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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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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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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.

2010


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Image optimization for web design and development

Categories :: Web Design, Web Development

Between a good design a good development there's a path in between that we all must cross which is converting your design into a functional website. An aspect to really consider now a days is loading time of the website. There are many variables that contribute to a site's load time which includes server and client aspects and everything in between. Today we will focus specifically on loading the images on the site and how you can optimize them for best performance.

Image Optimization

2009


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Stats you should know before making a website

Categories :: Blogging, Internet Economy, Web Development

Making a website or a blog now-a-days is not easy, given all the tools we have today compared to the early 90's means its not only easier for us but easier for others too. The competitive playground is just so big now a days. This is why your website not only has to be unique but has to cover a few basic things first. Here are some stats and guidelines to help you get started. As well as a look into the business aspect of making a website.

2009


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Websites you should have bookmarked if you're a webmaster

Categories :: Tools, Web Development

If you not only own your website but also develop and maintain it yourself then you should understand how hard it is if there weren't some already developed tools and web resources to help you with your work. Here I've listed some of my favourite development resource sites and should be yours too for your developing moments. If you don't have them all bookmarked yet, DO IT NOW!

2009


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Generate rounded CSS corners without images

Categories :: CSS, Web Design, Web Development
CSS Rounded Corners Generator

I was looking at ways in which I could have built my websites differently today and came across the question. How can I guarantee my CSS rounded corners to be closer to 100% cross browser compatible. I came across a few sites with scripts and generators simplifying the tasks but most of them failed the browser test. I came up with a simple script that was simple and light. I'm not going to share the code. Now don't flame me yet. Instead I've made it easier for everybody. I've created the simple CSS rounded corners generator.

2009


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Removing bullets from WordPress default theme menu

Categories :: Web Development, WordPress

As I was setting up this blog I was disgusted by the bullets that were implemented to the menu on the right (they call it side bar). I thought to myself, no biggie, I'll just remove it when skinning/theming this thing. As I have built many themes for different forums in the past I believe this wouldn't be such a hard task. After some searching I have found this article, but by editing the CSS it did not work for me. So here I'm sharing a method to hard code out the bullets in the side bar of the default WordPress theme Kubrick.