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I meant to reply to this earlier, but... Don't... 1,007 Views / 4 Replies  
I meant to reply to this earlier, but... Don't get the Learning Cocoa with Objective-C book. It was written 7 years ago and is basically a rehash of the (old) documentation.

I think that Scott's...
Posted by Synotic, on Oct 8, 2009 at 03:08 AM, in Developer Center
I wouldn't say that learning PHP + MySQL is... 941 Views / 10 Replies  
I wouldn't say that learning PHP + MySQL is simpler than using Drupal :).

What frameworks like Rails, Django, and Drupal (which is a pseudo in-the-web framework) offer are essentially database...
Posted by Synotic, on Sep 16, 2009 at 01:17 AM, in Developer Center
Not necessarily. If you view your database as a... 941 Views / 10 Replies  
Not necessarily. If you view your database as a set of related data models that you can visually manipulate and present on your website, then there are a few tools that can help you do that.
...
Posted by Synotic, on Sep 13, 2009 at 09:09 PM, in Developer Center
What are you actually trying to do? This post... 455 Views / 1 Replies  
What are you actually trying to do? This post provides absolutely no context. Is this an Automator script or something? Mike Ash's Getting Answers (http://www.mikeash.com/getting_answers.html) might...
Posted by Synotic, on Sep 3, 2009 at 11:10 AM, in Developer Center
Object-relational mapping isn't a particularly... 2,998 Views / 40 Replies  
Object-relational mapping isn't a particularly new technology. One of the first successful implementations of ORM was with NeXTStep's Enterprise Objects Framework...
Posted by Synotic, on Aug 9, 2009 at 04:10 PM, in Developer Center
I'm sure that the other tuning apps mentioned are... 752 Views / 19 Replies  
I'm sure that the other tuning apps mentioned are good, but if you're willing to spend around the $10 range, check out GuitarToolkit (http://guitartoolkit.com/). One of the best apps I've bought and...
Posted by Synotic, on Jul 26, 2009 at 02:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Lynda.com isn't really that expensive. I got a... 810 Views / 10 Replies  
Lynda.com isn't really that expensive. I got a free trial when I picked up my copy of CS4 and decided to continue it for another month. For 25 bucks (which is, I imagine, cheaper than any class) you...
Posted by Synotic, on Apr 12, 2009 at 04:11 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I don't know if you're looking for books, but you... 779 Views / 10 Replies  
I don't know if you're looking for books, but you might want to check out The Hot Shoe Diaries (http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Shoe-Diaries-Flashes-Voices/dp/0321580141/). I haven't read it, but it has...
Posted by Synotic, on Apr 12, 2009 at 04:06 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I haven't actually done this, so I could be way... 598 Views / 2 Replies  
I haven't actually done this, so I could be way off, but try looking up WMODE in Google and see if it helps. It's more processor-intensive but I think it basically allows transparent backgrounds and...
Posted by Synotic, on Apr 12, 2009 at 04:04 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
It's probably nothing, and I'm normally not one... 901 Views / 26 Replies  
It's probably nothing, and I'm normally not one to be alarmist, but I'd report this to AOL and Facebook as soon as possible. I don't know if it's malicious, but in this instance, I'd take the...
Posted by Synotic, on Mar 15, 2009 at 05:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
"Repelling" is a little harsh :). You're dealing... 1,046 Views / 33 Replies  
"Repelling" is a little harsh :). You're dealing with humans here, and I also don't think anyone else said that.

I think the design is fine, although parts of it could possibly be tightened up....
Posted by Synotic, on Mar 13, 2009 at 08:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You're right. It looks like Eric and Zeldman were... 790 Views / 22 Replies  
You're right. It looks like Eric and Zeldman were saying two different things. I'm still a little unclear on whether the display type of the anchor element changes depending on context (if it's...
Posted by Synotic, on Mar 13, 2009 at 04:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
HTML 5 has it covered... 790 Views / 22 Replies  
HTML 5 has it covered (http://www.zeldman.com/2009/01/01/an-event-apart-redesigned/):Also, This thread is altogether too confusing.

It's not so much that spec disallows blocks inside of links, but...
Posted by Synotic, on Mar 11, 2009 at 05:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for this. My own experience is very... 908 Views / 40 Replies  
Thanks for this.

