DeviantArt API Instant Search App using Ajax & PHP

by Jake Rocheleau
on October 28, 2012

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The digital art community for DeviantArt is very popular and full of talented artists. Creative designers can publish any of their works to DA and share them to gather feedback and comments from other members. I love the community and have always been interested in digital artwork for online forums – avatars and signature banners.

So in this tutorial I want to explain how we can build a DeviantArt Instant Search app which searches through all the most popular banner signatures ever submitted to the website. You can enter some search terms and the app will pull results to display after you finish typing. This is a really cool application for designers who are looking for inspiration, or even for people who love DeviantArt and want a better way to search.

Preview screenshot DeviantArt Instant Search webapp forum signatures

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28 Beginner’s Tutorials for Learning about MySQL Databases

by Jake Rocheleau
on October 22, 2012

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Developing and programming with databases is a huge step onto a large plateau of information. Nobody starts out with MySQL and masters the software in a week. Not only do you need to learn setting up DBs and tables, but also the SQL language itself.

This rough road was very difficult to traverse maybe 5 or 10 years ago. But there is much more information online today which is generally very helpful. Thus I have scoured through Google and put together 28 of my personal favorite MySQL tutorials for newbies. You can learn all the basics of setting up a database and connecting into your own application. But additionally if you have any questions or comments on the gallery, feel free to share with us in the discussion below.

Pagination SQL Server vs MySQL

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Code a Mobile-Friendly HTML5 Video Stream with Multiple Sources

by Jake Rocheleau
on September 27, 2012

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New media on the Internet has gone through a rigorous process of quality control and best practices for web developers. Back just a few years ago Flash video was the most prominent solution. But with HTML5 support in all modern browsers the solution to embedding audio/video media has become a lot less complicated.

In this tutorial I want to explore how we can build a very simple webpage for embedding mobile-responsive HTML5 video. I have included two versions of the page – one with standard HTML5 video and the other using Video.js. The HTML is almost identical which shows how much progress HTML video has made in a few short years. But you can check out a demo of both pages from the links I’ve included below.

Preview Screen HTML5 Video Stream MP4/WebM

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