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Web design and development tutorials, scripts and downloads designed for beginners right through to advanced developers

Automatic jQuery site subscription lightbox

I’ve had many of you email me asking for a tutorial that shows how to create the subscription lightbox that used to activate¬†the first time you visit the site, and I’ve finally got around to writing it up. Getting Started You’ll need to include the jQuery library as well as the Colorbox lightbox JS and CSS which are included [...]


6 Useful PHP code snippets

Here’s a selection of really useful PHP code snippets that I find using on a weekly basis. You could use these as is or expand them as part of other applications or add them to a php class. Adjust server time If you have a server in a different timezone to you then you might be seeing funny things happen when you add the time to a MySQL [...]


jQuery Fancy Switch

I wrote a post a while back on coding an iPhone style switch using jQuery. I’ve now put together a simple tutorial demonstrating how simple it is to build a switch that triggers two radio buttons in a field set. It also degrades gracefully if JavaScript is disabled just displaying the two radio buttons with labels. This tutorial is aimed [...]


jQuery Show / Hide Plugin

Due to popular demand here’s a re-written version of the tutorial I wrote over a year ago on how to show and hide content using jQuery. After I first published the post I’ve had a lot of requests as to how you can show and hide multiple divs so I’ve written this plugin which does all the work for you! The Plugin The Usage [...]


Display breadcrumbs on your site using PHP

When you have a fully dynamic site it’s useful to show the user where they are by breaking down the URL structure so they can navigate backwards through the site. For example this url: shows that ‘jquery’ is part of ¬†‘categories’ so the user could navigate backwards through [...]