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Web Development

  • PHP
    Become an Expression Engine Superstar in 5 Days200x200
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    ExpressionEngine claims to be "the most flexible web publishing system you'll ever meet" - it's also the most oft-used CMS in the professional web design community that you've never given the time of day to. It's time to change that and find out precisely why all of the 'free' alternatives should sit up and take note. Read More…
  • News
    Friday Freebies: "Learning Ext JS"200x200
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    Our friends over at Packt have been really good to us over the last few months. To promote the recently released Learning Ext JS book, I've been allowed to raffle off three copies! To enter, all you must do is link to your resume/CV. More details after the jump! Read More…
  • Interviews
    Should You Attend University for Web Development?200x200
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    We're entering a unique age; an age where a simple Google search has the potential to replace professors. As students across the globe decide whether or not to spend massive sums of money - during a financial recession - to attend University this fall, they might find themselves asking, "Is it worth it?" Especially in the web development world, it's possible that the latest technologies and trends are being taught on blogs, rather than in the classroom. On a weekly basis, I receive emails from University students informing us that our "little ole'" blog has taught them more than their college professors. Considering the frequency at which these flattering emails occur, it does raise an interesting question: "Is University out-dated?" Read More…
  • PHP
    Create a Progress Bar With Javascript200x200
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    The Progress Bar is one of the latest components to be added to the excellent library of UI widgets and interaction helpers built on top of jQuery. It was introduced in the latest version of the library, which at the time of writing is 1.7. Read More…
  • Web Development
    Getting Started with Magento Ecommerce!200x200
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    Magento is the next generation of eCommerce! It is incredibly well architectured, fully flexible, scalable, and fun to work with. If you've ever thought about creating an online shop, Magento is your choice! Today we are going to install it locally with XAMPP Lite and review the essentials.Read More…
  • Contests
    Our 1 Year Anniversary, and a Huge CompetitionAnniversary
    Believe it or not, we are rapidly approaching our one-year anniversary! What better way to celebrate than to raffle off some prizes and host our biggest competition yet? Most notably, we have a $2000 RAGE server to award, courtesy of Media Temple! This is a competition you don't want to miss out on! Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    9 Extremely Useful and Free PHP Libraries200x200
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    A lot of functionality is shared among applications - like sending emails or preventing spam. In the spirit of reusing the wheel instead of reinventing it, here are nine free web libraries that you can use in your next program which will dramatically increase your efficiency. Read More…
  • Web Development
    Learn How to Style Articles for Print and EmailImage
    When designing websites, a commonly desired feature is the ability to dynamically print or email any section of a webpage. Unfortunately, this idea is usually scrapped later in the project due to a lack of time or knowledge. Formatting the text for printing is more difficult than it might initially seem. Today, we will use JavaScript to automatically search for certain page elements and format them correctly for a printing. Read More…
  • Contests
    Friday Freebies: "Sexy Web Design"200x200
    This week, I have five copies of "Sexy Web Design" to raffle off, courtesy of SitePoint! Written by Elliot Jay Stock, this beautifully laid out guide will teach you how to create stunning web designs. Read More…
  • News
    Fun With CSS Shapes200x200
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    I bet a bunch of you don't realize that we can create the illusion of shapes by using 100% CSS. By utilizing the border property in creative ways, we can make some really interesting polygons. In this week's screencast, we'll figure out a way to create speech-bubbles without resorting to background images. Read More…
  • Web Development
    Build a Better Tooltip with jQuery Awesomeness200x200
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    Browsers will automatically display a tooltip when you provide a title attribute. Internet Explorer will also use the alt attribute. But, in this tutorial I'm going to show you how to quickly write a jQuery plugin that will replace the typical browser tooltip with something a little flashier.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Building a Tag-Cloud Using the Google Web Toolkit200x200
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    A while back, I read a tutorial by Dan Wellman, which described the steps required to produce a neat Tag-Cloud. Dan's example largely relied on the jQuery framework to request data and construct the user interface elements. I decided to write his tutorial all over again with the two exceptions of using GWT instead of jQuery, and a different method of choosing font size variations. Read More…
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