PHP to Static HTML On The Fly

By Charles James    October 17, 2012    10 comments

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 all of us programmers gushing like school-boys. Old[er] folks, like myself, who worship L, M, W -AMP need to sharpen our skills, keeping marathon pace with the wondrous changes in the digital universe.

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Legacy Browser Compatibility for HTML5

By Joshua Rapp    October 11, 2012    3 comments

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.

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PHP Web Page Security Generator Script Tutorial

By Charles James    October 4, 2012    4 comments

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.

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SEO and Web Development: Pros and Cons of Sitemap.xml

By Gerald Hanks    October 2, 2012    3 comments

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 content.

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SEO and Web Development: 5 HTML5 Tags for SEO

By Gerald Hanks    September 27, 2012    4 comments

The advent of HTML5 has created a new set of opportunities for web developers and site architects. The new system has also forced those unfamiliar with its origins to reassess how they view their site design, especially when it comes to questions of search engine optimization. How will HTML5 interact with the current search engine spiders, such as Googlebot and Bing, and how will those crawlers evolve in this dynamic environment?

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Create a User Note-Keeping Utility For Your Site With IndexedDB: Part 4

By Sue Smith    October 15, 2012    no comments

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:

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USED: SEO and Web Development: Smartphone vs. Desktop

By Gerald Hanks    October 8, 2012    9 comments

With the explosive expansion in the use of tablet computers and smartphones for use in web searches, why are many SEO experts still focused on desktop development? Is it because developers do not feel the need to duplicate their efforts, or does the answer lie in the clients’ or employers’ unwillingness to tolerate the extra expense?

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CSS3 Stitched Effect

By Todd Dunham    October 3, 2012    4 comments
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