• iOS SDK
    iPhone SDK: In-App PurchasesSettingupshop preview
    This iPhone SDK tutorial is the first in a multipart series on selling products and services "in-app" with the Store Kit framework. Expect to learn the benefits and limitations of using the In App Purchase feature, the steps necessary to register paid "in-app" content with Apple Inc., how to setup a simple store front, and the difference between the Built-In Product Model and the Server Product Model for content distribution and order fulfillment.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Quick Tip: Check Flash Player Version Using ActionScript 3Preview
    In this Quick Tip, I'll show you how to get and display the Flash Player Version using ActionScript. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • JavaScript
    A Video Crash-Course in ModernizrCode
    It’s a common misconception that the JavaScript library, Modernizr, miraculously upgrades all browsers to allow for HTML5 and CSS3 support. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. However, instead, it detects support, which provides us with a lot of power! I’ll show you how to get started today!Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Create a Snappy Snapshot App with Flash Builder 4Preview
    There are many sites where you can choose your profile image by taking a picture with your webcam, instead of uploading one. This tutorial will teach you how to take a picture and do whatever you want with it, using Flash Builder 4 with Ruby on Rails or PHP.Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    CSS DIY Organization200x200
    I detest looking at code or mark-up that I've written in the past, which I don't understand right off the bat. I'm surely no different from you in that I want to be able to come back years later, pick the code up, and understand exactly what is going on. I don't want to dissect the simplest concepts, where the brackets are located, or even how the mark-up is indented. I have created habits to help me with rapid development, which have kept my sanity somewhat intact. I will be honest though, I have never given much thought to how I write and organize my CSS until recently, and that is what I am sharing today.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Android SDK: Building a Localized PhrasebookAndroidphrasebookpreview
    In this tutorial, you will learn how to create and use alternative resource files with an Android application called One Minute Phrasebook. This application displays certain text and graphics based upon the Android system language/locale setting. Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Simulate Projectile Motion with ActionScript 3.0Preview image
    sup {font-size:xx-small; vertical-align:top;} In this tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of simulating basic projectile motion using Flash and ActionScript. Our simulation will dynamically animate the initial trajectory of a projectile, and its subsequent bounces against the ground.Read More…
  • Web Development
    10 Django Trouble Spots for Beginners200x200
    Django is an incredibly-powerful web framework, but using it can be a bit daunting for new users. I found this out the hard way over a year ago, spending hours struggling with even the most basic of concepts. If you're new to Django, (or MVC frameworks in general), you're probably going to have to shift your thinking a bit to use this robust framework. Here are some of the issues that I had to struggle with before I fully understood them. Hopefully, this will save you hours of struggling. Read More…
  • Web Development
    Freebie: Massive iPad Vector GUI Elements200x200
    The folks at IconShock have a massive vector pack of, quite literally, all the iPad GUI elements. This includes the iPad itself, buttons, alert boxes, tabs, the keyboard, and plenty more. Read More…
  • HTML & CSS
    Quick Tip: Pure CSS Text Gradients200x200
    With the latest advancements in CSS, we now have access to powerful styling techniques, including box shadows, rounded corners, background gradients, etc. However, we don't currently have the ability to apply gradients to the text itself. Luckily, with a bit of trickery, we can force this effect -- at least in webkit browsers! I'll show you how in today's video quick tip. Read More…
  • PHP
    HTML Parsing and Screen Scraping with the Simple HTML DOM LibraryPreview
    If you need to parse HTML, regular expressions aren't the way to go. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use an open source, easily learned parser, to read, modify, and spit back out HTML from external sources. Using nettuts as an example, you'll learn how to get a list of all the articles published on the site and display them.Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Make a Dynamic Copyright Notice in Flash: Part 2Preview
    During Part 1 of this lengthy tutorial we covered several useful programming techniques including planning, preparing and loading XML, variable and function declaration, scaling, alignment and plenty of others. Let's now finish off our deceptively simple (and very flexible) copyright notice..Read More…