Archive for the "Web Development" Category

Internet Explorer 8 for Web Developers

I just discovered that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 has been added to Windows Update. I received an alert to install it this morning. I hope the launch of version 8 means the death of version 6. Usually, most people only use the latest 2 versions of Internet Explorer. When Internet… Read more…

Twitter API Background Image Updating Bug?

I am creating a PHP script to automatically change my Twitter account’s background image and profile image. So far, the code is working for the background image change but Twitter’s servers seem to be slow in recognizing the changes.

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Oempro 4 Review

Oempro 4 is the latest version of Octeth’s popular PHP/MySQL email marketing application. I have been using Oempro 3 for a couple of years and I was really looking forward to version 4 because the previous version could not import content from RSS feeds. The new OemproRead more…

Encoding PHP Files with ionCube Encoder

I started encoding PHP files of my site, Oasis Fanatic, a few years back when it got hacked. Thankfully, the hacker did not deface my web site or damage my database. He or she just wanted to use my web server to attack another web server.

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Display Gravatar Avatars on Your Web Site

In my tutorial on how to display twitter status messages in WordPress, I used my own avatar picture beside the speech bubble. I have not found a way to retrieve my Twitter avatar from Twitter. Hopefully, I will figure out how to do it in the near future.

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The Power of Transparent PNG Logos

PNG logos are great for backgrounds with more than 1 colour or if your logo is displayed on different backgrounds. They blend in perfectly no matter what you put it over. Here’s an example of transparent PNG logos in action on my web site Oasis Fanatic.

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WordPress Picture Alignment Secrets

This picture is aligned to the left of my content. Usually we display pictures to the left or right and have our sentences wrap around it. Try to make your paragraphs longer or reduce the size of the picture to make it look good when wrapped around the text.Read more…

What Is Web Application Development?

Web application development is the process and practice of developing web applications. Although there are a lot of free and commercial web applications available in the market, there will be situations where none of them will meet your unique needs. Therefore, developing a web application either from scratch or from… Read more…

What Does XHTML Mean?

What Does the X in XHTML Mean?

Most of us are familiar with HTML – the markup language that websites are written in. However, although it’s been around for a long time, we might not know as much about XHTML. What’s the “X” stand for? XHTML is an acronym for… Read more…

What Does Web Development Mean?

Launching a website is one of the single most important tactics you can use to increase your visibility, accessibility and sales. That is providing that it is done correctly and that you have people who know what they are doing build and create your website. This is where confusion sets… Read more…

Remember To Backup Your Web Site Files!

If you’re depend solely on your web host to do your daily backups, you are risking your web site’s very existence. Most web hosts only keep your web site backups for a day. This practice seems fine most of the time. What I am afraid of is when an inept… Read more…