This tutorial will teach you how to check username availability with Mootools’ Request.JSON and PHP/MySQL. In this tutorial you will learn how to use Mootools’ Request.JSON function to check a username against an array or database. In this example we will be using a simple MySQL database. I will try to do as much hand holding as I can, but having a little experience with PHP and MySQL will be a plus.
Details, details, details. Details are what take a good site to the next level. Small details like link nudging (jQuery, MooTools), simple but stylish CSS enhancements, and opacity effects are the cheeky effects that give your website the edge over similar websites. The detail we’ll be addressing today is “widowed” text. A “widow” occurs when only one word of a long string wraps to the next line.
Zohaib Sibt-e-Hassan recently released a great mouse gestures library for MooTools called Moousture. Moousture allows you to trigger functionality by moving your mouse in specified custom patterns. Too illustrate Moousture’s value, I’ve created an image download builder using Mooustures and PHP.