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PHP GD generate an image with text and font embedding

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PHP isn’t limited to just generating HTML. It can also be used to create and manipulate image files in a variety of formats. I recently worked on a project where we had to generate an image for the user and …
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PHP GD generate an image with text and font embedding

PHP Clever Caching

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This clever bit of code checks if a page has been modified since it was last displayed and if it hasn’t, it sends a “304 not modified” header and exits, otherwise the content is loads as normal. Add the code …
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PHP Clever Caching

Show Google Plus’s – PHP function

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Following on from yesterdays function to get likes and share data for a URL here’s a function to get Google Plus’s for any URL. The Code It’s worth pointing out you must have CURL enabled on your web server, I …
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Show Google Plus’s – PHP function

Display Facebook likes / Shares PHP function

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We launched a new product at Harkable last week called Daily Pulse – which tracks social data for any URL, you can also subscribe to receive email reports. I thought i’d share a bit of functionality similar to how we …
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jQuery dynamic number ticker

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This is a fascinating little script that helps you display a dynamic JSON feed of numbers that automatically updates on the page by animating up or down to the current number. A great addition as part of a realtime analytical …
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jQuery dynamic number ticker

10 Free scripts to download

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It’s been a while since I put together the “20 Complete scripts to download” post so I thought it was time for a quick roundup of some of the best downloads I’ve put together on Papermashup. You can download each …
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10 Free scripts to download

6 Useful PHP code snippets

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Here’s a selection of really useful PHP code snippets that I find using on a weekly basis. You could use these as is or expand them as part of other applications or add them to a php class. Adjust server …
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6 Useful PHP code snippets




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