• ActionScript
    Create an iPhone Inspired Switch CheckBox Using Flash and ActionScript 3.0Preview
    A CheckBox is a graphical user interface element that permits the user to make one or multiple selections from a number of options. In this tutorial, we'll create a Switch checkbox inspired by the iPhone Graphical User Interface. Read on to find out how!Read More…
  • Flash
    Winner announced: Win $50 + $50 by Checking Out ActiveDenActive prev
    In this week's comment to win giveaway you can enter for your chance to win a neat 50-50 prize... $50 USD and $50 marketplace credit. And you can do it simply by leaving your ActiveDen username in a comment on this post. One random commenter will be selected to win the prize, so you have just as much chance as anyone else to win. If you don't have an account, you can quickly sign-up for free on the site. ActiveDen is a marketplace where Flash and Flex developers of all kinds can set up shop for free and start selling files they've created. It was created by Envato, the makers of Activetuts+. Read on to learn more about how you can make passive income on ActiveDen, and to learn more about the giveaway.Read More…
  • PHP
    Regular Expressions for Dummies: Screencast Series200x200
    Over the course of a handful of video tutorials, I'm going to teach you how to use regular expressions effectively in your Javascript and PHP applications. As always, I'll assume you know absolutely zip. Read More…
  • PHP
    7AMP - Creating a Development Environment7amp
    Running a local development web server is one of the best ways of learning AJAX; reading up on it is one thing, but being able to pass the raw data back and forth between a browser and a server is really the only way to truly understand what is happening at a fundamental level. To create the dynamic and interactive apps and sites that we've come to know and love, you need a development server. On Windows systems we really have only a few decent options available; we can use Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS), which is usually bundled with Ultimate or Business versions of Windows, or we can use Apache, the extremely popular open-source alternative. Remember when Microsoft enjoyed a 90% market share of the browser market? Apache is the MS of the web server world and at some points in its illustrious history has enjoyed almost total domination in its respective field.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    17 Hours of JavaScript from the Masters200
    Douglas Crockford. John Resig. Peter-Paul Koch. Nicolas C. Zakas. If you recognize these names, you probably know what they all have in common: they're amazingly talented JavaScript Developers. Today, you'll hear from all of them, in this roundup of JavaScript presentations. Be ready to stretch your brain!Read More…
  • Workflow
    Introduction to the HYPE ActionScript 3.0 FrameworkPreview
    In this tutorial I'm going to introduce you to HYPE, an ActionScript 3 framework released by Joshua Davis and Branden Hall on October 31, 2009. The purpose of this introduction is not to get into the intricacies of the framework, but to walk you through a rather simple exercise designed to demonstrate some of the possibilities this Open Source project offers you.Read More…
  • News
    Learn how to AJAXify Comment Forms200x200
    In this week's video tutorial, I'll teach you how to take a simple, boring contact form and add some animations and an AJAX post request to submit the form to your MySQL database asynchronously. In addition, we'll also implement a bit of server and client-side validation to better secure our data. When submitting to the database, we'll also review the most secure methods, including the use of prepared statements, which will bind the necessary values to each query, rather than embed them. Read More…
  • Reviews
    Book Review: Zend Framework 1.8 Web Application Development200x200
    If you are looking into buying a book to learn about Zend Framework, chances are you are already set on using Zend Framework to build your next project. Today, we will be looking at Zend Framework 1.8 Web Application Development by Keith Pope, published by Packt Publishing.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Code a Chaotic Composition Inspired by Joshua DavisCodedchaos
    Ever wondered how design guru Joshua Davis makes those choatic images? I did. With his art as inspiration I grabbed a cup of coffee and set out to mimic his style. This tutorial is aimed at designers and flash beginners, and documents my process of achieving something similar to Joshua's early compositions.Read More…
  • Interviews
    Inside the Mind of ThemeForest's Top Selling Author200x200
    Kriesi is ThemeForest's top selling author; he, last month, broke the record of most sales in a single month, across all of the Envato marketplaces! It's even more shocking when we consider the fact that he's only 27 years old! In this interview, we'll dive into his work process, and hopefully steal some tips and inspiration! Read More…
  • Web Development
    Build a Simple Password Strength Checker200x200
    Providing instant feedback is the in-thing right now. Why limit yourself to checking usernames and email addresses? Why not extend this to provide quick visual feedback about the strength of the password the user has input? Today, we'll take a look at how to create a simple password strength checker using the jQuery library, regular expressions and a simple algorithm. Read More…
  • Flash
    Winners Announced: O'Reilly's ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook - Comment to Win One of Three Copies!Cookbook
    There's more literary goodness up for grabs on Activetuts+! This week will see copies of (hang on, this is a mouthful) O'Reilly's ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook: Solutions for Flash Platform and Flex Application Developers being given away to three lucky readers! 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 the winners.Read More…