How-to: Basic Chat App w/ PHP, jQuery & Ajax

Posted on July 24, 2012 by Jimmy K. in Projects, Tutorials.

One of my friends recently asked for assistance with a chat application he’s developing and, while his is a bit more robust than the one I set out to create, I decided to build one from the ground up to wrap my head around it. The code below took a few hours to compile, but [...]

 

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 [...]