• News
    Introducing the 8th Tuts+ Site - Phototuts+Phototuts prev2
    Today we kicked off a huge week at Envato (it's our 3rd birthday soon, don't you know?) with the launch of Phototuts+, our 8th site in the Tuts+ Network. There we'll be covering everything from beginner to advanced photography tips and techniques, post-processing, lighting and how to use your equipment with expertise. If you've ever wished you could take nicer photos, or to bump your nice photos into professional-level territory, Phototuts+ was created to help you! Hit the jump to learn more about Phototuts+ and its editor, David Appleyard.Read More…
  • Workflow
    Using AMFPHP with AS3 and CodeIgniterCodeigniter
    It seems that the AMFPHP project has now been laid to rest, unfortunately it never made it past the 1.9 beta version and nor did the tutorials. However, Adobe didn't give up on it that easily and with the new Flex compilers they've included the AMF3 object encoding! Good news for all you Flexers, but it's a different story for all you AS3'ers. Flex allows you to quickly and simply build a service that will interact with your AMFPHP code, but you have to get your hands dirty with AS3. So, I've decided that it's time there's a decent set of classes out there that help Bob build a site with AS3 using the AMFPHP gateway. And to throw some more dirt into the mix, we'll be integrating AMFPHP with CodeIgniter so that we have a fantastic PHP framework for the backend.Read More…
  • Interviews
    An Interview With Elliot Jay StocksElliotjaystocks avatar
    Elliot Jay Stocks is a well known designer whose client list includes Wordpress, Blue Flavor, The Beatles, EMI Records, and Carsonified. His work is frequently featured in online and offline publications, showcased on various ‘inspiration’ websites, and used as an example to design students around the world of how accessible web design can still look beautiful. He writes regularly for industry-leading publications such as .Net magazine, and speaks at conferences and events across the globe.Read More…
  • News
    2009 .NET Awards - Please Vote For Us!200x200
    Envato is honored to have been nominated in three different categories for the 2009 .NET Awards: "blog of the year," "vodcast of the year," and "podcast of the year!" In the 1.5 years since Nettuts+ launched, we've strived to bring you the best web development tutorials available. If you've found them to be helpful, would you mind taking a moment to vote for us? I did so myself, and finished in about twenty seconds. Remember: you don't have to vote for every category. If you'd prefer, you can simply vote in one category (or 3) and press "Submit." I won't lie. For my own vanity, I'd love to win in the "Best Vodcast" category. If you benefited from the "CodeIgniter From Scratch", "jQuery For Absolute Beginners", and "Diving into PHP" video series' (or any other video tut of ours), please show your thanks with a quick vote. I'd appreciate it very much. We're nominated for "Vodcast of the Year," "Blog of the Year (TUTSPLUS)", and "Podcast of the Year (FreelanceSwitch)." Thanks in advance, everyone - and a big thank you goes out to .NET magazine. Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    6 Ways To Improve Your Web TypographyPreview
    Typography on the web is anything but simple, and for many, it is a troubling mystery. Today, we're going to review six ways that web designers and developers can improve the typography of the sites they create.Read More…
  • XML
    Plotting Points Using Yahoo! Maps and RSSMain page preview
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to get started with the Yahoo! Maps API in Flash. We'll load a couple of RSS feeds and plot some natural disaster warnings using their longitudes and latitudes.Read More…
  • News
    Next Week it's Envato's Birthday! Here's a Preview of What's Coming Up ...Maingraphic 200
    It was back in 2006 that Envato first launched with our very first site FlashDen. That means next week we'll be turning 3 years old! Since web years are much like dog years, by my count that makes us pretty darn old. Given how we've grown, we've decided that this year it's time we really kicked our celebrations up a notch. Next week for 3 days we're going to have a massive sequence of birthday events, read on to find out what's happening ...Read More…
  • PHP
    30+ PHP Best Practices for Beginners200x200
    PHP is the most widely-used language for programming on the web. Here are thirty best practices for beginners wanting to gain a firmer grasp of the fundamentals. Editor's Note: The "Best Practices" series has been my baby for three articles now. However, due to my focus on the CI video series, I've decided to hand off this next entry to Glen. Having said that, I'm not very good at keeping my mouth shut! I thought it might be fun to sporadically add a few rebuttals to his tips. I hope he doesn't mind! Read More…
  • PHP
    CodeIgniter From Scratch: Day 4 - Newsletter SignupCodeigniter
    Continuing on from Day 3, we'll expand our little application into a simple newsletter signup form. This will allow us to taker a closer look at both the email and the form_validation classes. Learn it all in this 30 minute screencast. Read More…
  • JavaScript
    Easily Implement a Live Search EffectCode
    The live search effect is no novelty in desktop apps. In Mac OS X or Windows Vista/7, just type a few letters in a search box, almost instantly you get the search result on the fly. Having to hit the submit button is becoming old school.Read More…
  • Flash
    Prepare a Network Ready Banner Ad in FlashPreview
    When designing Flash ads for deployment over an ad network it's required for the ad to have tracking capabilities embedded within it. This is accomplished through proper use of the ClickTAG ActionScript statement. ClickTAG will determine the behavior of the ad when the user interacts with it. It will also allow the ad network to track the ad, the number of impressions delivered and the click-through rate. In this tutorial we'll learn how to create a Flash ad for deployment. Read More…
  • Interviews
    An Interview With Alex BugaAlexbuga avatar
    Alex Buga - Web Design Superstar, as he likes to call himself. A man with passion for design, creative direction, photography, music and much more. His current position is as the Creative Director of a creative agency based in Bucharest. He's a guy you will absolutely want to meet in person after you read this Interview. Let's see why!. Read More…