Made me grin/grimace…. A piece on how retarded Microsoft’s latest incarnation of Internet Explorer may turn out to be, despite the hype: http://css3wizardry.com/2010/08/14/ie9-is-the-ie6-of-css3/ [waybackmachine] Oh dear.
or I *sync* my Mac Pro and MacBook Pro with Dropbox and Gmail Cloud enabled local web development? That’s an oxymoron — right? Explain. I prefer to develop/design using MAMP as it’s quicker and doesn’t rely on a sketchy internet… Continue Reading →
Please excuse this wanton copy-paste The article is good in its entirety but this is the best bit of this ThinkVitamin [waybackmachine] article Kevin Hale of Wufoo talks UX, Funding, Startups and API integration [waybackmachine]… Because we’re a small team… Continue Reading →
Setting up a root server isn’t so difficult. Or is it. In the search for the perfect service to offer my clients – many of whom like to use this dreaded WordPress platform [I love it really] I’ve found that using… Continue Reading →
Few things to note on the process of bringing this site to life…
Is *AMP-stack web [design and] build is what you do? [Hacking WordPress!] You need a local dev environment. You need and want your dev environment to be a fuss-free, stable, reliable and long-term partner. The thing about the options I’ve… Continue Reading →
One solution to fix an ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH error
Easy solution to this basic HTML coding need posted over at Stack Overflow by a random clever bloke. Thanks RCB. My only issue was with UTF-8 characters coming through garbled. Bodged a workaround using this encode entities plug-in for Dreamweaver.
At some point in the last month (been on holiday mostly) an Apple system update caused MySQL to stop running – all local development sites using MySQL would give the dreaded “Error establishing a database connection” error message. And phpMyAdmin… Continue Reading →
Update 2009 I’ve now jumped to the other side of the fence. In the name of speed and slowly [oh so slowly] dying share of IE6 I’ve stopped trying to pander to it. There’s a few extra bugs and issues… Continue Reading →
[Update – see here. I wouldn’t recommend the Apple PHP distro anymore as it has shortcomings. Roll your MAMP!] See full description for PHP here, for activating SSI here. Add PHP with debugging Activate: goto /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf and uncomment LoadModule php5_module… Continue Reading →
Distilled info from this OSX Daily article: “How to Resize a VirtualBox VDI or VHD File on Mac OS X“.
You have a multidimensional array where the elements’ keys/values are each on their own line. You want to remove all elements that have the same key.
It’s taken quite a few hours of trial and error and things not working – but in the end it’s not too complicated. In essence getting your video onto a webpage is a two part process – encode into FLV… Continue Reading →
[Update 2009 – OK now I’m not the total newbie anymore and would have to recommend Shadowbox on top of jQuery for it’s versatility and power. Slimbox is still great though.] The Contenders Slimbox The true successor to the king… Continue Reading →
I couldn’t get Drupal to generate Clean URLs yesterday despite following all the steps. Couldn’t work out why my test install wouldn’t do this simple trick when this blog already has a mod_rewrite (RewriteEngine) activated – and the Drupal test site in… Continue Reading →
Update 2 Thanks to this great list of open-source apps for Mac OS X there another option to look at: AbiWord. I’ve not tried it yet but it looks set to beat my non-starting attempts with OpenOffice (office Mac is PowerPC… Continue Reading →
Finding a Flash slideshow generator to use for a fancy site we’re working on… The Daddy Monoslideshow. Fully featured and customisable Flash slideshow generator. The best bet for us cheap ass developers. A bargain at $19.95. The also-rans Slideroll. Free Flickr/Youtube-like… Continue Reading →
Web Developer Web Developer Firebug Yahoo YSlow for Firebug Live HTTP Headers Video grabbing Clipta. There’s plugin out there – but you won’t be able to find it on the Clipta site – Google my friend.
As IE can only work reliably in exclusion of other versions. the most (or only) reliable way to test various versions of IE on one machine is using virtualization. Amazing but oh-so-true. VPC images for ie6 ie7 and ie8 for… Continue Reading →