• 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…
  • Web Development
    You Don't Know Anything About Regular Expressions: A Complete Guide200x200
    Regular expressions can be scary...really scary. Fortunately, once you memorize what each symbol represents, the fear quickly subsides. If you fit the title of this article, there's much to learn! Let's get started. Read More…
  • Games
    Build Your Own OOP Connect 4 GamePreview
    OOP can make development faster, and your applications run faster. During this tutorial I'll demonstrate how to build an ActionScript Connect 4 game, using an organized OOP approach. Let's get started!Read More…
  • JavaScript
    Build an RSS Feed Reader with jQuery and jGFeedCode
    This tutorial shows how to use jQuery and the jGFeed plugin to fetch news feeds remotely and write the results into the existing markup. jGFeed is a jQuery plugin that allows you to get 'any' RSS feed from 'any' host and returns a JSON object for easy usage.Read More…
  • Databases
    Top 20+ MySQL Best PracticesPreview
    Database operations often tend to be the main bottleneck for most web applications today. It's not only the DBA's (database administrators) that have to worry about these performance issues. We as programmers need to do our part by structuring tables properly, writing optimized queries and better code. Here are some MySQL optimization techniques for programmers.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Building an Image Gallery with Progressive Enhancement200
    Who doesn’t love to completely trick out their website with neat features? But what happens when your viewers aren’t using the latest browser, or they have JavaScript turned off? In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a image gallery that will work in almost all environments, using progressive enhancement techniques.Read More…
  • Flash
    Winners Announced: Club GreenSock Membership Giveaway!Preview
    Barely a tutorial comes our way which doesn't involve tweening of some sort. More often than not, the handywork of GreenSock's Jack Doyle is behind it, TweenMax and TweenLite being just two of his great ActionScript tools. We're therefore dead chuffed that Jack has offered to give away 2 Shockingly Green Club GreenSock memberships to Activetuts+ readers! Club GreenSock gives members all manner of extra plugins and classes, SVN repository access, development notifications, discounts and more. Two random winners will be chosen at midnight this Friday, Pacific Eastern Standard Time. To enter, all you've gotta do is comment!Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    20+ Brand New and Incredibly Useful WordPress PluginsPreview
    With more than 7000+ plugins, WordPress is the most extendable Content Management System available; in fact, "WordPress is infinitely extensible" as Matt Mullenweg says. In this post, we'll examine twenty-one really useful plugins to take your blog to the next level.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Create a Custom Color Picker in FlashPreview
    A Color Picker is an application, usually found within graphics software and online, used for the purposes of color management, creating color schemes, picking colors, and more. In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to create a custom Color Picker in Flash using ActionScript 3.0.Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    5 More Helpful Video Quick Tips200x200
    As many of you might know, I post a sporadic video quick tip on Twitter once a week or so. For those of you who don't follow us, here are the latest five. You'll learn how to select anything and everything with jQuery, how to log PHP errors to a text file, how to change your website's background with each WordPress post, and more. Each video does not exceed five minutes. Read More…
  • Games
    Conquer the Universe With ActionScript 3.0 and the Flixel Game Engine: Part 1Preview
    The Flixel game engine is an opensource ActionScript 3.0 framework written by Adam Atomic. Its aim is to take the donkey work out of building AS3 games, leaving you with all the fun stuff and saving heaps of time! In this, the first in a series of two screencasts, Shane Johnson takes you through the basics of Flixel, explaining how to build an awesome shoot 'em up game from scratch.Read More…