• ActionScript
    Managing Sounds with CommandsPreview
    Sound management is very important for many types of Flash applications, such as interactive websites and games. As long as you want to deliver a rich interactive experience, you might want to consider making use of sound effects and background music. In this tutorial, I'll present a minimalistic sound management framework that manages sounds into sound tracks. And I'll show how to integrate the sound framework with the command framework from my previous tutorials. Read More…
  • Web Development
    10 Things I Learned from the jQuery Source200x200
    It’s jQuery on the big screen. We’ll open the jQuery source and run through how the jQuery object works, covering self-executing anonymous functions as a global abatement technique, several interesting jQuery methods, internal jQuery paradigms, and hidden enhancements. You’ll learn JavaScript techniques you can apply to your own code, as well as the basic workings of jQuery itself.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    HTML5 Microdata: Welcome to the MachineHtml5
    I don't think it is hyperbole to say that HTML5 will change the way that you think about web development. I welcome many of the changes as they make development easier, and the user experience richer. With any change, though, there is certain to be a bit of trepidation and controversy. One addition that certainly is not without its controversy is the Microdata specification, but I believe the benefits of this very simple specification are going to change how you look at your mark-up in the very near future.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Create a Custom Radio Button from Scratch Using FlashPreview
    Using the Flash drawing tools we'll create a nice looking Radio Button that will make use of the Timeline and Mouse Events in ActionScript 3 to perform a user declared action.Read More…
  • iOS SDK
    iPhone Core Data: Your First StepsInto to coredata preview2
    Core Data is a framework Apple provides to developers that is described as a "schema-driven object graph management and persistence framework." What does that actually mean? The framework manages where data is stored, how it is stored, data caching, and memory management. It was ported to the iPhone from Mac OS X with the 3.0 iPhone SDK release.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    Quick Tip: Did Internet Explorer get the Box Model Right?Code
    The CSS standard states that borders and padding should be applied on top of the specified width of an element. As such, if I have a 200px div, and apply 40px worth of borders and padding, total, the width will then be 240px. This makes perfect sense; however, Internet Explorer actually did things differently. They adopted a model where the maximum width is what you specified. The borders and padding are then factored into that width, reducing the content area. As a result, the width of the element never exceeds the stated width of 200px.Read More…
  • Games
    Deploy a Tank on a Mission in an Isometric War ZonePreview 200x200
    In this lesson we're going to create a little tank moving application. The core of this particular tutorial is to make a tank aim at the the mouse pointer and drive towards a mouse click.Read More…
  • PHP
    How to Authenticate Users With Facebook Connect200x200
    Lately, there's been quite a fuzz about lazy registration. It turns out that the less the user has to think, the higher the conversion rates are! What a thought! If everybody seems to have a Facebook profile, why not add a one-click user registration? I'll show you how to do that today.Read More…
  • Interviews
    Developer Interview: Gavin Bowman of RetroDreamerGavinbowman
    Gavin Bowman is an experienced programmer from England who now resides in the United States. He is the co-founder of game development company Retro Dreamer. Gavin and his partner Craig Sharpe are the creators of the iPhone game Sneezies, a popular chain reaction game that is both fun an addicting.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Get User IP Address Using PHP and ActionScript 3Preview200
    An Internet Protocol Address (IP Address), is a unique number assigned to every device connected to the Internet. For different reasons, it can be useful to get the user IP address, like blocking a spammer user in a chat application for example. In this tutorial, I will show you how to get and display the user's IP address using PHP and ActionScript.Read More…
  • PHP
    Magento for Designers: Part 5200x200
    Magento is a stunningly powerful e-commerce platform. In this miniseries, we'll learn how to get started with the platform, getting to know the terminologies, setting up a store and all related aspects of it and finally learn how to customize it to make it our very own. In this fifth part, we'll be building one of the main views of our store - the product information page. Excited? Let's get started!Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Quick Tip: Enabling the Android Move To SD Card FeatureAndroidsdkcard preview
    This Android Quick Tip will show you how to allow your end-users to optionally save valuable device storage space by choosing to store your application on their removable SD card.Read More…