Archive for the 'PHP' Category

Bite Size Standards

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

“A resource where you can incrementally become a whole lot smarter over time”
The must subscribe site of the day of course is the launch of Bite Size Standards which aims to have many highly skilled authors submitting small bites of information which are highly digestible. Long tutorials won’t be found but even better is a […]

The Role Of Common Gateway Interface

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

“An interface between programs outside the HTTP server and the HTTP server itself”
Common Gateway Interface, or CGI, is something quite often referred to in forums and on lists and I notice there is a tendency for even some highly skilled people out there, people I look up to in fact, to call anything that works […]

Consistent Coding Style Is a Must

Monday, November 21st, 2005

“Usually the right way although initially slower will actually be faster and cheaper”
Often the apparently small things can be the very largest issues when you get down the track. Lack of adequate commenting, inconsistent coding conventions, and rushing the quickest hack solution rather than the most elegant one. Guilty, guilty, guilty as charged again. Probably […]

A Big Thanks To Brett At Tashosting

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

“So thanks again Brett for going the extra mile in the small AM“
First I’d like to thank Brett Drinkwater at Tashosting our server guy who battled on this week with the server change and had to deal with a large amount of simultaneous client issues without much sleep. He emailed me this morning explaining why […]

Simple PHP Includes

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

“Write your content in a plain text file with an extension of something like .inc“
Note: This is was originally an article on my old hand coded blog but essentially not a bad idea to understand so I thought it would be handy for some if I put it back up here.
Its easy to forget that […]

Understanding Sessions In PHP

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

“It recognises your session id cookie on your hard-drive “
Note: This is was originally an article on my old hand coded blog but essentially not a bad idea to understand so I thought it would be handy for some if I put it back up here.
Basically what happens with a session is that a cookie […]

GET And POST Form Methods

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

“GET is less secure, it places the information into the URL bar”
Note: This is was originally an article on my old hand coded blog but essentially not a bad idea to understand so I thought it would be handy for some if I put it back up here.
When you send a form using HTML you […]

Formatting MySQL Output To XHTML In WordPress

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

“Often a simple query with some PHP does the trick just fine”
Here’s a funny story because I mentioned in the first post - WordPress Static Front Page Plug-in Question - that I’d used the Static Front Page plug-in for WordPress and in page.php I’d simply detected the page I wanted my actual weblog to be […]

Static Front Page Over Blog With WordPress

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

“Look at the newish page in there called Creating a Static Front Page “
Earlier in the week I mentioned I wanted to configure one client’s WordPress installation to not only have a static home page but also to have a fully functioning blog underneath - WordPress Static Front Page Plug-in Question. Apparently its the wrong […]

That JavaScript / PHP Styleswitcher

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

“So the line is duplicated in my head section in two places”
I finally got around to playing with that styleswitcher and putting in a PHP backup for all of the JavaScript deficient visitors. There were a few small snags that made me scratch my head for a moment or two but basically its just a […]


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