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  • Code
    CRUD With Prepared StatementsCode
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    Even now, I constantly see developers using the ancient “mysql_connect” methods to connect to their databases. How come, when there are so many better solutions? In today’s 40-minute screencast, we’ll learn how to create, read, update, and delete records using MySQL improved and prepared statements.Read More…
  • Code
    How to Make AJAX Requests With Raw JavaScript: Part 2200x200
    A few weeks ago, I demonstrated how to make AJAX requests with raw JavaScript. In today's screencast, we'll take things a step further as we use PHP to query a database, convert it to the JSON format, and use Javascript to asynchronously request this information and display it on the page. If you're just getting started with these sorts of concepts, this is the perfect video for you! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Moka Express IconPreview
    The staple of every Italian breakfast is home espresso coffee, brewed with the iconic "Moka Express" pot. In this tutorial, we'll create a Moka entirely from scratch using shapes, layer effects and a bunch of productivity-enhancing tips. We will then proceed to turn our design into a Leopard and Vista-ready professional icon. So get your coffee mugs ready and let's start brewing!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Fun, Illustrated Skateboard DesignPeview
    Today we are going to be making a skateboard design. I will show you how I turned a funky looking character into the skateboard you see. The great thing about skateboard designs is that there are no limitations whatsoever. You can make a skateboard design about anything you want and let's learn how!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Working With the Intangibles of a MixMusic and audio
    It’s easy to think that getting a good mix is just a matter of pushing up some faders, getting a reasonable balance, adding some effects and your done. Sure, that might work for a rough mix, but there’s a lot more that goes into making a great mix that’s way beyond the basic issue of balance.Read More…
  • Code
    jQuerified With Karl Swedberg200x200
    I recently had the extreme pleasure of chatting with Karl Swedberg about Javascript and web development in general. Karl is the author of several Javascript books such as Learning jQuery and jQuery Reference Guide. Join us as we take a look inside the mind of a humble and talented developer.Read More…
  • Code
    Build a Simple Website Template Using SWFAddressPreview
    SWFAddress is a Javascript/ActionScript library which gives you the power to change the browser's URL, add entries to its history list and fire off ActionScript events when the URL changes. It also allows search engines to find specific content in your site. This is all functionality which, according to its creators, is missing in today's rich web technologies. Let's take a look..Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Mastering: You Can Do It Yourself (With a Little Caution)Music and audio
    Just like everything else in music and recording, it’s now possible to master your own material. The tools are readily available and are very inexpensive compared to previous audio generations, but just because you own a hammer doesn’t mean that you know how to swing it.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Virtual Auto Using 100% Brush TechniquesPreview
    First of all I would like to thank my friend Pavaloi Lucian also known as Leeloo for working with me on this tutorial. This tutorial will be all about using the Brush Tool (B) and about knowing how and where to place lights, shadows and reflections. For creating this piece you will also need a photo of a car for reference. In this tutorial, we used a friends car as reference and photographed it. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make a Vector Photo Album and Wood BackgroundPreview
    Learn how to create a custom photo album with a wood background. Successful completion of this tutorial requires an intermediate knowledge of Adobe Illustrator. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    The Process of Score Composition, Part 4Thumb
    This tutorial is the fourth and final installment in a series of tutorials on composition - specifically composition that might be appropriate for film, television, etc. The intention with this series of tutorials is to walk you through the process of one of my compositions. It is intended to offer some new ideas and perspectives and hopefully give a bit of creative inspiration, but by no means should it be considered definitive - even for my own personal compositional process.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Best of the Web - May 2009P
    This month really got back to the basics of Photoshop. A lot of the tutorials featured this month used some of the most basic tools in Photoshop to create stunning designs for all levels of designers. This was also a special month for our freebies because there is an extremely detailed and high quality icon pack that everyone should check out. Finally this month features articles that are informative for every type of designer, whether you are into logo design, or webpage design, this month has you covered. Check it out!Read More…