• Effects
    Introduction to QuickBox2D: Part 1Thumbnail
    This tutorial will teach you the basics of the QuickBox2D library. After reading through the following steps, you'll be able to create a wide variety of physics simulation effects. Over the course of this tutorial we'll create a few small demos to familiarize you with QuickBox2D's basic functionality.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Quick Tip: How to Create a Theme-Switcher in 200 Seconds200x200
    Have you ever seen sites that offer some kind of "color-switcher" within the header section? Want to know how easy it is to replicate? I'll show you in 200 seconds, using jQuery. Read More…
  • Web Development
    Scheduling Tasks with Cron JobsPreview
    Cron Jobs are used for scheduling tasks to run on the server. They're most commonly used for automating system maintenance or administration. However, they are also relevant to web application development. There are many situations when a web application may need certain tasks to run periodically. Today we are going to explore the fundamentals of Cron Jobs.Read More…
  • Effects
    Quick Tip: How to Create Perfect Alpha ReflectionsPreview
    2010 will see several changes here on Activetuts+, one of which you'll see implemented across all the Tuts+ sites: Quick Tips. Quick Tips tuts will be short, informative, simple, effective and will demonstrate something achievable during your lunch break! Bruno is kicking off the Quick Tips here at Activetuts+, with a great tip on creating perfect reflections. Got 5 minutes? Off you go then..Read More…
  • Effects
    Shoot Out Stars with the Stardust Particle EnginePreview
    In this tutorial I will introduce to you the Stardust Particle Engine. First I'm going to show you how to set up Stardust, and then I'll cover the basic Stardust class responsibilities and how they collaborate together to make Stardust work as a whole. Next, we will look at a Stardust's general workflow and get down to creating a particle effect with stars shooting out from the mouse cursor; the stars will slow down gradually, grow larger after birth, and shrink when dying. Finally, I'll demonstrate the flexibility of Stardust by creating several variations from the already complete example, including using animated movie clips as particles, variable particle simulation timescale, and shooting out display objects of different classes from a single emitter. Read More…
  • Tools
    An API for the Web: Learning YQLCode
    The Yahoo Query Language is a great tool that’s guaranteed to speed up your web development time. The more complex your project, the more time YQL will save you. So, is it a framework, an application, a beverage? Today, you’ll find out what it is and how to use it!Read More…
  • News
    Winner Announced - Freebie: $50 Amazon Gift Card200x200
    Nettuts+ is a success solely because of the fantastic community. Today, we have a $50 Amazon gift card to give away to say thank you for sticking with us as long as you have! Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: Top 5 Ways to Browser-Test your Website200x200
    The great joy that comes from being a web designer is getting to view your new website in a variety of browsers, only to find that each renders the site at varying levels of consistency - namely Internet Explorer 7 and below. This video quick tip will demonstrate the five most popular services and tools for testing a website in a variety of browsers. Read More…
  • Interviews
    An Interview with David Walsh200x200
    David Walsh is a well-known, twenty-six year old, web developer in the community. In addition to his blog, he contributed to the creation of Script and Style, and is a core team member for the Mootools framework. Today, we'll talk with him about his day-to-day workflow, JavaScript, and web development in general. Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Build a Dynamic Video Player with ActionScript 3: Part 2 of 3Thumbnail 02
    It's on to part two of our Custom AS3 Video Player! In the previous chapter we became familiar with the start file, added some interactivity to the buttons and (most importantly) got the video playing. In this second part we are going to set up the xml for all the the videos settings. We will change how our player loads videos and get preloaders working for all of our thumbnails. We will be able to add, change and modify our videos on the fly with XML. Let's get started!Read More…
    ASP.NET from Scratch: Lesson 3Aspnetfromscratch
    Picking up where Lesson two left off, this new installment of ASP.NET From Scratch covers more C# programming fundamentals – namely class inheritance and interfaces. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use inheritance to save time and code. You’ll also learn about the concept of interfaces, and how they can make your applications and components flexible and maintainable. You'll also be introduced to the Object Browser, a feature of Visual Studio that organizes all classes within the Framework Class Library and your project in a browsable format. Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    Quick Tip: How to Target IE6 and IE7 with Only Two Characters200x200
    Did you know that, with the addition of only two characters, you can target both Internet Explorer 6 and 7 in your stylesheets? It's easy...I'll show you! Read More…