• Web Roundups
    Inspiration: 40 Unique Footer Designs200x200
    For this week's stream of inspiration, we've collected forty fantastically creative and unique footer designs.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    Quick Tip: New HTML5 Form Features200x200
    In this screencast, we'll take a quick look at a few new HTML5 features: the placeholder and autofocus tools, as well as the email and URL input types. Read More…
  • iOS SDK
    iPhone SDK: First Steps With JSON Data Using the Twitter APIJson preview
    Web accessible APIs provide a wealth of resources for extending the functionality of your iPhone apps. These APIs tend to be consumed in two primary data formats: XML and JSON. The iPhone SDK has built-in support for XML parsing, and this will be covered in a separate tutorial. In this tutorial, we will be focusing on adding JSON support to your iOS applications by demonstrating how to create a Twitter reading client app.Read More…
  • Plugins
    How to Write a "Most Popular By Views" WordPress Plugin200x200
    As you continue writing for WordPress more and more, the level of difficulty and complexity of your plugins will eventually reach far beyond the simple back-end data manipulation, as demonstrated in our beginner's article. In this installment we'll cover in-depth: database interaction, Admin Widgets, and Sidebar Widgets. Today's example will be a custom built "Most Popular by Views" plugin, which creates an admin area widget for us to view, and a sidebar widget for visitors to see.Read More…
  • Databases
    Quick Tip: A Fast Overview of Querious (MySQL Manager)200x200
    In today's video quick tip, we'll have a quick (not sponsored) overview of a Mac database manager for MySQL that I came across yesterday, called Querious. As I mention in the screencast, I particularly like this one, because it just works -- without being too complicated or overwhelming in the way that PHPMyAdmin might be for some. Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    10 More Awesome Web Development Screencasts and PresentationsCamera
    Last year, around this time, we posted an enlightening list of twenty web development video screencasts from around the web. Today, the same tradition continues, a bit expanded with some presentations from the web world. Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    The Beginner’s Guide to Web Design: Part 2Code
    In part two of this series we're going to create a CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) file to edit the appearance of our HTML webpage. Web designers keep the content of a webpage (the HTML) separate from the styling (CSS) to keep the source code easily readable, and to make redesigns of a website much simpler than than if the styling were mixed in with the content.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    The Beginner’s Guide to Web Design: Part 1Code
    Throughout this series you will learn how to create a website using the latest in web design techniques (HTML5 & CSS3). This series is aimed at those with absolutely zero previous knowledge of web design.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Android SDK Quick Tip: Launching Maps In-AppAndroid google maps preview
    This Quick Tip will show you how to programmatically launch in to the Google Maps application. You will learn to load Maps with a precise position, a location name, and with a search query. As a bonus tip, you’ll see how to load a Street View at a particular location, with the “camera” aimed the direction you want.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    The Beginner’s Guide to Web Design: Part 3Code
    In the final installment of the series we'll add a new page to our website where we will experiment with a few HTML elements, and expand on our CSS knowledge.Read More…
  • Titanium Mobile
    Appcelerator SDK: Adding Shake, Toggle, and Random Strings to Fortune CrunchAppcelerator fortunecrunch2 preview
    This tutorial picks up where our Introduction to Cross-Platform Development With Appcelerator tutorial left off. You will refactor the original tutorial code for maintainability and learn how to extend the functionality of the application by causing the cookie to break with the "shake" gesture, toggling the broken/unbroken state, and displaying pseudo-random strings to the end-user. In addition to the Appcelerator SDK, you must have both the iPhone SDK and the Android SDK in order to test your code on both platforms. Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    Inspiration: Character Illustrations in Website DesignPreview
    The use of character illustration in web design is a great and easy way to increase the amount of visual appeal your website has. Not only does it brighten things up and make your site a bit more captivating, but it also, if pulled off well, helps your visitors remember your design (and therefore your website). Although your website's content is extremely important, a beautiful and engaging design helps to bring everything together.Read More…