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25 Fresh and Inspiring Coming Soon Pages

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Today we’re going to show you some fresh and inspiring coming soon and under construction pages. Coming soon and under construction pages are very important when you’ve purchased a domain for your new website and still not found the time to complete the design, or when your still developing it.

Coming soon and under construction pages need to look very basic and they have to contain the information the visitor needs to return to when your done developing, one other important thing is that they do need to look attractive so visitors will return to more of this awesomeness.

So sit back and enjoy these great looking and well designed coming soon and under construction pages. (more…)

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How to Create a Forum in PHP from Scratch

Monday, August 9th, 2010

In this tutorial we’ll see how to make a forum using PHP and MySQL. We have to cover a lot of different things, so let’s start!

Some details about this tutorial

What and how

What are we going to do? We have to think the answer very carefully, and not only “a forum”, also the functionality we want to offer.

Answer: We are going to develop a forum where anyone can write a post without registration and other people can see it and write a response. (more…)

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20 Inspiring Textured Websites

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Textured Websites are becoming more and more popular. Mainly because adding simple, subtle textures to a design can really make a difference and improve the visual appearance. Textures can be anything: wood, metal, brick, even simple dust scratches.

There are tonnes of great resources around the net that offer free high quality textures. Two of my favourites being Spoon Graphics and Circle Box.

Here’s a collection of what I feel are 20 of the most visually appearing and inspiring textured websites. (more…)

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Learning JavaScript and DOM with Console

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

In this tutorial, you are going to learn what a console is, and more importantly, how you can leverage it to learn JavaScript and DOM quickly. So let’s get started.

Console?

A console is not a specific project or a command-line terminal, nor is it a Xbox 360 or PS3 (though learning JavaScript and DOM on a game console will definitely be awesome 🙂 ). It is a separated window in a browser that let you inspect all kinds of information about JavaScript objects and DOM objects of the displaying web page, and it exposes an object of the same name (i.e. console) to that page, whose methods can be called to output information of your choice to the console window.

What’s Wrong with alert() and My Home-made log()?

You might ask, “I can display all sorts of things with alert(), what’s the point of console?” It’s true that alert() is a quick-and-dirty way to display variables, but it has a major problem: it steals focus, which will render it useless when mouse interaction or keyboard interaction is involved. That’s not the end of the story, alert() is only good at displaying primitive variables(i.e. strings, numbers, booleans), when trying to display (more…)

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