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Writing your first Django app, part 4 This tutorial begins where Tutorial 3 left off. We’re continuing the Web-poll application and will focus on simple form processing and cutting down our code. Write a simple form Let’s update our poll detail template (“polls/detail.html”) from the last tutorial, so that the template contains an HTML <form> element: polls/templates/polls/detail.html A quick rundown: Now, let’s create a Django view that handles the submitted data and does something with it. polls/urls.py url(r'^(? We also created a dummy implementation of the vote() function. polls/views.py This code includes a few things we haven’t covered yet in this tutorial: request.POST is a dictionary-like object that lets you access submitted data by key name. As mentioned in Tutorial 3, request is a HttpRequest object. After somebody votes in a question, the vote() view redirects to the results page for the question. This is almost exactly the same as the detail() view from Tutorial 3. Now, create a polls/results.html template: Amend views
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Using HTML sections and outlines - Web developer guides Important: There are currently no known implementations of the outline algorithm in graphical browsers or assistive technology user agents, although the algorithm is implemented in other software such as conformance checkers. Therefore the outline algorithm cannot be relied upon to convey document structure to users. Authors are advised to use heading rank (h1-h6) to convey document structure. The HTML5 specification brings several new elements to web developers allowing them to describe the structure of a web document with standard semantics. Structure of a document in HTML 4Edit The structure of a document, i.e., the semantic structure of what is between <body> and </body>, is fundamental to presenting the page to the user. So the following mark-up: <div class="section" id="forest-elephants" ><h1>Forest elephants</h1><p>In this section, we discuss the lesser known forest elephants. ...this section continues... leads to the following outline: 1. 1. Problems solved by HTML5Edit Example: 1.
HTML5 for the Mobile Web - Forms and Input Types In this article we take a look at some of the new form enhancements available in HTML5, and look at how they contribute to an improved user experience for mobile forms. In particular we will see how forms can be enhanced with the additional input types offered by HTML5, and show what you can expect across various classes of mobile browser. HTML5 Input Types HTML5 has a bunch of new input types for forms. In the following sections, we take a look at some of the more interesting ones, such as color, date, email, range, tel, which have fairly obvious application to mobile devices. Input type color When supported, using this input type will trigger a colour-picker on the client device. Usage: Try it: Depending on your browser, a text field, or a colour-input field may be displayed below. Color input as implemented on Opera Mobile, and Chrome browsers on Android Browser support and fallbacks When not supported, a simple text field is displayed. Input type date Try it: Input type email Input type tel
12 Absolutely and Insanely Essential Utilities For Programmers In every era in recent times there has been one profession that for a short while you could enter without formal training. Autodidacts in the 19th century could read the law without recourse to formal education (see Abe Lincoln). In the early 20th century it was aviation. For a short while in the 1980s and early 1990s, it was computing, thanks to the release of the Apple IIe, the IBM PC and the Mac. Were it not for that Window® of opportunity, I hate to think what would have become of me. (Hey buddy, can you spare a dime?) As much as I continue to love to code 30 years later, there are a few aspects I hate: Doing a mundane task more than onceNot remembering how i fixed this problem in the pastLosing work to crashed disks or stupid irreversible revisionsNot being able to find subtle text differences in files. Hence, my 12 essential utilities…. Before We Begin I assume you have (and use)… If not, stop reading this list and go get em. # 1. That is, you type less and end up with better code.
Semantics You are here: Home Dive Into HTML5 Diving In This chapter will take an HTML page that has absolutely nothing wrong with it, and improve it. Parts of it will become shorter. Here is the page in question. The Doctype From the top: This is called the “doctype.” Microsoft came up with a novel solution. This idea spread like wildfire, and soon all major browsers had two modes: “quirks mode” and “standards mode.” In his seminal work, Activating Browser Modes with Doctype, Henri Sivonen summarizes the different modes: Quirks Mode In the Quirks mode, browsers violate contemporary Web format specifications in order to avoid “breaking” pages authored according to practices that were prevalent in the late 1990s. (You should read the rest of Henri’s article, because I’m simplifying immensely here. Now then. That happens to be one of the 15 doctypes that trigger “standards mode” in all modern browsers. This is the HTML5 doctype: That’s it. The Root Element An HTML page is a series of nested elements. <!
120 Tips, Tricks, and Tuts from 2009 Worth your Time Now that we’re down to the end of 2009, what were some of the best web development and design tutorials and articles from the year? We’ll take a look at 120 of them! Jump to a Month January How to Build a Login System for a Simple Website In today’s video tutorial, we’ll be building a login system with PHP and MYSQL. Run Your Own TinyURL Service With Phurl Jan 13th, 2009 in Other by Thord Hedengren URL shortening services are a must if microblogging services like Twitter are to work. Slice and Dice that PSD In today’s video tutorial, we’ll be slicing up a PSD, dicing it for the web, and serving it on a warm hot plate. The Definitive Guide to Creating a Practical jQuery Plugin In this article weíre going to be building our very own jQuery plugin step-by-step from scratch; jQuery makes this task exceptionally easy for us, giving us a simple method of packaging up our scripts and exposing their functionality, and encouraging the use of scalable and reusable object-oriented techniques. February
Element Index <header> <h4><a href="#comment-2" rel="bookmark">Comment #2</a> by <a href=" Osborne</a></h4> <time datetime="2007-08-29T13:58Z">August 29th, 2007 at 13:58</time> </header> <p>Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Vestibulum tortor quam, feugiat vitae, ultricies eget, tempor sit amet, ante. Donec eu libero sit amet quam egestas semper. Aenean ultricies mi vitae est. Mauris placerat eleifend leo. HTML5 forms input types In the first article in this series we looked at the history of HTML5 forms and many of the new attributes available to us. In this second and final part of the series, we’ll look at the new input types available in HTML5. As we’ll see, these new features will go a long way toward making your life easier while delivering a delightful user experience. The best thing about all this? You can start using them now. HTML5 introduces no less than a baker’s dozen (yes, that’s 13!) search Search seems like an appropriate place to start our foray into HTML5 input types. Well, what if we could write something like … With HTML5 we can. On a mobile device, however, things start to get interesting. As you’ve seen with the new attributes, browsers that don’t understand them will simply degrade gracefully. email In rendering terms, the email input type is no different than a standard text input type and allows for one or more e-mail addresses to be entered. Pretty cool, huh? Did you notice it this time?
The Tao Of Programming Translated by Geoffrey James Transcribed by Duke Hillard Transmitted by Anupam Trivedi, Sajitha Tampi, and Meghshyam Jagannath Re-html-ized and edited by Kragen Sittler Last modified 1996-04-10 or earlier Table of Contents Book 1 - The Silent Void Thus spake the master programmer: ``When you have learned to snatch the error code from the trap frame, it will be time for you to leave.'' Something mysterious is formed, born in the silent void. If the Tao is great, then the operating system is great. The Tao of Programming flows far away and returns on the wind of morning. The Tao gave birth to machine language. The assembler gave birth to the compiler. Each language has its purpose, however humble. But do not program in COBOL if you can avoid it. In the beginning was the Tao. Programmers that do not comprehend the Tao are always running out of time and space for their programs. How could it be otherwise? The wise programmer is told about Tao and follows it. The highest sounds are hardest to hear.
An ultimate HTML5 cheatsheet you must have Like a lot of other web developers, I am also going to start learning HTML5. It’s time to get maximum benefit of HTML5 based browsers for our websites. Here I want to share a very useful cheatsheet on HTML5. It must be in your archive. If you are learning it. Update I have converted this cheat sheet into text form.