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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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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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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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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The Ultimate Essential Guidelines for WordPress 404 Error Pages

WordPress is a popular blogging platform with its ease of use and development by many experts on the web in the way of themes, plugins, and many more features that we can use for free or under a commercial license. WordPress work-flow basically is about storing the blog’s content data to the database and then […]

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The Real World Development vs The Optimum Way

There are so many articles out there for web developers to get a good grasp on how things should be done. We all know how CSS should be structured, and not to clutter up the HTML with useless DIVs, but how close does the average developer actually come? In truth, probably a lot less than […]

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A Closer Look at Choosing Between Flash and jQuery

Whether HTML5 will beat Flash or not, it has been one of the most frequently discussed topics in the web design community lately. In the heat of this debate another popular opposition, Flash vs. JavaScript, was somewhat lost. It’s rather paradoxical, taking into account that HTML5 is still in the draft version (even though a […]

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