3D Printing

  3D printers are a relatively new technology, but already people are beginning to talk about printing food and even body parts through them. 3D printers simply take in 3D files exported from whichever software you are using in formats such as .obj and .stl. From these files the printer breaks the model up into layers (think of pieces of … Continue reading

The DOM And Events

The Document Object Model (DOM) is the representation of HMTL, XHTML and XML files in the form of a tree structure that can be navigated to find and interact with individual elements. Every element in a DOM is called a node. Since the DOM is a tree it is arranged so that: It has one root … Continue reading

JavaScript Functions

JavaScript is the scripting language that is used in conjunction with HTML. JavaScript can either be: Embedded within the HTML document by using the <script> element <script type=”text/javascript”></script> Or linked within an external script by declaring the link in the head <script type=”text/javascript” src=”script.js”></script> These scripts are then accessed by calling the functions contained within … Continue reading

Virtual Reality And Video Games

Video game players are always looking for new and improved ways to get themselves immersed into the worlds and characters of the games they play. The development of virtual reality technology is finally beginning to offer more widely accessible devices to help with this. One such VR device that is currently under production and due to … Continue reading

Getting Inside The Microsoft Kinect

The Microsoft Kinect is a piece of hardware designed to be used in conjunction with the Microsoft Xbox 360 video game console. The Microsoft Kinect allows its users (the players) to interface with the various software and video games available on the system through the use of their body. Instead of giving input through the … Continue reading

Parallax Scrolling

  Parallax scrolling is a scrolling technique used within computer generated 2D environments which allows for images to be moved at different speeds depending on where they are located in relation to the camera or view port, giving the impression of depth. The idea behind parallax scrolling is that images (or objects in the real … Continue reading

Online Storage Sites

Online Storage sites are designed to allow users to upload, store and distribute content without the use of external devices through the storage of content on servers in what is called the ‘cloud’ – computing resources connected to users via a network such as the internet. Two online storage sites as such are Dropbox and … Continue reading

How WordPress and Gmail Handle User Log in

WordPress WordPress.com handles its user log in through the use of a form (displayed above) which contains: Two text fields for the user to input their username and password: <input type=”email” name=”log” placeholder=”Email or Username” autocorrect=”off” autocapitalize=”off” spellcheck=”false”> <input type=”password” name=”pwd” placeholder=”Password”> One checkbox that enables the site to remember the users current input in … Continue reading