• PHP
    How to Squeeze the Most out of LESSPreview
    During a sick day a few weeks ago, I got around to something I've been meaning to look at for about a year: LESS. If anything web technology is worth a look, I promise LESS is. In this article, we'll look at the amazing power of LESS and its ability to streamline and improve your development process. We'll cover rapid prototyping, building a lightweight grid system, and using CSS3 with LESS.Read More…
  • General
    9 Confusing Naming Conventions for BeginnersConfusing web development naming conventions
    Especially when first getting started with various web development languages, it can prove to be a difficult task to learn all of the various naming conventions from language to language. This can be even more confusing when developers disagree on what's considered best practice. To help ease the transition for beginners, this list will describe some of the more common conventions. Read More…
  • PHP
    How to Build a Joomla Template: Start to FinishJoomla
    To begin, I am not even going to touch the inevitable flame war here. Joomla vs WordPress vs... who cares? And frankly, neither should you. You wouldn't hammer a nail with a saw, would you? So let's bear in mind that every job requires the correct tool. That being said, this tutorial will demonstrate how to proceed from design to deployment of a complete Joomla template theme, including core override and template option parameters that you can use and abuse to your hearts content.Read More…
  • PHP
    How to Create a Layout Manager with CodeIgniterCodeigniter
    This Premium video and companion article will teach you how to create a simple yet powerful library to handle layouts in the popular CodeIgniter Framework. The library you'll create will allow you to maximize your efficiency, save time and code, modularize your views and even your Javascript and CSS files.Read More…
  • PHP
    PHP ExceptionsCode
    In this article we are going to learn about PHP Exceptions from ground up. These concepts are utilized in many large, scalable and object oriented applications and frameworks. Take advantage of this language feature to improve your skills as a web application developer.Read More…
  • PHP
    Display Anything you want from the Envato API using PHP200x200
    If you're unaware, Envato has a stable and fantastic API to work with that is super powerful and super simple. The latest version (at the time of writing) is release v2. In this article, we'll review how to access every single public set from the Envato API.Read More…
  • PHP
    Magento for Designers: Multi-Store Functionality200x200
    Magento is a stunningly powerful e-commerce platform. In this miniseries, we’ll learn how to get started with the platform, get to know the terminologies, set up a store and all related aspects of it and finally learn how to customize it to make it our very own. In this seventh part, we'll be learning how to set up the fabled Magento multi store functionality in simple, easy to follow steps. Excited? Let's get started!Read More…
  • PHP
    How to Sell Digital Goods with CodeIgniterCodeigniter
    In today's tutorial, you'll learn how to create a small web app to sell digital items (eg. eBooks) securely and accept payments from PayPal.Read More…
  • PHP
    Introduction to the Smarty Templating FrameworkSmarty preview
    Smarty is a PHP-based templating engine/framework. It allows you to further separate your business logic from its visualization, by removing as much PHP code as possible away from your views. Some developers and frameworks prefer not to use a templating engine, others do prefer them to using plain PHP in your views. Both points of view can be argued, and in the end, it's mostly a matter of taste. Anyway, it's never a bad idea to try it out before deciding not to use it, and that's what this tutorial is about: trying out the Smarty Templating Framework.Read More…
  • PHP
    Understanding and Applying Polymorphism in PHPPreview
    In object oriented programming, polymorphism is a powerful and fundamental tool. It can be used to create a more organic flow in your application. This tutorial will describe the general concept of polymorphism, and how it can easily be deployed in PHP.Read More…
  • PHP
    CodeIgniter from Scratch: Displaying & Sorting Tabular DataCodeigniter
    In today's video tutorial, we are going to use CodeIgniter to pull information from a database and display it in a sortable table structure. This is a quite common task, especially inside admin areas, for displaying database records. We'll be utilizing a few different utilities, such as the active records library and pagination. Read More…
  • News
    Create an SMS Signup Form: Part 2Sms programming preview
    Welcome to part two of this tutorial on using SMS technology to create a signup form. Previous, in part one of this series, we used HTML, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP to create a signup form. In this tutorial we will cover integration with an SMS gateway and the code necessary to finish processing the signup form. Read More…
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