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jQuery Tools

Just a short post here, I have recently come across jQuery tools, there is the link: which is in my opinion a great set of tools that get used all the time and are well done.  I can’t think of many sites that i have done that have not had some element of either […]

September 8, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Javascript, jQuery | No comment

Contact Form 7 Lightbox integration

For all those out there who use wordpress, and have a contact form of some sort, which is not a small number, might I make a recommendation.  I have recently installed and started using wordpress contact form 7,  it is pretty good system to easily integrate a contact form into your blog/site wordpress installation.  Lets you […]

September 6, 2010 at 7:39 pm | CMS, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Wordpress | 1 comment

Droid os, HTC aria and WordPress

This post is being written using a WordPress app and my brand new phone. Now I would consider it pretty silly to be posting large blog posts from ones phone, especially when I am right next to my computer. In a pinch it would be handy and with the larger keyboard of the Droid I […]

June 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Droid, Google, User Interface | No comment

How to: static methods for creating a factory in php

Static functions in php if used appropriately can be really handy tools for development. One such thing is the use of factory methods. Now for all you high level thinkers out there, yes I realize that this is not true to the use of the factory design pattern, this is simply used to show how […]

June 9, 2010 at 12:48 pm | PHP | No comment

Kohanut, new CMS on the block.

In a world where there are many many options on building website, it is often difficult to say which is best, to which I say it depends. There is usually a best tool for the job and no two jobs are identical. However in the world of Content Management Systems (CMS) they have the difficult […]

May 14, 2010 at 11:09 am | CMS, Kohana, PHP | No comment

Clear out input fields with jQuery

In my opinion it is difficult to nail down just any one topic and say do this right and our website will be great.  There is too much going on and each website is too different.  Yes a stunning design is fun to look at, and a great navigation is a must, keeping stuff simple […]

March 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Design, Javascript, jQuery, User Interface | No comment

Bluehost Webmail Access

I have used bluehost for some time as one of my primary website hosts, and have been happy with most of what they offer.  One place however that there seems to be a lack of support is information about their webmail services.  Not sure if they assume that everyone will be using Outlook or Thunderbird […]

March 2, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Email, Hosting | No comment

Php to find a string inside a string

Often times when programing there are any number of things that we want to to with strings. Validating them before entering them into our database, url modifications, and so on and so forth. As I have been setting up my test sites, most of which use the Kohana framework, I needed a way for it […]

March 1, 2010 at 9:40 am | MySQL, PHP | No comment

CentOS 5 and Auto Starting Apache httpd and Samba

Recently I installed lampp on a CentOS 5 development server. My personal computer is Windows 7 so I also installed Samba so that I can directly access the files by mapping the network drive. You don’t really care about all that though. Since I like to do things with as few steps as possible it […]

February 26, 2010 at 8:32 am | Apache, Linux | 4 comments

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