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Do you want to write for yensdesign?

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Hi there guys! As I told you, me (Adrian) and Ivan don’t have so much time to post more tutorials in yensdesign at this time, so we are searching for people that want to write tutorials in yensdesign and promote himself showing his stuff.

What do you need to write tutorials in yensdesign?

All of you can write in yensdesign just read that:

  • Write clear and new tutorials divided in steps (like ours)
  • Write in english (you will do it better than use for sure lol!)
  • Write tutorials that aren’t published in anywhere
  • Tutorials about web design and coding (css, html, javascript, php, mysql, layouts in psd… etc)

What do you get in return?

All posts will have a little presentation attached about the author to let (a lot of!) readers know more about you and (of course) the satisfaction on helping others to learn more about web design and coding :)

So just e-mail me or post a comment please! needs your support!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Hi there guys! First of all let me say you what’s Erasmusu:

Erasmusu is a social network created for exchange students with international mobility programs (all countries), such as ERASMUS, ISEP, Leonardo, Faro, Argo, Seneca, Swallow, etc…

It’s the next big project of Cokidoo (our startup) and we are competing for a big money prize (about 100.000 €) in the BBVA Open Talent competition.

How can you help us?

Just Use this widget to vote us by clicking in Vote/Votar:

Some of you asked us how to say thank us for all tutorial and here you have the answer! We will be very very happy if the big community of yensdesign can help us to grow up in our projects :)

Want an invitation for Erasmusu?

We are setting up all to release Erasmusu about this week so if you want an invitation you can equest your invitation by filling this simple form.

Join to Erasmusu Facebook Group and Twitter!

Got a Facebook account? Sign up in our Facebook group and share it with your friends!

And yes! We got Twitter too! You can follow the development process and thoughts of our project via Twitter, just follow us!

Thank you so much one more time!

Just say you thank you one more time for your support and we hope to publish more tutorials very soon. But at this moment we are really focused in Erasmusu We hope you can understand it!

We are back again!

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Hi there guys we are back again! As some of you may know me (Adrián Mato) and my mate Iván Guardado working were very busy on a new incoming social network focused in exchange students.

It’s called erasmusu and it will be the main project of our new startup Cokidoo. We are still working hard but now can take a time to write more articles here on yensdesign.

Just want to say THANK YOU guys for your support, for following us on twitter and for all your trackbacks to our articles. It’s amazing to see how we still having a lot of unique visitors each day after a month without posts :)

So thank you guys one more time for your understanding and still tunned to yensdesign!

Oh! By the way… special thanks to android24 who has helped me to check the english translation of erasmusu. I cann’t believe how people help to others without expecting a reward ;)

January 2009 Stats

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Hi guys! Just want to say you thanks for all and share with you our last month stats.

It was a month of records, we have grown a 97%, I cann’t believe it. Here you have some numbers:

  • 65.500 unique visitors
  • 105.500 page views
  • 330 feedburner readers

We have visitors from all kind of locations and 3 new advertisers: Projectthingy, Retireat21 and Gimmestock.

So guys THANK YOU FOR ALL! We will still rocking with more tutorials and freebies :D

PD: Tomorrow we will be publishing a great interview for those javascript and jQuery lovers.

How to set maxlength in textareas by creating a jQuery plugin

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Hi guys! If you have been reading our own entries lately, maybe you remember an old post titled How to create a plugin for jQuery in which you can see different ways to add functionality to jQuery library. This time we will learn more about that kind of things…

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to create a simple but useful jQuery plugin that allows you to limit the max characters content in your textareas and input text.

You can try the living example before continue reading the tutorial.

Tested in: Firefox, Internet Explorer 6 & 7, Opera, Safari & Chrome.

Let’s go!


Tell Us… What do you want?

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

With the begining of the new year, is the best time to hear your opinions and suggestions about what you would like to see in yensdesign. If you are wanting to see a tutorial about a particular topic, having ideas of new kind of articles, thinking about more freebies… or other kind of suggestions, you can share your ideas with us in a few ways:

It’s very important for us to know your interests, so please comment your ideas and suggestions. We want to improve the quality of the content in yensdesign this year!

Say hello to our forums!

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Finally We have published forums guys. Just want to say thanks for all your votes and remark this:

The only purpose for which we have created forums it’s to let our visitors help each other in addition to our tutorials. We want to become a great reference of web development for all.

Sharing the knowledge is the spirit guys!

So guys feel free to visit our forums to learn more about some specific areas of web development, to post suggestions and ideas about yensdesign, to search / announce jobs, to show us your projects… and more.
Remember that You can access to our forums via top menu or using the full URL.

We are using Simple Machines and an own modification of Popular FX.

Let’s help each other guys ;)

Do you want to see forums in

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Hi there guys! We are wondering the possibility of create forums in as a new section to try to help people with questions about web design and coding instead of answer only questions about our tutorials and to post suggestions about new kind of tutorials.

We received some feedback via our twitter. Some people say that It would be awesome to find solutions to their problems but other people said that It will be a bad idea for us, because it will decrease the number of comments in our entries…

So guys, We need more feedback about this idea so please respond the poll below here!

Thanks for your time and please post your opinion in addition of respond the poll!


Follow us on Twitter!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Hi guys… I cann’t understand what is going on at Dreamhost but I woke up and website was broken one more time… They mailed me telling that all it’s fine now, let’s see if it’s true.

So these problems make me think and we decide to create a Twitter account to publish little issues, news and tell you what are we doing for next tutorials and more.

One more thing! I will release the next tut in a few hours!

Dreamhost problems… The first part of the tutorial “OS Web interface” will be released tomorrow

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Awww guys Dreamhost did it one more time. Some websites such as or plusmusica were offline last 24 hours because some servers of Dreamhost were broken. I will try to finish the tutorial to publish tomorrow, sorry for the inconveniences and thanks for your comprehension :(

See you soon guys! If Dreamhost wants, lol :\