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Site Update: Treehouse, Forums, Newsletter!

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Treehouse

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!

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Recent Features

  • 9 Mind-Blowing WebGL Demos

    As much as developers now loathe Flash, we're still playing a bit of catch up to natively duplicate the animation capabilities that Adobe's old technology provided us.  Of course we have canvas, an awesome technology, one which I highlighted 9 mind-blowing demos.  Another technology available...

  • Creating Scrolling Parallax Effects with CSS

    Introduction For quite a long time now websites with the so called "parallax" effect have been really popular. In case you have not heard of this effect, it basically includes different layers of images that are moving in different directions or with different speed. This leads to a...

Incredible Demos

  • jQuery topLink Plugin

    Last week I released a snippet of code for MooTools that allowed you to fade in and out a "to the top" link on any page. Here's how to implement that functionality using jQuery. The XHTML A simple link. The CSS A little CSS for position and style. The jQuery...

  • HTML5’s placeholder Attribute

    HTML5 has introduced many features to the browser;  some HTML-based, some in the form of JavaScript APIs, but all of them useful.  One of my favorites if the introduction of the placeholder attribute to INPUT elements.  The placeholder attribute shows text in a field until the...

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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