• XML
    Create an RSS Reader With a Custom XMLLoader ClassPreview
    Those of you who've already downloaded the Flashtuts+ freebie XMLLoader Class 3.0 will know what a handy tool it can be. In this screencast, its author Clemente Gomez will take you through some features of the XMLLoader Class, building a useful multi-RSS reader in the process. Make some time, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy..Read More…
  • News
    How to Make AJAX Requests With Raw Javascript200x200
    Javascript frameworks have turned simple AJAX functions into one-liners. This is quite incredible, considering the fact that it would require more than twenty to accomplish the same thing with raw Javascript. Nevertheless, it's important to learn what's "under the hood". Read More…
  • News
    Friday Freebies: Object-Oriented Javascript200x200
    Packt Publishing has once again generously offered a few copies of the recently released "Object Oriented Javascript", by Stoyan Stefanov (@stoyanstefanov). After finishing the book last weekend, I can promise you that it's one of my favorite web development books. Stoyan does a fantastic job of making Javascript seem attainable. So without further ado, leave a comment to be automatically entered to win one of three copies. Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Assemble a Nifty Twitter Widget using Flash and the Twitter APIPreviewimage
    Flash will work neatly in combination with the Twitter API to create a Twitter widget for any webpage. Follow Shane Johnson (@ultravisual) as he demonstrates building an interface, pulling in specific XML data and tackling cross-domain policy issues..Read More…
  • WordPress
    Dissecting the WordPress Text Widget200x200
    In this tutorial, we will take a close look under the hood of the WordPress text widget to uncover the process of creating a widget that can be added to multiple widget locations. Read More…
  • Web Development
    Rapid Development with ColdFusion and CFML200x200
    Experience the speed, versatility and sheer joy of developing your web applications in ColdFusion 8. All you need is some space on your PC, and 45 minutes.Read More…
  • XML
    Build a Dynamic Guest Book with XML and ActionScript 3.0Previewimage
    Guest books are a great thing to enhance the online experience your viewers receive. The ability for the viewer to talk to you and others, respond to questions you've raised, comment on your work or just to socialize means a guest book is a must have for most web sites. Let's see how we can build our own guest book with ActionsScript 3.0, XML and PHP.Read More…
  • Tools
    Code Your Own Online “Paint Shop” AppCode
    Today we are going to replicate this excellent Flash based drawing application. But instead of sticking to good ol' Flash we are going to use the canvas element and some spiffy jQuery UI elements to achieve the same functionality. Intrigued? Let's dive in!Read More…
  • PHP
    Creating an Advanced Password Recovery Utility200x200
    In my last tutorial, 'A Better Login System', a few people commented on how they would like to see a tutorial on password recovery, which is something you don't always see in user access tutorials. The tutorial I am bringing you today will deal with just that. Using mySQLi, we will learn to recover unencrypted and (one-way) encrypted passwords. Read More…
  • News
    Need Some Outstanding Developers to Help With New "Components" Category200 news
    During the first half of this month, ThemeForest will be launching a brand new "components" category that will appeal more to developers than designers - at least from an authoring stand-point. To help seed this new category, we're in need of a few more outstanding developers to help us out. If you're creative and have the chops, email to discuss the details and compensation. * Note - to qualify for this initial seed content, you really need to know your stuff. When you contact us, please include your unique component idea, and samples of your work. Otherwise, your email will unfortunately be deleted. I'm looking forward to hearing from some of you! What's a "component"? Think advanced CSS/Flash menus, drag and drop shopping carts, graphs, etc. Read More…
  • Workflow
    Setting Up a Flash Development Sandbox: <br />Part 2Preview
    This is part 2 of how to set up a Flash Development Sandbox. You can read part 1 here. In this tutorial we're going to go over how to set up a local testing environment, look at the Debugger, Flex Builder's Profiler, talk about project organization, and setting up/using AS Docs.Read More…
  • PHP
    15 Wonderfully Creative Uses for PHP200x200
    If you are familiar with the basics of PHP, then you're probably wondering how you can use it to make your website more appealing. The possibilities are endless, and you can write your own PHP scripts or implement widely available scripts from around the web. Let's get started with 15 creative uses for PHP for your website! Read More…