML. Learn why you should consider migrating to this new standard sooner than later. By Lee Underwood. June 14, 2004
3D in Depth: Lighting - Part 1
This month, we continue with our series on 3D concepts in depth. Skillfully applied, lighting can create a convincing scene, or if realism is your aim, create (in combination with geometry and materials) a scene that is virtually indistinguishable from real life. By Nathan Segal. June 7, 2004
Software Review: Hypertext Builder 2003
As more and more Web sites are being coded with XHTML, a new generation of software editors are now XHTML-specific. One of those editors is Hypertext Builder 2003, a true XHTML editor. By Lee Underwood. June 7, 2004
An Introduction to XUL
A cutting-edge technology, XUL is a good choice for web pages that ask the user to perform complex data-entry tasks. Here, XUL is used to design an e-commerce checkout. By Nigel McFarlane. June 1, 2004
XSLT 2.0 Web Development: Elements of a Web Site, Part 2
Today, Dmitry Kirsanov delves deeper into XSLT. You'll learn about abbreviating addresses, multicomponent abbreviations, site structure, unabbreviation, orthongonal content, and more. By Prentice Hall PTR. May 24, 2004
Software Review: NetObjects Fusion 8
The first major upgrade since June 2002, version 8 of NetObjects Fusion adds major improvements to the package, such as advanced publishing options, a component manager, a table properties interface, data importing ability, etc. By Lee Underwood. May 24, 2004
XSLT 2.0 Web Development: Elements of a Web Site, Part 1
XML developer and web designer Dmitry Kirsanov shows you how to build state-of-the-art web sites with XSLT/XPath 2.0. He takes you through the entire project life-cycle, including schema creation, validation, transformation, testing, and maintenance. By Prentice Hall PTR. May 17, 2004
JavaScript: How to Create a JavaScript Windows Interface
When Windows first appeared, multiple windows could be used to separate unrelated bits of information within one or many programs. Today, Guyon Roche creates a JavaScript based framework that can be used to organize a web application in a Windows-like fashion. May 17, 2004
Book Review: Texturing: Concepts and Techniques
This month, we're revisiting the topic of textures in this latest offering by Charles River Media. If you've been looking for a text on the subject of textures, this could be the book for you. By Nathan Segal. May 10, 2004
Tapestry in Action: Implementing a Tapestry Application
Tapestry in Action allows you to create full-featured web apps by connecting framework components to economical amounts of application code. Examples include form validation, application localization, client-side scripting, and synchronization between browser and app server. By Manning Publications Co. May 10, 2004
Acrobat 6 and PDF Solutions: Creating the PDF You Want - Part 2
Learn about improving distiller's efficiency with Watched Folders, preventing corrupt PDFs, non-acrobat PDF creation, and more. From Sybex. May 3, 2004
Acrobat 6 and PDF Solutions: Creating the PDF You Want - Part 1
Acrobat 6 and PDF Solutions offers expert instruction about PDF documents, where you'll learn how to create catalogs, e-books, multimedia presentations, web pages, build PDF order forms, edit text and graphics, run preflight and more. By Sybex. April 26, 2004
Getting a Job in CG: Real Advice from Reel People
Here is an explanation of the skills involved in 3D and effects and how to acquire them. You'll learn about the importance of having an arts education and of having specific 3D skills (such as using Maya), that are necessary when 3D is the major focus of your work. By Sybex. April 19, 2004
JavaScript: Synchronized Frame Scrolling, Pt. 2: Horizontal Scrolling
In part one of this series, we looked at how to synchronize two vertically scrolling frames. Today, we'll look at how to make these frames scroll horizontally. This is useful for horizontally oriented sites, such as those designed with Flash or CSS. By Jonathan Fenocchi. April 19, 2004
Perl Medic: Transforming Legacy Code: Chapter 3 - Part 2
Today, we delve deeper into testing Perl code. Topics include testing code as it's written, tweaking an existing application, using a top-down approach, testing that an application meets its requirements, and more. By Addison-Wesley. April 12, 2004
Creating a Textbox with JavaScript Auto-Complete
As a user types in new values using the Auto-Complete feature of Internet Explorer, it maintains a list of values that the user has entered. But there are some limitations. These are overcome in this article, using JavaScript. By Guyon Roche. April 12, 2004
Perl Medic: Transforming Legacy Code: Chapter 3 - Part 1
Maintain, optimize, and scale any Perl software... whether you wrote it or not. Perl Medic is a start-to-finish guide to understanding that code, maintaining it, updating it, and refactoring it for maximum performance and reliability. By Addison-Wesley. April 5, 2004
Mastering Digital Photography and Imaging, Chapter 1: Essential Digital Imaging Equipment: Part 2
Today, we look at in-depth options when shopping for a digital camera. Topics include Professional Studio and Compact Cameras, Resolution, Recording Options, Operating Modes, White Balance, and much more. By Sybex. March 29, 2004
Mastering Digital Photography and Imaging, Chapter 1: Essential Digital Imaging Equipment: Part 1
If you've ever wanted to buy a digital camera, this guide demystifies the world of digital photography and imaging. A must- read whether you're a photography enthusiast, a gadget lover, a novice photographer, or anybody who regularly works with images. By Sybex. March 22, 2004
Use JavaScript to Create a Scrolling Grid
problem often encountered in web design is condensing large tables of data into a standard 800x600 web page. In this article you'll Iearn how to use JavaScript to render any amount of table data into a small grid. By Guyon Roche. March 22, 2004
The Hidden Power of Photoshop CS: Chapter 2: Color Separations. Part 2
This week, we delve deeper into color separations, looking at Duotones via Spot Color Channels, Creating Duotone Channels, Multipass Printing, How to create a Basic CMY separation, LAB Color, RGBL Hybrid Separation and more. By Sybex. March 15, 2004
The Hidden Power of Photoshop CS: Chapter 2: Color Separations. Part 1
