Craig Buckler, Oct 29
Administer MySQL Like a DbNinja
Craig looks at DbNinja. It may be just another PHP-based MySQL client, but this one is a little special...
Craig Buckler, Oct 26
Microsoft Windows 8 Arrives
Microsoft Windows 8 has been launched and is commercially available today. Love it or loathe it, many of you will be using the OS on a daily basis for the next few years.
Carla Eaton, Oct 23
Phone Booths to Cockroaches: the Evolution of the Wireless Hotspot
Craig Buckler, Oct 22
IE10 for Windows 7: Why the Delay?
Internet Explorer 10 will not be available on Windows 7 when it's released with Windows 8 later this week. Craig discusses the fallout caused by Microsoft's bombshell.
Design & UX
Bruno Skvorc, Oct 13
TotalFinder Review and Giveaway: Mac's Finder Gets a Makeover
Craig Buckler, Oct 12
Firefox 16: What's New and Why it was Pulled
Firefox 16 is out. Or, more specifically, Firefox 16.0.1 has been released following a slightly embarrassing security issue. Craig looks at the surprising number of updates and new features.
Craig Buckler, Oct 06
How to Add Featured Image Thumbnails to Your WordPress Theme
Craig's latest WordPress tutorial describes how to add featured image thumbnails of any size to your theme files.
James George, Oct 05
Getting Started with Photoshop
Craig Buckler, Oct 01
Browser Trends October 2012: the Calm Before the Storm?
Craig takes another look at the desktop and mobile browser usage charts. Has Chrome reached saturation point? Can IE10 reverse Microsoft's downward trend?
Craig Buckler, Sep 26
Happy 10th Birthday Firefox!
Mozilla's Phoenix project was released to an unsuspecting public on September 23, 2002. Craig looks back at the early years of the decade which gave us Firefox.
HTML & CSS
Mick Gibson, Aug 06
Have you got your Free ebook and Online course from the GeekGames?
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Jul 13
How to Create Your Own Webfont Icon Packs With IcoMoon
Craig looks at the IcoMoon application which resolves several stumbling blocks associated with webfont icons.
HTML & CSS
Mick Gibson, Jul 10
Look Inside our NEW Book—Photoshop CS6 Unlocked
Craig Buckler, Jun 28
Brackets: a Revolutionary Code Editor for the Web
Craig looks at Brackets, a new open-source editor from Adobe which could change the way we develop web pages.
Craig Buckler, Apr 24
How to Use Easy File Sharing in Dropbox
Dropbox is great but file sharing was always a little tougher than it should have been. Craig looks at the latest development which fixes that problem.
Craig Buckler, Feb 27
Adobe Shifts Flash Focus
Adobe has published a roadmap for the Flash runtimes and reassured developers that it will meet their needs over the next five to ten years. Craig discusses whether Flash can compete against HTML5.
Aaron Osteraas, Feb 16
DesignFestival: CSS Menus, Multiple Backgrounds, and More
Make sure you don't miss out the fantastic design tutorials on DesignFestival. This week we've got lots on Photoshop, Typography via JS, CSS Menus, and more.
Dave Kennedy, Jan 13
RubySource: Smelly Cucumbers
It was such a cliche of a title, I just had to use it. I’m sure you have heard of the great BDD tool Cucumber , but what you may not know about is how smelly cukes can be. I have recently been revising and refactoring my cucumber features in absolute disgust. In my defense, I started writing cucumber in earnest 6-7 months ago
HTML & CSS
Tara Hornor, Jan 06
DesignFestival: 30 HDR Photographs Of Vehicles
We love our hot rods so why not show them off in HDR?! Due to the boxy, yet sleek form of car and truck bodies, not to mention the reflective paint jobs, vehicles create interesting images unlike any other. Some car enthusiasts utilize HDR imaging to amplify the creative paint on their car by oversaturating the colors to achieve vibrant, playful portrails. Why HDR? Human eyes are designed to capture a vast range of values within the visible light spectrum and can adapt to changing light conditions
Tara Hornor, Jan 02
DesignFestival: 20 Stunning Photoshop Tutorials Every Designer Needs
Photoshop tutorials are everywhere, but good Photoshop tutorials can be hard to find. Designers often have trouble finding enough time to design the many projects that come across their desks, which means they are usually short on the time needed to search for excellent tutorials to improve their skills. The goal of the following collection is to provide a shortcut to twenty tutorials that are worth your time. Keep exploring, though, and let me know about others that you have enjoyed! This roundup starts with the beautiful interesting stuff
Toby Tremayne, Dec 18
CloudSpring: 11 Things Every Developer Should Know About the Cloud
Cloud computing opens a world of possibilities for software and developers, but coding for the cloud isn’t necessarily as straightforward as you might think. The learning curve for developers can be tricky—especially for web developers unused to working with concepts such as threading and concurrency, latency, asynchronicity and failure tolerance. Here are 11 things you need to watch out for when you start developing for the cloud. Compliance & Governance Legal and operational requirements often dictate the location of your data storage and hosting, and in the cloud it’s no different
Craig Buckler, Dec 15
How to Create Nested Shortcodes in WordPress
Craig's latest WordPress tutorial delves further into shortcode development and explains how you can nest one inside another.
Claudio Lassala, Dec 12
RubySource: NET to Ruby: Learning How to Write Tests, Part II
Part 1 of this post covered my experiences in .NET when writing tests, and how that helped me getting productive in Ruby within a short period of time. Part 2 covers my experiences in Ruby, going from how I got started writing tests as soon as I started doing anything with Ruby, until my current state, writing better tests and improving my approach to how I develop software. I know that I still have tons to learn, and that there are Ruby wizards out there who can certainly do things a lot better than what I’ll show you here. These things will always be the case.
HTML & CSS
Dave Kennedy, Dec 08
RubySource: Basecamp-like Subdomains with Devise
Building authentication for applications is a run of the mill task we have all encountered at some point or another. In the past, most developers would have reached into their tool belt and pulled out restful authentication . Lately, a new kid on the block has been stealing a lot of thunder where authentication is concerned, and with good reason.