PHP

  • HTML 5 and SVG: Providing a PNG Fallback with PHP and ImageMagick

    Using SVG in web design has many advantages. Being a vector format is the biggest and has it standing out from the crowd of other image formats. You could have guessed, though, that while modern browsers do already support SVG, the good ole Internet Exploder doesn’t, at least not below version 9. As older versions of Internet Explorer are still out there in the wild, you should always consider implementing a fallback solution. Using PHP and ImageMagick makes it a snap to provide a fallback to PNG..



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  • Pico: Free, File-based Content Management System for PHP-Developers

    Pico is the name of a fairly new CMS, which doesn’t need any database connection at all. Its developer Gilbert Pellegrom calls the system "stupidly simple". I’d object and say, that this is only true for developers. If you are a PHP aficionado and like to write your posts using Markdown, Pico might just be the CMS for you.



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  • One-Stop Shop: PHP-Tool Munee Cares for All your Website’s Assets

    Cody Lundquist, Australian with a Swedish sounding name, created a free asset-management based on PHP 5.3. Its feature-set is astounding, yet demands a special preliminary treatment of the websites, it’s supposed to be working on. Munee is able to manage any kind of possible asset, be it images or other files, JavaScript, CSS, LESS, SCSS or even CoffeeScript.



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  • AfterLogic WebMail Pro v7: The Future of Webmail-Frontends

    I switched to Gmail. Do you know why? Not because of the features, partly because of the spam protection, but what really got me was the design. I was tired of the webmail interfaces of the 90s. Every service out there went 2.0 except for webmail interfaces. They got stuck in the last century. Had AfterLogic WebMail Pro v7 already existed a few years back, I might not have made the switch. WebMail Pro v7 is a PHP solution, any ISP or corporate email maintainer should take a long hard look at.



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  • MonstaFTP: FTP-Client as Cloud-App on Your Webspace

    If there is a tiny little bit of space left on your webspace and you got that one sub-domain left to use, you should definitely take a look at MonstaFTP, a brand-new, free PHP script. MonstaFTP, released as Open Source under a GPL license, lets you access FTP servers comfortably from right inside your browser. In combination with Chrome you can even upload whole folder structures via drag & drop. Generally, all modern browsers are supported.



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  • Break Free From SEO: Integrating the News_Keywords Meta Tag into WordPress

    Writers and editors, rejoice! SEO deadened titles are no longer required for news articles now that the news keywords meta tag is available, sort of. Okay, so only those who write articles for Google News can truly do a happy dance and even then are still not completely free from SEO in titles, but this new release is still a big step for online content. One of the big problems that the News team has been facing in the last few years has been that writers were forced to make awkward titles for their news articles so that the articles were optimized for both Google Search and News. In many cases, the titles were written by technical staff to make sure that the article was search engine optimized, often at the protest of the writers and editors. Because Search and News worked nearly the same, even though they are actually completely different systems, the approach to ranking well in both of those services meant keyword loading of the title. To combat this problem, just last September the Google News team rolled out the nifty news_keywords meta tag that Google News will now support.



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  • Getting Started with PHP Regular Expressions

    1. What are Regular Expressions

    The main purpose of regular expressions, also called regex or regexp, is to efficiently search for patterns in a given text. These search patterns are written using a special format which a regular expression parser understands.



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  • 10+ Mod_Rewrite Rules You Should Know

    Mod_rewrite is an Apache-based rewrite engine for dynamically rewriting URLs. It’s built into Apache servers natively, though not enabled by default.



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  • The Definitive Guide to htaccess Techniques: Do’s and Don’ts

    Of all the elements of web design and coding, htaccess can be one of the most intimidating. After all, it’s an incredibly powerful tool and one that has the potential to completely break your site if you’re not careful.



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  • Discussing PHP Frameworks: What, When, Why and Which?

    What is a PHP Framework?

    PHP is the world’s most popular scripting language for many different reasons – flexibility, ease-of-use, among others – but often times coding in PHP, or any language for that matter, can get rather monotonous and repetitive. That’s where a PHP framework can help.



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