• 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…
  • Media
    Generate Video Captions with Soundbooth and FlashPreview
    It seems as though we are inundated with video on the web. In many respects, this is not an unexpected phenomena but video is undergoing a rather quiet shift in perception. For the past several years, video has been regarded as content taking up space on the web page. A couple of years back, it slowly dawned on a few people that even though video is indeed content, it is the video’s data that could have huge potential. In this tutorial I am going to show you one example of how this works. We are going to take the audio track out of a video file, transcribe it and then use that transcription to create video captions in Flash.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    Use Sprites to Create an Awesomeness-Filled Navigation Menu200x200
    CSS sprites can dramatically increase a website's performance, and with jQuery, we can implement awesome transition effects easily. Let's get started.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Build a Promotional Ticker For Your Site With AS3 and the Flash IDE Preview
    We're going to be creating a simple promo ticker for a website. This is great if you are running low on space on the home page, or if you just want the latest news or products to catch the viewers eye. Let's get going!Read More…
  • Web Development
    HTTP Headers for DummiesScreenshot
    Whether you're a programmer or not, you have seen it everywhere on the web. At this moment your browsers address bar shows something that starts with "http://". Even your first Hello World script sent HTTP headers without you realizing it. In this article we are going to learn about the basics of HTTP headers and how we can use them in our web applications.Read More…
  • Reviews
    Digging into WordPress Review, and Free Copies: Winners Announced!200x200
    A couple weeks ago, I received an email from Chris Coyier, of CSS-Tricks, containing a review copy of his recently released "Digging into WordPress" e-book. Expecting it to be more of a mini-book, I nonchalantly told him that I'd post a review that Friday; little did I know that this was a full-fledged book, packed full of knowledge. Read More…
  • 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…