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2011


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Setting up virtual host on XAMPP (OSX)

Categories :: Web Hosting

If you have decided to go with XAMPP on your OSX machine, then you have made the right choice as it works excellent on the Mac and has almost no limitations. Because of the file structure was not the typical WAMP or server setup I was used to it was a bit tricky at first. In case anyone else had trouble here's a quick tutorial on how to get it rolling.

2011


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crankSlider the Jquery DIV and Image Slider Script

Categories :: Javascript, Tools

I was looking for a simple Jquery DIV slider the other day and took a while before I found anything but they were too heavy and clunky. I just decided the best way was to write my own. Sometimes you may want a slider for not just images but for Divs as well, that way you can include other elements inside the div or create more animations inside.

Without further ado head over here to grab the crankSlider Jquery Div and Image Slider.

2011


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Installing Sphinx on CentOS/Linux through SSH

Categories :: MySQL, Web Development

Here are the steps into setting up Sphinx for your Plesk sever through SSH. I'm running on CentOS 5.2 but I'm pretty sure these instructions work on most Linux environment. If you're looking to install Sphinx on WAMP (Windows machine) there's another article for that.

2011


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Intalling Sphinx on Wamp localhost (Windows)

Categories :: MySQL, PHP, Web Hosting

I recall the first time trying to setup Sphinx search on my Windows machine with Wamp it wasn't so obvious of how it was to be setup. Here's a guide in how to get it setup on you local machine. If you want to install Sphinx on Linux / Plesk there's an article for that too.

2011


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Why do I get "page includes resources which are not secure"

Categories :: HTML, PHP, Web Security

You just built a site, and have implemented SSL, but when you go to test it you get "page includes resources which are not secure". This is annoying but you need to fix it.

2011


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Structuring websites in terms of folders, codes and naming conventions

Categories :: Web Development

When you begin to build bigger sites composed of 50 or more files you start to get messy and unorganized – it's time to structure. The key to organizing a website is folders, code structure and naming conventions. Master these skills, be consistent, and you'll be more organize and prepared for the future.

2010


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PHP text based counter – script specific no MySQL counter

Categories :: PHP

Here's a counter script that can help you count downloads, specific pages, or overall general count. This is a simple function that works by storing text rather than using a MySQL database. Just for quick usage.

2010


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PHP Cron job without using Cron tab (cron alternative with MySQL or just txt)

Categories :: PHP

You may have the need to schedule a PHP script to run but don't know and don't want to bother to learn how to use CRON job. That is ok because when I develop for smaller clients with shared hosting I tend to use a different technique anyways. Here's my alternative to running a CRON tab.

2010


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The ultimate newb's guide to learning web development (Pt. 1: The Basic)

Categories :: CSS, HTML, Javascript, MySQL, PHP, Web Development

If you are just discovering the world of web development but know nothing about HTML code, css and mumble-jumble, here's a good place to start. In this article I will outline in general where to find resources and some good skills to pick up on to becoming a minor expert in the field.

2010


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USB for web developer

Categories :: Tools, Web Development

The other day I was working on a friend's machine, and since he didn't have the tools and programs I needed to commence my crazy development, I had to whip out my "stick". My USB stick that is. I plugged it in, and within minutes I was slicing, coding, and uploading. He asked me, "how'd you do that?". All I could reply was, "magic", but in fact you all might know by now, it's not magic. I have kept a USB with me for the last few years that has kept programs for mobile web development work. Today I will share with you the apps I have installed.