web : design : development

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Apr 2013
I’ve been using Zurb Foundation for a few weeks now and am pretty much sold on it. I love having all that robust functionality at my fingertips and the ease with which I can create a...

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29
Jan 2013
I recently built a mobile friendly website using a responsive CSS framework. This worked great and it all fluidly slid into place on various devices. However, in order to reduce the load time on the mobile...

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28
Dec 2012
When you have a checkbox in a form you set the value that is passed to the form processing script in the value field of the checkbox element. What always catches me out is...

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26
Dec 2012
This may come as a shock to some of you but eBay does have an official policy on the sale of atomic / nuclear weapons. Yes, it seems the World is a safer place...

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26
Dec 2012
The PHP framework Codeigniter has out of the box form validation which is pretty easy to implement. It requires code in 2 places; 1.) the form HTML in the view and 2.) the controller....

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24
Dec 2012
The problem: You want your WordPress post to appear in more than one category, e.g. PHP and WordPress  OK, that’s not a problem. However, the article is primarily about WordPress but for some reason the...

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24
Dec 2012
As part of my recent security drive on my dedicated server I installed Fail2Ban. The premise of this  software is fairly simple which is always good. Fail2Ban basically scans log files for errors, e.g....

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14
Jan 2010
Quick and easy code to convert the character set of a MySQL table to UTF-8. Of course this works for all character sets not just UTF ALTER TABLE tbl_name CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8...

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2
Oct 2009
As I have around 5,000 photos online – some of which I like to think are quite good! – inevitably they find their way onto other people’s websites.  Generally speaking I allow use of...

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15
Jul 2009
Just a quick reminder and example to myself really for this useful MySQL string function. Syntax: REPLACE( table_field, search, replace) Example (replaces all instances of donkey with horse: UPDATE `table` SET `table_field` = REPLACE(...

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