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  • Web Development
    Build a Web 2.0 Document Search Site200x200
    In this article, we will create a document searching site with jQuery. This site will be used to search documents by specifying an extension (file type). The data is then filtered and sent to Google. We'll learn many jQuery tips and skills through the process. A gray box plugin called "ColorBox", and a toolTip plugin called "SimpleTip" will also be introduced in this article. Let's get started. Read More…
  • PHP
    Build a Custom CMS Using PHP and MySQLiCode
    In this video tutorial, we'll be building a custom Content Management System (CMS) using PHP and MySQLi. We'll start off by pulling our content from a MySQL database and then build a CMS admin panel to manage our content. For easy content management, we will be using TinyMCE as our editor. I hope you enjoy the screencast.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    AS3 101: Functions – BasixPreview
    This is part 2 of the introduction to ActionScript 3.0 series. We'll be talking about functions. Just like last time, when we focused on variables, we'll be primarily targeting the neophyte programmer, who has little to no experience with functions. However, even if you're relatively comfortable with functions, you may want to skim through this tutorial if certain aspects of them – like datatypes and default values – aren't quite sitting well with you. We'll spend the first half of the tutorial covering things at a more theoretical level, then put some of those ideas to use in the second half. We'll be building a very simple piece with a series of buttons which swap out the content on another part of the page. There'll be a few functions in use to accomplish this, primarily one that handles the setting of the content. Make yourself comfortable, go and take a look at the demo, then get stuck into the tut.. Read More…
  • Web Development
    24 JavaScript Best Practices for BeginnersOptimized.200x200
    As a follow-up to "30 HTML and CSS Best Practices", this week, we'll review JavaScript! Once you've reviewed the list, be sure to let us know what little tips you've come across! Read More…
  • Learning Materials
    Sexy Web DesignSwd
    Sexy Web Design - Free 71 Page Preview An easy-to-follow guide that reveals the secrets of how to build your own breathtaking web interfaces from scratch. You'll be guided through the entire process of creating a gorgeous, usable web site by applying the timeless principles of user-centered design. Even if you're short on design skills, with this book you'll be creating your own stunning web sites in no time at all. Read More…
  • PHP
    How to Syndicate Content Without Utilizing a News Feed200x200
    Many websites offer syndication formats such as RSS, JSON, or XML based services to allow for easy content delivery. But what happens when a website doesn’t offer one of these services? How do you syndicate content from a website that doesn’t offer a news feed? This is what I set out to solve. Read More…
  • Workflow
    Intro to Flash Camo Part 2Preview 2
    Welcome to the part two of my introduction to the Flash Camouflage Framework. In part 1 we built the foundation for our site, components, labels, css parser, and set up our PropertySheet. In this part we're going to focus on the design side of our site by cleaning up the layout, skins and adding interaction. Let's get started.Read More…
  • PHP
    Secure Your Forms With Form Keys200x200
    Security is a hot topic. Ensuring that your websites are secure is extremely important for any web application. In fact, I spend 70% of my time securing my applications. One of the most important things we must secure are forms. Today, we are going to review a method to prevent XSS (Cross-site scripting) and Cross-site request forgery on forms.Read More…
  • News
    Using the YouTube Player API with ActionScript 3.0Preview
    Though more and more of us are developing with AS3, certain technologies remain in AS2. This forces us to find fast, simple ways to use these technologies within our projects. One such technology is YouTube. The current YouTube player is still in AS2 and until it's updated to AS3, we have to create a wrapper to allow us to load videos into our projects. Remember, stealing the FLV feed is against YouTube's terms and conditions, so let's do it the right way using the chromed or chromeless player.Read More…
  • Roundups
    50 Flash Twitterers Worth FollowingPreview
    There's no denying how useful Twitter can be when it comes to trawling the web for content. With that in mind, here's a quick roundup of 50 twitterers who tweet some of the most useful Flash-related content around. (It goes almost without saying; if you have any more who deserve a mention, we want to hear them!)Read More…
  • PHP
    Build Your Own Captcha and Contact Form200x200
    Ever get hit with spam through the contact form on your personal site? Well, here is a short tutorial on how to build a custom captcha to keep the bad guys out. Read More…
  • Web Development
    Using jQuery To Manipulate and Filter Data200x200
    When a webpage is designed to display large tables of data, a great amount of consideration should be dedicated to allowing the user to sort through the data in a structured manner. In this article, I will go over four techniques: hover effects, zebra rows, filtering, and sorting. Read More…