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  • Randomizing your Flickr to vBulletin Feed

    Last time I discussed pulling your Flickr feed into a vBulletin installation (or really, any php-based CMS/website). That solution pulled the lastest photos up to some amount and displayed them. But what if you want to randomize them and not always display the pictures in the same order? We'll be pulling a large amount of [...]

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  • Integrating Flickr with vBulletin

    Our support forums here at iD Tech run on the popular internet forum software, vBulletin. Each year we constantly revamp the system with new upgrades, a new design, and new code plugins to make the process more specific to our business model and more accessible to our staff. In addition, we also have a public [...]

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  • Populating a Combo-box in PHP Dynamically from MySQL

    For this article, let's pretend you have the following database table. There are two columns (I'm separating the fields with commas for readability), Item and Price: Cheese Pizza, 1.00 Pepporoni Pizza, 1.50 Sausage Pizza, 1.50 Cheese Calzone, 1.50 Ham Calzone, 2.00 What if you want to populate a combo-box with your possible options? We can [...]

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  • Removing the Default Flex Blue (and other style tips)

    Flex gives you a great deal of control when skinning your applications, but some of the options are less apparent than others. Although styling individual components of an application is easy accomplished through CSS file inclusion, there are global methods too. The Pre-Loader If your project is ambitious, you'll probably want to design your own [...]

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  • The Ternary Operator in Flash (if-else shorthand)

    Most people fluent in Flash Actionscript are familiar with unary and binary operators, but there is also a ternary operator that can be quite useful. First, a refresh on operators: Unary: count++; Binary: count = count * 2; Ternary: var result:String = (count == 0) ? "Empty" : "Not Empty"); So what does this mean? [...]

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