• Web Roundups
    Tools of the Trade: Web Development Frameworks that the Pros Use200x200
    New web development frameworks, promising rapid development and easy deployment, are sprouting out at a more rapid pace than you can keep up. In the last article, we looked at the various factors you'd have to consider when deciding on a framework. Today, we are going to look at the various frameworks available for each facet of web development. Read More…
  • PHP
    Configuring Zend Framework to work with a Local Development EnvironmentCode
    In this tutorial, we will go over how to install and configure the Zend Framework to work with your local development environment. I will be using Wampserver 2.0i on a Windows Vista computer but these steps can be adapted to XAMPP, MAMP, or whatever stack of Apache, PHP, and MySQL that you're using.Read More…
  • Databases
    SQL for BeginnersPreview
    Most modern web applications today interact with databases, usually with a language called SQL. Lucky for us, this language is quite easy to learn. In this article, we are going to start with some basic SQL queries and use them to interact with a MySQL database.Read More…
  • Media
    Play Videos in Sequence Using FlashPreview
    It's an all too familiar occurrence. You click a link to watch a video and, instead, have to sit through a 15 second ad before the video plays. Though this is an extreme example of how one plays a video sequence the technique is exactly the same. In this tut, I'll show you a method of playing sequential video through a video object and through the FLVPlayback component in Flash.Read More…
  • Flash
    Winner Announced: Win a Copy of Making Things Move!200
    Foundation Actionscript 3.0 Animation: Making Things Move! by Keith Peters is regularly mentioned in posts here on Activetuts+. It's an awesome reference for anyone interested in animating using ActionScript 3.0. This week, we're giving away a copy to one lucky @activetuts twitter follower, so they can see for themselves! Off you go then, you know the drill..Read More…
  • PHP
    How to Build a Shopping Cart using CodeIgniter and jQueryCodeigniter
    CodeIgniter is an open source PHP web application framework with a lot of features. Recently, thanks to the latest update, a new feature was added to this framework, called the Cart Class. In this tutorial, we're going to take advantage of this new class, and write a shopping cart system, with a touch of jQuery added in.Read More…
  • Applications
    uBooks Invoicing AIR AppUbooks 200
    uBooks has been created to try and make the whole invoicing and payment process for freelancers as simple as possible. With its clear layout , intuitive structure and informative and useful report system, uBooks will make your freelancing career that little bit easier!Read More…
  • Games
    Send Season's Greetings With a Flash Piano Christmas CardXmascard
    Tired of those old-fashioned animated Christmas cards with Santa Claus laughing, a sleigh flying in the sky with a bunch of trees and sparkling lights? This year you have no excuse. I'm going to show you how to build a virtual keyboard that plays Jingle Bells. You'll even be able to extend the concept and add more songs and notes to the piano. For this tut I'll be using a combination of Tweenlite, the Flex SDK, the Flash IDE and Flash Develop.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    35 CSS-based Layouts that Look AwesomePreview
    Creattica continues to be a great source of inspiration. Whether you’re there to spark the creative fuse or just browse through some amazing work, it's well worth checking out what’s new over at Creattica. Recently, they've added a whole bunch of new categories - including one for top-notch CSS work. Here's a rundown of some of the best work submitted so far.Read More…
  • Web Development
    JavaScript from Null: Chapter 2Javascript from null
    Continuing on from chapter one, we'll now take things a step further as we learn about primitive datatypes, operators, if statements, and naming conventions. Read More…
  • Effects
    Creating a Four-State Button With the Flash Timeline and ActionScript 3.0Preview
    This tutorial came about after looking online for help with the very same topic. A lot of people seem to be asking the same question, but it was hard to find a neatly packaged set of instructions to follow. So, like any decent netizen, I cobbled together this article, gaining inspiration from a couple of other blogs and using experience from some trial and error on my own. And now I offer it to you, hoping this will end your own search.Read More…
  • News
    CodeCanyon + Tumblr Themes + Buy Now + More200
    It's been a busy year here at Envato and over on our marketplaces, we're finishing it off with a bang! I'm pretty excited to fill you in on 2 new marketplaces, 3 new types of things you can buy and sell, and a dramatic improvement to how you can purchase on the sites. Read on to learn more! Read More…