Monthly Archives: October 2012

PHP to Static HTML On The Fly

Data driven web sites are da bomb, in my not-so-humble opinion. The ability to drive information through a slim passage and have that information display, in various ways, is without a doubt amazing. Anything can be manipulated, altered, structured, added, removed and decided before it even hits the screen. Systems like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal have had their day in the sun. On the horizon are even more progressive, minimalistic UCGm [User Generated Content management] systems that will have...
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Create a User Note-Keeping Utility For Your Site With IndexedDB: Part 4

In this series we have been building the elements of a user note-keeping utility for Web pages, using the IndexedDB API. So far we have built the database, created an object store to save the user's notes and handled adding and deleting notes. In this last part of the series we will bring these elements together by querying the note database, presenting the user notes within the page markup so that they can see them on returning to the page. This is the final part in a series of four tutorials: Setup and opening...
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Legacy Browser Compatibility for HTML5

As long as Internet Explorer will be around holding onto their share of the market in the world of legacy browsers, you'll have to face the facts and develop your CSS to work around versions of Internet Explorer 7 and 8. We have had a ray of hope with the shunning of Internet Explorer 6 as it has now begun to join Netscape in the graveyard of browsers past. I understand, getting Internet Explorer to comply can be infuriating at times. And I've had to take a stance against developing in Internet Explorer 6, as...
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PHP Web Page Security Generator Script Tutorial

This tutorial outlines the Captcha objective, how-to design and code your own security script, using PHP. Although considered by the masses to be a very complicated maneuver, protecting web pages, as well as internal elements of those pages, is actually quite simple. So, why are these Captcha and ReCaptcha solutions so complicated and difficult to use? The only honest response I can give you is: marketing. No matter what anyone tells you, at the end of the digital day, these beautifully designed,...
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CSS3 Stitched Effect

When it comes to design the key is to do more with less. Too much makes a page look cluttered, too little makes it look like you are back in the 90s. Luckily web developers can do some amazing things with CSS3 that give a page, or content within a page, that extra "pop" needed to make things stand out and look great without making the site look busy and thrown together. The next time you need to call attention to something on a page, try this cool effect in CSS3 that makes it look like an element has been sewn onto the...
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SEO and Web Development: Pros and Cons of Sitemap.xml

When designing the architecture and navigational structure of a web site, a sitemap can be extremely helpful. A sitemap can keep the navigation links organized by category, predict how any dynamic links will function, and keep the framework under control. Web developers are not the only parties involved in the process who can benefit from a well-structured sitemap. Many search engines, including Googlebot, can crawl through an XML file that contains the sitemap data to crawl and index the site's...
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Custom HTML, CSS and jQuery website template!

In this article we're going to design and implement a unique page layout. Our main logo and navigation bar will be locked and fixed onto the left side of the screen, and the larger right side of the screen will be scrollable and hold our main content. Before we start, check out the demo here. Ok, now that you've seen it, let's get started! Our first step will be to set up our sticky sidebar. Sidebar HTML ... Here's the HTML we'll use, place this right under your <body> tag: <div class="sidewrap">...
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