ActionScript 3 to Post to PHP and Retrieve Variables with a Simple AS3 and PHP Login

November 20, 2011 in Actionscript, PHP, Programming, Tutorials by admin

Have you ever wanted to post variables from AS3 to a PHP and get data back from the PHP? This tutorial will show you how to easily take ActionScript 3 variables and post the to PHP. We will create a simple login with AS3 and PHP.

Validate a URL with PHP Filter URL Validation

November 13, 2011 in PHP, Programming, Tutorials by admin

Validating url hyperlinks has been made easy with PHP and its filter validations. Here is a very easy way to validate website urls using PHP.

Validate E-mail Addresses with PHP Email Validation

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If you have ever created a form with HTML you know that validating inputs before being processed is very important. When using PHP there are a few ways in which you can validate whether or not the user inputted text is a valid email address or not.

How to Use a JavaScript Switch Statement

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Switch statements are very helpful conditional statements similar to ‘if statements’ but allow for a cleaner presentation when multiple if conditionals are required. If you have ever been curious how these work or are just reading about them for the first time, check this out.

Placeholder Text For HTML Inputs with JavaScript and jQuery

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Have you ever wanted a fully compatible way to get placeholder text into your html input fields? Placeholder text can help your users better understand the form field as well as add a bit of dynamic flare to the website. We can do this fairly easily with JavaScript and HTML.

How To Get Placeholder Text Into HTML Input Fields

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Have you ever seen text in an html input field and have it disappear when you click inside? This is a fairly common practice for front-end developers and designers to add additional information to aid in usability or when html fields are not labeled.

Send SMS Text Messages with only PHP mail()

October 30, 2011 in PHP, Programming, Tutorials by admin

You have probably seen the plenty of paid services online that allow you to send out text messages (SMS) from a website, but did you know you could send them for free and easily with PHP? In this tutorial you will find out how to send out your very own text messages with PHP. You can even try it yourself live within minutes!

Cross Browser CSS3 Gradients

October 29, 2011 in HTML & CSS, Programming, Tutorials by admin

Ever wanted to know how to get those stunning gradient effects with just CSS? Using CSS3 we can create cross browser compatible gradients without needing any images! In the past all we had was images to get a gradient effect, but now with CSS3 we can make beautiful gradients with just a few lines of code.

How to use PDO and Prepared Statemets from a mysql_ developer’s view

December 21, 2010 in PHP, Programming, Tutorials by admin

If you have been using php and mysql and have no idea what PDO is, then read this tutorial now. PDO stands for PHP Data Objects and it is a lean and efficient way to interact with databases. PDO uses a unified API allowing for better consistency and is a must learn for every PHP developer.

Create your own URL shortener with PHP

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Link shortening websites have been popping up all over the web with the huge explosion in micro blogging requiring a character limit in posts. Sites like have become an integral part of twitter in order to maximize the quality of posts. If you are reading this article you probably already know this and just want to know how they are able to shrink down large links and transform them into a very tiny one. We can achieve this with PHP, and the hardest part can be done in just one line of code. Yes it really is that simple.

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