• Roundups
    60 Flash Sites That Rock!Preview
    Creattica is great source of inspiration and wonderful place to showcase your Flash work. Whether you’re there to spark the creative fuse or just browse through some amazing work, it's well worth checking out what’s new over at Creattica. Recently, Creattica has added a whole bunch of new categories, including one for top-notch Flash work. Here's a rundown of some of the best work submitted so far.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Custom Events, and the Special Events API in jQueryPreview
    Web pages, for the most part, are event-driven. Libraries such as jQuery have provided helper methods to make this functionality much easier to grasp. In this tutorial, we'll look at expanding upon these methods to create your own custom namespaced events.Read More…
  • PHP
    The Joy of FirePHP: A Crash-CourseCode
    FirePHP is a Firefox plugin and server-side library combination which allows you to send all sorts of juicy info out of your web application to your browser, much like the console.log() functionality with JavaScript. In this PLUS tutorial and companion screencast, we’ll teach you how to get started from the very beginning!Read More…
  • Workflow
    Your First Client ProjectCode
    Once you’ve gotten a handful of client projects under your belt, you manage to forget just how difficult that first one really was! Even outside of the design/approval process, you must purchase the domain, purchase hosting, assign the nameservers to your host, upload your design, convert it for some CMS like WordPress, and then create the custom email address – like If you’re doing it for the first time, it really is a pain in the butt!Read More…
  • Flash
    Design a Panoramio Thumbnail Viewer in FlexPreview
    During this tutorial I'll take you through the ways in which Flex customizes interface controls. Specifically, we'll be looking at the TileList element, styling it with Flex's GUI toolkit. To pull this all together, we'll make use of the Panoramio API and build a dynamic thumbnail image viewer.Read More…
  • Flash
    Winner Announced: Follow @FlashArtOfWar to Win an Adobe Flex Builder 3 License!Flashartofwar
    Jesse Freeman lives and breathes Flash. He's worked for several big players in the industry, is a respected conference speaker and has written some of Activetuts+' most popular articles to date. His blog Flash Art of War has recently undergone a face lift, so to celebrate its rebirth Jesse is giving away a license for Adobe Flex Builder 3 to one lucky @FlashArtOfWar Twitter follower. Read on to find out how to enter..Read More…
  • Web Development
    Microformats: What, Why, and How200
    There's a lot of data on the web. Like, a lot. But I would guess that the data most useful to the masses—such as information about people they need to contact or events they need to attend—is stored in HTML, where you can't easily get at it. So, who you gonna call? Microformats is attempting to take on the job!Read More…
  • XML
    Create a Super Modern Elastic Menu in AS3Preview
    Sometimes you just want to be very modern about your website. And how better to show people how cool you are as a flash programmer than to make them experience it themselves? In this tutorial I will show you how to create a modern menu with spring-like buttons. We'll even make it customizable from xml!Read More…
  • News
    Holiday Giveaways, Freebies and More!200
    It's hard to believe it's almost a new decade, and with 2010 just around the corner it's time to get celebrating the holiday season. There's plenty happening around the Envato network of sites, read on to find out about it all!Read More…
  • Web Development
    15 Most Important Considerations when Choosing a Web Development Framework200x200
    New web development frameworks are sprouting out at a more rapid pace than anyone could keep up with. In this article, we are going to determine how to decide on a framework for creating your next, hot web application. Read More…
  • Contests
    WordPress 2.7 Cookbook + Free E-Books!200x200
    Packt Publishing recently sent me a review copy of "WordPress 2.7 Cookbook." I'm a huge fan of the cookbook line; they're similar to a huge string of quick tips. So if you don't have time to read for an hour straight, you can always pick up a web dev cookbook and learn a few neat techniques within minutes. WordPress 2.7 Cookbook is no different, and though it's more of a quick reference book, rather than one that you would traditionally read front-to-back, I still found myself devouring the pages within a day or so. Read More…
  • Web Development
    JavaScript from Null: Video SeriesJavascript from null
    Thanks to the wide adoption of libraries like jQuery and Mootools, JavaScript's popularity has skyrocketed in the last few years. However, in the process, an interesting thing occurred: many newer developers are learning these libraries without taking the time to actually learn about raw JavaScript techniques. What percentage of jQuery users don't know how to fade out an element with only raw JS? My guess is that it's much higher than many would think. If you want to truly understand the library you're working with, and improve your skill-set, it's vital that you learn the fundamentals of raw JavaScript. This screencast series focuses exclusively on JavaScript, and will take you from your first "Hello, World" alert up to more advanced topics. Read More…