• News
    A Crash-Course in WordPress Plugin Development200x200
    Despite an extensive codex, many WordPress users remain unfamiliar with how to create their own custom plugins. In today's screencast, we'll start from scratch and build our first usable plugin. For this example, we'll write a simple "tuts formatting" function that allows a blog editor to more easily format articles. Read More…
  • Media
    Create an Attractive Flash Video PlayerFl vidplayer prev
    In this tutorial FlashDen Top 100 author flashjunkie shows you how to create a slick Flash video player without typing a single line of code. The video player allows you to pause, play, scrub through video and adjust volume. We hope you enjoy this screencast tutorial!Read More…
  • Ruby
    Ruby on Rails for Designers200x200
    Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework that's optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity. It lets you write beautiful code by favoring convention over configuration. This is the way Ruby on Rails promotes itself - but in my words, it is an incredible framework that can really make your life much easier. You can learn more at their site http://rubyonrails.orgRead More…
  • Contests
    Vote For Your Favorite Competition TemplateAnniversary
    Three weeks ago, we announced our largest competition ever. Thanks to the generosity of some great companies - including MediaTemple, E Text-Editor, Packt, etc. - we were able to offer many fantastic prizes to the winners. Today is decision day. We have the difficult task of choosing the best five templates that were submitted within this time span - and we need your help! If you're willing, please review the following submissions and leave a comment with your choices for the top five templates. We'll then combine your scores with ours and announce the winners! So put on your reviewer hat and get started! Read More…
  • Tools
    Create a Slideshow with SlideShowPro and Expression EngineCode
    There are many options available for creating and displaying slideshows online (such as here and here, for example). For this tutorial, I've decided to integrate SlideShowPro with Expression Engine.Read More…
  • Animation
    Smoothly Animate a Caricature Using Motion TweensPreview
    In this tutorial we'll see how we can create a caricature, split it into different layers then arrange the pieces properly as graphic symbols. Finally we'll look at how easily we can smoothly animate the caricature by using motion tweens. This is a lengthy tutorial, so let's get started!Read More…
  • Web Development
    Building a jQuery Image Scroller200x200
    In this tutorial, we're going to be building an image scroller, making use of jQuery's excellent animation features and generally having some fun with code. Image scrollers are of course nothing new; versions of them come out all the time. Many of them however are user-initiated; meaning that in order for the currently displayed content to change, the visitor must click a button or perform some other action. This scroller will be different in that it will be completely autonomous and will begin scrolling once the page loads. Read More…
  • News
    Our First Anniversary!Anniversary
    Time really does fly by. Exactly one year ago today, our CEO, Collis Ta'eed, launched Nettuts+. 322 postings later, we have the honor of writing for 34,000+ RSS subscribers. Though I wasn't here at the very beginning, I do remember reading that first "Launch" posting - completely oblivious to the possibility that I might be running the site in just a few months time. To celebrate, let's browse through some of the notable postings/events from this last year. Read More…
  • Web Development
    Become an ExpressionEngine Superstar in 5 Days: Part 2200x200
    Continuing on from part 1 in this series -- where we briefly looked at why we would consider paying for a CMS, then went on to install EE and have a look around -- we will now delve much deeper into what makes ExpressionEngine such a powerful CMS. Many people are put off by its steeper learning curve; today's tutorial will try and alleviate some of those worries. Read More…
  • XML
    Create a Dynamic Slideshow with ActionScript 3.0 and XMLPreview
    In this screencast I'll show you how to create a dynamic slideshow using ActionScript 3.0 and how to grab the images from an xml file. We'll keep the FLA empty except for the path to our Document Class and also create a custom class that will act as the engine for the slideshow. This is a file you can use over and over again, I hope you find it useful!Read More…
  • Web Development
    Build a Social Network Using Joomla!Joomla
    Social network implementation has become a necessity for successful websites. Joomla!, the popular Open-Source CMS, has some great and affordable ways to bring your site to the social networking level. Let's review how.Read More…
  • PHP
    404/403 Website Error Pages With PHP Auto-MailerTutorial intro image
    Website error pages are perhaps one of the most overlooked pieces of a fully rounded website. Not only are they important but they give you the opportunity to have a little fun. Although many web developers rely on server logs to keep an eye out for hits on error pages, I'm going to take a different approach by using a PHP generated email. In addition, we will spice up the design a bit, add basic navigation and link to the website sitemap.Read More…