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  • Flash
    Winner Announced: Win a Signed Copy of Foundation Flash CS4 for Designers!Flash cs4
    Tom Green, in addition to being one of our regular writers, contributes to a plethora of other sites, events, magazines and has a heap of books to his name too. This week on Activetuts+ Tom's personally offered up a signed copy of one of his friends of ED publications; Foundation Flash CS4 for Designers. If you're a Flash designer looking for a solid overview of Flash CS4, this book is for you! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of the post. At the end of the week we'll collect up the entries and randomly select one lucky winner.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    50 Helpful iPhone Apps for Web Designers and Developers200x200
    Nearing in on 100K (Apple approved) available apps as of this writing, the iPhone is the "do anything" device that's ready and capable of near desktop computing in the palm of your hand with the convenience of fitting in your pocket. For web designers and developers, this means no more toting around a laptop just to take care of the small bits of our job. From work to play and everything in between, the iPhone probably has you covered. As the saying goes, "Yup, there's an app for that". I've listed 50 iPhone apps for all you web designers and developers which covers everything from color scheme creators and font manuals to FTP and SSH clients. Also keep in mind there are many more of the same type of app. For more iPhone apps, don't forget to check out iPhone.AppStorm's list of 100 Useful Free iPhone Apps.Read More…
  • Games
    Conquer the Universe With ActionScript 3.0 and the Flixel Game Engine: Part 2Preview
    The Flixel game engine aims is to take the donkey work out of building AS3 games, leaving you with all the fun stuff and saving heaps of time! During Part 1 of this screencast, Shane covered the basics of Flixel and began work on his brilliant 8-bit style shoot 'em up. In this second part he takes things further, creating enemies, backgrounds, explosions, the health monitor, the playing arena, other assets and more. The end result is well worth following along for, even for the non-gamers amongst you..Read More…
    ASP.NET from Scratch: Lesson 2Aspnetfromscratch
    Continuing on from lesson one, Jeremy McPeak, author of Professional AJAX, and Beginning JavaScript: 4th Edition, will take things a step further as we delve deeper into working with the ASP.NET framework. Read More…
  • 3D
    Journey to the Next Dimension With Papervision3D: Part 2Preview
    Continuing on from part 1 where we got to grips with Papervision3D, part 2 takes our scene a bit further. In this concluding part you'll learn how to make your revolving cubes jump out at the viewer with 3D glasses.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    10 Templates that Solve Problems for Web Developers200x200
    We live in a web centric world right now, and if you haven't already, you'll most likely be facing website related dilemma(s). For example, maybe you need an email template to send out your company newsletter(s) but you don't have the first clue as to how to create one let alone create one that works with all major clients, looks outstanding and is easy to customize and reuse. Or maybe you need a stylish but functional admin panel for a client whom you've just built a complex CMS for, but you aren't a designer. There are an infinite number of possible problems you could be facing and fortunately, there are solutions.Read More…
  • Web Development
    You Don't Know Anything About Regular Expressions: A Complete Guide200x200
    Regular expressions can be scary...really scary. Fortunately, once you memorize what each symbol represents, the fear quickly subsides. If you fit the title of this article, there's much to learn! Let's get started. Read More…
  • Games
    Build Your Own OOP Connect 4 GamePreview
    OOP can make development faster, and your applications run faster. During this tutorial I'll demonstrate how to build an ActionScript Connect 4 game, using an organized OOP approach. Let's get started!Read More…
  • JavaScript
    Build an RSS Feed Reader with jQuery and jGFeedCode
    This tutorial shows how to use jQuery and the jGFeed plugin to fetch news feeds remotely and write the results into the existing markup. jGFeed is a jQuery plugin that allows you to get 'any' RSS feed from 'any' host and returns a JSON object for easy usage.Read More…
  • Databases
    Top 20+ MySQL Best PracticesPreview
    Database operations often tend to be the main bottleneck for most web applications today. It's not only the DBA's (database administrators) that have to worry about these performance issues. We as programmers need to do our part by structuring tables properly, writing optimized queries and better code. Here are some MySQL optimization techniques for programmers.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Building an Image Gallery with Progressive Enhancement200
    Who doesn’t love to completely trick out their website with neat features? But what happens when your viewers aren’t using the latest browser, or they have JavaScript turned off? In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a image gallery that will work in almost all environments, using progressive enhancement techniques.Read More…
  • Flash
    Winners Announced: Club GreenSock Membership Giveaway!Preview
    Barely a tutorial comes our way which doesn't involve tweening of some sort. More often than not, the handywork of GreenSock's Jack Doyle is behind it, TweenMax and TweenLite being just two of his great ActionScript tools. We're therefore dead chuffed that Jack has offered to give away 2 Shockingly Green Club GreenSock memberships to Activetuts+ readers! Club GreenSock gives members all manner of extra plugins and classes, SVN repository access, development notifications, discounts and more. Two random winners will be chosen at midnight this Friday, Pacific Eastern Standard Time. To enter, all you've gotta do is comment!Read More…