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Expert Ext JS: Associations in Forms

by on June 18, 2012

Associations were a major addition to the data package in Ext JS 4 and, to me at least, appeared to be a great answer to problems I had faced repeatedly. Unfortunately, I found them less useful in practice than on paper and they seem to be a source of confusion for many developers. However, when creating my Form Panel extension I realized a very natural use case.

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Expert Ext JS: Model Integration in Forms

by on June 11, 2012

In Ext JS 4, the data package received a lot of attention and the improvements made were, for the most part, quite impressive. However, the interplay between models and forms remains lackluster. Many folks building a full Ext JS app are not likely to use normal form submission, so getting forms to play nice with models can have significant benefits. With models truly bound to forms, performing normal create, read and update operations can easily take advantage of Proxies, Readers and Writers through Model's clean API. As it turns out, it's quite easy...

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The Evolution of Rvrsit

by on March 8, 2012

It is with great pride today that we publicly announce the immediate availability of Rvrsit, our very first HTML5 game! Rvrsit was designed for use on the iPad and constructed using best...

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We’re Turning 1 Today!

by on March 1, 2012

Modus Create, Inc. turns 1 year old today, 366 days after co-founding Modus (damn you leap year), I’m amazed at how much we’ve grown. This is a big day for...

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Lean Startup Cash Management

by on February 2, 2012

So let’s say that you recently started up a new technology business – you’ve landed your first few paying customers, you have a few employees and subcontractors, and maybe you’re...

Modus Create's Training page on the iPad. Landscape provided a perfect amount of space for a 960 width grid.

Responsive Design Is Here To Stay

by on January 27, 2012

Back on May 25th, 2010, Ethan Marcotte wrote an article for A List Apart titled Reponsive Web Design. He then went on to write a book entitled Responsive Web Design,...

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Sencha Touch 2 OmniGraffle Stencil

by on January 25, 2012

I have produced a set of Sencha Touch 2 OmniGraffle stencils based around the kitchen sink demo that Sencha has developed. Using this set of stencils, you should effectively be able...

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LESS Tips & Tricks

by on January 5, 2012

By now you have probably heard of LESS (or SASS). CSS pre-processors have been around for quite some time now. Even I was slow to adopt a CSS pre-processor solution...

TDG-i becomes Modus Create

by on March 29, 2011

Reston, Virginia, Tuesday, March 29 “DC tech industry veterans Patrick Sheridan and Jay Garcia are excited to announce their new venture Modus Create, Inc. Modus Create is a digital agency...