Diving into PHP: Day 3

I’ve decided that this series won’t be 100% “by the book”. Though you MUST learn the fundamentals, I think it might be nice to learn some more “fun” things right now. Otherwise, you’ll go mad trying to memorize the if, for, foreach, while, and switch statements.

We’ll absolutely learn those – but in due time. Today, I’m going to show you how to pass values from page to page by using super-global arrays. I hope you enjoy it!

P.S. Please help one another in the comments section.

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Inside the Minds of 7 Great ThemeForest Designers: kuimu

I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing a few very successful authors here on ThemeForest. Throughout a series of emails, I asked a selected set of authors a series of 6 questions, the same set to each author. The result was one of the most inspiring and helpful series of interviews I have read to date. One of the most interesting things to note, is the common answers and items that all the authors focus on, such as the user experience. This gives us great insight as to how the pros on ThemeForest develop and deliver a final product.

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Inside the Minds of 7 Great ThemeForest Authors: Reidknorr

Throughout a series of emails, I had the great pleasure of asking a selected set of authors six questions – the same set to each. The result was one of the most inspiring and helpful series of interviews I have read to date. One of the most interesting things to note is the common answers and features that all the authors focus on, such as the user experience. This gives us great insight as to how the pros on ThemeForest develop.

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2009, Big % Increase & GraphicRiver Beta Invites

Looking back on last year, Envato had a pretty big 2008 by any measure. We jumped from 4 sites to 13, a million monthly visitors to 5 million, and while our team began the year numbering 12, we ended it totalling 55 talented reviewers, editors, managers, developers, writers and support staff. With such a crazy year in the rearview mirror, it is with no small excitement that I can say that 2009 is going to make 2008 pale in comparison. And today I’m here to make a huge announcement for all the authors of our marketplaces, give beta invites for a major new site, and give sneak previews for some of our Envato plans!

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Rockstar WordPress Designer On Sale Today!

In the last few years WordPress has been growing as an essential tool in the web designer toolkit. Between regular blog themes and the increasing number of themes that turn WordPress into anything from a portfolio site to a shop, its use as a general purpose CMS has made it a staple of web design tutorials and galleries.

So I’m very happy to announce that after many months of work, our latest Rockable Press book is on sale – How to Be a Rockstar WordPress Designer, co-authored by myself and Harley Alexander – whom you of course know from tutorials on NETTUTS!

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Diving into PHP: Day 2

Now that we’ve downloaded the necessary files, let’s take a look at how to create variables and if statements. We’ll also examine the difference between using single and double quotes.

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Diving into PHP: Video Series

Today marks the beginning of a brand new series that will show you EXACTLY how to get started with PHP. Just as with the “jQuery for Absolute Beginners” series, we’ll start from scratch and slowly work our way up to some more advanced topics. I hope you enjoy it. As always – feel free to make requests via the comments form.

We’ll get started by downloading WAMP/MAMP and echoing out a simple string to verify that PHP is working on our system.

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12 Fantastic PSD to HTML Tutorials

As people become more interested in web development, the demand for quality tutorials arises. One of the most frequently requested tutorials is on the topic of slicing your PSD into quality HTML and CSS code. This is quite an intensive process and it can be hard to learn on your own. Today, we’ll have a look at 12 excellent tutorials for converting a PSD to HTML/CSS.

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Inside the Minds of 7 Great ThemeForest Authors: Simon North

Throughout a series of emails, I had the great pleasure of asking a selected set of authors six questions – the same set to each. The result was one of the most inspiring and helpful series of interviews I have read to date. One of the most interesting things to note is the common answers and features that all the authors focus on, such as the user experience. This gives us great insight as to how the pros on ThemeForest develop. Each day this week, be sure to check in for a new interview!

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15 Greatest Resources for Designers and Developers

With 08 behind us, let’s take a look at the fifteen most essential resources for designers and developers.

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