An Overview of PHP Framework Guides for Developers

PHP is a widely used, powerful programming language that allows us to develop massive web applications. Other scripting languages that can be used aside from PHP, are ASP and Ruby. However, PHP is still being implemented the most, and it has no plans of backing down. PHP’s popularity is attributed to how easy it is […]

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The Bits of JavaScript that Every Designer Needs to Know

Although not programmers, every web designer needs to know at least a bit of JavaScript to do decently in one’s career. XHTML and CSS are great, but they can only do so much for a web page. Adding the interactivity and/or special effects that JavaScript can allow can not only enhance a design, but also […]

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MySQL Has Functions (Part 1) : Date & Time Functions

If you’re a web developer who uses PHP, you’re no doubt aware of the hundreds of functions available to you when creating websites and web applications. However, what you’re probably not really aware of is the wealth of functions available to you within the MySQL database management system that can make your life much easier. […]

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MySQL Has Functions (Part 2) : String Theory

Welcome to Part 2 of my introduction to MySQL’s built in functions. In this series I’ll be looking at some of the useful functions MySQL provides you with, and how you can use them to make your PHP (or other language) website’s code cleaner and more efficient. MySQL Has Functions (Part 1) has covered MySQL’s […]

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MySQL Has Functions (Part 3) : Fun With Numbers

Welcome to Part 3 of the series on MySQL Functions. In case you haven’t read Part 1 – Date and Time Functions or Part 2 – String Functions, the purpose of this series is to introduce some of the useful functions available in MySQL, so you can make better use of them in your web […]

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MySQL Has Functions (Part 5) : PHP vs MySQL Performance

Welcome to the Part 5 – final part of the series on MySQL Functions. I hope you’ve enjoyed it(or at least found it useful so far. You might want to check out Part 1 – Date and Time Functions, Part 2 – String Functions, Part 3 – Fun With Numbers or Part 4 – Make […]

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Designing For The Modern Day Mobile Market

It’s estimated that in 2011 half of all cell phone subscribers will be using smartphone devices. That equals out to roughly 150 million people that could possibly be checking your website on their phone. What they might find could turn them into a frequent user or perhaps drive them away permanently. Image credit: Johan Larrson […]

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Template Engine: An Overview of Smarty Templates & Other Comparisons

The template engine’s job is to help separate out application model logic from display logic and to provide a simpler, more readable way to add functionality to your display files. Since HTML was never meant to handle arbitrary logic, it is generally kept separate from the Model and Controller layers of an application – learn […]

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Planning & Designing a Custom Web App

So you’ve got a great idea for a new online tool, and you seemingly have many of the skills to create it. It can be as basic as Ta-da Lists, or as robust as Basecamp, all you know is that you can design and code (or hire someone to do the parts you can’t do), […]

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