Part 2 of the Creating an App from Scratch series, in which Chris Coyier and Jason Lengstorf cover, in great detail, the planning, design, building, and testing of an AJAX-powered web application based on PHP/MySQL.
A quick tip that allows strings to be sorted in numerical order, avoiding the test1, test10, test2, etc. issue.
This article will cover the following: What is JSON, why does it matter, and how do we use JSON in a project? We’ll also use our newfound skills with JSON at the end of this project to build a quick app that loads photos from Flickr without requiring a page refresh.
I’m a big fan of keeping sites valid in XHTML 1.0 Strict. When I first started paying attention to standards, one of the things that stumped me right off the bat was the use of external links. This tip shows you how to use jQuery to keep your code valid AND have links open externally.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn a quick way to determine what the most popular tags are in a series of tagged entries.
This week, I wanted to share some of my recent experiments with MySQL queries in regard to lowering the number of requests sent to the database server and, hopefully, avoiding the bottleneck that can form on sites that rely heavily on database interaction.
The goal of our exercise today is to build a menu, complete with sub-menu, all based off one function that runs recursively on an array.
This quick tip shows an easy trick to simplify the job of looping through an array in which something different happens to the first element.