Category: Tutorials

Tutorial: Grabbing Popular Dribbble Shots Dynamically via jQuery

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Compared with any other design network Dribbble always seems to come out on top. The quality of submissions is beyond comprehension to most graphics designers, especially with mobile/web user interfaces. There are so many amazing shots published every day but it’s tough to keep up with the constant flow of new publications.

In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how we can build a small webapp which dynamically pulls all the most recent popular shots from Dribbble. The interface is very simple to work with and we want to create all these effects without refreshing the page. For organizing the backend data I’ll be using a custom jQuery plugin named jribbble. It suits our needs perfectly and it’s so easy to get started – even a newbie JavaScript developer could pick this up in a couple hours.

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Useful Tutorials For Creating Your First WordPress Plugin

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WordPress plugins allow you to extend your default WordPress installation with almost any kind of functionality, you can download a vast collection of plugins from the WordPress plugin repository or you can create your own. In today’s post I wanted to focus on quality tutorials and resources that I have found useful to reference whilst learning how to build WordPress plugins. the tutorials I have included are thorough and well written and in Gilbert Pellegrom case – he has included a whole plugin boilerplate, which although not a tutorial – a seriously good resource to take a look at.

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Tutorial: Pulling Your 5 Most Recent Tweets via Ajax

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For web developers just breaking into social media there are dozens of fantastic APIs you can work with. Most notably the Twitter API has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. And such rightly so, as the developers at Twitter have been working nonstop to improve endpoints and other miscellaneous settings.

The API has also been online long enough that 3rd party developers have created their own web apps and released the code as open source. In this tutorial I’ll be working with exactly this type of open source jQuery plugin called tweet! which can pull recent tweets from any user account. The plugin also comes with some default styles which we’ll play around with. We could also pull tweet data from searches, lists, and favorites as well.

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