• PHP
    How to Create Blog Excerpts with PHPCode
    Ever visited a blog, and noticed that each posting’s body only contained a hundred characters or so, which is then followed by “…”? Ever wonder how to do that yourself without utilizing a CMS? It’s not quite as easy as you might think. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to do this, as well as a host of other neat little things, like working with MySQL’s LEFT() function, using PHP’s strrpos, and substr, creating the beginning’s of an actual blog, and more. It’s only fifteen minutes, so let’s dig in!Read More…
  • Web Design
    Quick Tip: iPad-Proof Your Flash WebsitePreview
    In this tutorial you will learn how to use SWFObject script to set up automatic redirection from a Flash website to a non-Flash backup website when it's viewed on an iPad.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    20+ Required Windows Apps: Web Designer's ChoicePreview
    In April, Jeffrey Way provided us with a list of the "20 Mac Apps You'll Use Every Day." Not one to be biased, if you prefer Windows, this article rounds up the best programs available for boosting your productivity as a web designer. Read More…
  • Theory
    iPad Magazine Interface DesignPreview
    A great magazine is more than just a collection of articles around a theme or idea, it's a curated editorial experience. Through layout design and copy it can take you to different places and teach you new things. The release of the iPad has kicked off the latest chapter in the history of magazine design. I've been working with a startup,, to create our own magazine publishing platform and here is what we've done.Read More…
  • Flash
    Exclusive Freebies: PhotoViewer XML and Radar ChartPreview
    Everyone likes something for nothing, so why not sink your teeth into these two great free files from the ActiveToFocus team! Check out the demos, download the source then see what else ActiveToFocus have to offer over at ActiveDen..Read More…
  • Web Development
    Quick Tip: The Best Way to Run Internet Explorer on your MacInternet explorer for mac
    While Mac users do have a handful of resources available, when viewing new web designs in Internet Explorer, the quickest solution is to use Wine, which can create a "wrapper" for the native PC Internet Explorer app! Even better, an app, called Wine Bottler makes adding the IE icon to your dock amazingly simple. I'll show you what to do in today's video quick tip! Read More…
  • WordPress
    Creating Custom Fields for Attachments in WordpressPreview
    Custom fields in Wordpress make it easy to customize your theme in a variety of ways; plus, they are simple to implement for posts and pages. Attachments, on the other hand, take a bit more work to implement, requiring you to read through and decipher core source code in order to make them work. We'll be walking through the use of a couple undocumented Wordpress hooks in this tutorial to make this process much easier.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Android SDK: Using Alerts, Toasts and NotificationsAndroid alert preview
    If you have an Android powered device, then you will already have experienced different types of notifications. They're good for telling users about errors, warnings or informing them of completed tasks and it's best to place them in a type of notification, such as an alert dialog, which allows you to communicate with users "outside" of user interfaces.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Create a Full Screen, Scalable Flash Website: Part 3Preview3
    In the final part of this tutorial, you'll learn how to load Featured Work and News from XML files (keeping the site's content easy to change), allow visitors to email you using a Contact form, add a preloader, and enable Full Screen mode.Read More…
  • PHP
    Deciphering Magic Methods in PHPPreview
    PHP provides a number of 'magic' methods that allow you to do some pretty neat tricks in object oriented programming. These methods, identified by a two underscore prefix (__), function as interceptors that are automatically called when certain conditions are met. Magic methods provide some extremely useful functionality, and this tutorial will demonstrate each method's use.Read More…
  • News
    Mobiletuts+ Survey: What Do You Want?Survey
    At the start of last month we ran a Tuts+ wide user survey and you told us that you wanted more from Mobiletuts+. Now, we want to know what...Read More…
  • Mobile Web Apps
    Mobile WordPress Theming: Day 1Jqtouch wordpress
    In my last article introducing Sencha Touch, we discussed approaching mobile users through web apps instead of native apps and the distinct advantages and disadvantages of this approach. This is nice, but what about if you just want to push out simple content to users on their mobile devices and don’t need the sophistication of a regular “app” at all? This is where creating a mobile website comes in. In this series, we will create a powerful mobile Wordpress theme that anyone can apply to their blog to make their site easily accessible to mobile users.Read More…