Web Development

  • PHP
    10 Principles of the PHP MastersPhp10
    With PHP's widespread adoption,it's almost too easy to find a script or snippet to do exactly what you need. Unfortunately, there's no filter as to what is a "good practice" and what's, well... not so good when writing a PHP script. We need trustworthy sources, who have proven they have a solid grasp on the best practices of PHP. We need PHP masters to show us the best principles to follow for high-grade PHP programming.Read More…
  • Ruby
    Learn Ruby on Rails from Scratch: Week 2200x200
    Welcome to Ruby on Rails From Scratch Week 2. Hopefully this sequel to week 1 will help to further your education in Rails. This week, we'll do a little bit more with getting an actual page up and running. We'll also work on adding more interactivity by embedding ruby in HTML and learning a little about variables. After that, we'll learn more about Ruby's beautiful URL structure and how to manipulate it, plus other things as well. This is definitely going to be a packed week!Read More…
  • WordPress
    How to Create a Wordpress Theme from Scratch200x200
    Following on from the recent article on "PSD to HTML", this tutorial will look at taking a HTML/CSS template and turning it into a functioning WordPress theme. There is so much you can do when creating your own theme we couldn't nearly cover it all. So, we're going to look at how themes are structured, creation of the core files and splitting up that index.html file. Read More…
  • 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 LiveCode
    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…