From Design to Live: 15 Must-Do Steps after Installing Drupal

I’ve used Drupal for a lot of different sites, each using different layouts and different features. Some sites needed multi-user blogs while others were being built for ecommerce. Portfolio sites, business directory sites, social networking sites, personal blog sites. Some with light colors, some with dark colors… one, two or three columns, videos playing and […]

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Creating Web Apps: The Skills, Technologies, and Trends a Developer Must Know

There is a web application for nearly every purpose these days, and there’s never been a better time to be a web developer. There are several different types of niches in the web development industry, including everything from mobile design, to mobile apps, front-end development, and developers for particular platforms like osCommerce or WordPress. However, […]

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Building Web Apps: File and Directory Structures

Organization is key to making any type of code work efficiently, and this is especially true for web applications. Many web developers choose to go the route of using premade coding frameworks, such as CodeIgniter for PHP, which help them to stick to a specific structure as well as help them code quicker by providing […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Using AJAX in Your Website

AJAX is a method that has been around for a while, yet in the past was not something that was used by many developers. Only recently has it been gaining more attention, especially with the rise in web applications that demand a better user experience. AJAX is not a programming language in itself, but rather […]

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A Detailed Overview of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) Coding Structure

The model-view-controller or MVC is software architecture commonly used for creating web applications or software. In other words, it’s a structure for web applications to follow in order to ensure efficiency and consistency. Many of the most popular frameworks use the MVC architecture, including ASP.NET, CodeIgniter, Zend, Django, and Ruby on Rails. At the same […]

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Is the Development Community Alive?

Every now and then we’ll see a new design blog pop up, and for good reason — they become popular fast and can easily stay that way. This industry is definitely over-saturated with design blogs, as they are a great source of inspiration and the community that takes advantage of these blogs is so very […]

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What Every Developer Must Know About PHP 5.4

PHP 5.4, released on March 1, 2012, is the first major update to PHP in nearly 3 years after v. 5.3 was launched in June 2009. While the much-anticipated full Unicode support has once again been kept on hold, v. 5.4 includes several changes that optimize runtime, remove deprecated features, and make code a little […]

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Assets Loading in HTML5 Game Development

Due to such advantages as cross-platform and no plug-in restrictions, HTML5 games have been undergoing rapid development in recent years. We have already seen some really nice HTML5 games on the market, especially on mobile platforms, such as Angry Birds HTML5 version, Cut the Rope HTML5 version, etc. Developing an HTML5 game is not an […]

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10 Useful and Time Saving JavaScript Snippets

JavaScript evolves at a really fast pace. With such a big wave of fresh JavaScript technology splashing the web everyday it’s a daunting task to keep up to date with all of it. jQuery is the preferred library due to its undeniable popularity, although some scripts are written in pure JavaScript. In this article we […]

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An Introduction to the Command Line

A command-line interface, also known as command-line user interface or console user interface, is a means of interacting with a computer program where the user (or client) issues commands to the program in the form of successive lines of text (command lines). The command line interface is usually implemented with a command line shell, which […]

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