Yii Framework Best Video Tutorials

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I am a web developer. I started my career from ASP 2.0 but I feel it tied my hands in programing, then I started using PHP.
I have experience with WordPress, Joomla and ASP.NET I feel all of them are slow and will turn into complex code.
After some research I found YII framework, I search for some tutorials and found video tutorials on Packt website Beginning Yii by Chris Backhouse.
These video tutorials helped me a lot in expanding my skills in PHP and Yii.
Chris uses very easy and good approach to teach how the framework works, MVC methodology and PHPUnit testing

Thanks Chiris for making my life easy

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CSS3 for Web Designers, a new Book from Dan Cederholm and A Book Apart

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CSS3 for Web Designers, released yesterday, is the second instalment in A Book Apart’s For Web Designers series of mini books for, unsurprisingly, web designers.
The book, available both as an ebook (now) and a paperback (from 22nd Nov), aims to show designers those aspects of CSS3 which can be comfortably used today, along with workarounds for older browsers which don’t support CSS3 (e.g. Internet Explorer 6.0 through 8.0).

Over six chapters, the book ranges from basic topics such as web fonts, gradients, shadows and rounded corners, to some of the more complicated aspects of CSS3 including advanced selectors, generated content and animations. It takes an almost story-like style, interspersing code examples and explanations with amusing stories, such as a trip down memory lane to the late 90′s and JavaScript image rollovers, and witty analogies, such as “I like to think of CSS transitions like butter”.

Ref. http://www.css3.info/css3-for-web-designers-a-new-book-from-dan-cederholm-and-a-book-apart/

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Explore the possibilities of SVG

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Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a text-based graphics language that describes images with vector shapes, text, and embedded raster graphics.

SVG files are compact and provide high-quality graphics on the Web, in print, and on resource-limited handeld devices. In addition, SVG supports scripting and animation, so is ideal for interactive, data-driven, personalized graphics.

SVG is a royalty-free vendor-neutral open standard developed under the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Process.

Adobe has taken a leadership role in the development of the SVG specification and continues to ensure that its authoring tools are SVG compatible.

Ref. http://www.adobe.com/svg/

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