Jeffrey Way
I used to be the editor of Nettuts+ and head of web development courses at Tuts+.
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    The Best Web Development Books - As Voted By You!200x200
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    Some of you are aware that I've been quietly collecting vote for the best web development books available. After roughly three weeks, I'm ready to reveal the results. The books will be categorized according to their subject matter. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Force IE6 To Display Alpha TransparencyNettutsddpic
    We're running short on quick tips! That means we need your expertise! For tonight's evening tip, I'll simply refer you to the "2 Minute Video Tip" that I created on my personal site, Detached Designs, this morning. We'll be back to the normal format tomorrow. Keep reading if you have some ideas. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Use jQuery to Retrieve Data From an XML File200x200
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    In this quick tip, I'll show you how to load data from an XML file onto a blank page. We'll work with the $.get function and will also implement a loading gif while the information is being retrieved. We'll be displaying a simple list of recommended web development books. Let's go ahead and get started. Read More…
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    Checking in With Eric Meyer200x200
    Last week, I was lucky enough to be granted a short email interview with Eric Meyer. Some of you might have noticed that his name came up a few times last week; well now you know why! In this interview, Eric talks about where he sees CSS moving as well as his work life after having another baby girl. If you have any additional questions, leave a comment and - just maybe - Eric might respond. No promises! Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create Your Own Simple Reset.css File200x200
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    Far too many novice CSS designers don't realize the importance of creating a "reset.css" file. When you have an environment where each browser has its own "default" styling, you'll often find yourself thumping your skull as you ask yourself, "Why is there a spacing here?" To save yourself some of the headaches that you'll undoubtedly experience, you'll need to create your own simple reset file. The problem with using one of the many currently existing frameworks is that they aren't tailored specifically to you. For example, I never use the deprecated "center" element in my projects. Consequently, I don't need to put it into my default styling. However, others may need to do so - though they would deserve a slap on the wrist...or the buttocks if you're so inclined. Read More…
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    9 Web Developers Who MUST Be Followed On Twitter200x200
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    This web roundup will list nine developers that absolutely must be tracked on Twitter. They represent the best of the best and are extremely active in the community. Be sure to follow each and every one of them. They might even help you if you've hit a bump in your coding! By the time you're through with this list, you'll probably think, "Why didn't he include this person!". Well be sure to leave a comment with those that I left off. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Flex Your ImagesTitlepic
    One glaring reason why many developers have chosen fixed-width over elastic sites is because using inline images can destroy the layout of a site - much like a stampede of cattle that repeatedly kick you in the groin. It just isn't fun at all. Sure, you can specify their widths using percentages or ems, but those methods aren't ideal. In such instances, why not try using the background technique? Read More…
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    Learn PHP from Scratch: A Training Regimen200
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    Holding the title of "number one", PHP is the most popular language among developers. Even still, many prefer different languages. Yours truly, for example, is most comfortable when working in the ASP.NET environment. However, because of the enormous success of Wordpress, more and more developers have decided to expand their horizons and learn yet another language.Read More…
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    Solving 5 Common CSS Headaches200
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    CSS is a relatively simple language to learn. Mastering it, on the other, can prove a little more difficult. Compensating for various browser inconsistencies alone can produce a migraine. In this article, we'll demystify five of the most head thumping issues that you'll encounter when building web applications.Read More…
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    15 Resources To Get You Started With jQuery From Scratch200
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    Maybe you're a seasoned jQuery pro. Heck, maybe you're John Resig. On the other hand, maybe you read words like "Prototype", "jQuery", and "Mootools" and think to yourself, "What the heck are these?" Now is the time to learn. In this industry - now more than ever - designers are becoming coders, and coders are becoming designers. The idea of a developer ONLY performing frontend or backend work is quickly becoming a dated concept. jQuery will help to bridge the gap. Javascript is not an unattainable skill. In this article, we'll detail fifteen resources to get you started with jQuery from the absolute beginning. If you've been avoiding this library out of some silly sense of fear, now is the time to dive in. You'll be amazed at how simple it can be. Read More…
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    You vs. The Design Firms: How to Win Every TimeSkyscraper
    Let's face it, being a freelance designer is just plain tough. In what other arena is one person responsible for answering the phones, balancing the books, paying the bills, designing the website, creating the graphics, and working with the customers throughout the entire process? Yet, despite our amazing ability to juggle all of these duties, we still face one large barrier. We don't have that glowing brick building behind us, the one that screams, "We are a successful company!" As a result, it can be difficult to "capture" large clients. Today, freelancers are becoming more and more prevalent. Why not? It is a fantastic job. We set our own hours, we take on only the jobs that we desire, we have artistic freedom, etc. But, the biggest gripe I hear repeated time and time again is the fact that the main client pool consists of people with tiny budgets. We have to beat the big guys! Read More…