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QML for Ubuntu Touch

on February 26th, 2013 by Wade Shull in Development - QML - Qt

There have been some very neat releases as of late in the mobile world.  Jolla is trying to keep the momentum that Nokia built with Meego by releasing a UI named Sailfish.  Mozilla has put forth a plan for its Firefox OS.  The one that I have chosen to follow though is the release of Ubuntu Touch.  This wasn’t always the case.  I was first going to stick with Jolla and Sailfish.  I did this because the reason I got into mobile devices in the first place was QML.  Well Nokia threw away...Read More!

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Simple jQuery accordion navigation for WordPress

on January 16th, 2012 by Richard Orelup in Development - jQuery - Wordpress

Fortunately at my primary job I was able to get buy-in on my proposal to finally move off of the our current horrific CMS (here is my full write-up on all of my complaints about Hannon Hill’s Cascade Server) and move everything to WordPress. It’s going to be an amazing example of the power of WordPress and how it can really makes things a lot simpler for everyone involved with the backend all the way to the end users. I’ll definitely put up a post about the benefits and everything...Read More!

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So I got a Nook Tablet so figured why not review it

on November 21st, 2011 by Richard Orelup in Development - General - Mobile App - Web tech

I’ve never really felt a need to have a tablet. I’ve had an iPad around from basically the time they came out at work and it was never more than a giant Angry Birds player. I’d see others using theirs and anything they did other then games I already did with my laptop (and better because tablets aren’t really good devices for creating content.) Lately though I’ve been working on a couple different projects that are mainly for end user consumption so I had been kicking...Read More!

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QML States and Transitions

on August 22nd, 2011 by Wade Shull in Development - Mobile App - QML - Qt

]Coming from a non-programming background sometimes leads me to be intimidated just by the thought of something that appears to be complex. One of those ideas was transitions. QML has the ability to provide the programmer with a range of different transitions to allow their app to be very fancy/professional looking. Once I really sat down and saw what it took to do a transition I was amazed on how simple it really was. There are two steps to making a transition happen. The first step is setting...Read More!

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PageStackWindow in MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan for Orientation and Transitions

on August 1st, 2011 by Wade Shull in Development - Mobile App - QML - Qt

When I first received my N950 from the Qt Ambassadors program I was super excited to get my apps running on it that I had written in QML in Qt Creator. Because of the multi-platform functionality of Qt Creator it only took a day to download the new SDK and compile my apps for MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan. It installed without a hitch, but there were two small problems. There was an annoying toolbar at the bottom of the app that was empty and also they were locked in landscape mode. This needed to be fixed....Read More!

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How to get MeeGo 1.2 Emulator in Qt Creator with Nokia’s Qt SDK

on July 8th, 2011 by Wade Shull in Development - Mobile App - QML - Qt

The thought of MeeGo has been around a good long while now. In my opinion it has the potential to be the biggest mobile OS out there, but only time will tell that. With Nokia introducing the N9 though there has been an increase in development community activity. One of the things pushing this is that Nokia put MeeGo 1.2 right in their nice Qt SDK. Following on Twitter I have seen mixed messages on if getting all the correct components to compile in MeeGo 1.2 is easy or not. I dove into this...Read More!

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Doing Flickr Groups with jFlickrFeed

on July 7th, 2011 by Richard Orelup in Development - jQuery

My buddy Rahsaan was having a problem getting his group feeds to show up with a tool he had found to bring his Flickr feeds onto his website. He was able to get his public feed feed to work fine but not groups. I threw him a bone and helped him figure it out. I didn’t find a quick answer with a Google Search so I decided to put up a quick post with how I did it so hopefully others looking for this answer find it quickly and save some time. The tool he was using is called jFlickrFeed and...Read More!

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Drag and Drop Reorder List in QML Qt

on April 18th, 2011 by Wade Shull in Development - QML - Qt

With QML being such a young language in Qt there are still a lot of questions and tweaks that are happening.  There are also a lot of features that people want, but aren’t included.  From going through the different forums one of the options that I have seen brought up multiple times is to have the ability to drag and drop list delegates.  By just saying it, it makes sense, but since it isn’t a built in option it is not super easy to implement.  Now I love a good challenge as much...Read More!

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QtCreator, QML and console.log

on April 7th, 2011 by Wade Shull in Development - Mobile App - QML - Qt

I hadn’t really planned on posting another article this soon, but I feel I should write about the command – console.log.  console.log is an extremely powerful command that is easy to forget and is possibly not widely known about.  For both of those reason I am pushing this post out today.  For those who don’t know what it is, console.log() is a command that will not effect your program, but will spit information out to you at the bottom of QtCreator.  This gives you the ability...Read More!

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Bring Twitter API data into Google Docs to quickly view/manipulate

on April 5th, 2011 by Richard Orelup in Cost Cutters - Development - General - Marketing

So this whole example comes about because of this tweet by Kate Gardiner .bbpBox55390857716699140 {background:url(http://a2.twimg.com/profile_background_images/152091504/kate_twitter.jpg) #1a1a1a;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px...Read More!

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