The Hidden Power of Photoshop CS is designed for serious user and shows you how to view images in terms of color and tone components. This is a set of practical techniques you can use to separate, modify, and recombine any image. By Sybex. March 8, 2004
3D in Depth: Materials: Part 2
This month we delve into the wonderful world of texture creation and explore different programs, options and techniques (such as how to create a tileable texture). An extensive resource list is also provided. By Nathan Segal. March 8, 2004
Logins Made with ASP.NET
Login forms are the single most widely used method of identifying a user and to retrieve specific data for them in dynamic applications. The object of this article is to explore how a simple login system would be created using Asp.net with Vb.net. By Nick Waters. March 8, 2004
Synchronized Frame Scrolling: Part 1 - Vertical Scrolling
Have you ever needed to vertically scroll two frames at once, using one scrollbar? In this article, you'll learn how to set up two frames, and how to get them to "synchronize" vertically. By Jonathan Fenocchi. March 1, 2004
Service-Oriented Architecture: Chapter 13: Thirty Best Practices for Integrating Web Services: Part 2
In this week's section, you will learn about Platform Limitations, Using Abstraction to Protect Legacy Endpoints from Change, Building Around a Security Model, Best Practices, Organizing Development Resources and more. By Prentice-Hall PTR. March 1, 2004
JavaScript Image Preloader
One of JavaScript's greatest strengths is the generation of HTML code on the fly. One of the hurdles to overcome when generating HTML is to ensure that any images referenced using <IMG> tags are properly loaded. By Guyon Roche. February 23, 2004
Service-Oriented Architecture: Chapter 13: Thirty Best Practices for Integrating Web Services: Part 1
Writing for architects, analysts, managers, and developers, author Thomas Erl shows you how to reduce the risk, complexity, and cost of integrating the new concepts and technologies introduced by the SOA platform. By Prentice-Hall PTR. February 23, 2004
Review: Quask FormArtist Professional
If you do a lot of web design work, chances are that you've had to create forms, which can be a time consuming task. If you've been looking for an easier way of getting the job done, check out Quask FormArtist. By Nathan Segal. February 17, 2004
The Cararra Studio. Chapter 1: 3D Modeling Concepts and Techniques
Here, you'll quickly learn 3D with nearly 30 step-by-step tutorials and exercises. They guide you through modeling with subdivision surfaces, spline modeling, UV mapping, shader creation, character rigging, animation, and more. By Charles River Media. February 17, 2004
PHP Anthology, Volume 2: Applications. Chapter 5: Caching
The PHP Anthology tackles the most common problems and shows you how to solve them using modern PHP coding practices. The PHP Anthology will help you improve your development techniques, cut down on needless lines of code and avoid potential security pitfalls. By Sitepoint. February 9, 2004
DHTML: Synchronized Link Rollovers
In Hiermenus, it's not often realized that it's possible to synchronize an image-based link's rollover action to the display and hiding of its designated menu. This quick tutorial shows you how. By D.M. Ragle. February 2, 2004
PHP Anthology, Volume 1, Chapter 2. Object Oriented PHP
Here, you'll gain a practical grounding in writing object oriented PHP. In the author's opinion, the best approach is to dive in head first, seeing how procedural tasks can be accomplished with classes in PHP, and adding the theory as you go. By Sitepoint. February 2, 2004
JavaScript OO Vector Graphics Package
Over the years, JavaScript has developed into the browser scripting language of choice for DHTML. One apparent omission from JavaScript's functionality seemed to be the ability to draw graphics directly to the browser window. But there are benefits to doing so. By Guyon Roche. January 26, 2004
PHP Anthology, Volume 1, Chapter 1: PHP Basics
The PHP Anthology is a complete reference guide for any PHP developer, hobbyist or professional, to help you write better, faster and more secure code that solves common problems. With over 100 best-practice solutions, you'll learn how to get it right the first time. By Sitepoint. January 26, 2004
Ad-Rotation in JavaScript
Ad-Rotation is widespread and important for many sites, such as those that offer free services. In this article, you'll learn how to generate random advertisements in JavaScript, and explore some other features along the way. By Jonathan Fenocchi. January 20, 2004
XForms: XML Powered Web Forms: Chapter 1
XForms - XML-powered Web forms - are set to replace HTML forms as the backbone of electronic commerce. With XForms, programmers can create durable and dependable feature-rich forms accessible from multiple platforms and devices and available in multiple languages and modes. By Addison-Wesley. January 20, 2004
3D in Depth: Cameras
This month, we'll have a look at cameras and how you can use them to make your 3D scenes come alive. In 3D, physical limitations don't exist. You can move a camera to any location and even inside the tiniest objects. This offers some fascinating possibilities. By Nathan Segal. January 12, 2004
Using XML with Legacy Business Applications: Chapter 1
Businesses running legacy applications that do not support XML can face a tough choice: Either keep their legacy applications or switch to newer, XML-enhanced applications. Here, author Michael Rawlins shows you how to build XML support into legacy business applications using Java and C++. By Addison-Wesley. January 12, 2004
Rapid Application Development with Mozilla: Navigation: Part 2
This week, you'll learn about Menu Variations, Statusbars, Titlebars, Multiple Panels, Special Purpose Widgets, Style Options, and more. By Prentice-Hall PTR. January 5, 2004
The XML Schema Companion. Chapter 15: Patterns
Here, the most crucial concepts are covered first, including mastering the construction of document models, defining data types that can serve as reusable building blocks for your documents, learning how to master the powerful XML Schema pattern language and inheritance techniques. By Addison-Wesley. January 5, 2004

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