How to Build a Live Visitor Tracking System for your Website

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 34 Comments

If you have a website, you are probably interested in knowing who visits you site. You might want to know the number of visitors, where are they from, how did they get to your site, etc. There are some online tracking options available, like google analytics or if you are using a hosting service they might offer you some statistics. But what if you want a personalized tracker that shows you only what you need? In this tutorial I will show you how to build one!

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How To: Implementing Gravatar in your PHP Application

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 22 Comments

Gravatar or globally recognized avatar is a service for providing globally-unique avatars for different applications. It was started by Tom Preston-Werner but it’s now owned by “Automattic”, the company behind WordPress. This is the main reason why this service is free and is available to be used on PHP applications other than WordPress. Today, there are a number of people using this service. That’s where Gravatar adds to the comfort of people because using it you can use the same avatar for different websites without even uploading an image to the website.

We’ll now make a simple PHP application which shows you the Gravatar associated with an email.  So let’s get started without wasting any time!

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How To Set Up Your Brand New Mac: Beginners Guide

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and purchase a new Mac? Great! Apple designs their computers with the user in mind, making Macs great for an absolute newbie, to even the most advanced experts. Personally, I have a Mac Book Pro and from unboxing to every day use, there is never a hassle. Everything is nice, clean and easy; which is why I’m here to guide you through the process.

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How to Create a Beach Boy in Illustrator (Very Detailed)

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Today we are going to discuss how to draw a simple cartoon character from a sketch in Adobe Illustrator CS4. We are going to learn simple techniques and how to use them to produce a good effect. If you are familiar with Illustrator you will catch-up quickly. This is a very detailed tutorial so no worry for beginners, you can understand easily. So what are we waiting for?  Lets get Started :)

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45 Photoshop Actions To Enhance Your Photos And Stand Out

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 27 Comments

Actions come really handy when you have a need to enhance your photos, but you just don’t have a time for it or necessary skills. Photoshop actions contain various adjustment layers, filters, effects, who are originally recorded by author and you can play them back again. You can create actions yourself or you can just download professional ones here and get amazing results with just once click!

Explore how the action is built, choose which adjustments you want to apply and finally just enjoy great results. In this article you’re going to find 45 sets of actions that help you enhance the colors and change the main look of Your photo.

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How To Create A Polaroid Photo Gallery With CSS3 And jQuery

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Photo Galleries are becoming more and more popular these days. Today we are going to create a simple one using some of the new CSS3 features and jQuery. A prominent feature of the gallery is that You will be able to Drag the photos with single click in the gallery we are going to create. Hope you will enjoy this and understand it easily.

Let’s take a look at what we will be building, here is the final result :

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How to Create Your first WordPress Theme: Part 2

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 19 Comments

This is the second part of the “How to Create Your first WordPress Theme” tutorial series. Just in case you have missed the first part, please go here and start reading.

You can Download source files of this tutorial or Live preview this theme.

As I promised in the first part of this tutorial, we will do some stuff that will make your blog theme more interesting and useful. I’m re-writing the list with what we will cover in this part:

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How to Update Twitter using PHP and Twitter API

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In the world of socializing on internet, Twitter is a big name and for developers its Twitter’s API. Its just Twitter’s unmatchable API that is failing all other micro-blogging services (like Tumblr) out there as it allows you to do almost everything. Once you become familiar with the Twitter API you can do innumerable number of things with it like updating your Twitter statuses remotely (Hint: We’ll be making this today!), searching the latest tweets for a keyword, and grab someone’s or your latest Tweets.

Today, we’ll be making a PHP Application that helps you update your Twitter status. So let’s get started without wasting anymore time!

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Draw Golden Pen and Envelope Icon in Photoshop

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

In this tutorial we will use Photoshop to create a fancy looking golden pen and envelope icon. We will be using lots of shape and layer style to achieve a realistic look. Before we start, take a look at the final image below.

If you like outcome be sure to keep reading – you will learn a lot of advanced and interesting features to build these two icons.

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How to Setup local host with Latest Apache, PHP and MySQL Packages

Posted in Tutorials4 years ago • Written by 111 Comments

Testing many things (CMSes, themes etc.) on the internet for me and many others is sometimes a big pain and it has many disadvantages. You need to buy a domain, to pay for hosting, to use your internet providers slow upload speeds to upload a files over ftp, whenever you want to change some configuration of Apache or PHP you have to contact your hosting provider and wait some time until they response and I could continue with other disadvantages.

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