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  • WordPress
    The Ultimate Guide to Building a Wordpress PluginWordpress
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    When it comes to adding extra functionality to a Wordpress blog, Wordpress users typically go and search for a plugin that might suit their needs. There are often plugins created for basic extended functionality, but what happens when you can't find the perfect plugin for your needs? It might be easier to just create the plugin yourself. Wordpress has an excellent plugin framework that makes extending the core Wordpress functionality quite easy. In fact, making a simple plugin is surprisingly uncomplicated, thanks to the excellent Wordpress documentation and other helpful articles around the web. If you think you'd like to take the plunge into writing a Wordpress plugin, here are some essential resources and tips to guide you on your way. This will carry you from the earliest stages of plugin creation to promoting your newly-created plugin, and everything in between. Read More…
  • Web Development
    The Golden Ratio in Web Design200x200
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    Math is beautiful. Does that sound a little strange? I sure thought so when I first started designing. Math is so rigid and often times boring, or so I thought. You would be surprised to find out that most aesthetically pleasing designs, works of art, objects and even people have math in common. Specifically the Golden Ratio, also known as the divine proportion, which is designated by the Greek letter Φ (phi). This tutorial will cover the anatomy and layout of a website and how the Golden Ratio relates.Read More…
  • Plugins
    s3Slider jQuery Plugin200x200
    Cost: Free, Creative Commons Attribution 2.5Found Via: www.serie3.info/ Read More…
  • PHP
    5 Helpful Tips for Creating Secure PHP Applications200x200
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    PHP is one of the most popular programming languages for the web. Sometimes a feature-friendly language can help the programmer too much, and security holes can creep in, creating roadblocks in the development path. In this tutorial, we will take a look at 5 tips to help you avoid some common PHP security pitfalls and development glitches. Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    25 Resources to Get You Started with PHP from Scratch200x200
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    Not too long ago, Jeffrey wrote an excellent article on resources to get you started with jQuery. Now its time to give some love back to the server side, and become more familiar with PHP. PHP is a scripting language that is perfect for developing dynamic web pages and applications. You may be a PHP ninja, or perhaps you don't even know what PHP stands for. However, if you plan on or are involved in any kind of web development, you are bound to run into this fantastic and easy to learn web language. Today we will review 25 resources to get you started with PHP.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    A Closer Look At the Blueprint CSS Framework200x200
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    Blueprint is a CSS framework that can save you time and headaches when working on any project that involves HTML and CSS, whether it be with Rails, PHP, or just laying out an HTML page. In this tutorial you will get a look at the inner workings of Blueprint and we'll take a look at demo application that uses Blueprint to get a better idea of how to use actually use the framework. Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    The 30 Most Usable Themes from ThemeForest.netTf 250x250
    With the addition of a new PSD category, ThemeForest is quickly proving itself to be the "go to" place for site templates. Today, I'll list thirty of the most usable templates available. A brilliant design accomplishes nothing if a company can't use it. P.S. You didn't hear it from me, but in January, we'll be giving away a $300 bonus to the top 10 templates that are submitted to the "site template" category. So finish up your best theme and submit it during the month of January to be considered. More details to come soon. -Jeffrey Read More…
  • News
    5 Easy Ways to Tackle IE6's Transparency Issues200x200
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    You create the perfect site in Photoshop using the latest trends. Half of your backgrounds contain a nice 50% opacity to simulate depth. The only problem comes from that darn old IE6, and how it decides to display a nasty gray background. You try to search the web for a solution, but there are dozens of choices. How do you know which methods are the best? In today's screencast, I'll show you five easy ways to deal with this issue. Read More…
  • Web Development
    Intro to Drupal: Build a Simple CMS200x200
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    Drupal's popularity has lately been rising. It's a great platform for setting up content management systems and community driven sites. Here, I'll give a general overview of Drupal and build a simple site for a fake client. We'll begin with outlining the client's needs, installing and configuring a few modules, creating user roles and assigning permissions, and finally we'll add in some content. We won't go into theming, as it's a bit out of the scope of this article.Read More…
  • Cheat Sheets
    jQuery Cheat Sheet200x200
    Cost: FreeFound Via: www.colorcharge.com/ Read More…
  • Roundups
    10 Steps to Learn a New Coding Language FastBinary prev
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    Learning a new language can seem like a daunting task. However, as it is with all types of learning, there are certain techniques and practices that will help you learn the language faster and more efficiently. Here are 10 of the best practices that aspiring programmers can use to quickly start programming in a new language.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Create an Amazon Books Widget with jQuery and XML200x200
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    It makes sense to forgo database tables and server-side code when you need to store a limited amount of non-sensitive data. Accessing this data can be a snap with jQuery because the library was built to traverse XML documents with ease. With some custom JavaScript and jQuery magic you can create some interesting widgets. A good way to demonstrate this functionality is by building a browsable Amazon.com books widget. Read More…
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