HTML 5 is coming [video]

16th October 2009 • 1 Comment

So unless you’ve had your head under a rock for the past year or so you’ll have heard about HTML 5. But what’s to be expected in HTML 5 and when can we start using it? Well, you could start using it today in theory, however the full HTML 5 spec isn’t quite finished meaning browsers haven’t rolled out all the features. So who’s on board and what exactly can you do?

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10 websites 10 years ago

18th September 2009 • 3 Comments

When it comes to the internet, a lot has changed in 10 years. Computers can handle a lot more processors, much more graphic detail and the speed is significant faster. This naturally has seen the web evolve, websites become more advanced and it’s users more technically savvy. Rewind 10 years ago when not many site used CSS, Javascript or even PHP, what was the web like? Lets go back, way back to 1999! Y2K anyone?

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10 handy tips for getting the most out of Coda

17th September 2009 • No Comments

If you’re a web developer on Mac I encourage you to get your hands on Coda by Panic. It can handle just about all of your development needs and make coding much faster. If you’ve already got it then brilliant! I’m going to run through 10 tips to get the most out of Coda, some you may know, some you may not. It’s all part of the fun! Let’s see why Coda leave it’s competitors in the dark.

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Multiple CSS classes on the same element

8th September 2009 • 3 Comments

This one is pretty obvious to most CSS developers but it’s not actually used that widely on a lot of websites. It is really easy to apply multiple CSS classes to an element allowing you to mix and match various classes on elements. One instance I find it handy is when I have elements that require the same CSS as another element but simple things like the background color is different. Adding a second class to the element means I don’t need to re-write the class with an alternate color, I can just create an additional class to set the background color.

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Choosing the right web host

7th September 2009 • No Comments

Choosing the right web host is the most vital part of any web based business yet often not enough research and consideration goes into choosing your host.  Choosing the wrong host could lead to tremendous amounts of downtime and security issues. This looks bad for you as a developer and can often end up costing you or your client time and/or money. Let’s have a look at what you really should be looking for and why it’s so vital.

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7 Handy jQuery Plug-ins

4th September 2009 • 2 Comments

What I love about jQuery is how it make coding Javascript much quicker and easier. Switching to jQuery after years of experience in Javascript felt like I was going backwards because of how much easier it is. jQuery is super powerful and now speedier than ever. But it’s greatest feature is the thousands of plug-ins available for it. I’m going to have a look some of the handy jQuery plug-ins I’ve come across.

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The Art of Social Media Marketing.

4th September 2009 • No Comments

Chances are you’ve heard about Social Media Marketing, but what is it and how do you effectively implement it? If you’re not involved in social media marketing you should get involved now as it is free/cheap and highly effective for most businesses.

Head over to the Small Business Hub to check out my article on Social Media Marketing.

http://smallbusinesshub.com.au/?p=371

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Why does Microsoft refuse to listen to it’s consumers?

26th August 2009 • 1 Comment

Okay, I’m probably not the best person to talk on behalf  of Microsoft’s consumers as I don’t actually touch anything Microsoft apart from Internet Explorer to test sites in. The reason I’m not is because of this same question that remains unanswered. Why won’t they listen to consumers? In particular web developers: Why does Outlook not support all CSS and why doesn’t IE follow W3C standards?

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Javascript Libraries: Prototype or jQuery?

23rd August 2009 • No Comments

A year ago the answer was easy, Prototype. Today jQuery has grown enormously and has the largest active community out of all the Javascript libraries. But is it the right choice for you? And what is a Javascript library anyway?

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Zip files using PHP without the PHP zip function: PHP Zip Class

22nd August 2009 • 64 Comments

The search for a PHP class to zip files has taken me well over 2 years. Going from not being able to find ANY to being able to find some that worked but wouldn’t unzip on MAC, the search seemed as if it would go on forever. A lot of web hosts don’t have the PHP zip function installed yet creating zip’s is quite important and handy to a lot of project. Today my search is finally over and I have finally found an easy + working PHP class for zipping files.

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