Web Development

Client and server-side programming. Covers JavaScript, PHP, Perl and ASP.

Topics in Web Development


These tutorials take a look at the basics of programming classic Active Server Pages. This server-side technology, like CGI, lets you produce dynamic web pages such as forms and database-driven web sites.


Covers JavaScript, the most popular browser scripting language, and some clever tips & tricks.

Perl and CGI Scripting

Learn the Perl programming language and discover how to write CGI scripts such as form mailers, guestbooks and dynamic content scripts.


Explore PHP, one of the most popular Web programming languages in use today. Learn how PHP works and how to write useful PHP scripts and applications.

Articles in Web Development

7 Exciting Up-and-Coming Web Technologies - Article 1 October 2013

Learn about 7 new exciting technologies that are starting to emerge in the web design and development world. These technologies and apps could make your life as a web designer or coder easier and more fun!

Ruby Tutorial for Absolute Beginners - Beginner Tutorial 11 June 2013

Get started with the Ruby programming language. In this tutorial you learn how to install Ruby, how to write simple Ruby scripts, and how to create Ruby classes and objects. Includes example code to get you up and running.

Easy HTML Templates with Mustache - Beginner Tutorial 27 April 2012

Learn how to create HTML templates using Mustache, the easy-to-use, logic-less template system.

MySQL for Absolute Beginners - Beginner Tutorial 25 August 2011

Never used MySQL before? Start here! This tutorial walks you through the very basics of MySQL and SQL databases. Learn how to install MySQL, how to issue commands, and how to create and use databases.

JSON Basics: What You Need to Know - Intermediate Tutorial 24 March 2011

What is JSON, and what can it do? In this tutorial you learn how to use JSON to easily move data around the web. You also look at how to work with JSON using both JavaScript and PHP.

Giveaway: Win a Professional XHTML Template for Your Admin Pages - Article 14 December 2010

Enter for your chance to win a professional XHTML/CSS/jQuery template from Admin Templates, worth $45.

Software Giveaway: Win a PHP Link Directory License - Article 8 October 2010

Enter this giveaway for your chance to win a full copy of the popular phpLD script, worth $80!

25 Web Tech Buzzwords Demystified - Article 9 September 2010

Confused by CDNs? Mesmerised by Modernizr? Dazzled by doctypes? This handy guide explains 25 of-the-moment web technology buzzwords in plain English.

Top 10 Firefox Add-ons for Webmasters - Article 28 October 2009

Matt lists his 10 must-have Firefox add-ons for anyone who designs, codes or manages websites. Essential reading!

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