Stock Photos Giveaway: Win a 1-Year StockedPhotos Membership Worth $99.99!

Stock Photos Giveaway: Win a 1-Year StockedPhotos Membership Worth $99.99!
Time for another great giveaway here on Elated! This week, we're giving away two 12-month stock photo accounts over at StockedPhotos.com. This account lets you download as many pro-quality, royalty-free stock photos as you like during the 12-month period. No daily limits, and no per-photo fees. Nice!
6 May 2011 in jQuery

Cover Flow Remade with CSS and jQuery

Cover Flow Remade with CSS and jQuery
If you've used a Mac or iTunes at all, you've probably come across the Cover Flow view. This shows you a series of album covers, photos, or other documents in 3D, allowing you to flip between them by clicking them, dragging a scrollbar, or using the arrow keys.

It's a nice effect, but it requires a fair bit of processing power to accomplish. I thought it'd be a fun challenge to recreate it as closely as possible in a browser using CSS and JavaScript. At the start I had no idea if this was even possible, but I'm pretty happy with the result!
2 May 2011 in Misc

Elated Joins the Smashing Network!

Elated Joins the Smashing Network!
We're delighted to announce that Elated is now part of the Smashing Network! This means that our best content will now appear on Smashing Magazine's curated network posts page.

This move will be a great way to introduce more readers to our content, and it will also ensure that we're motivated to keep creating very high quality articles and tutorials for you here at Elated.
29 April 2011 in PHP Objects

Object-Oriented PHP: Delving Deeper into Properties and Methods

Object-Oriented PHP: Delving Deeper into Properties and Methods
Welcome to the second article in our series on object-oriented PHP programming.

In this article, you're going to delve a bit deeper into properties and methods in PHP. You'll explore constructors and destructors; static properties and methods; class constants; type hinting; and the __get(), __set(), and __call() magic methods. We've included lots of code examples to help you learn the concepts.

This article will give you a solid grounding when it comes to using objects in PHP, before we move on to more advanced topics such as inheritance in later articles.

Ultimate Designer Toolkit Giveaway: Win a VIP Account Worth $99!

Ultimate Designer Toolkit Giveaway: Win a VIP Account Worth $99!
Time for another giveaway, dear readers! Today, we're offering 3 one-year VIP accounts for Ultimate Designer Toolkit, worth $99 each. Ultimate Designer Toolkit is a collection of resources to make your life easier as a web designer or coder.

A VIP account gives you access to over 60,000 premium resources, with more being added each day.

Enter now for your chance to win!
15 April 2011 in CSS

IE9 Is Here! 7 Cross-Browser CSS Tricks You Can Now Use

IE9 Is Here! 7 Cross-Browser CSS Tricks You Can Now Use
Last month, the newest version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, IE9, hit the streets. While its CSS3 support still has some major omissions, IE9 has much better CSS3 support than previous versions of IE.

In this article we'll explore some of these new CSS features that are, at last, supported by Internet Explorer, and show what these features can do for you as a web designer or coder.
8 April 2011 in PHP Objects

Object-Oriented PHP for Absolute Beginners

Object-Oriented PHP for Absolute Beginners
Welcome to the first in a series of tutorials covering object-oriented programming in PHP. In this series you'll explore the various ideas and concepts involved in object-oriented programming, and learn how to build robust object-oriented PHP applications quickly and easily.

In this tutorial, we're going to kick things off nice and gently by looking at some really basic concepts of object-oriented programming. You'll also learn how to write simple object-oriented PHP scripts.
1 April 2011 in jQuery

How to Make a Slick Ajax Contact Form with jQuery and PHP

How to Make a Slick Ajax Contact Form with jQuery and PHP
Contact forms can be useful way for visitors to contact the owner of a site. However, they can also be cumbersome, especially as they're usually on a separate page.

Fortunately, Ajax gives us a way round this problem. By embedding the form in the page, and submitting the form data via Ajax, the user never has to leave the current page. It also provides a smoother experience for the user.

In this tutorial we'll build a nice-looking, embedded Ajax contact form that the user can summon up by clicking a link in the page.
24 March 2011 in Web Development

JSON Basics: What You Need to Know

JSON Basics: What You Need to Know
If you've developed websites or web apps at all, you've probably heard of JSON, at least in passing. But what exactly is JSON? What can it do, and how do you use it?

In this tutorial you'll learn the basics of JSON, and how to use it to easily move data around the web. You also look at how to work with JSON using both JavaScript and PHP.

Let's get started!
16 March 2011 in jQuery

How to Make an Elegant Sliding Image Gallery with jQuery

How to Make an Elegant Sliding Image Gallery with jQuery
In this detailed step-by-step tutorial, Matt Doyle shows you how to use jQuery to build a really slick, full-window sliding image gallery. It's simple, elegant, and also shows off the photos really nicely!

You can follow through the tutorial, or simply grab the code and use it for slideshows on your own websites! The tutorial includes a link to download the full gallery code for your own use.

Enjoy!

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