My Preferred XHTML Template

Posted on April 19, 2012 by Jimmy K. in Articles, Tutorials.

During my internet travels, I have gathered bits and pieces of code and have compiled my preferred XHTML template for starting new projects into this article for anyone looking for new tips and tricks. Some readers might agree with this article and some might disagree with it. In either case – that’s okay! Here it [...]

 

jQuery: AjaxRequest.js has been updated!

Posted on April 11, 2012 by Jimmy K. in Articles, Resources.

Ajax lets you make HTTP requests without having to reload the entire page and can be implemented in a variety of ways to improve the user experience. The most abundant use of Ajax that I’ve noticed is it’s use in chat applications. There is a method of creating Ajax requests using JavaScript alone, but the [...]

 

How-to: Fix Gmail displaying gaps between images.

Posted on April 10, 2012 by Jimmy K. in Articles, Tutorials.

An interesting thing happens to graphic emails when viewed with Gmail. Say you have a graphic email (click here for an example) that you sliced up because you want each piece to link to a different URL, then you piece them all back together using tables to make it look like it did before you sliced [...]

 

How-to: Set up Google Apps for your domain.

Posted on April 5, 2012 by Jimmy K. in Articles, Resources, Tutorials.

Step 1: Sign up for Google Apps. By signing up for the free version of Google Apps, you are allowed to create up to 10 accounts without paying anything. Ignore the shouts for the $5 Google Apps Business plan – we just want the free stuff. Here is the link for the free version of [...]

 

PHP: Recursive Cleanup (for Web Servers)

Posted on October 4, 2011 by Jimmy K. in Articles, Tutorials.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loathed .DS_Store and Thumbs.db files. They always seem to crawl their way onto my hosting servers. By definition, the .DS_Store file is “a hidden file created by Apple’s Mac OS X operating system to store custom attributes of a folder such as the position of icons or [...]

 

PHP: MySQLGoodies class has been updated!

Posted on September 16, 2011 by Jimmy K. in Articles, Tutorials.

I’ve recently started programming an international traveling website that accepts input from users all over the world. Since it’s likely that users will type in their native language, the functionality to accept accented characters became an absolute necessity. I’ve recently incorporated some of this new functionality into the MySQLGoodies class for PHP. This class is [...]

 

How fast do your WordPress pages load?

Posted on May 21, 2011 by Jimmy K. in Articles, Tutorials.

This page was loaded in {CurrentLoadTime} seconds! Go ahead, refresh this page and the load time value you just read will change. This is possible because I wrote a WordPress plugin that calculates the time it takes to load a page from start to finish. This is the first plugin I have ever created for [...]

 

Protect yourself online with PeerBlock.

Posted on May 18, 2011 by Jimmy K. in Articles, Resources.

The Internet contains an unlimited number of websites and pages. While most websites are harmless and their primary focus is to share information, some websites are malicious and will stop at nothing to acquire your personal information or cause harm to your computer. These websites actively spread viruses and malicious programs in an attempt to [...]

 

PHP: My preferred MySQLGoodies class.

Posted on May 4, 2011 by Jimmy K. in Articles, Tutorials.

I use a lot of the same functions over and over again for almost every project I work on. A perfect example of what I’m talking about is MySQL-related functions. One day I asked myself, I said, “Self. Why are we hunting for previously-written functions, copying them, and pasting them into the project folder?!” I [...]