IE9 + Modernizr = Fun Times

I’ve had been dealing with Internet Explorer compatibility issues a couple of months back.  Dealing with IE can be a hassle, when cross-browser compatibility is a requirement.

It ends up being a must-have item, when the website that you’re working on is considered “bleeding edge”, using the latest and greatest of everything. But it shouldn’t have to be…

Given the proper time, patience, and a couple of guidance, here and there. You can get things running in a reasonable time, and make things, in the words of this IE commercial,, “suck…less”.

Do you know this guy? | Internet Explorer 9

Fun Times : The F12 Developer Tools

What is Modernizr?

Modernizr, Do’s and Don’ts

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Google’s Oz Experiment: Levity and 21st Century Email

April 1st is here, and Google is once again opening the doors of innnovation.

Google Nose Beta: Smelling Is Believing, The new scentsation in search.

http://www.google.com/landing/nose/

Gmail Blue Baby!

Google Fiber is here!

The Oz Experiment Algorithm | AKA Levity

The Youtube Collection, Simple. Economical. Convenient.

http://www.youtube.com/theyoutubecollection


Good Ol’ Maps! Eh!

https://maps.google.com/maps?t=8

Good Bye Youtube!

The contest is over!

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Setting Up Your Email With Outlook 2013 On Media Temple

So you’re looking to try out the new Office 2013 suite, and have been tempted to use Outlook for a while.

You install Office 2013, the install runs smoothly, and you’re feeling pretty excited about this new suite. The first thing you do is open Outlook, to get yourself up and running with all the sweet features it offers.

Now you’re presented with an Email Wizard, you selected Manual settings, and would configured it to be an IMAP account. Shouldn’t be that hard to setup right?

Outlook 2013 | SMTP Error

Whoops, our configuration settings have failed. We seem to be able to receive email, but  we cannot send email. What’s this SMTP error?

If you didn’t setup your email configuration properly, you’ll receive a message similar to the one above, stating that there is an error sending email. You look further into the issue, and attempt to follow Media Temple’s support documentation for setting up email accounts with Outlook; except that Outlook 2013, is not on the list, and now you’re now taking a look at the Outlook 2007 configuration documentation.

You read the guide, and are confused about some of the wording, but you give it one more shot anyways. It turns out you weren’t using the correct incoming and outgoing hosting servers.

Outlook 2013 Detailed Error Description

It fails once again, even though you’re now using Media Temple’s access domain as your primary incoming and outgoing domain.

Hmm, it fails once again. Now you’re back at taking a look at the documentation, and tracing your steps on how to fix the problem. You take a closer look at the documentation, and find out the proper Incoming and Outgoing hosting servers, which is your access domain, and learn that you have been using the incorrect ports all along.

You re-configure your server, and now you’re set!

Configuring Outlook 2013 under Media Temple’s IMAP Email Account Configuration

Your incoming and outgoing servers, for Media Temple, will be your access domain; which look like this sXXXXXX.gridserver.com , and it can be found on your Media Temple Server Guide under the control panel. Your  incoming port is 993, with SSL encryption, and your outgoing port should be 465, with SSL encryption.

Outlook 2013 | Advanced Email Configuration Settings | IMAP Configuration with Media Temple

It turns out you had configured the Incoming and Outgoing hosting servers incorrectly. But this image should help you, just make sure you’re using Media Temple’s Access Domain, which can be found in your Server Guide.

Outlook 2013 | SMTP Advanced Configuration Settings

Now for the moment of truth, you re-configure the ports, and enable SSL encryption.

Successfully Configured Your Email Account under Outlook 2013

Success!

 

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Getting Started With WordPress

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an easy to use Content Management System that allows you to create a website or a blog in minutes. If you’re a developer, just download it from their website at WordPress.org, and place it on your server to get started.

So Let’s Get Started

We will need to acquire a domain, sign up for a hosting service, setup a database, and download WordPress.

Acquiring A Domain

You can acquire a domain through a domain registrar, such as Namespace or GoDaddy. Available domains go for as cheap as $1.99 to about 10.99 depending on who your domain Registrar is. So visit your preferred domain registrar, and acquire a domain.

Acquiring A Hosting Service

Once you’ve acquired a domain, you’re ready to acquire a hosting service, such as Hostgator or Rackspace. Depending on your hosting service, you’ll have to either add your new domain through their C-Panel or just follow their instructions on how to go about adding a domain via their website.

Hostgator has great support for this, and you can simply visit their website for more details. 

MediaTemple also has a knowledge database you can browse through.

Rackspace Hosting does this as well.

Dowloading And Installing WordPress

Now we’re ready to download WordPress.

Simply visit WordPress.org, and download the latest. Unzip the files, and upload them to your server. To upload the files to your server you can use an FTP client, such as Filezilla, to upload the files to your server’s domain directory.

Once the files are uploaded to your server, we need to make sure we have a MySQL database available for us to use. You can create a database through phpMyAdmin.

Once the files are uploaded to your server, you can visit your domain and begin configuring your WordPress installation.

Utilities

WordPress

http://wordpress.org
With one click, and in just a few minutes MAMP will install Apache 2, current PHP 4, current PHP 5 and MySQL. Using the included eAccelerator, PHP-scripts are executed up to ten times faster compared to Apple’s pre-installed Apache/PHP.

Download Latest WordPress >

MAMP

http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html
With one click, and in just a few minutes MAMP will install Apache 2, current PHP 4, current PHP 5 and MySQL. Using the included eAccelerator, PHP-scripts are executed up to ten times faster compared to Apple’s pre-installed Apache/PHP.

Download MAMPP >

XAMPP

http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
An easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use – just download, extract and start.

Download Latest XAMPP for Windows >

Download Latest XAMPP for Mac >

Download Latest XAMPP for Linux >

WAMP

http://www.wampserver.com/en/
WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database. Alongside, PhpMyAdmin allows you to manage easily your databases.

Download WAMP for 64bit Operating Systems >

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Code Awesome…

For the last couple of years, I’ve been looking for an online medium where I would be able to find content catered towards developers, who are interested in increasing their knowledge in Web & Mobile development, its intricacies and challenges, as well as learn and explore about the vast possibilities of creative content creation, media, and design through those means.

There’s lots of grand content out there, in this vast series of tubes”, and this is an attempt to aggregate and create content that would be catered towards that audience.

CODE AWESOME

Code Awesome is 99 percent creativity, 1 percent poetry. Where code meets beauty, and poetry meets logic. Where you’ll find content ranging from web & mobile development to user experience & user interface design, down to story telling and branding.

Stay Awesome!
Jesus H

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