• HTML & CSS
    Quick Tip: Understanding CSS3 Gradients200x200
    Creating an image only for the purpose of displaying a gradient is inflexible, and is quickly becoming a bad practice. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, they very well might still be required, but hopefully not for much longer. Thanks to Firefox and Safari/Chrome, we can now create powerful gradients with minimal effort. In this video quick tip, we'll examine some of the differences in syntax when working with the -moz and -webkit vendor prefixes. Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Create a Brightness Editor in ActionScript 3Preview
    Brightness is an attribute of visual perception in which a source appears to be radiating or reflecting light. In this tutorial we will learn how to modify the brightness of a Display Object using ActionScript 3.Read More…
  • Web Development
    A 15 Minute Surreal CMS IntegrationPreview
    You've already built your website, but how are you going to maintain it? In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate your website with Surreal CMS in under 15 minutes. We'll go over some of the "gotchas" and have you editing virtually any static website in barely no time at all. Read More…
  • Web Development
    Quick Tip: How to Write a Neat FlipNav ScriptFlipnav
    Somehow, I inadvertently started a navigation series over the last few weeks. It's purely coincidence, mostly spawned by emails and such. This week, we're going to mimic the neat navigation functionality, found on Simply mouse over one of the navigation items to see the effect. However, we're going to make it a bit more flexible by removing the need for images. We'll achieve the effect using only CSS and JavaScript. Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    Inspiration: Awesome Dark Portfolio Sites200x200
    These days, a portfolio is a must. What we have here is a list of dark portfolio websites that are split up into common groups that most portfolios fall in. The last group will be for those experimental dark layouts, where the designer tries something different.Read More…
  • Workflow
    The Comprehensive Guide to Preloading a Single SWF FilePreview
    In this tutorial we'll create a SWF that preloads itself, meaning that the preloader and the content is in the same file. We'll go over how to do things the right way and avoid the traps.Read More…
  • PHP
    Image Resizing Made Easy with PHPPreview
    Ever wanted an all purpose, easy to use method of resizing your images in PHP? Well that's what PHP classes are for - reusable pieces of functionality that we call to do the dirty work behind the scenes. We're going to learn how to create our own class that will be well constructed, as well as expandable. Resizing should be easy. How easy? How about three steps! Read More…
  • Design
    Quick Tip: How to Export Flash to PNG with HYPEHype
    With Flash you can create some awesome code generated graphics. Often you’d like to save these graphics as an image, so you can edit them afterwards with image editing software or just showcase them. We’ll use the HYPE framework from Joshua Davis and Branden Hall to save our code-generated graphics as a PNG.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Quick Tip: Cross Domain AJAX Request with YQL and jQuery200x200
    For security reasons, we cannot make cross-domain AJAX requests with jQuery. For example, I can't call the load() method, and pass in ''. As we'd be loading in scripts and such, as well as our desired content, this would present a significant security risk. Nonetheless, there may be times when this is specifically what you require. Thanks to YQL, we can allow for this functionality rather easily! Read More…
  • PHP
    How to Create a PHP/MySQL Powered Forum from ScratchPreview
    In this tutorial, we're going to build a PHP/MySQL powered forum from scratch. This tutorial is perfect for getting used to basic PHP and database usage. Let's dive right in!Read More…
  • Contests
    Winners Announced: CodeCanyon Competition200x200
    For the entire month of February, developers were encouraged to submit their best scripts and components to CodeCanyon. With over $6200 worth of prizes to win, it was a battle consisting of many high level items. However, the competition has since concluded, and after two weeks of deliberating, the reviewers and I have made our choices for the top three spots! Read More…
  • News
    IE9 May Actually Be a Fantastic BrowserIe logo
    Today, as part of MIX 2010, some exciting updates were released on the progress of Internet Explorer 9. The IE team is implementing some incredible features, such as HTML5, CSS3, SVG support, and a new lightning fast JavaScript engine, Chakra! Further, they're currently scoring a 55 on the Acid3 test - a figure that's surely to increase substantially before the official release. What about the idea of Microsoft contributing to an open source project, jQuery, with their proposed templating engine? Within moments of these announcements, the Twitter-verse spilled "tears of joy." Want to dive in and check out the developer preview? That's available too, starting today! Read More…