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


Optimise your site for mobile devices

With the advent of smart phones and more powerful handheld devices like the iPad are your mobile users having the best experience? The mobile arena introduces a layer of complexity that can be difficult for designers and developers to accommodate. Mobile development is more than cross-browser, it should be cross-platform. Add a Mobile Stylesheet [...]


Give your site an iPhone bookmark icon

I recently configured my site for mobile consumption, by using the WordPress Mobile Edition plugin along with the Carrington Mobile 1.0.2 theme. I noticed when I bookmarked my site using the iPhone that the home screen icon as missing. Today I’m going to run through how to create and setup the home icon for your website. Create the icon [...]


Key web development skills

API Knowledge A key tool for any budding web developer is API knowledge. It’s good to familiarise yourself with a variety of application interfaces. I started out using the Twitter REST API with PHP and CURL when twitter first launched the API to basically get a users tweets, pretty simple now I look back, but at the time it was the [...]


jQuery Iphone Style Ajax Switch

I’ve been looking for a while at how to mimic the iPhone on / off switch with Jquery and stumbled across this post By Daniel LaBare over at which is a great start to base an ajax tutorial on. In this tutorial I’ll purely be looking at making a simple ajax request using the functionality of the iPhone buttons to trigger [...]


Ipod and Iphone PHP detection

This is a useful script to re-direct Iphone and Ipod users to a specific page. You could use this if your getting a lot of mobile traffic and your current site isn’t optimised for it. Or for branching out and developing a mobile site for your visitors! There’s a bad point to using this right? Sure thing. As a developer you may [...]