Andrew Burgess
Hi! I'm Andrew Burgess, a Staff Writer here on Tuts+. I've been hanging around the Tuts+ since early 2009; I discovered the site when I was looking for an introduction to jQuery. Since discovering the site, my web development skills have skyrocketed; I think that's the default experience! Now, I've been writing for Tuts+ regularly since late 2009. I've been working with the computers since I was pretty young, and with the web since 2006. I've dabbled with over a dozen programming languages, but I'm most comfortable in JavaScript and Ruby. Currently, I'm a university student, studying computer science.
Tutorials
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    Storing Data with JSONCode
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    Sometimes, PHP and SQL are a bit heavy for the quick job you want to do, but you’d like to have some persistent data. Today, you’ll learn how to create a mini API that will make storing, retrieving, and working with JSON in JavaScript a breeze!Read More…
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    Microformats: What, Why, and How200
    There's a lot of data on the web. Like, a lot. But I would guess that the data most useful to the masses—such as information about people they need to contact or events they need to attend—is stored in HTML, where you can't easily get at it. So, who you gonna call? Microformats is attempting to take on the job!Read More…
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    Building an Image Gallery with Progressive Enhancement200
    Who doesn’t love to completely trick out their website with neat features? But what happens when your viewers aren’t using the latest browser, or they have JavaScript turned off? In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a image gallery that will work in almost all environments, using progressive enhancement techniques.Read More…
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    Sorting Values with JavaScript200
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    Lists and tables are often the best way to display data on the web; but you shouldn't have to worry about sorting that information manually. In today's tutorial, you're going to make a jQuery plugin that will put all your ducks in a row with JavaScript ease!Read More…
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    17 Hours of JavaScript from the Masters200
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    Douglas Crockford. John Resig. Peter-Paul Koch. Nicolas C. Zakas. If you recognize these names, you probably know what they all have in common: they're amazingly talented JavaScript Developers. Today, you'll hear from all of them, in this roundup of JavaScript presentations. Be ready to stretch your brain!Read More…
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    Easy Version Control with Git200
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    Have you ever worked on a project that was so unwieldy, you were scared to update a file or add a feature? Maybe the problem was that you weren't using a version control system. In today's tutorial, we'll learn the basics of what might possibly be the best VCS in the world: Git.Read More…
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    10+ Reasons Why you Should Definitely Upgrade to Windows 7200
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    I’m a PC, and I’ve always been one. That’s why I’m excited about the late release of Windows 7. I’ve been playing with the beta and release candidate for 10 months now, and for the last few months, I’ve been running Windows 7 exclusively. So let’s see what Microsoft’s latest offering is all about!Read More…
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    Object-Oriented CSS: What, How, and Why200x200
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    It sounds like an oxymoron, or at least an impossibility, doesn't it? How can a static language that's really more like markup than programming be object-oriented? In this tutorial, I'm going to introduce you to the idea of object-oriented CSS, show you how it works, and try to convince you that you should be using it too!Read More…
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    20+ HTML Forms Best Practices for Beginners200x200
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    Working with XHTML forms can be somewhat daunting; they not only use some niche HTML elements, but also blur the line between static content and user interaction. Let's review some things to remember when creating your next form.Read More…
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    Firebug: White to Black BeltCode
    Firebug is a Firefox extension that will streamline your developing process: it offers a plethora of tools for working with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and more. In this tutorial, I'm going to take you to a black belt level of Firebug usage that will karate chop your website woes!Read More…
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    18 Wonderful IDEs for Windows, Mac, and Linux18 ides
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    Last week we looked at 22 Neat Editors for Windows. But sometimes, a code editor simply isn't enough, especially when you're working with things like databases and classes. Which IDE will you prefer? Hopefully you'll find it below!Read More…
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    22 Neat Code Editors for Windows200x200
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    Code editors for Windows are numerous, but it seems that only a few of them are really worth using. After all, it can take a while to really get into the groove of an editor and tweak all the settings to your tastes, so you'd better find one you like! Read More…