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If you have tried to connect to a NodeJS socket IO server from Adobe Flash or Flex using Flash Socket,  you might have experienced connection error and seen a warning in the NodeJS server console saying ‘Unknown Transport : “flashsocket”’. This can be solved by enabling the ‘flashsocket’ transport method which  is disabled by default in the newer versions of SocketIO. That’s it. Happy coding.

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I know it might come as a surprise to many of you, but Internet Explorer 10 is AWESOME. It is the fastest and the most standards compliant version of the most hated browser in the world. I always think if Microsoft had done this about 3 years ago it would have been the most popular browser in the world. Now getting to the point, if you are a web developer or designer  like me and are using Windows 8 and find that your latest work is being rendered properly in your version of Internet Explorer but not on your client’s ridiculously old IE7, and are sitting helpless , thinking of rolling back to Windows XP just for this reason, then worry not, this tutorial is …

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Minimalism has become a common feature in the Web 2.0 world. Everything including forms have now become minimalistic. Putting labels alongside form fields has become too Web 1.0 ish. Most websites these days use watermarks or placeholders to provide hints to users on  how to fill a form field. Now if you have just migrated from the Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and are still wondering how to place watermarks or placeholders in your forms, read on. Method 1 : Changing value of the text field based on events This method has been used by many websites as it is easy to implement and is the most browser compatible method. Basically you will be adding event listeners for the ‘onfocus’ and ‘onblur’ events of the …

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2012 has been a big year for the mobile and tablet industry. Release of iOS 6 , Android Jelly Bean and Windows 8 being the highlights of this year. Although Google released it’s first tablet, the Nexus 7, it is the Chinese who have been driving the Android tablet industry. Today I have with me Onda v712 dual core tablet which is the Chinese reply to Nexus 7. Can the Onda v712 really be an alternative to Nexus 7, especially with it’s $150 price tag ? Let us find out.

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