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Archive for November, 2007

Is It Worth Having Gmail

I was a bit surprised to be asked this by a friend a few days ago. Try it is the obvious reply. Yes, Gmail is worth having: Gmail gives you unlimited storage so you never have to clear your inbox Gmail allows you to organise mails with “labels”, which allows you to organise mails into [...]

Leigble Nosnense

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Develop Web Applications with Linux Most web hosting uses the LAMP platform: Linux Apache MySQL PHP As opposed to WAMP (Windows Apache MySQL and PHP) This is because all of the above are open source, meaning they are completely free to use. This saves money for the host (no licensing costs), which are passed on [...]

Update!!If you want to run PHP within your wordpress posts forget reading this post and check out Exec-php by Soren Weber. Within the (very comprehensive) documentation are comparisons with other plugins that allow you to run PHP within WordPress posts. My latest scheme is to build some afilliate sites…Most of the competing sites I look [...]

There are a number of free E-Commerce solutions available for those wanting a cost effective online store. In this post I will discuss three, all of which reqire PHP and MySQL to be installed by your host. Most hosting offers these features so it should not be a problem. To be able modify the software [...]

Once you have got the hang of using XHTML along with CSS you will probably want to develop your skills further and learn one of the many programming languages available for use within Web Applications. Programming is very different to XHTML and CSS, using logic, as opposed to simply describing a document. For example programming [...]

Since I started learning to develop websites and applications things have changed dramatically, changing the outlook for web designers / developers and customers. I am not able to use the skills I developed in the way I envisaged as the landscape has changed so rapidly. For the small western based developer and customer, emphasis is [...]

What software do you need for web design? A simple text editor like notepad will do, however you would be better off using a more advanced editor that colour codes your syntax, it makes it much more obvious when you have made a mistake. There are some free (WYSIWYG) editors available such as: NVU BlueFish [...]

A common question asked by beginners is “what books should I buy”? My answer is initially, none, save your money! There are many free tutorials available, my favorite is W3C schools. W3C is the organisation that sets the standards for the internet, so what better place to learn. They have many tutorials on other languages [...]