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  • Web Design
    Build a Promotional Ticker For Your Site With AS3 and the Flash IDE Preview
    We're going to be creating a simple promo ticker for a website. This is great if you are running low on space on the home page, or if you just want the latest news or products to catch the viewers eye. Let's get going!Read More…
  • Web Development
    HTTP Headers for DummiesScreenshot
    Whether you're a programmer or not, you have seen it everywhere on the web. At this moment your browsers address bar shows something that starts with "http://". Even your first Hello World script sent HTTP headers without you realizing it. In this article we are going to learn about the basics of HTTP headers and how we can use them in our web applications.Read More…
  • Reviews
    Digging into WordPress Review, and Free Copies: Winners Announced!200x200
    A couple weeks ago, I received an email from Chris Coyier, of CSS-Tricks, containing a review copy of his recently released "Digging into WordPress" e-book. Expecting it to be more of a mini-book, I nonchalantly told him that I'd post a review that Friday; little did I know that this was a full-fledged book, packed full of knowledge. Read More…
  • Flash
    Winner Announced: Win a Signed Copy of Foundation Flash CS4 for Designers!Flash cs4
    Tom Green, in addition to being one of our regular writers, contributes to a plethora of other sites, events, magazines and has a heap of books to his name too. This week on Activetuts+ Tom's personally offered up a signed copy of one of his friends of ED publications; Foundation Flash CS4 for Designers. If you're a Flash designer looking for a solid overview of Flash CS4, this book is for you! 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 one lucky winner.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    50 Helpful iPhone Apps for Web Designers and Developers200x200
    Nearing in on 100K (Apple approved) available apps as of this writing, the iPhone is the "do anything" device that's ready and capable of near desktop computing in the palm of your hand with the convenience of fitting in your pocket. For web designers and developers, this means no more toting around a laptop just to take care of the small bits of our job. From work to play and everything in between, the iPhone probably has you covered. As the saying goes, "Yup, there's an app for that". I've listed 50 iPhone apps for all you web designers and developers which covers everything from color scheme creators and font manuals to FTP and SSH clients. Also keep in mind there are many more of the same type of app. For more iPhone apps, don't forget to check out iPhone.AppStorm's list of 100 Useful Free iPhone Apps.Read More…
  • Games
    Conquer the Universe With ActionScript 3.0 and the Flixel Game Engine: Part 2Preview
    The Flixel game engine aims is to take the donkey work out of building AS3 games, leaving you with all the fun stuff and saving heaps of time! During Part 1 of this screencast, Shane covered the basics of Flixel and began work on his brilliant 8-bit style shoot 'em up. In this second part he takes things further, creating enemies, backgrounds, explosions, the health monitor, the playing arena, other assets and more. The end result is well worth following along for, even for the non-gamers amongst you..Read More…
    ASP.NET from Scratch: Lesson 2Aspnetfromscratch
    Continuing on from lesson one, Jeremy McPeak, author of Professional AJAX, and Beginning JavaScript: 4th Edition, will take things a step further as we delve deeper into working with the ASP.NET framework. Read More…
  • 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…