Getting Started With PHP and Dynamic Content

Posted in Tutorials, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 18 Comments

If you have taken any basic HTML courses or look through tutorials you know how to build a website…. Well sort of. HTML is pretty much the first and main stepping stone of websites but it is merely the beginning. In this post I will show you a few techniques to get you stated in using PHP to make your sites more dynamic and much easier to manage.

Lets take for example you have an information site about carving spindles. Your site consists of a home page, an about us page, a contact us page, and a content page that has the instructions on creating the spindles. This is a small site and your knowledge currently is mostly only on HTML and CSS but you are tired of having to go and edit something on all 4 pages to simply make one change on the site.

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How to Create Kick-Ass PHP Contact Forms

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 86 Comments

I am sure that almost everyone can agree on the importance of contact forms for use on everything from static HTML websites, to WordPress powered websites. I found myself many times creating custom PHP contact forms for clients and always changing things around to suit the needs of the client.

After going through this article you should have a better understanding of creating custom PHP contact forms. These can be really useful in your own projects, as well as projects for clients.

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40+ Beautifully Fresh 3D Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials

Posted in 3D Effects, Text Effects, Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 9 Comments

Typography is defined as the art and technique of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyph. In order for you to master this art, you should learn more techniques and methods to manipulate text to create stunning typography art. Using 3D effects makes text & typography more realistic and brings it to life.

In this article I compiled a list of 40+ 3D Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials for you to learn new 3D text effects.

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Unique 3D Text – Xara 3D + Photoshop Tutorial

Posted in 3D Effects, Text Effects, Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 65 Comments

So hello again! It’s time for my first tutorial I’ve ever been made. I actually hope You will enjoy this one, and that will encourage me to do some more. We will use Xara 3D to get 3D text effect, then export text to Photoshop and add some style there.  If You haven’t got Xara 3D, You can download demo for free ( 15 days trial) and You can read my review about Xara and their pros and cons. And yeah, If You don’t want to download program I will give You *.psd file with text elements, so You can skip Xara part and get straight to Photoshop retouching part.

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Creating an Interactive Travel Map using the Google Maps API

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 47 Comments

This is my third tutorial on the Google Maps API v3. I’m going to show you how to use some other google maps features by building an interactive travel map. Everyone will be able to add new locations on the map and view the locations added by others. We will also be using MySQL databases to store the values of different locations so let’s get started.

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Creating A Custom HTML and CSS Framework for Rapid Development

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 22 Comments

In this article I will go over creating a custom framework to have and use for your own projects. This to me has been one of the best resources to me in creating websites for clients. I found just like everyone else that after doing so many web pages you hit the point of realizing you keep typing the same things over and over. To try and cut down on some of the time it was taking me just to get started on a project I decided to make my own “framework” that I would use as a basic starting point. I have found this to be a great way to carry around my framework with me anywhere I go on my USB memory stick, and to be able to start a project much faster than I normally would have. Since most of my programming is done with just a basic text editor, this has worked out really well for me.

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How to: Integrating Facebook in your Website

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 41 Comments

The Facebook JavaScript SDK, the one we will be using for our app, enables us to access all of the features of the Graph API via JavaScript, and it provides a rich set of features like authentication and sharing. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use this SDK in your site. I’ll show you how to add some features to an application we built-in my previous tutorials, the distance finder (part1 of the tutorial, part2). As you might remember, we’ve also added twitter @anywhere features to the app (the tutorial), now it’s time to add Facebook as well!

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started with Zen Cart (Part 3)

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

So after asking everyone and seeing the responses, I decided to go one more step further with the Zen Cart Guide I have created. Keep in mind that this by no means covers everything – but it does touch the surface of most of the more important items to get you up and going with Zen Cart. There are plenty of other hacks and work-arounds that can be found online, so I really wanted to use part 3 of this to focus on some of the other major things that can be done within Zen Cart.

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started with Zen Cart (Part 2)

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

This article is the continued part 2 version of Getting Started with ZenCart. In part 1 we learned about ZenCart, and it’s basic files and getting started with the “Bare Bones” template. We also learned a little about the admin screen provided by ZenCart. In this part 2 version I will go more in depth about using and customizing ZenCart OpenSource Shopping Cart.

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started with Zen Cart (Part 1)

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 26 Comments

In this article I will be covering the basic installation and functionality of ZenCart eCommerce shopping cart. I have been using ZenCart on clients eCommerce websites for a while and found the most common questions about installing, and modifying along with the most edited files to get you up and running with ZenCart. I will also cover some basic theme creation for ZenCart as well. This should be an excellent starting point for everyone looking to setup an online store and create a custom look and feel.

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