My own experience is very limited — I've taken two courses, Typography and Graphic Design, and didn't really push myself in the second. I've also taken drawing, a handful of art...
Posted by Synotic, on Mar 11, 2009 at 05:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice site. It might just be my personal... 1,454 Views / 30 Replies  
Nice site. It might just be my personal preference, but I'd like to see a more formal resume put up on the site somewhere. I might like your work, but I don't necessarily feel comfortable just hiring...
Posted by Synotic, on Mar 10, 2009 at 10:01 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Yes. JavaScript is a moving target. For... 2,043 Views / 8 Replies  
Yes. JavaScript is a moving target. For understanding the fundamentals, it's probably fine (particularly if it's Flanagan's), but for actual functioning code, you'll want something a little more...
Posted by Synotic, on Feb 25, 2009 at 02:19 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
This is too vague. If you want to fix the problem... 492 Views / 10 Replies  
This is too vague. If you want to fix the problem more generally, there's probably a default margin that's unaccounted for. If the default font sizes for the browsers are different, the spacing might...
Posted by Synotic, on Jan 25, 2009 at 03:38 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I feel like I have more to say about this, but... 1,106 Views / 18 Replies  
I feel like I have more to say about this, but probably the hardest part of web design/development is finding and keeping up the motivation to do it. The code and the technical skills are necessary,...
Posted by Synotic, on Sep 22, 2008 at 03:20 PM, in Developer Center
As bluedog mentioned, probably the biggest reason... 1,152 Views / 10 Replies  
As bluedog mentioned, probably the biggest reason that you end result is looking flat is because the highlights are being lost in the final image. Even so, there aren't really highlights in the...
Posted by Synotic, on Sep 22, 2008 at 02:31 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
If you're talking about a website, take a look at... 1,726 Views / 5 Replies  
If you're talking about a website, take a look at some of the QuickTime's JavaScript controls. It seems as if some things have only been around since QuickTime 7.2, but browser support seems to be...
Posted by Synotic, on Jul 16, 2008 at 01:34 PM, in Developer Center
Thanks for the, uh, constructive criticism :).... 647 Views / 36 Replies  
Thanks for the, uh, constructive criticism :). But, yes you're completely right, and I neglected to complete the second half of my post.

My full point was that both an onsite solution and a hosted...
Posted by Synotic, on Jun 15, 2008 at 01:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I offer e-mail accounts to a few of my fiends,... 647 Views / 36 Replies  
I offer e-mail accounts to a few of my fiends, and whenever they ask about privacy or security, I tell them the same thing: I trust Google more than I trust myself.

Here are the things that could...
Posted by Synotic, on Jun 14, 2008 at 07:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone at WWDC?? 392 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey guys,

I'm surprised I haven't found a thread about this yet (maybe I didn't look hard enough), but are any of you guys going to be at the conference this week? I got in on scholarship and...
Posted by Synotic, on Jun 9, 2008 at 04:09 AM, in Developer Center
Look into Google Apps (http://google.com/a/) if... 647 Views / 36 Replies  
Look into Google Apps (http://google.com/a/) if you want to associate your Google account(s) with your own domain.
Posted by Synotic, on Jun 5, 2008 at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was going to do a big write-up, but I'm going... 891 Views / 22 Replies  
I was going to do a big write-up, but I'm going to follow faust's lead and defer to people smarter than me:

Cloaking vs Image Replacement: Hiding Text is Not a Bad Thing...
Posted by Synotic, on Jun 2, 2008 at 09:46 PM, in Developer Center
I think there's a lot of great advice in this... 891 Views / 22 Replies  
I think there's a lot of great advice in this thread, and I'm really happy to see that you care about the craft of your site (now that the stress of designing it and just getting it out there is over...
Posted by Synotic, on Jun 2, 2008 at 05:16 PM, in Developer Center
I think your use of this framework is obscuring... 440 Views / 2 Replies  
I think your use of this framework is obscuring the simplicity of Ajax. Really, all you're doing is getting or posting to some HTTP resource (like http://yoursite.com/currentweather.php), and then...
Posted by Synotic, on Mar 2, 2008 at 01:07 PM, in Developer Center
Thanks for the responses guys. Catfish_Man:... 3,884 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the responses guys.

Catfish_Man: I am actually doing JavaScript development, so I don't think I'll be able to use that :)

numero: You're absolutely right. I should have realized...
Posted by Synotic, on Jan 17, 2008 at 04:35 AM, in Developer Center
Determining if two rectangles overlap (binary manipulation) 3,884 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi guys,

I am working on a project where I need to determine if two rectangles are overlapping or not. I have something working, but it is inefficient, and uses unnecessary comparisons. I was...
Posted by Synotic, on Jan 14, 2008 at 10:06 PM, in Developer Center
I thought about it. Really... 656 Views / 8 Replies  
I thought about it. Really (http://thommeret.com/syncms.gif) ;).

It's simple enough enough to make a tool lets you visually edit text files or links to a database. It would work well enough for...
Posted by Synotic, on Dec 26, 2007 at 04:42 AM, in Developer Center
I actually installed both greymatter and... 656 Views / 8 Replies  
I actually installed both greymatter and wordpress yesterday to see how well they would work for what I'm doing. To recap, my goals are:

- To let the owners of the site add brief posts to the...
Posted by Synotic, on Dec 26, 2007 at 02:57 AM, in Developer Center
I just found Bloxsom (http://www.blosxom.com/)... 656 Views / 8 Replies  
I just found Bloxsom (http://www.blosxom.com/) and it's works perfectly.
Posted by Synotic, on Dec 25, 2007 at 04:39 PM, in Developer Center
Simplest possible CMS? 656 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi everyone,

So I'm developing a quick website and I'm at that always annoying CMS part of it. I have looked at both greymatter and wordpress and they are both far more than I need. I'm not really...
Posted by Synotic, on Dec 25, 2007 at 04:33 AM, in Developer Center
You were spot on. I changed the user and... 360 Views / 2 Replies  
You were spot on. I changed the user and everything is working. Thanks!
Posted by Synotic, on Oct 6, 2007 at 04:10 PM, in Developer Center
Launching a desktop application from the web 360 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi guys,

I am developing a web application, and one of its features includes launching a VNC client with a particular IP. I know this can be dangerous, but it's an internal system that will be...
Posted by Synotic, on Oct 5, 2007 at 12:34 PM, in Developer Center
Poll: Are you using Safari 2? It works fine for me in... 1,851 Views / 76 Replies  
Are you using Safari 2? It works fine for me in the beta.

