• Web Development
    Quick Tip: Cross Domain AJAX Request with YQL and jQuery200x200
    For security reasons, we cannot make cross-domain AJAX requests with jQuery. For example, I can't call the load() method, and pass in ''. As we'd be loading in scripts and such, as well as our desired content, this would present a significant security risk. Nonetheless, there may be times when this is specifically what you require. Thanks to YQL, we can allow for this functionality rather easily! Read More…
  • PHP
    How to Create a PHP/MySQL Powered Forum from ScratchPreview
    In this tutorial, we're going to build a PHP/MySQL powered forum from scratch. This tutorial is perfect for getting used to basic PHP and database usage. Let's dive right in!Read More…
  • Contests
    Winners Announced: CodeCanyon Competition200x200
    For the entire month of February, developers were encouraged to submit their best scripts and components to CodeCanyon. With over $6200 worth of prizes to win, it was a battle consisting of many high level items. However, the competition has since concluded, and after two weeks of deliberating, the reviewers and I have made our choices for the top three spots! Read More…
  • News
    IE9 May Actually Be a Fantastic BrowserIe logo
    Today, as part of MIX 2010, some exciting updates were released on the progress of Internet Explorer 9. The IE team is implementing some incredible features, such as HTML5, CSS3, SVG support, and a new lightning fast JavaScript engine, Chakra! Further, they're currently scoring a 55 on the Acid3 test - a figure that's surely to increase substantially before the official release. What about the idea of Microsoft contributing to an open source project, jQuery, with their proposed templating engine? Within moments of these announcements, the Twitter-verse spilled "tears of joy." Want to dive in and check out the developer preview? That's available too, starting today! Read More…
  • WordPress
    10 Features to Look Forward to in WordPress 3.0Preview
    WordPress 3.0 is scheduled to be released within the next 30-60 days. There are some great new features coming, including custom post types, a new default theme, and a menu manager. Read on to find out what to expect in version three!Read More…
  • News
    Winners Announced: Win a Copy of Rockable's Latest eBook, 'How to Write Great Copy for the Web'200x200rock
    Hi everyone, the winners have been selected and contacted. Thank you all for entering this great competition. If you weren't successful there are still two more days for you to get on the Rockin' List and get the voucher for the book. The winners are Khaled, Kay and Achikochi. Today we've got three copies of the new eBook from Rockable and FreelanceSwitch, How to Write Great Copy for the Web, to give away. Entering takes seconds, just leave a comment below and three lucky people will be selected.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Learning Server-Side JavaScript with Node.jsPreview
    Node.js is all the buzz at the moment, and makes creating high performance, real-time web applications easy. It allows JavaScript to be used end to end, both on the server and on the client. This tutorial will walk you through the installation of Node and your first "Hello World" program, to building a scalable streaming Twitter server.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    How to Build a Lava-Lamp Style Navigation Menu200x200
    A couple weeks ago, I created a screencast that demonstrated how to build a three-level navigation menu. In a response email, one of our readers requested a tutorial on how to build a lava-lamp style menu. Luckily, it's quite a simple task, especially when using a JavaScript library. We'll build one from scratch today. Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    Quick Tip: HTML5 Video with a Fallback to Flash Html5
    In this video quick tip, we'll review how to work with HTML 5 video in your own projects. Because older browsers and Internet Explorer do not understand the <video> element, we must also find a way to serve a Flash file to viewers who are utilizing those browsers. Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Extend your Flash Application Using the Context MenuPreview
    A Context Menu is a menu in a graphical user interface that appears upon user interaction, such as a right-mouse click. The Flash Player context menu allows you to add custom menu items, control the display of the built-in context menu items (for example, Zoom In and Print) and create copies of menus. In this tutorial, we'll learn how to take advantage of these items.Read More…
  • PHP
    CodeIgniter from Scratch: File OperationsCodeigniter
    In today's episode, we are going to be working with several helper functions, related to files, directories, and downloads. We are going to learn how to read, write, download files, and retrieve information about both files and directories. Also at the end we will build a small file browser that utilizes jQuery as well.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Quick Tip: How to Communicate Between Flash and JavaScriptPreview
    In this Quick Tip, we'll look at how to use the ExternalInterface class. This allows us to write AS3 which can run JavaScript code, and vice-versa. That means you can use Flash to alter parts of the webpage in which it's running!Read More…