Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python If you need a quick web server running and you don't want to mess with setting up apache or something similar, then Python can help. Python comes with a simple builtin HTTP server. With the help of this little HTTP server you can turn any directory in your system into your web server directory. The only thing you need to have installed is Python.
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Some readers of my blog hate html tables and often ask to me which is the better way to design FORMS with CSS, without using tables to place each form element in a table's cell. How I said some time ago... tables are not evil. Sincerly, in some case I used pure CSS code to design forms but, in general, I prefer to use tables. It's simpler and faster than use only CSS property "to simulate" a table structure.
Less is a CSS pre-processor, meaning that it extends the CSS language, adding features that allow variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques that allow you to make CSS that is more maintainable, themable and extendable. Less runs inside Node, in the browser and inside Rhino. There are also many 3rd party tools that allow you to compile your files and watch for changes. For example:
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Flash QRcode reader as3 – kasperkamperman.com : creative media technology [update] Paul Hinrichsen pointed me to a new implementation of a QRCode Reader (Adobe Native Extension) build by Sbhave. It works BRILLIANTLY and VERY fast. It is built for Flex but there is also a build for Flash CS6 which is easy to set up. A native extension is really fast code (mostly c++, with a Actionscript API). More info in this discussion: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4699875 Google code project page: http://code.google.com/p/adobe-air-qr-barcode-zbar-ane/
URL dispatcher A clean, elegant URL scheme is an important detail in a high-quality Web application. Django lets you design URLs however you want, with no framework limitations. There’s no .php or .cgi required, and certainly none of that 0,2097,1-1-1928,00 nonsense. See Cool URIs don’t change, by World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee, for excellent arguments on why URLs should be clean and usable.
The module provides a python wrapper around the Yahoo! Weather, Weather.com and NOAA APIs. Authors: python-weather-api - A python wrapper around the Yahoo! Weather, Google Weather and NOAA APIs
GitHub is now the "source of truth" but I will always try to update to this project page. https://github.com/bear/python-twitter A Python wrapper around the Twitter API python-twitter - A python wrapper around the Twitter API
Prettier Accessible Forms It can be time consuming to make web forms both pretty and accessible. In particular, laying out forms where the form label and input are horizontally adjacent, as in the image below, can be a real problem. We used to use tables, which worked well in this scenario—but forms don’t constitute tabular data, so it’s a semantic faux pas Issue № 218 I’ve tried to create a form-styling solution that is both accessible and portable (in the sense that I can move the code from one project to the next).
CSS has transformed the way forms used to get designed. CSS helps you make really good and attractive forms. Prior to this (CSS) the forms found on the web were very boring and were not able to attract a lot of visitors. Attractive or user-friendly forms can divert a lot of attention to itself. 30+ Best CSS Forms
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Django tips: laying out an application Continuing the theme of dealing with common questions from the Django mailing lists and IRC channel, today we’ll look at how to organize the various bits of a Django-based project or application. Projects versus applications This is really more of a separate (though related) question, but understanding the distinction Django draws between a “project” and an “application” is a big part of good code layout. Roughly speaking, this is what the two terms mean: An application tries to provide a single, relatively self-contained set of related functions.
A Simple Step-by-Step Reportlab Tutorial The subtitle for this article could easily be “How To Create PDFs with Python”, but WordPress doesn’t support that. Anyway, the premier PDF library in Python is Reportlab. It is not distributed with that standard library, so you’ll need to download it if you want to run the examples in this tutorial. There will also be at least one example of how to put an image into a PDF, which means you’ll also need the Python Imaging Library (PIL). As I understand it, Reportlab is compatible with Python 2.x, IronPython and Jython.
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