Dynamic character counters are a common feature which I see requested frequently by web developers. You may have a form input field or textarea for users to enter data but want to limit the content. You could do this using maxlength which has been a property since the HTML4 specs. However we want to provide […]
The open Yahoo! API is a great resource to work with. There is plenty of documentation for web developers, along with live demos and examples. What makes the application so interesting is how Yahoo! manages so many different online services. Along with their search engine there is also Yahoo! news, maps, weather, and so much […]
The typical Flickr interface design includes a lot of Ajax panels which you can edit right from any settings page. Their website layout incorporates many web 2.0 trends as you move from account settings to photo settings and uploads. There are plenty of resources we could look at, and in this tutorial I’d like to […]
The community of global avatars through Gravatar actually started out very small. But the popularity of such an application has grown to scale millions of users with many more millions of different avatars. You can perform some really cool effects with gravatar photos, and I want to demonstrate a small sample in this tutorial. We […]
Website contact forms are almost a staple of the modern day Internet. Most company websites will have a small contact form where visitors can share their thoughts or suggestions to the webmaster. But there are also so many bots available that these forms can become plagued with spam. To counter this we need to setup […]
Anyone familiar with Xcode will likely understand the breadth and depth of the Cocoa Touch library. This mobile development suite includes pre-built components for all of the native iOS functionality such as input fields, switches, sliders, and definitely buttons.
In this tutorial I’d like to show you a simple way to implement your own custom button graphics. I’ll be using the latest Xcode 4.2 release and building an application in iOS5. You do not need to understand Objective-C but it certainly doesn’t hurt the process. When building iPhone apps you’ll eventually have to deal with code so Objective-C should be something to embrace!
The popular design network Dribbble has grown substantially in just a few short years. Graphics designers and illustrators from all over the world have flocked onto the web seeking invites. But aside from the exclusivity their layout design has become a prominent factor of the entire branding.
I love the simplistic nature of their gallery-style photo boxes. It matches well with a community of designers excited to share their latest pixels with the world. In this tutorial I’ll go over techniques for constructing a similar design in HTML5 and CSS3. You can build a very similar page structure with just bare-bones essential CSS. Yet when we can utilize new browser-supported properties like box shadows the process becomes much more captivating.
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Social networking apps have become all the rage, especially with mobile users. You can’t search on Twitter or any corner of the web without finding some reference to checkin apps. The two industry giants are Foursquare and Gowalla which have both been online for just a few years. They feature many similar functions such as user checkins, badges, and friend feeds.
I’ll be demonstrating how to code a simple profile page similar to that of Foursquare. Their design is very simplistic with a 2-column layout split. We’ll be coding this page in HTML5 and CSS3, so I’ll be sure to introduce some of the newer techniques. Additionally I’ve offered the source code for free along with a live demo which you can check out below.