Besson: I feel as if there's a bit of FUD with your arguments against Safari. When Safari was first starting out, it wasn't the best at...
Posted by Synotic, on Aug 4, 2007 at 05:16 AM, in Applications
Live keying in Motion or Final Cut Pro? 370 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi everyone.

I'm working on compiling some instructional videos, and one of the ideas is to have someone composited on the video explaining what's going on. I've done keying with Motion before,...
Posted by Synotic, on Aug 3, 2007 at 11:21 AM, in Applications
Besson: What are your concerns with WebKit, in... 1,931 Views / 46 Replies  
Besson: What are your concerns with WebKit, in particular? Sites or JavaScript features that aren't supported?
Posted by Synotic, on Jul 28, 2007 at 11:01 PM, in Applications
Thanks for the replies everyone. Chuckit: I... 389 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the replies everyone.

Chuckit: I am definitely open to different methods. I just did some preliminary research, and I'm having trouble figuring out exactly what it involves (I can't...
Posted by Synotic, on Jul 8, 2007 at 10:12 PM, in Developer Center
Rolling your own server-specific FTP client? 389 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi guys.

I am working on a project through my school that, in general terms, is a web application that lets faculty share their assets (largely images) with other faculty and students.

We have...
Posted by Synotic, on Jul 8, 2007 at 07:53 PM, in Developer Center
Modify your CSS to accomodate a 'hover' class:... 534 Views / 7 Replies  
Modify your CSS to accomodate a 'hover' class: a:hover, a:active, a:focus,a.hover
Add an id of 'comics' to your comics link.
In the mouseover/focus of the badge, add the line:...
Posted by Synotic, on Jul 8, 2007 at 07:33 PM, in Developer Center
The reasons that it's bad are largely academic.... 10,096 Views / 19 Replies  
The reasons that it's bad are largely academic. Decoupling JavaScript from the markup, behavior from content, and all that.

In this particular case, the solution is simple enough and should work...
Posted by Synotic, on Jun 30, 2007 at 02:08 AM, in Developer Center
It's a Bad Idea™, but knock yourself out: ... 10,096 Views / 19 Replies  
It's a Bad Idea™, but knock yourself out:

<html>
<head>
<style type="text/css">
div { background: green }
</style>
</head>
<body>
<script type="text/javascript">
Posted by Synotic, on Jun 30, 2007 at 01:16 AM, in Developer Center
Min-width in MSIE 7 (could someone help me out?) 386 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi,

I'm working on a layout right now and I'm using the min-width property. I've researched a few solutions, and I found one that worked, but it relies on the star select hack, which I understand...
Posted by Synotic, on Mar 23, 2007 at 05:55 PM, in Developer Center
I don't exactly know many books, but the one I... 357 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't exactly know many books, but the one I used was O'Reilly's PHP and MySQL Development (creative, I know). It's well reviewed and easy to read. I recommend it. (Half of it is just examples.)
Posted by Synotic, on Feb 24, 2007 at 01:18 PM, in Developer Center
RSS and content management: How do you guys do it? 385 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey guys,

I'm working on a project that involves a lot of independent content. I need to create a website that any number of people can edit while still keeping people away from the actual code.
...
Posted by Synotic, on Feb 12, 2007 at 04:26 PM, in Developer Center
MacBook Core Duo 2GHz or MacBook Core 2 Duo 2GHz? 525 Views / 6 Replies  
The title mostly explains it. I'm trying to help a friend with a MacBook purchase. Which is a better buy?

MacBook Core Duo 2GHz with SuperDrive for $899

or

MacBook Core 2 Duo 2GHz with combo...
Posted by Synotic, on Feb 7, 2007 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not exactly the same kind of stuff, but you might... 598 Views / 9 Replies  
Not exactly the same kind of stuff, but you might like what Blik (http://www.whatisblik.com/) has.
Posted by Synotic, on Jan 23, 2007 at 10:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the help everyone. Mania, you... 544 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the help everyone. Mania, you encouraged me to get back on the project and mess around with a few things; in doing that, I realized that I was calling "getElementById" instead of...
Posted by Synotic, on Jan 17, 2007 at 01:19 PM, in Developer Center
This is probably too late, but there are... 648 Views / 10 Replies  
This is probably too late, but there are conditions under which the light us either too great or too little to create a "correct" exposure. Depending on what mode your in, your camera won't let you...
Posted by Synotic, on Jan 12, 2007 at 05:06 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
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