- 10 Things To Do When Launching A Site
- Using PHP to connect to SFTP
- Asynchronous Virtual Pageviews with Google Analytics
- 5 Advanced Text Editing Keyboard Shortcuts
- Get the headers of a HTTP request with PHP
- How-to: Create PDF preview images in PHP – Part 2
- How-to: Create PDF preview images in PHP
- Quick Code: Get the domain name in JS
- Things to think about when designing a logo
It always seems to be a hectic and rushed time when launching a new site. So having a checklist of things to tick off before launching can help save your sanity and avoid you launching a site that’s missing something important. Find out the 10 most important things to check for.
When programming in a business enviroment you often have to send and recieve files of data (data feeds) from other organisations or departments within your company. To handle this quickly and securely you can use the existing FTP protocol and its secure sibling sFTP. Today we will learn how easy it is to send/recieve files over sFTP automatically, allowing your scripts to run completly autonomously.
If you have moved over to the new Asynchronous Google Analytics (GA) tracking code you may have trouble finding how to create virtual pageviews as the manual seems to push you more towards using Events instead.
Learn 5 advanced text editing keyboard shortcuts to increase your efficiency and speed in text editors and word processors.
Need to check that a URL is valid? Or get the last-modified date, or the charset, or the ETag of a page? Here is a simple bit of code to help you do just that by returning the headers of a HTTP request for you.
A follow up to creating thumbnail previews of PDF documents quickly and easy with this basic walk-through from setup to code samples.
Create thumbnail previews of PDF documents quickly and easy with this basic walk-through from setup to code samples.
When your developing a site or online application that uses a lot of XML HTTP Requests (XHR) it’s generally a good idea to use a full URL when creating a request. If you then try to re-use your code across multiple sites and domains, you will find you get errors due to posting to a different domain than the current site.
Here is a quick post which takes a look at some of the things I take into consideration when designing a logo, I’d say also looks at some of the considerations for print as well, plus it also contains what i think makes a good logo.
A short guide to getting FCKEditor to autosave the current content.
To keep design and content consistent I often pad numbers with zeros to ensure they are all the same width. There is no built in function to do this, so I wrote my own.
Learn the how and why of using header tags in your markup.
Creating single use or timed download links can allow websites to offer downloadable content that expires after a single download or after a set period of time. Many e-commerce sites are using these techniques to sell documents and files online.
A look at what to remember and actions to take when designing accessible web pages.
This post follows on from what we looked at from Sizing Images Correctly – Part One and looks at another issue as to why correct image sizing is important.
Learn how to create an accessible CSS only menu with image rollovers.
Ever wondered how to create a simple text reflection within Photoshop? This post will take you through a simple tutorial on how to do it.
Tags in Wordpress allow you to organise your content with quick and easy Folksonomy. This can then be used to view or show other related data or fancy, but not very usable, tag clouds. Today we will see if we can’t make more use out of this information by adding it to our meta keywords for better SEO.
Over the past few weeks all the major search engines have announced support for a new link element to help clean the web of duplicate URL’s. This new element allows site owners to specify the default URL for any page to help avoid duplication.
There are many advantages as to why you should spend extra time on sizing images correctly before adding them to your web page. This post is Part 1 of 2 which looks at the difference between an image resized using HTML and an image resized in Photoshop.
Over the coming weeks and months we hope to use this site to help others learn how to better plan, design, produce and optimize websites. Over the past eight years we have developed 100’s of websites, and this site aims to share with others all our successes and failures. To share with you the common sense approach to developing great websites.