Google Maps API v3 Embedded with Custom Location Pin

23 May, 2011

Google Maps API offers a wide variety of applications that enable you to embed the functionality and customisation of Google Maps into an external website at no cost. This tutorial aims to guide you through the process of embedding a basic map, located at a specific point with a custom pin, which can be particularly useful for 'contact' pages.

Creating Your Own Twitter Trends Widget

10 May, 2011

Creating a customer widtget for making calls to Twitter's Search API with JSON and then displaying the result with HTML, CSS and jQuery. Stewart shows how to create a simple widget displaying what the people of Twitter are saying about Sheffield.

Creating a jQuery plugin

3 May, 2011

Mike's latest tutorial shows the basics of creating your very own jQuery accordion plugin from scratch. This has many advantages, mainly the simplicity of performing a single jQuery function call in the head of your html rather then having to copy over 100 lines of code that another developer wrote and you have to decipher.

Browser Wars! The Browser Market Shares moving into 2011

14 April, 2011

A fierce war has ensued over the last year between competing web browsers, each trying to dominate one another, in struggles to attain a bigger piece of the pie within the browser share market. Darryl takes and in depth look into the market share shift in browser market.

Simple jQuery Filtering using Quicksand

11 April, 2011

The second part of Stewart's Simple jQuery Filtering Using jQuery article. This time Stewart uses the Quicksand jQuery plugin and a bit of HTML5 spice up the transitions.

Time Saving Database Functions

10 March, 2011

We've all been there, making an awesome form nicely laid out on the page and arranged pixel perfect to fit all the fields required; name, address, email, telephone etc. everything is going great until you come to the PHP. Mike creates and demonstrates a simple set of time saving short hand database functions.

An Introduction to Wireframing

3 March, 2011

Whether you're just getting started in web design or you're a seasoned pro, the concept of wireframing must either be something you're familiar with or been hearing a lot about recently. Nik takes a brief look at what wireframing is and how you and your clients can benefit from encorporating a wireframing stage into your workflow.

Simple Data Filtering Using jQuery

23 February, 2011

A simple tutorial using HTML, CSS and jQuery outlining a quick and easy way to manipulate and filter data without the need for unnecessary database calls and page refreshes.

10 Must-Have Firefox Add-ons for Web Developers

18 February, 2011

See below for a highly recommended list of tools which will enable you to test, develop, mock, visualise and troubleshoot your website projects in Mozilla Firefox.

How to Set Up PayPal Integration with PHP & MySQL

14 February, 2011

PayPal is the most popular payment service on the whole of the web. Understanding how to integrate your website with PayPal's Instant Payment Notification Service (IPN) is crucial if you aim to process payments through your website. This guide will show you how to do that.