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!
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.Read More
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 :)Read More
WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems. Also WordPress is a CMS of choice for many web developers It’s relatively easy to use, but can be made even simpler when you include an administration panel for users when making themes. Additionally, themes buyers find the options panel too easy to use rather than having to open up the PHP template files and fiddling with the code.Read More
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.
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:Read More
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!
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.Read More
WordPress is the most popular and the best (in my opinion) blogging platform, created by Automattic. It’s really easy to use and it’s very powerful, giving you the opportunity to build any kind of site, from blogs to shopping carts and CMS’s. In this series of tutorials, we are going to create our first WordPress theme. For this tutorial you need to have a little more than basic knowledge about HTML and CSS. Let’s get started.Read More
Client-side validation is something every web form should have, no doubts about that. While server-side validation does its job, it certainly lacks good user experience. What is so great about client-side validation then?
Not only is it useful to the user because it makes the process of filling out the form a lot quicker and a lot less painful, but it also shows that you actually care about them. For the user there’s nothing better than knowing right away if they’re doing it correctly.
In this tutorial we’re going to learn how to build real-time form validation using jQuery. If you’d like to see what you’ll be building, you can watch the short video intro or hit the “Live Demo” button and check it out.Read More