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Reindex Magento Indexes via SSH

The default indexer in Magento can be quite a time consuming process sometimes, a real time-saver if you have SSH access to your server is to work directly on the command line using the...

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Importing & Exporting MySQL Databases on the Command Line (SSH)

Quite often, it can prove problematic dealing with large MySQL databases in a web interface such as phpMyAdmin. Working directly on the command line is far quicker and less painful if you’re having to import/export large databases.

The below commands only scrape the surface of managing databases directly on the command line but cover import/export.

The Mystery Of The jQuery Object: A Basic Introduction 0

The Mystery Of The jQuery Object: A Basic Introduction


  

Have you ever come across a bit of JavaScript like $(".cta").click(function(){}) and thought, “What the $(‘#x’) is that” If it looks like gibberish to you, then please read on. If you think that snippet of code couldn’t possibly be real, then please browse some jQuery examples. They are full of such constructions.

Beginners' JavaScript And jQuery Syntax

This article covers the key concepts that underly such intimidating fragments of code, but we’ll start with a longer example, based on an example for animating a square.

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Streamlining Mobile Interactions 0

Streamlining Mobile Interactions


  

The mobile web is a harsh environment: mobile processors are slower than their desktop counterparts; network connectivity is flaky; bandwidth is low; latency is high; and touchscreen keyboards are slow. The best mobile web applications are the ones that excel at handling these challenges.

Streamlining Mobile Interactions

In this article, we’ll look at how to identify the tasks your users want to accomplish on a mobile device, memorize as much as you can about your users’ situation, presume that your users’ actions will succeed (and get them to their next task) and also how to predict your users’ next actions, and prepare accordingly.

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Freebie: Summer And Essentials Icon Set (50 Icons, EPS, AI, PNG) 0

Freebie: Summer And Essentials Icon Set (50 Icons, EPS, AI, PNG)


  

For those of you who are impatiently waiting for summer to finally arrive, we’re pleased to feature an icon set that will help make the wait worthwhile. Today’s icon set includes 50 icons that have been designed by Elena Genova exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Freebie: Summer And Essentials Icon Set (50 Icons, EPS, PNG, AI)

If you’ve been looking for a way to welcome summer and freshen up your designs with even more colors, then this freebie will not disappoint you.

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Love Generating SVG With JavaScript? Move It To The Server! 0

Love Generating SVG With JavaScript? Move It To The Server!


  

I hope that by now, in 2014, there is no need to explain why SVG is a blessing to developers who want to ensure that their graphics look sharp on all devices, especially with their huge diversity of resolutions.

But just like any other technology, SVG has its limitations. And in this article, we’ll talk about how to bypass some of them. Well, what’s the problem? Why would you even need to generate SVG on the server? The technology is entirely client-side, so what would motivate anyone to move it from there?

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