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Site Update: Treehouse, Forums, Newsletter!

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I've been working on some major and minor site updates and I wanted to share them all with you!

New Sponsor:  Treehouse

I'm super excited to have Treehouse as my new sponsor.  Treehouse teaches developers how improve their skills in a variety of ways and in a variety of programming languages.  They don't just make basic screencasts -- they create professional-grade video tutorials in a series format so as to take you from start to completion on realistic projects.  I've been asked numerous times over the past few years to make screencasts and videos but have pushed off;  Treehouse makes them way better and have a larger scope of knowledge than I ever will.

Please give Treehouse a look!

Forums!

I get dozens of emails a day asking for help, advice, and consulting work;  as you can imagine, there's no way I can get to all of them.  I've created the forums as a community space to ask questions, share code, give tips, and talk tech.  No registration required.  Initial forums include MooTools 1.x, MooTools 2, CSS, HTML5 & Mobile, jQuery, and Firefox OS.  Have an idea for a forum you'd like to see?  Let me know!

Script & Style eNewsletter

I'm looking to start a Script & Style eNewsletter, sharing great original posts about CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, and all of the front-end technologies we love.  Feel free to sign up -- I look forward to having you!

Gist Embedding

Adding code to blog comment forms sucks, even with the code editor I've provided.  From this point forward, you can add links to GitHub gists and the gist content will be displayed within the comment!

Various other updates have been made.  As always please contact me to share your thoughts on how I could improve the site.  Thank you!

Treehouse Learning

Recent Features

  • Camera and Video Control with HTML5

    Client-side APIs on mobile and desktop devices are quickly providing the same APIs.  Of course our mobile devices got access to some of these APIs first, but those APIs are slowly making their way to the desktop.  One of those APIs is the getUserMedia API,...

  • From Webcam to Animated GIF: the Secret Behind chat.meatspac.es!

    My team mate Edna Piranha is not only an awesome hacker; she's also a fantastic philosopher! Communication and online interactions is a subject that has kept her mind busy for a long time, and it has also resulted in a bunch of interesting experimental projects...

Incredible Demos

  • MooTools Typewriter Effect Plugin

    Last week, I read an article in which the author created a typewriter effect using the jQuery JavaScript framework. I was impressed with the idea and execution of the code so I decided to port the effect to MooTools. After about an hour of coding,...

  • Using Dotter for Form Submissions

    One of the plugins I'm most proud of is Dotter. Dotter allows you to create the typical "Loading..." text without using animated images. I'm often asked what a sample usage of Dotter would be; form submission create the perfect situation. The following...

Discussion

  1. You’re the best mayn, signing up to the forums right now!

  2. Wow! Turns out reading is key! Great stuff, gonna get some use outta that bad boy.

  3. Alex

    I had written a huge reply in your mootools prime thread and I couldn’t get it to submit.
    Worst part is that I lost the text I wrote :(

  4. I have thought about having forums on my site too, but I was initially discouraged by having to maintain the forum software up to date, and fighting spammers. And nowadays I wonder whether it makes any sense to build any sort of “personal” forums, when sites like StackOverflow are so huge in terms of chances of your question being answered.

    What made you finally decide towards “in site” forums? Maybe controlling the content and keeping it “your own”? I’m genuinely curious :-)

  5. Are you using any wordpress plugin for forums. I see the similar forum on http://extratutorials.com/forums/

    Can you please tell me?

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