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  • Frameworks
    Flash CamouflageCamouflage
    Flash Camo (for short) is a graphics framework that allows AS 3 applications to be easily skinned from pngs, jpgs, or gifs. The framework is broken down into 3 core areas: Decals, the CSS Parser, and the CamoDisplay. These systems can be used individually or combined to fit your needs. When used together they form a powerful set of tools to help skin and style any Flash application. With Camo’s modular approach, you can use as little or as much of the framework as you want. The entire framework is under 35k.Read More…
  • Flash
    Animate a Logo in FlashPurple logo
    With web and multimedia design there is the opportunity to add a little fun and creativity to your logo by creating a simple animation effect. Obviously this process isn't limited to just your logo; animating an element can help draw attention to a particular object or area of a webpage or digital presentation.Read More…
  • WordPress
    WordPress: Beginner to Master, Part 2Code
    Throughout this six-part beginner-to-master series, we'll be using the advanced features of WordPress to create our own portfolio & blog, complete with an options page, multiple styles and support for the new WordPress 2.7 features. Today, we're creating our homepage layout.Read More…
  • WordPress
    WordPress: Beginner to Master, Part 3Code
    Throughout this six-part beginner-to-master series, we'll be using the advanced features of WordPress to create our own portfolio & blog, complete with an options page, multiple styles and support for the new WordPress 2.7 features. Today we'll layout our blog posts and style 'single posts' based on category.Read More…
  • WordPress
    WordPress: Beginner to Master, Part 1Code
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    Throughout this six-part beginner-to-master series, we'll be using the advanced features of WordPress to create our own portfolio & blog, complete with an options page, multiple styles and support for the new WordPress 2.7 features.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    30 Photoshop Web Elements, Backgrounds and Icon Sets (via GraphicRiver)200
    When you're designing or building a website, chances are you're going to need various little elements designed. I personally tend to reuse a lot of the same buttons, menus, icons and so on. Since we launched GraphicRiver earlier this year though we've seen a lot of cool little web graphics coming in, in the form of web elements, backgrounds and icons. So I've compiled 30 of the best to give you a flavour of what is available over there. Of course don't forget if you just need a complete PSD design template to build off you can grab those at ThemeForest!Read More…
  • News
    The Easiest Way to Use Any Font You Wish200x200
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    CSS 3 is on the horizon, and we're all getting excited. Thanks to the latest browser updates, developers can begin working with time-saving new properties - such as @font-face. Unfortunately, the availability of these features is limited to a tiny fraction of our overall userbase. At least for the next year or so, we'll need to continue utilizing the Flash and Javascript alternatives when embedding fonts. Luckily, a new contender, Cufón, has made the process unbelievably simple. What makes it different? Rather than Flash, it uses a mixture of canvas and VML to render the fonts. In just a few minutes, I'll demonstrate how to use any font you wish in your web applications. Excited? Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    10 Rare HTML Tags You Really Should KnowDogtags
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    Web developers these days are often expected to know and work in multiple languages. As a result, it's tricky to learn everything a language has to offer and easy to find yourself not utilizing the full potential of some more specialized but very useful tags. Unfortunately we haven't been tapping into the full potential of these more obscure HTML tags as of late. But it's never too late to get back into the game and start writing code that taps into the power of some under-used tags. Here are ten of some of the most underused and misunderstood tags in HTML. While they might be less familiar, they're still quite useful in certain situations.Read More…
  • General
    Internet Explorer 8 EssentialsIe logo
    Like it or loathe it, a new release of Microsoft's Internet Explorer is upon us once again. For this eighth iteration of their browser, they are focusing heavily on security, ease of use and improvements in RSS, AJAX and CSS. That's a rather general outline, so we'll dive into these new features for a closer look.Read More…
  • News
    Friday Freebie: O'REILLY Books!200x200
    Nettuts+ has quickly established itself as one of the premier resources for web development tutorials. One year ago, this website didn't exist. Today, we've surpassed 30,000 subscribers - which is no small feat! To show our appreciation, I have some more freebies to mail out this week, courtesy of O'REILLY. Additionally, I'd like to inform you of a fantastic Javascript workshop that's coming up, hosted by Douglas Crockford. Read More…
  • News
    How to Build a Super Duper News Scroller200x200
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    This week, we'll learn how to combine PHP, SimplePie, and jQuery to build a simple news scroller widget for your website. It's much easier than you might think; so let's begin. Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    How to Add Variables to Your CSS FilesCss3
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    Let's try something different on nettuts+ today. Any designer who has worked with large CSS files will agree that its major weakness is its inability to use variables. In this article, we will learn how to implement variables by using PHP and Apache's URL rewrite mod.Read More…
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