MonthJune 2009

If you’re using the latest MAMP (1.7.2) …

icon_mamp If you’re using the latest MAMP (1.7.2) on your Mac for your development server, the easiest way to change the MySQL password would be /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysqladmin -u root -p password YOURNEWPASSWORD.

PHP 5.3 will allow you to create namespa …

PHP 5.3 will allow you to create namespaces for your classes, constants, and functions. This allows for better context while avoiding naming collisions without the funny prefixes we typically use.

25 excellent tips for better jQuery prog …

25 excellent tips for better jQuery programming. Believe me, some of them are actually useful.

Another lightbox clone? GlassBox is anot …

Another lightbox clone? GlassBox is another twist to the lightbox concept, used for building “lucent borders, colorful layouts and “Flash-like” effects.” Interesting.

Do you know there’s a new way of making …

Do you know there’s a new way of making widgets for WordPress 2.8? Make sure you know how to do it the new way.

Some useful tips for your print styleshe …

Some useful tips for your print stylesheet. But do people still print web pages?

Safari 4 Final is now here, get it now.

Safari 4 Final is now here, get it now.

SEO for bloggers as Google and Matt Cutt …

SEO for bloggers as Google and Matt Cutts would tell you.

Here’s a useful font matrix to help you …

Here’s a useful font matrix to help you write better CSS font stacks. Or you could just use these suggested font stacks.

Piwik is an open source web analytics ap …

Piwik is an open source web analytics app similar to Google Analytics. Running on PHP/MySQL, you install it on your server and use javascript to track your pages. Reports produced seem good enough for a self–hosted web traffic analysis solution.

I’m not sure if it’s technically sound …

I’m not sure if it’s technically sound to do things this way, but you can now do content templating using jQuery. Do everything in the browser with jQuery javascript, no need for server–side parsing.

Online video without the bloat — yes, H …

Online video without the bloat — yes, HTML5 is almost here. The latest Firefox 3.5 pre–release supports the new <video> tag in HTML5 and a demo proves it, courtesy of Dailymotion. Is this going to be the downfall of Flash? I’m tired of it consuming too much CPU scycles anyway.

And we thought graphs, charts, and bars …

And we thought graphs, charts, and bars can only be made server–side or with Flash? Think again. jqPlot is a javascript–based plotting plugin written in jQuery.

Here’s quick jQuery trick to set equal …

Here’s quick jQuery trick to set equal heights for elements.

How can Google make so many servers so f …

How can Google make so many servers so fast? Easy, they designed their own. No need to acquire ready–made racks, they make them themselves, and with their own innovations to boot!

Who would’ve thought you could have a u …

Who would’ve thought you could have a usable CSS grid that weighs in at under 1 kilobyte? Then again, you would’ve saved more than a KB if you coded your content blocks without a ready–made grid.

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