DeviantArt API Instant Search App using Ajax & PHP

by Jake Rocheleau
on October 28, 2012

in Tutorials

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The digital art community for DeviantArt is very popular and full of talented artists. Creative designers can publish any of their works to DA and share them to gather feedback and comments from other members. I love the community and have always been interested in digital artwork for online forums – avatars and signature banners.

So in this tutorial I want to explain how we can build a DeviantArt Instant Search app which searches through all the most popular banner signatures ever submitted to the website. You can enter some search terms and the app will pull results to display after you finish typing. This is a really cool application for designers who are looking for inspiration, or even for people who love DeviantArt and want a better way to search.

Preview screenshot DeviantArt Instant Search webapp forum signatures

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What to Do When Your Client Asks You to Do Something Stupid

by Laura Spencer
on October 26, 2012

in Business/Freelance

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Sooner or later, it’s bound to happen.

If you’re a freelance designer, eventually a client will ask you to do something stupid. Something that you know won’t work.

I’m not talking about moral issues here, but rather about practical design issues. The client has asked you to design something that simply won’t be effective. (I would hope that you already know what to do about moral issues.)

If you enjoy this post, you may also like What to Do When the Client Is Wrong.

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15 Sticker Designs for Startups

by Brant Wilson
on October 24, 2012

in Inspiration

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Sticker Mule just launched The Sticker Gallery – a place for designers to browse, bookmark, and comment on sticker designs. There you’ll find the work of many known brands, as well as independent artsist and designers.

Today we’re featuring 15 examples of sticker designs from tech startups in Sticker Mule’s Gallery:

Bitly

bitly stickers

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28 Beginner’s Tutorials for Learning about MySQL Databases

by Jake Rocheleau
on October 22, 2012

in Tutorials

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Developing and programming with databases is a huge step onto a large plateau of information. Nobody starts out with MySQL and masters the software in a week. Not only do you need to learn setting up DBs and tables, but also the SQL language itself.

This rough road was very difficult to traverse maybe 5 or 10 years ago. But there is much more information online today which is generally very helpful. Thus I have scoured through Google and put together 28 of my personal favorite MySQL tutorials for newbies. You can learn all the basics of setting up a database and connecting into your own application. But additionally if you have any questions or comments on the gallery, feel free to share with us in the discussion below.

Pagination SQL Server vs MySQL

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