Tutorials

Supersized – Full Screen Background/Slideshow jQuery Plugin

Supersized is a jQuery plugin that automatically sizes (background) images to the size of the browser and runs them as a slideshow. It is lightweight and plays nice with all browsers.

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Quick Tip – Consistent Border Weight in Internet Explorer

Ever define a border weight in CSS only to find it heavier in Internet Explorer? Today’s tip is on keeping consistent border width across browsers when using shorthand.

If you’re familiar with CSS shorthand, you’ll know that border width can be described in either exact units (pixels), or through one of several more general terms (like thin).

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Changing Form Input Styles on Focus with jQuery

A lot of forms can be boring and plain, don’t let yours blend in. This tutorial will show you how to spice them up with CSS classes and default values that change according to which form item is selected. All with just a splash of jQuery.

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How to Make a Smooth Animated Menu with jQuery

Ever seen some excellent jQuery navigation that left you wanting to make one of your own? Today we’ll aim to do just that by building a menu and animate it with some smooth effects.

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Quick Tip – Accurate Web Colors in Photoshop

Ever built a great website mock up in Photoshop only to slice it up and discover that the all the colors are off in the saved images? Even though the hex values are the same, the appearance is totally different.

Easy now! Don’t curse out Photoshop just yet. It’s a simple problem to fix if you know the right options to change.

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Flex 3 Basics – Data Grids with XML

How to Make Charts with Flex 3

Flex makes actionscript less of a chore and more of a design asset. One of the best demonstrations of this is the simplicity of charting with MXML.

In this tutorial we’ll take test scores from XML files and make a dynamic bar graph out of the results in no time at all. You’ll have impressed yourself by the end.

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Flash Catalyst – Develop From Designs

Flash Catalyst looks good. Not enough enthusiasm for you? Try absolutely fantastic! Skinning Flash and Flex apps have gotten easier over the years, they still haven’t reached the point where it actually feels right.

With the newly introduced Flash Catalyst, these design headaches look like they’ll soon be a thing of the past.

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