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Web Development

  • Web Development
    Use the jQuery UI to Control the Size of Your Text200x200
    JQuery's UI can add so much to a web page. There are many different widgets that the UI provides. One up and coming star, is the slider. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use a slider to control the text size of an article on a page. This lets the user control exactly the size that suits them, and is also a pretty impressive feature to have on a site!Read More…
  • General
    Google Enters the Browser Wars with Chrome200x200
    When a new browser enters the market, people generally split up into two categories. The first group thinks, "Great! Anything that moves us towards a more standards oriented environment is a good thing!" The other group, neither better nor worse, thinks to themselves, "Ohh gee. Yet another browser that I'll have to test my sites in. Enter Chrome. Today, Google officially entered the browser wars. No matter which group you fall into, you'll inevitably find yourself downloading this new browser. If you compare the browsers of 1996 to the browsers of today, you'll find that, truthfully, they haven't evolved that much. Sure, they're more standards aware. But generally speaking, they've essentially remained unchanged over the last decade. Google is hoping to change that. Read More…
  • News
    ThemeForest is Live200x200
    After three weeks in beta of ironing out some crinkles and prepping the site, I'm proud to announce that the latest Envato website - ThemeForest - is now out of the beta wilderness and ready for buying, selling, referring and viewing.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    10 Challenging But Awesome CSS TechniquesChallenging
    Most designers and web developers only scratch the surface of the potent language that is CSS. In terms of programming languages, CSS has a fairly simple learning curve. That doesn't mean that CSS isn't a powerful language. Sometimes it's the small things that make a huge difference in a website design. In this post we're going to outline 10 awesome CSS techniques for web developers who know their stuff.Read More…
  • Site Builds
    How to Create a Mobile Site with MoFuse200x200
    MoFuse is a service that lets you convert basically any site with a RSS feed, to a mobile site hosted by MoFuse. You can customize the design, setup your very own domain, and even add advertising to the mobile version of your site. This is a great option if you don't feel comfortable hosting your mobile site yourself. And the best part is, MoFuse supports both traditional mobile phones, and the iPhone, which is really cool.Read More…
  • Interviews
    Quick Fire with Jeff Croft200x200
    Some of you may have read his successful books. Others might keep track of him via his popular blog. Nevertheless, Jeff Croft is one of the leading advocates of web standards today. In this quick fire, Jeff will answer everything from his favorite music to his "web development pet peeves". Enjoy! Read More…
  • Ruby
    Learn Ruby on Rails from Scratch: Week 1200x200
    Ruby on Rails. . .by now most people have heard the hype about it. It promises more effective code, total object orientation, and true MVC architecture to say the least. As far as my own personal experience, it has been all that and more. The code is beautiful, easy to maintain, and edit. In a recent project I was working on, it took me less than 10 hours to do the application, as compared to at least double that if I was writing in PHP. Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Evening Tip: 5 Time Saving Coda Features200x200
    Panic Inc.'s application "Coda" is, in my opinion, a terrific application for the Mac OS X platform. It's single window interface keeps things organized and eliminates the cluttered desktop that typically plagues web designers and programmers. What I like most about Coda is all of it's time saving features. Here are my top 5:Read More…
  • Web Development
    How To Create An Amazing jQuery Style Switcher200x200
    In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a style switcher using jQuery and PHP. The end result will be an unobtrusive & entirely degradable dynamic style switcher which will be quick and easy to implement.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    10 Principles of the CSS MastersPreview
    When it comes to CSS, there are lots of resources and supposed "expert tips" on the web. These are from unproven, self-proclaimed "gurus" who have no street cred in the design world. While they may have valid points, how is one to know whether a CSS tip is a valid resource or just an untested hack? Instead of relying on unknown sources for advice, let's look deeply into designers who have excellent design backgrounds and have walked the walk. These CSS tips are gathered from some of the most respected designers on the planet. They have the portfolios to back their advice up, so you'll know that each tidbit of advice is of the highest quality.Read More…
  • PHP
    Creating a PHP5 Framework - Part 1200x200
    With websites becoming more and more dynamic and interactive, developers often look to frameworks to help build websites and web apps rapidly. While there are a number of great frameworks available, a custom framework gives you the ability to easily customize the framework as you need, and to build with it even quicker - as you would already know the ins and outs of it before working with it. In this series of tutorials, we are going to build our very own PHP5 Development Framework! Let's start with planning our framework and put the basic structure into place.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    The Best Web Development Books - As Voted By You!200x200
    Some of you are aware that I've been quietly collecting vote for the best web development books available. After roughly three weeks, I'm ready to reveal the results. The books will be categorized according to their subject matter. Read More…