• Interviews
    Interview with Kevin SuttlePreview
    To quote his blog Commented Out, Kevin Suttle is a Flash Platform developer based in Cincinnati Ohio. He specializes in ActionScript, Flex, User Interface Design and Experience Design. He's a hugely active member of the Flash Community and recently I caught up with him to ask a few questions..Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Build Your Own ActionScript YouTube PlayerPreview
    During this tut we'll take a look at using the YouTube API to build a custom YouTube player with ActionScript 3.0. Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    Rethinking Forms in HTML5Html5
    While there are many changes for the better in the HTML5 specification, there is no better bang for the buck for the data driven website than the transformation of forms. These simple changes will transform how you enter, validate, process, and even display inputs. You will be able to create more usable web applications with less code and less confusion.Read More…
  • Web Development
    7 Simple and Useful Command-Line TipsTerminals
    One of the most useful, but under-used, tools a web developer has is the command-line. The terminal often scares people away; so here's where we demonstrate some of the most useful day-to-day commands.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Loading Data with CommandsPreview
    It's very common to load external data (such as SWF files) during runtime, but only when the data is completely loaded can we read or manipulate its content. Usually we have to listen to the complete event dispatched by a Loader or URLLoader object that loads the data for completion handling. Oftentimes, we write code that loads the data in one function, and write code that handles the completion of the loading in another function, but this can be improved by grouping the whole loading process together..Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: Top 5 Awesome Features in Transmit 4200x200
    The ever-amazing Mac software company, Panic, has released the fourth version of their incredible FTP client Transmit last week. What’s packed into this version? Well, according to the release notes, “Everything is new!”Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    The State of CSS3 in Email Templates200x200
    On the heels of some of our recent findings regarding the state of CSS in email, I reckoned it was high time to shake things up a bit. So here goes - CSS3 in email lives. Ok, so I'm sorry if I made you drop your toast, there. I know you're thinking, "But... It's still largely experimental... In the browser, to boot!" Yes, CSS3 support is even more fickle amongst a swag of email clients that can't even get CSS2 right. But that doesn't mean that it's too soon to touch any of it. In this article, I'll go through two properties you can use in your email templates, alongside some practical examples. So, brush off your toast and let's get down to business.Read More…
  • Workflow
    Quick Tip: Working With the FXG Format in Flash CS5Preview
    I'm here to talk to you about the new FXG format that's being introduced with Flash CS5. This format allows you to create objects on the Flash stage, export them out to applications such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Catalyst etc. and work on them there.Read More…
  • Flash
    Quick Tip: Using Google App Engine as a Proxy ServerPreview
    Google App Engine can be used as a free and convenient way around restrictive or missing cross domain policy files. This tutorial will show you how to create a GAE proxy that provides access to restricted resources for your Flash application.Read More…
  • Plugins
    Build a WordPress Plugin to Add Author Biographies to Your Posts200x200
    Many popular blogs these days are authored by multiple contributors. Today, we'll create a simple WordPress plugin that will allow us to add the post author's biography to the conclusion of each post, much like you see on Nettuts.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    Building a 5 Star Rating System with jQuery, AJAX and PHPPreview
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to build a rating system with AJAX, PHP, and jQuery. Votes will be recorded and updated in real-time with the magic of AJAX, and we'll also leverage the power of PHP so that you don't even need a database!Read More…
  • WordPress
    Quick Tip: A 4 Minute Crash-Course in WordPress Custom Fields200x200
    Today's Basix video quick tip topic comes from a question on Twitter, concerning the use of custom fields in WordPress. Luckily, as you'll find, attaching unique data to postings is as simple as assigning a value in the "Edit Post" page, and then referencing that information with the get_post_meta() method. Read More…