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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Web Crowd

As some of you may or may not be aware of the holiday season is upon us. It’s been coming for a while now, but the deadline is now only days away. If you’re still struggling on those last minute gift ideas for a web developer or designer you know, here’s a quick wish list that may help you out. You may even consider getting yourself one of these. We won’t tell!

Photo by pagedooley via Flickr.

ActionScript 3 vs Flex 3: Buttons

Flex can’t do it all alone. While it’s possible to build a RIA in strictly ActionScript 3.0 or Flex 3′s MXML, sometimes you have to integrate the two to get the best result.

Be familiar with both methods of coding and you’ll be making some of the best rich internet apps yet. This post outlines the basics of creating button with both ActionScript 3 and MXML in Flex.

6 Ways to Get the Email Response You Need

Have you ever sent out a crystal clear email only to receive a client response that leaves you baffled? When there simply is no way to put it simpler, what do you do? Is the client ignoring it on purpose? Or simply does not understand the point you are trying to communicate?

Even the best web professionals are bound to encounter a client fitting this profile at some point. Here are some pointers to get the point across to clients who resist even the clearest of emails.

Photo by e453753 via flickr

How to Build an Author Box in WordPress

Are you claiming your work? A name under the post title is a good start, but what if a reader wants to find out just a little bit more? Are you offering a face to the article? How about a little background? Contact information?

Adding an “About the Author” box to your posts is a simple upgrade to any WordPress blog. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how easy it is to brand your posts in under 10 minutes.

How to Validate a Form Using PHP Part 2: Streamline Using Arrays

We’ve touched upon the basic elements of form validation and error messages in part 1 of this series, which outlines a relatively static method identifying errors and validating a form. In this edition we are going to make the elements we began with more dynamic and reduce the amount of script required to do so using arrays.

XML Basics with Flex 3

If you’re still using arrays and text files to load content, it’s time to upgrade.

With XML, you can condense a whole mess of seemingly unrelated information into a well organized and easy to read file. Today we’ll be looking at how to take advantage of this with Flex 3. This tutorial will teach how to load an external XML file into Flex and then filter the results into labels.

Below the Fold: Why Scrolling Isn’t A Bad Thing

“I want a website. It will be cutting edge visually impressive. It will have a wealth of information available.  All of our brochures, a full directory of employees, and a shopping cart. I don’t want it the user to have to scroll all over the place though!”

Ever hear this from a client describing their vision? Somewhere along the line having to scroll for information started to bother people. Scrolling isn’t the make or break of a page. Use it to your advantage, and you’ll have a site that seems almost intuitive.

Photo by everdred

Color Scheme Inspiration – Fountains

Having trouble finding an inspirational color scheme? Friday color schemes will aim to fix that! Every week we’ll pick out a topic and build color schemes out of it to inspire. This round of inspiration is from fountains around the world.

Photos are all found on Flickr, and color schemes are all available to download on COLOURlovers.