Building Your First PHP-Based Mobile Application In Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP select File | New | Flex Mobile and PHP Project to create a new Flex Mobile and PHP project. Figure 5: Create PHP Project dialog Call the PHP project PHPMobileService and be sure to set the appropriate web root and root URL for a local application server, and validate the configuration (see figure 5). Baseline - a designer framework by ProjetUrbain.com “Real” baseline grid on the web When I first started to design Baseline, I wanted to base the grid on the work of Josef Müller-Brockmann, unfortunately some missing CSS attributes — like type leading — kept me from implementing a true grid based approach. I then decided to another look at the basic grid used in print: the baseline grid. Most frameworks and examples of baseline grids simply put the type on a regular line-height, but one problem with this approach is that the text rarely lines up correctly between columns and headlines — H1 through H6. Baseline try to align to the font metric to correctly line up headlines, paragraphs, form labels and any other major elements on the page baseline, creating a harmonious layout. How to use Baseline
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Less Framework 4 I called Less Framework "a CSS grid system for designing adaptive websites". It was basically a fixed-width grid that adapted to a couple of then popular screen widths by shedding some of its columns. It also had matching typographic presets to go with it, built with a modular scale based on the golden ratio. The resources it was originally published with are still available on GitHub. Contrary to how most CSS frameworks work, Less Framework simply provided a set of code comments and visual templates, instead of having predefined classes to control the layout with. This is how I still work today and definitely a method I advocate.
Building Mobile Apps with HTML and a Local Database After my recent post, Crafting Native Looking iOS Apps with HTML, a number of you asked for an offline version that would use a Local Database (instead of the simple in-memory store) and provide a mechanism to automatically keep the local database in sync with a server database. I’ll save automatic data synchronization strategies for a future post, but here is the first step: an “offline” version of the application that uses the device’s or the browser’s local database as its data provider. This version still uses Backbone.js as its architectural framework. 18 pivotal web design trends for 2014 What web design trends do you think we'll see in 2014? I'm betting on more simplicity, more cleanliness, and more focus on smaller screen sizes, among other things. This collection is largely based on observation, vaguely educated guesswork, waving a finger in the air, and a bunch of other posts I've compiled in recent months. As such, some of these predictions may be more accurate than others! No doubt I have missed all manner of trends, so do share your own thoughts and predictions in the comments section below.
52 Framework: The First Ever HTML5 and CSS3 Framework Today we’re going to look at a new project from the Enavu Network called 52 Framework. It claims to be the first framework built specifically for HTML5 and CSS3. Below we’ll look at some of the basic features and dig into the code to see what we can find.