• News
    Meet Michael Williams! Activetuts+ Technical EditorBread
    We have big plans for Activetuts+ this year and we've started by adding a new member to the team! Michael Williams, who's written a number of tuts for us already, has jumped on board as Technical Editor. He'll proof-read the technical aspects of each tut, ensuring the ActionScript is up to scratch and that best practices are adhered to. What does this mean for you, the reader? Put simply, you can expect more content and improved quality. For the last couple of weeks Michael's been working alongside me and is doing a fantastic job, confirming the adage that two loaves are better than one..Read More…
  • Applications
    Exporting Code-Driven Flash as a QuickTime MoviePreview
    In the days of Macromedia, working between Flash and QuickTime was rough territory for designers and animators. Then in 2007, when Adobe took the helm and released Flash CS3, a lot of compatibility issues were resolved. In this exercise, I am going to show you how a purely code-driven animation can be exported as a QuickTime movie and further enhanced in After Effects CS4.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    10 Hand-Picked Tutorials for Beginning Web DesignersTut thumb
    So you're starting to show interest in web design, but are having trouble figuring out where to start? Want to create awesome websites, learn how to code HTML/CSS, and learn about web standards and the user experience? If so, we have a list of hand-picked Envato tutorials that should get you started on your journey! Read More…
  • Web Development
    Top 10 Things that JavaScript Got Wrong200x200
    JavaScript, if only by default, is one of the most popular programming languages available. Over the years, it's been labeled as a nightmare to work with, and, to some extent, this is true! However, more often than not, what people mean to say is that the DOM API is a nightmare. Nevertheless, there are a handful of flat-out errors in the language. Read More…
  • Design
    Quick Tip: Different Layouts for Different Widths200x200
    It's becoming more and more common for web sites and applications to provide different layouts dependent upon the user's window size, or resolution. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, ranging from CSS to JavaScript solutions. In this video quick tip, we'll learn how laughably simple it is to do this with a touch of jQuery, and the resize() method. Read More…
  • Flash
    Flash Websites: the Pros and ConsPreview
    Flash is a tool which enables designers and developers to build amazing websites (as you'll have seen). However it isn’t always easy to create or manage a Flash site. We’re going to discuss the pros and cons of doing so.Read More…
  • PHP
    Building a Blog from Scratch with Frog CMSArticle thumbnail
    We tend to cover a lot of CMSs; especially WordPress related material and topics. While WordPress is an absolutely wonderful CMS, there are some other content management systems out there that don't get the credit they deserve. One worth noting is the Frog CMS, an open source simple content management system. From what I can tell, the greatest thing Frog has going for it is its simplicity. It feels blazingly fast and the way everything is organized is very intuitive. Today, we will take an in depth look at getting started with the Frog CMS, as well as building our own blog from scratch.Read More…
  • PHP
    CodeIgniter from Scratch: Day 8 - AJAXCodeigniter
    The CodeIgniter from Scratch series was unexpectedly, and significantly popular. Today, I'm pleased to announce that, with the help of one of my best authors, Burak, we'll be continuing the series! Additionally, the most often requested topic is the subject for today's screencast: combining CodeIgniter and jQuery. Read More…
  • JavaScript
    JavaScript Events: From the Ground UpCode
    Almost everything you do in JavaScript is supposed to begin when something happens: the user clicks a button, hovers over a menu, presses a key, you get the idea. It's pretty simple to do with libraries like jQuery, but do you know how to wire up events in raw JavaScript? Today, I'm going to teach you just that!Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Quick Tip: Create a Copy to Clipboard Button in FlashPreview
    The clipboard is a software facility that can be used for short-term data storage and/or data transfer between documents or applications, via copy and paste operations. In this Quick Tip, we will create a Copy to Clipboard button in Flash.Read More…
  • General
    Why Web Developers Should Switch to Google ChromePreview
    Check out Chrome 4's great new features for developers, such as cross-platform support, awesome web inspector integration, and handy new extensions. It's becoming more and more difficult to deny Chrome the title as the new browser for web developers. If it's not quite there yet, it will be soon! Read More…
  • XML
    Using Google Maps' New Features for FlashPreview
    After such a positive response to my first tutorial Implement a Map Using the Google Map API for Flash I decided to write a second. Since that first tut the Google Map API has been updated, allowing developers to (amongst other things) add 3D viewing to maps. This is a great feature and during this tutorial I'll explain how to use it. Also, lots of people requested an explanation for adding custom markers; that's the second thing we'll discuss here today.Read More…